Hotel in Detail:First opened April 2017. The Grade I listed building used to be The Midland Bank headquarters (once the largest bank in the world) and though the name remains it was actually bought by HSBC Bank in 1992 with the Midland name disappearing from 1999. The building was empty for 8 years from 2007. The building dates back to the 1920s and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
The banks vault was used in the James Bond film, Goldfinger.
The Ned London Hotel is a luxury hotel paying homage to a bygone era, the roaring 1920s when the hotel building was designed. Truly a Grande hotel with an opulent, glamorous and decadent feel, a unique offering for the City of London. Guests can indulge in its extensive services and facilities such as an amazing nine restaurants onsite (located in the former Grand Banking Hall), rooftop bar and swimming pool (plus an indoor pool), gym, spa, hammam and late night lounge bar. Furnished throughout with vintage pieces.
Neds Club, available to members and hotel guests for the duration of their stay, offers a range of rooms and facilities. Ned's Club Upstairs features a rooftop with a spectacular 360–degree view of London, a pool and Canopy Bar & Restaurant.
All bedrooms come with air conditioning, iron, desk, ironing facilities, hairdryer, bathrobe, flat screen TV, minibar, coffee machine, wake–up service and alarm clock.
Ned Hotel London Room Types:
Crash Pad: 17–19 square metre room comes with a queen–size bed. Inspired by the colours and fabrications of the 1920s, feature bespoke floral wallpaper (1920s design) and rattan bedside tables. Marble mosaic bathrooms with walk–in rainforest shower and range of top brand toiletries.
Cosy Room: 20–30 square metres. Queen–size bed, period touches such as a leather–top drum table, a pair of carved oak chairs and a dressing table. The Edwardian feel is enhanced by hand–finished details including silk tassel Victorian lampshades. Bespoke floral wallpaper based on an original 1920s design. Marble mosaic bathrooms with walk–in rainforest shower and range of top brand toiletries.
Medium Room: 25 to 35 square metres. Art Deco style. Heritage walnut king–size bed, tasselled chaise, richly patterned curtains, floral glass chandelier. Jazz Age wall tones, a mirrored cocktail cabinet and velvet club chairs. Marble mosaic bathrooms with walk–in rainforest shower and range of top brand toiletries.
Heritage Rooms: 25 square metres and up. Located on the Grade I–listed 5th floor and have the 1920s style of the other hotel rooms. Original features such as French–polished walnut wall panelling and marble fireplaces. Brass queen–size beds and antique dressing tables. Marble mosaic bathrooms with walk–in rainforest shower and range of top brand toiletries.
Large Rooms: 35–45 square metre spaces with super king–size beds. The lounge area has a glass palm chandelier, a pair of leather wingback chairs and a vintage bar cabinet. There is also a mahogany–enclosed bathtub in the bedroom, inspired by Lord Bute's tub at Cardiff Castle.
Grand Heritage Rooms: 35 square metres and up. Carefully furnished and styled to reflect the hotels original design. Original French–polished walnut wall panelling and a marble fireplace, velvet furniture and a super king–size bed. The living area features vintage silk–covered ottomans, a palm glass chandelier and a pair of leather wingback chairs. A marble mosaic bathroom displays brass hardware, a walk–in rainforest shower, and a range of top brand toiletries.
Studio Suite: 45 square metres, open–plan living and sleeping space. Each suite is furnished with a super king–size bed and elegant touches such as a vintage chandelier, velvet sofa and a Venetian glass mirror. The marble mosaic bathroom features a bathtub, walk–in rainforest shower, and a range of top brand toiletries.
Family Suite: 50 square metres. Has additional living area. Sleeps up to four people with a king–size bed and a separate vintage–style pull–out bed. In the lounge, tassel armchairs and a velvet sofa sit beside a dining table and chairs. The marble mosaic bathroom features a bathtub, top brand toiletries.
Heritage Suite: Dedicated to recreating the 1920s glamour but without sacrificing modern amenities and facilities. Super king–size bed alongside plush mohair ottomans and a palm tree crystal chandelier. Period details such as French–polished walnut panelling, an original 1920s marble fireplace and large dome windows. There is also a desk and dining space with a well–stocked cocktail cabinet. An Italian marble bathroom with roll top bathtub and walk–in rainforest shower and top brand toiletries.
