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20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-out
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#108 of 1,206 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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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Secured parking
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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J & A wrote a review Yesterday
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I stay in lots of 5 star London hotels. We thought we’d give this hotel a go and booked 3 rooms for a night with work. The rooms were nice but the service wasn’t there, they didn’t seem to care as you would expect In a hotel like this. We were turned away from the bar (sober) in the evening as apparently there wasn’t any space for 3 of us. Considering we paid nearly £1500 for the night we weren’t able to use the bar is ridiculous in my opinion. There are better 5 star hotels in London.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Lisa E wrote a review Apr 2022
solihull45 contributions31 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
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: Traveled
Response from Floris Kouijzer, General Manager at Sea Containers London
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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MLPay wrote a review 25 May
Cornwall, United Kingdom1 contribution
Staff, facilities, room - all exquisite! The food and cocktails were beyond incredible! Had an amazing time - slept like a log and the shower and roll top bath were phenomenal too! Especially loved our complimentary bottle of fizz and champagne on arrival. I can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Fred Reed wrote a review 25 May
1 contribution
This place is not to be missed, not that you can - imposing itself greatly on the South Bank perfectly located between the OXO and Borough Market. Start to finish a wonderful experience, from arriving at midday to be warmly welcomed and the news our room was ready - at midday in London. Beautifully appointed room with well stocked mini bar, with some cheeky extras. Expertly mixed drinks by well informed staff, served by super friendly and attentive colleagues in very well appointed, cool but relaxed bars. I ate in the 12th knot, a roof bar perched above the Thames before heading into London, just snacks, but a super tasty selection It was not long before we were back, nowhere quite had the feel of our hotel bar, dj playing until 1 and serving my favourite Tequila (Clase Azul). 12am check out on the Sunday was a welcome treat too. A big thank you to all the staff, and a special mention to the security at the 12th, very friendly chaps indeed
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Richard C wrote a review 24 May
Winchester2 contributions
The hotel is superbly located on the South Bank, great for the National Theatre, Tate Modern and Borough markets. Their two signature bars have very good snacks and cocktails, plus wonderful views of the river. It is also very close to the West end and Covent garden.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from Floris Kouijzer, General Manager at Sea Containers London
Responded yesterday
Dear Richard, Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our location really is perfect for visiting so many of London's great attractions and our views and second to none. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards,
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US$316 - US$499 (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 Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, Sticky Mango, 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.