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Spotlight on London Hotels: Bermondsey Square

Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you need three things from London hotels: great facilities, a local area you’ll want to get out and explore, alongside easy access to all the places you want to go. And you’re in luck! Because The Bermondsey Square Hotel offers all this and more.

The Bermondsey Square Hotel

The Bermondsey Square Hotel is certainly one of the more chic and luxurious hotels of London hotels,  and indeed has hosted the likes of Gordon Ramsey and Mary Portas in the Channel 4 show Hotel GB.

The property’s ninety designer bedrooms have facilities ranging from work space to Grohe drench showers in the wet-rooms, while six have access to a large outdoor terrace. Four super-luxurious loft suites, with features such as Japanese baths or eight-person hot-tubs, all offer sensational panoramas of London, with views as far as the London Eye and Houses of Parliament.

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Bermondsey Square Hotel

The loft suites can also make conferences, interviews or film-shoots something special, while a boardroom is available for more formal meetings. You can have a more casual gathering in the comfort of the ground-floor lounge, with free tea and coffee between 11am and 5pm.

Whether you’re staying at the hotel or not, a modern-British menu is available between 11am and 11pm, or you can enjoy home-make cakes and pastries from the Pantry. There’s a choice of eating indoors or, in fine weather, out on the terrace and lively adjacent square  ̶  and, if you feel you’ve overeaten, hotel guests receive preferential rates at the exclusive Soho Gyms.

Bermondsey Square

The Bermondsey Square area is fast becoming one of the most fashionable parts of London, packed with stylish restaurants, shopping and nightlife, all a stone’s throw from the hotel.

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Bermondsey Square Hotel – Lobby

If you enjoy sorting through bric-a-brac with the hope of finding hidden treasures, the Bermondsey Square Antiques Market, founded in 1855, is right on the doorstep. What’s more, within no more than five or six minutes’ walk, you can also find several art galleries, the Fashion and Textile Museum, and an idiosyncratic independent cinema.

Seeing London

Whether you’re staying at the Bermondsey Square Hotel for business or pleasure, wherever you want is within easy reach. Both the City and Canary Wharf are a couple of Tube stations or a short taxi ride away, while sightseers are a brief walk from iconic locations like the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the Shard.

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Bermondsey Square Hotel Bedroom

London Bridge tube station is also nearby and will whisk you anywhere in central London, or you can choose to see the capital from the top of one of the many buses serving the area.

The Bermondsey Square Hotel is luxurious, well-located and within easy reach of the famed city sights. How many London hotels can boast the same?

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A Great Christmas Gift from Bespoke Hotels – Betoken

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Betoken

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start warming those credit cards and preparing to do some serious shopping! Picking out the perfect gift is a challenge at the best of times, let alone when fighting your way through the swarms of fellow shoppers seeking to tie up the latest gadget for their loved ones.

If you’re seeking gift ideas for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, mother, father, sister or brother why not give them something they can use with anyone, at any time – a Bespoke Hotels Christmas Gift Voucher or, as we like to say, a Betoken.

 

All over the world, families and friends give presents to each other at Christmas. Most children around the world believe in a magical Christmas gift bringer, most often St. Nicholas, Santa Claus or Father Christmas. However, there are numerous incarnations, such the Christkind in Germany, the Wise Men in Spain, and even Befana, the benevolent old lady, in Italy.

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Christmas Stocking

In most of Europe, the presents delivered by these kindly souls are left in shoes or boots put out by the children of the house. In Italy, the UK and the USA presents are left in stockings often hung beside the fire place. In many countries, however, presents for friends and family may be left under the Christmas Tree. In Britain, they are usually opened on Christmas morning with the whole family gathered together. In this context, a Bespoke Hotel Gift Voucher is easy to hide in the stocking and provide the perfect solution for the family member who wants to unwind and enjoy some R&R following the busy festive season.

What, Where and When?

So what exactly can a Bespoke Hotels Betoken be exchanged for?  The answers simple… Pretty much anything on offer at Bespoke Hotels!  It could be afternoon tea, Sunday lunch, a meal out together, or even a romantic weekend away. And that’s not forgetting Spa treatments  or Rounds of Golf at Bespoke Hotels that have such facilities.

Bespoke Hotels Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, so you’ll have all of next year to cash in your present and treat yourself to a slice of Bespoke luxury.