Terrace Suite: 51 square metres with indoor and outdoor spaces. Features generous dome windows, a richly draped four–poster king–size bed, velvet ottoman and original mahogany fireplace. A doorway from the main bedroom leads outside to a 35 square metre terrace with a large dining area and lounge. Marble bathroom with roll top bathtub and walk–in rainforest shower and top brand toiletries.
Duplex Suite: 85 square metres spanning two floors. The ground floor features a well–stocked bar and dining area for up to six people, with private access to a small terrace with views over Princes Street and the Bank of England. On the mezzanine level there is a velvet–appointed king–size bed and a roll top bathtub. A marble tiled bathroom includes a walk–in rainforest shower and a range of top brand toiletries.
Two Bed Family Suite: 95 square metres. Large lounge and dining space with a host of period design details such as tufted mohair ottomans, Persian rugs and glass chandeliers. The master bedroom has its own bathroom (roll top bath), elegant walnut super king–size bed, large silk–covered wardrobes and Italian lampshades. The second bedroom features a queen–size bed, leather–top drum table, oak spoon–back chairs and a dressing table. The main marble bathroom has a walk–in rainforest shower and a range of top brand toiletries.
Lutyens Suite: 100 square metres. Named after the original architect, Sir Edward Lutyen. 7th floor suite with great views over the City. Two en–suite bedrooms, a large lounge with a custom–made eight–seat corner sofa, and a bar and dining space. Private access to the rooftop. The master bedroom features a four–poster super king–size bed and the marble bathroom has a roll top bathtub. The second bedroom has a queen–size bed, dressing table and marble bathroom with walk–in rainforest shower.
Dining at the Ned Hotel London:
Each of the restaurants have their own distinct space within the former banking hall, separated by 92 verdite columns and rows of walnut banking counters. Menus are refreshed on a weekly basis.
Cecconis: All–day Venetian brasserie, serving northern Italian dishes in a classic setting. Options include espressos, classic breakfast dishes, wood oven–fired pizzas, lobster spaghetti and veal Milanese. Open all day.
Millies Lounge: A 24 hour restaurant and bar serving classic British dishes alongside a selection of English sparkling wines, craft ales and seasonal cocktails. Perfect eggs any style, pastries and juices, plus British classics including fish & chips and shepherds pie.
Afternoon tea is served from 16.00 daily, and there is a Sunday Feast every weekend from noon till 16.00.
The Nickel Bar: Serves a menu of time–honoured American staples and classic cocktails from morning until the early hours. The Nickel stage, alongside, has a daily line–up of live performances from jazz trios to New Music Mondays emerging acts. Large range of world whiskies, rums and agaves, classic spirits, wines, beers and ciders and champagnes.
Zobler's Delicatessen: A traditional New York–style deli serving a selection of favourites to eat in or to go. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose your bagel or over–stuffed sandwich fillings, mains and desserts from the menu and order at the counter. Tuck into a classic Reuben sandwich, lox–and–cream cheese Carmelli bagels or a chicken matzo–ball soup with a side of potato latkes. Finish with a classic NY cheesecake.
Malibu Kitchen: Californian food with a healthy menu of superfood salads, raw vegetables, cured fish and meat, flatbreads, juices and smoothies, served from breakfast through to dinner. Morning coconut bowls, lunchtime chai flatbreads with ceviche and desserts sweetened with agave. The beetroot sangria cocktails are full of goodness.
Kaia: An Asian–Pacific–inspired restaurant specialising in healthy food, Kaia is open for lunch and dinner with poke bowls and mains from the grill served over the counter from the kitchen. Kaia–to–go offers takeaway coffee, breakfast bites and poke during the day and tropical cocktails in the evening. Food inspired by tropical climates and dishes full of colour. Kaia serves Poké bowls, robata grills, rainbow lattes and matcha pastries.
