Presented by Soho House & Co and New York-based hotel group Sydell, The Ned occupies the former Midland Bank, a formerly-abandoned building designed by renowned British architect Edwin ‘Ned’ Landseer Lutyens in 1924. The architecture of this London City property hints at its past with vaulted ceilings, verdite columns and old wood-paneled tellers’ offices, while it also embraces a glamorous atmosphere for today’s modern guests. With 252 bedrooms, nine restaurants, cafes and bars, a nail bar, barbershop, fitness club and pool, The Ned offers guests luxury amenities matched by unparalleled 5-star service. For a bit of added exclusivity, The Ned offers the “Ned’s Club” membership, which gives members access to some of the most spectacular social and fitness spaces in the building, including the rooftop pool which overlooks St Paul’s Cathedral and an intimate lounge located in the old bank vaults.
Here, we take an inside look at the special offerings at The Ned in London City.
What’s the most requested room?
Our Cosy bedrooms are the most requested; they are all between 20- and 30-square-meters and (as the name suggests) they offer a relaxing setting to wind down for the night.
What makes it so special?
The cosy is our entry level room, with the lowest rate. Pair that with luxury queen-size beds to sink into, an Edwardian-style dressing table with oak chairs and a walk-in rainforest shower stocked with a full range of Cowshed products and it’s no wonder it has become so sought after in the City. All of our rooms have bespoke wallpaper based on 1920s design, silk tassel Victorian lampshades and countless hand finished details—regardless of classification, no two are ever the same.
What is the rate?
Rates for the cosy start at 250 GBP.
What room is your personal favorite?
The Grand Heritage room which features an opulent four-poster bed with lots of elegant design touches including; French-polished walnut paneling and a marble fireplace, a palm leaf chandelier, velvet furniture, and an expansive living room area.
Any fun facts about the hotel or rooms?
The hotel was formerly a bank designed by iconic architect Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924. Much of the buildings original features have been restored and re-imagined into public spaces such as the late night lounge bar (open to members and hotel guests only) that was previously a bank vault before being transformed.