We may have had an absolute scorcher of a summer but Native Bankside is London’s hottest new aparthotel. They opened their doors to the public in August with a promise of a ‘home from home’ and in the two months since opening they’re already proving to be a very popular accommodation. Located on the buzzy riverside destination of Bankside, Native Bankside marks a whole new way to stay for those visiting the capital.
The building itself has seen the restoration of a 19th century tea warehouse on a
quiet cobbled street on historic Bear Gardens, transformed by SPPARC
Architecture, into a striking aparthotel offering 75 apartments with a
combination of studios, one bedroom and two bedrooms, elegantly furnished
by Conran Contracts. In preserving the building’s heritage whilst offering a
chic finish, guests will see polished concrete, exposed brick walls and original
arched warehouse windows.
The apartments are stylish and modern, exuding New York chic. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are clean and the kitchen area has everything you need for a night in. Yet, when you are only a short walk from cultural attractions including
Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, Borough Market and the Tate Modern, why would you stay in? Prefer to eat out rather than the self catering option? Then I’d highly recommend Bala Baya – Israeli tapas that will not disappoint. The prawn baklava is unlike anything I’ve ever had, while the beef shin is simply a must. The Swan is another option worth considering.
But if you don’t want to take my word for it, Native Bankside’s friendly team are on hand to share their insider knowledge of the best places to eat, drink and explore, 24 hours. What’s more, as well as offering the comforts of a private apartment, the place also has the benefits of a hotel with 24-hour check in, free high-speed Wi-Fi, a resident’s lounge, co-working space and a fitness suite.
“The launch of Native Bankside is the first milestone in plans to expand our
aparthotel business in all major cities across the UK and will set a benchmark
for the category in terms of design.”
Two of those cities include Manchester and Glasgow – so watch this space.
For information, visit Native Bankside