Housed in what used to be the HQ for Midland Bank, The Ned is sure to change the London hotel scene dramatically with its opening in 2017.
The building itself was designed by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924, and is the perfect spot for this collaboration between London-based Soho House & Co and New York’s Sydell Group. Located right in the heart of The City, The Ned oozes old world glamour and charm, the original imposing malachite green foyer pillars greet guests on arrival, and the 1930s style is immediately apparent. There is a member’s club located in the building’s old vault, which still features the original stainless steel, engraved deposit boxes and at the other end of the spectrum, the top floor Canopy Bar & Restaurants has a retractable roof and show-stopping views across London.
The hotel comprises of 252 bedrooms and suites that accommodate everything from a cosy Crash Pad to a luxurious duplex heritage suite. There are eight bars and restaurants, from legendary Italian at Cecconi’s to Kaia, an Asian-Pacific-inspired restaurant specialising in healthy food. Guests also have access to extensive beauty and leisure facilities, including Soho House’s signature Cowshed Spa, Cheeky nail parlour and the Ned barbershop, as well as a gym, a hamam and rooftop swimming pool. This impressive hotel is certainly one to watch…
Features in the following itineraries
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Anonymous, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India