Cafe Sou: A Parisian–style cafe serving coffee, breakfast, lunch and evening charcuterie boards alongside a selection of French wines. Classics include baguettes, rillettes, salads and patisseries available throughout the day. Eat–in for a relaxed meal any time of day or pick up something to–go from the counter. Fresh baguettes, quiche Lorraine and Provencale, rillettes and omelettes made to order. Sweets include croissants, pain–au–chocolat and financiers classic Parisian cake.
Spa and beauty services:
Cowshed: Range of beauty treatments including pedicures, facials, LED light facials and massages.
Cheeky: For nails including manis, pedis and shellac treatments.
Miguel Perez: Hair salon.
Neds Barbershop: Speakeasy style in keeping with the hotels 1920s traditions. Wood panelling, cold beers and shoe shines.
The Powder room: For a complete makeover.
Neds Club: Members and guests only access to 2,401 square metres of unique spaces.
Neds Club Upstairs: Features a rooftop pool and terraces (for eating and drinking) overlooking St Pauls Cathedral. Includes Neds canopy bar. Limited hours access for children.
Neds Club Downstairs: Cocktail bar lined with 3000 safety deposit boxes. The Vault and bar lounge is housed inside the former banks original vault.
Neds Club Active: 620 square metres gymnasium. Full range of cardio and weight equipment and even includes a boxing gym and three studios for pillates, yoga etc.
Neds Club Relax: 20 metre indoor swimming pool. Also has a steam room, sauna, traditional Moroccan Hamman, eight treatment rooms and library style club room.
Other hotel services include private check–in/check–out, concierge service, luggage storage, ticket service, 24–hour front desk, daily maid service, ironing service and dry cleaning.
The Ned hotel London does not permit smoking in any indoor area.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Bank 105 yards (96 metres), Railway Station: London Cannon Street 0.2 miles (0.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.8 miles (1.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.2 miles (11.6 km). There are 7 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Ned London Hotel sits in the City of London almost opposite to Bank Station on the Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines as well a slinking to the DLR network. Some 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the main West End and nightlife around Piccadilly Circus. However this part of London, also known as the Square Mile, is bustling and popular on weekdays, a little quieter on weekends. Major attractions are close by and include the likes of St Pauls Cathedral (0.4 miles (0.6 km)) and the Barbican Arts centre (0.4 miles (0.6 km)). The Ned is only 484 yards (442 metres) from the River Thames which offers dedicated walking paths and an excellent river bus service as well as dedicated sightseeing cruises. Bankside pier is 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. The surrounding area offers lots of opportunities for cafes, shops, bars and restaurants. Of note nearby are the Royal Exchange Shopping centre 193 yards (176 metres), Bank of England Museum 193 yards (176 metres), Bank of England 334 yards (305 metres), One New Change (shops and restaurants) 457 yards (417 metres), Monument 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Sky Garden 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Museum of London 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Millennium Bridge 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Exchange Square 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Golden Hinde Replica 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Clink Prison Museum 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Shakespeares Globe Theatre 0.5 miles (0.8 km) and Vinoplois City of Wine 0.5 miles (0.8 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 267
Check-in: 12.00 noon
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 50th from 866 London hotels, and 31st of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.4 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 5 star Grange St Pauls , where rates start from £136 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Grange St Pauls also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the The Exhibitionist Hotel. 4.0 miles from the The Ned London (6.4 km), has scored 82% from former guests and has rates from around £99.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star Batty Langley's may be one too look at, it's only 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from here. The Batty Langley's has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (27 poultry, EC2R postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. The 50 are made up of 15 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 22 four star hotels (average rating 87%), 12 three star hotels (average rating 83%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 80%). Coming out as the top rated hotel is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: Using base rates we analyse average starting rates for the area. Useful as a guide but note they do not include special offers or short term deals. The average rate for all the 50 nearest hotels is £134 per night. Starting from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 80%) up to £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 91%). Averages by star rating: Five Star average: £179, Four Star average: £126, Three Star average: £97 and Two Star average: £49.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank The Ned London 6th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 5th (joint) for the 15 five star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 44th of 50 (10th of 15 five star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 11th of 46 for sheer value for money (Batty Langley's was top).