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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-out
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#102 of 1,198 hotels in London
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Set within the Sea Containers building - originally designed by acclaimed American architect Warren Platner - on London’s South Bank, the hotel boasts 359 guest rooms and suites, Sea Containers restaurant serving up fresh modern cuisine, an award-winning experimental cocktail bar spearheaded by master mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, and an exclusive rooftop bar with panoramic views over the River Thames. Designed by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers London is also home to a maritime-inspired 56-seat cinema and spa. Inspired by the golden age of ocean cruising, a time when exotic ingredients were introduced to the world, and an abundance of fresh local produce was celebrated, the three distinctive food and drink venues each offer a dynamic experience. Flavourful dishes range from nourishing to hearty at Sea Containers Restaurant, which is perfect for an al fresco lunch by the river, sunset cocktails or an atmospheric dinner. Experience innovative cocktails in the award-winning Lyaness, voted as one of the top 50 World’s Best Bars, featuring a signature electric blue seating as well as the original sweeping green marble bar. Take in panoramic views of the London skyline from our rooftop bar 12th Knot, with its beautifully appointed lounge and outdoor terrace for unrivalled views over the River Thames.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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River View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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oldigeschristian wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great location, for sightseeing. Lots of amenities inside the hotel to use. Cool bar and restaurant. Room we stayed in was next to another undergoing building work so quite noisy from 9am & onwards. Would recommend that we were made aware by the check in staff
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Lisa E wrote a review Apr 2022
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Stayed at Sea Containers and had a fabulous 1 night stay visiting family in London. Debora on reception was welcoming, friendly and ensured we had all the necessary information to make the most out of our stay. Many thanks to Victor Wareborn Front of House Manager at Sea Containers for his assistance in making our stay so memorable. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Our location and its views really are special. Debora and Victor are superstars and so happy to hear that you had such a memorable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards,
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RVK wrote a review 13 Aug
Guildford, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Stunning setting right on the river Thames and first class service. The interior of the hotel is beautiful and very cool! It has a wonderfully friendly vibe and the guests were a great mixture of families, couples and business people which made it feel nice and buzzy. Our river view room was worth it. Lovely to see life going by on the river and St Paul's Cathedral on the other side. A great stay.
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Robert F wrote a review 13 Aug
Chelmsford, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I selected Sea Containers after great recommendations - and we were not disappointed! We do not usually treat ourselves, however we’re so pleased we did. The location is amazing, the relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous rooms, fantastic breakfast, and very helpful staff. We did have a minor issue with the room, but this was resolved speedily by one of the managers. We will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rich wrote a review 13 Aug
Plymouth, United Kingdom1 contribution
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What can I say, the minute I walked into this hotel I loved it. The service was fantastic, the hotel was immaculate down to every little detail. I was celebrating my 40th birthday. Dafne at reception made me feel so special , a glass of champagne and when I went back to my room she had laid out a little birthday table with some beautiful gifts. Thank you Dafne. The cocktail bar was delightful the breakfast was stunning. This trip will certainly be one I will always remember. Thank you sea containers you have excelled yourself.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tami L wrote a review 12 Aug
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Pros: Easy to get around Close to transportation Good breakfast Friendly staffs Quite rooms Comfy beds Good Views Front desk staffs are helpful. Cleaning crew are very friendly Cons: Not a big fan of the carpets in the rooms
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Hertfordshire Couriers ltd wrote a review 12 Aug
London2 contributions
We had an amazing time as usual, having stayed here a few times now this was far the best time we have had, all the staff were friendly welcoming and polite. We love staying here and would highly recommend a stay here at least once
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms 570 & 571 have the best views we think personally
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healio wrote a review 11 Aug
Waterford9 contributions6 helpful votes
Our four night stay at Sea Containers was everything we hoped. Incredible welcome, beautiful lobby and a room with the best view. The selection at breakfast was second to none. The kids were happy with a selection of pancakes and waffles whilst there was a full buffet on offer. Every single staff member was friendly, knowledgable and willing to tend to our every need. Location wise.. we were within walking distance to the London eye, the Tate Modern, The Clink, the Tower of London, St Paula Cathedral, the IMAX. Kids had a ball as did we: can’t wait ti go back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Healio, Thank you so much for leaving such a fantastic review. We are so happy to hear that your stay with us lived up to expectations and that you and your family had such a great stay. The team is delighted by your kind words and look forward to welcoming you and your kids back again soon. Warm regards,
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Liyan Y wrote a review 11 Aug
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Me and my BF are so deeply grateful to the front desk staff-Dafne-she is so wonderful and lovely! Things worked out for us because of her help and her great standard of service. Cannot be appreciated more! The hotel itself is located in the most convenient location which is close to all the places of interested. The facilities are clean modern and at an excellent standard. We enjoyed our stay so much and we do recommend it to everyone who is planning visit London.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dear Liyan, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay with us, more so that Dafne was able to assist in making your stay so memorable. Thank you for recommending us, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards,
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dblacoe wrote a review 10 Aug
Macclesfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
Amazing hotel, very welcoming staff help us will all our needs. Rooms was excellent air conditioning brilliant. Breakfast was good help yourself or can order from menu. Room had iron and board, hair dryer, most show accessories brilliant showers. Riverview was amazing
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Dear Dblacoe, Thank you for taking the time to leave such an amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us. Our river facing rooms are second to none, perfect for watching the world go by. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards,
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US$310 - US$540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Containers London
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Containers London?
Nearby attractions include The Queen's Walk (0.4 km), Victoria Embankment Gardens (0.3 km), and Black Friar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Containers London?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Containers London?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Containers London?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Containers London?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Containers London?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sticky Mango, OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, and The Blackfriar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Containers London?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sea Containers London?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sea Containers London offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Containers London?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.