Alex Tieghi-Walker

Mondrian London

with Alex Tieghi-Walker
  • Where:London

  • Why:Sneaky local getaway.

  • When:Valentine's Day

  • Who:With handsome Gregory.

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Highs & Lows

  • The spa was COSMIC. I highly recommend the facial.

  • Dandelyon, the bar, was a real highlight. Get drunk on botanical goodness.

  • I loved the maritime references throughout the hotel; the model boats kept me busy for ages.

  • Dixon’s design is spot on. Every surface is texturally intriguing and playful.

  • Our room had two wall-mounted televisions, which I thought was slightly excessive.

  • No nods to sustainability or positive environmental awareness, which I think is very important in hospitality (and elsewhere).

The Barometer

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  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

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  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Riverside design spot.

  • Vibe

    Maritime industrial meets California cool.

  • Location

    At the centre of an arc in the Thames, which stretches from the Southbank in the West to Borough Market further East.

  • Rooms

    237, most with river views.

  • Music

    As would be expected from the Mondrian group.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Tom Dixon, who filled the hotel spaces with mineral textures such as stone, metal and wood.

  • Pool/Gym

    No pool, yes gym (and spa!).

  • Restaurant

    Sea Containers at Mondrian. It’s an impressive space under the Stewardshop from Executive Chef Seamus Mullen.

  • Bar

    Two, both wonderful. Dandelyan is headed up by Ryan Chetiyawardana and serves botanical-based cocktails.

  • Minibar

    I don’t think I ventured in to the mini-bar — we spent most of our time in the actual bar.

  • Wifi

    Yes – speedy and secure.

  • Children

    Yes, they’d enjoy the model ships and watching boat-life on the Thames.

  • Price


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