Bespoke Hotels Gift Vouchers: the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones in 2013. Find out more about Betokens here.

Bespoke London Hotels have Christmas Shopping Sewn up

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Christmas Shopping in London

From the lights of Oxford Street to the ice rink of Somerset House, nowhere does Christmas like London and no-one does the capital quite like a Bespoke’s London Hotel.

Christmas comes but once a year and with it do the unique joys of shopping in London. Don’t leave it to the last minute, but instead start planning festive shopping sprees in the capital now and book a Bespoke London Hotel to really make the most of your visit.

Ring in the darkening afternoons with blazing shop window, 2013’s Christmas lights cascading down Oxford Street, restaurants packed with hungry diners, audiences spilling out of theatreland, and crowds thronging the edges of the sparkling outdoor ice rinks, hoping to spot somebody famous falling over.

Gift shopping

Christmas shopping in London needn’t be all stress and last minute rushes, especially if you book into one of Bespoke’s London Hotels. Prominent shopping districts in the capital with their monolithic department stores and quirky boutiques, craft, vintage and antique market stalls come alive with Christmas spirit and late night opening hours. There’s plenty to see whilst you go on the hunt for a bargain, too, with a number of pop up shops and festive markets offering alternative and unusual gift ideas, from gourmet food to handmade crafts and one-off fashion lines.

Sightseeing in winter?

Why not combine shopping with sightseeing? All you need to do is pick your area. The West End is still the big draw, but other regions are catching up, including Westfield, the upmarket shopping mall in Shepherd’s Bush, or its sister in Stratford, alongside the 2012 Olympic Park. Additionally Canary Wharf, on the Isle of Dogs, is now a destination in its own right, with five shopping malls (subterranean and therefore weatherproof) dozens of restaurants, bars and clubs, and easy access to the O2 Arena.

Bespoke’s London Hotels

But did you also know Bespoke London Hotels can offer a choice of 4 great locations with prices to match, whether it’s the centre of the West End or a bit further out.

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Ten Manchester Street

Right behind Oxford Street there’s the stunning Ten Manchester Street Hotel, an elegant, boutique property in the heart of Marylebone. Nestling just off Marylebone High Street, with its ‘village’ feel and eclectic boutiques, Number Ten provides the perfect place to stay in London, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the West End yet mere minutes from all it has to offer. And when you stay at this boutique hotel, with 45 unique, luxurious bedrooms, don’t forget to visit The Dieci Restaurant, a great place to unwind and enjoy rare fine wines, spirits and authentic regional Italian cuisine after hitting the high street.

For those who want something Hip there’s the timelessly cool Bermondsey Square Hotel, set in the heart of rejuvinated Bermondsey, with a thriving restaurant, bar and club scene on its doorstep, as well as art galleries, design studios and numerous boutique shops. A short distance from the City, the Design Museum, Borough Market,

Bermondsey Square Hotel
Bermondsey Square Hotel

Tate Modern and Tower Bridge, The Bermondsey Square Hotel is a stylish Bespoke London hotel with 80 designer bedrooms, including a series of loft rooms overlooking the Shard, St Paul’s, and the rest of the iconic London skyline.

Although it was selected by Hip Hotels Group as a memorable place to stay around the world, you might recognised The Bermondsey Square Hotel  as the setting for Channel 4’s ‘Hotel GB’.  The show ran in October 2012, with Gordon Ramsey and Mary Portas competing to raise money for charity.

Fancy somewhere just out of town?

If you’re looking for something a little more pastoral, Bespoke London Hotels have two perfect locations for you.

 

The Lodge Hotel
The Lodge Hotel

The Lodge Hotel – in attractive, tree-lined Putney, near Wandsworth and the River Thames – provides an ideal base in south west London for business and pleasure. This Bespoke London Hotel offers 60 elegantly appointed en suite bedrooms, alongside Bar 52 and its elegant lounge.

Or finally why not consider The Park Hotel in the heart of Teddington Village, just yards from the mainline station. You’ll have excellent access to central London via a 30-minute train ride to Waterloo, whilst simultaneously being just a stone’s throw from popular attractions such as Richmond, Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, and Kingston upon Thames.

In short, whichever Bespoke London Hotel you choose for your pre-Christmas shopping break, you’ll be sure to have a memorable stay and leave with bags brimming.  Check availability here now.