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2 Blackfriars Road Upper Ground, London SE1 9JU England
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 21/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 1,193 hotels in London
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Bankside, an independent hotel set on the culturally vibrant South Bank, with 161 bedrooms including seven suites is set to become a social hub for anyone with a passion for culture, art and high quality food. This intimate six-storey hotel feels like home thanks to friendly, intelligent service. Handpicked furniture and eclectic artworks contrast with hidden hi-tech touches to conjure up a timeless design narrative that also looks to the future. Lines are blurred between work and play, with social spaces providing an inspirational environment for a dynamic guest experience.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Paid wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Luiza C wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom123 contributions27 helpful votes
I had the most lovely stay at Bankside. I contacted them prior check in to inform it was my girlfriend’s birthday and they went above and beyond to make it special! Victoria at front desk was a star. Super friendly and genuinely nice. Her check-in process was smooth, she gave me good tips about the area and where to go for dinner, walked me to the elevator, explained me about the fantastic wooden keys and was very kind offering me a welcome drink. My girlfriend and I were over the moon with the upgrade and the lovely amenities in the room – pink balloons, flowers, birthday card and a delicious cake! It really made our stay extra extra special. We absolutely loved it! The breakfast was amazing as well. The hostess and waiters were nice and efficient. I loved the caramel muffin (regretting not taking a few to go LOL). The property is gorgeous! I love the pieces of art. The room was so cosy and comfortable. What a smart idea to have a charming water station in the corridor – very useful! And the vending machine is a highlight! I ended up not buying anything, but I was amazed with the great selection of products. All very handful (and funny)! It brings me so much joy to find such good products in London! Congratulations for your hotel and service! Thank you very much for taking such good care of us in this special occasion. I look forward to experience it again in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cathy G wrote a review 23 Oct
Lexington, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
After a 20 months hiatus due to Covid, I was (finally) back at my absolute favorite London hotel. I can’t say enough good things about the hospitality at the Bankside. The Front of House Team is the best in the industry. Not only did each one of the staff address me personally during my trip, but I was greeted with beautiful flowers, chocolates, wine, and personalized cards in my hotel room to welcome me back. And as if the wonderful, modern hotel accommodations are not enough, my dining experience at the Art Yard was equally impressive. The menu is fresh and creative and the restaurant staff is equally awesome. Thank you Soyful, Richard, Diana, Alina, Aurora, Raquel, Elis, Aida, Sara, James, Amil, Stefany, Viktoria, Manuel, and the entire Bankside team for a memorable first return to London. I will be back next month! #WhereIBelong
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Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
LucyRT wrote a review 22 Oct
Berkshire, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for one night earlier this week on a work trip. From the moment you enter the hotel, there is lovely welcoming and relaxed feel. Staff are friendly and helpful check in was an easy process. The rooms and hotel design are modern and at a very high standard. Would happily stay here again on my next visit to London.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Douglas McHugh, General Manager at Bankside Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Hi LucyRT18, So happy to hear you had a nice time with us during your recent work trip. The reception team are super here and I'm so gald they took such good care of you. Dayna Lee has deisgned the interiors of the hotel, I must say she has done a fantastic job and I'm glad you think so too. We hope to see you sooner rather than later. Bankside Love, Douglas McHugh General Manager
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Judsand wrote a review 17 Oct
Doylestown, Pennsylvania19 contributions41 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at the Autograph Bankside Hotel several times in September and October. The hotel is superb in every dimension I can think of. The staff is at the top of the list for us. We got our first hint when our taxi from the airport arrived and someone from the hotel was there to meet the cab. As he opened our door he greeted us by name. I still don’t know how they knew. The people at reception are amazing: helpful, knowledgable and extremely pleasant. They clearly could not do enough to make every aspect of our stay wonderful. For example, on our return visits they always had the same room for us — just because we liked it a lot. As we began our second stay at the hotel I discovered that I had left my backpack (with all our valuables) on our train from Scotland. The staff made some calls and got us a taxi back to Paddington Station. Our backpack was ready and waiting. Amazing. The Bankside has contemporary decorating and an informal style.  The rooms have a slightly minimalist--but not spare--feel and are extremely well-designed and comfortable The hotel has wonderful decorating and is filled with art. If you're looking for a beautiful, conveniently-located hotel with impeccable customer service, you'll love the Bankside.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Douglas McHugh, General Manager at Bankside Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Judsand, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent trips to London. I have a great team here at Bankside and I'm dead proud of them all. Glad to see the reception team were able to assist in locating your lost bag, they rock! Our hotel has been designed by Dayna Lee who has done a wonderful job with the interiors, I'm glad you think so too. We hope to welcome you both back soon. Bankside Love, Douglas McHugh General Manager
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Michael_SEA wrote a review 15 Oct
Seattle, Washington110 contributions158 helpful votes
I just finished a 3-night stay at the Bankside and I was thoroughly impressed from the moment I arrived until the moment I checked out. Incredible rooms, staff and facilities. I can't wait to stay again. I am a loyal Marriott Bonvoy member (Titanium) and love trying the brand's different Autograph Collection properties. This one stood out to me, above the others in London, due to the modern and sophisticated style in the photos. I was not disappointed ! The hotel is absolutely gorgeous! There is nice, chill music throughout the lobby and a real nice energy from the friendly staff. They always say hello and give a smile. When I arrived with my bags, they quickly spotted me and whisked me into the reception area for check in. The rooms are modern, tech-friendly spaces to relax from a long day. I loved being able to order room service from the bedside device. Beds are comfortable and the bathroom was just perfect! Rooms were made everyday by a hardworking crew. Aside from the rooms, the hotel also has a fitness center that's 24-hours and a restaurant that offers breakfast and dinner. The hotel is located in South Bank, in a newly-developed area. It's right across from the train station and literally a 5 minute walk over a bridge into the heart of the city. There is also plenty to eat, drink and enjoy on the hotel side. The hotel is only 5 floors and surrounded by buildings, but I did manage to have a very slight view of the gorgeous London skyline which glowed at night. This is going to become my regular hotel in the city, after this stay. There is not one flaw I found here and I can't recommend it enough to perspective visitors.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Douglas McHugh, General Manager at Bankside Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Hi RunnerMike1977, Thank you for the super review! I'm so happy to hear you had a fantiastic time with us here at Bankside Hotel. We're very proud to be apart of the Autograph Collection with Marriott. Our hotel has been designed by Dayna Lee who has done a wonderful job with the interiors, I'm glad you think so too. The Reception Team rock here and I'm super proud of them along with the Housekeeping Team who take such good care of our rooms. We're all about sustainability here so we try not to use paper hence why we have the tablets. The South Bank is a very cool place and we're happy to be apart of the South Bank Family. Come back sooner rather than later so we can take care of you again. Bankside Love, Douglas McHugh General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bankside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bankside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Electric Gamebox (0.4 km), The Queen's Walk (0.5 km), and Southwark (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bankside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bankside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bankside Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bankside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sticky Mango, OXBO Bankside, and Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bankside Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bankside Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Bankside Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bankside Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Bankside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.8 km), Tower of London (2.0 km), and Houses of Parliament (1.6 km).