Mondrian London

You guys! I am getting old! It takes me a serious moment to recover from a long trip these days. I’ve been home a week and just today did the laundry from my trip. I’m finally back to buying vegetables, exercising, and writing to you gorgeous people.

So, let me begin by telling you about the first stop of my trip – a solo art-lover’s weekend in London. Having visited the Mondrian London for my birthday a few months ago, I knew I would like staying here. Funky, artistic details around every corner, a rooftop bar, and fantastic location in South Bank, especially for the Picasso exhibit at the Tate Modern, just a quick half mile walk along the river.

I failed to grab a shot of the outside of the building myself, but the hotel is situated in the very fun Sea Containers building on the Thames.

Image: Mondrian London

Here’s a peek of the lobby, gateway to Dandelyan and the Rumpus Room. Note the old school post box where you can drop a key for quick check out. The ceiling mimics the outside of a ship and the sculpture is pure, modern nautical fun.

The  main restaurant bar pays homage to a deeper part of the sea…

Now the room, the room! What could be more suited for a solo lady weekend than this closet?


The bar of pre-mixed Dandelyan cocktails and cut crystal glassware wasn’t bad either.

Creative details abounded, like this fortune cookie.

Love a pop of color inside a closet or shelf.

The room was clean and quite large by London standards.

I’m sure that the lighted mirror by the bed was intended for applying make-up…. Well, it was!

Strange paint splatter detail, but I was a fan.

My view was whatever, but I would head to the roof (tomorrow) for the real view…

I quite enjoyed the hotel and wouldn’t hesitate to stay in this fairly central location again. It’s not stuffy old-school London, and isn’t as gritty as Shoreditch, though both were an easy walk. The staff was beyond helpful and next time I’d love to visit the mud-bath centric spa with more time. I must also mention, that with other SBE properties, I booked direct and scored a deal much better than any third-party site. For 468 GBP, I had two weekend night’s accommodation with taxes, breakfast, and 100 GBP food and drink credit.

Tomorrow we’ll focus on the other highlight of the Mondrian London, food and drink!

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