The newest addition to the luxury hotel group’s London collection will open in Bankside in 2028

Mandarin Oriental hasn’t even opened its second London property, the Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, yet (it’s due to join the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park this year) but that hasn’t stopped the group from announcing another new project for the capital. Granted it’s a few years away yet, with an opening date pencilled in for 2028, but we’ve got plenty of details to keep us going until then.

The new hotel will pitch up in the Bankside Yards development on the South Bank between the Tate Modern and Blackfriars station, which plans to be the UK’s first operationally fossil fuel-free major mixed-use development, making use of fully renewable electricity. The whole area will see 14 Victorian railway arches restored and reopened to the public for the first time in 150 years as well as the addition of eight new buildings to house offices, residencies, restaurants, bars and cultural spaces.

The Mandarin Oriental Bankside will be in a standalone building and include 171 bedrooms, and 70 branded residences (with a sky lobby and roof garden) alongside four dining and drinking outlets across the first and 19th floors, events spaces, and a spa with a fitness centre and 25-metre lap pool. Sounds like it’s going to be quite the hotel.

Opens 2028
Bankside Yards, London