Sitting on the banks of the River Thames, this hotel is close to famous sights including the Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall and Globe Theatre. It also offers a brilliant spa and a small cinema, along with a variety of restaurants and bars.

The famous Sea Containers London building exudes the cruise ship glamour of the 1920s, offering superb Southbank views from some suites. Rooms feature free WiFi, HDTV and rainfall showers in the bathroom. Expect bespoke furniture, marble bathrooms and dimmable lights, as well as Malin + Goetz bath amenities. Upgrade to a Superior room for lovely London views and more space.

The on-site agua Spa provides specialised treatments during your stay, such as personalised therapies and health experiences. There are a range of fully curated signature treatments, a nail bar and a state-of-the-art gym.

If you feel like staying in, take a seat at Lyaness, a bar from the award-winning Mr Lyan and his team. For spectacular views, make your way to rooftop bar, 12th Knot. You can enjoy live music at the hotel every Wednesday or catch a movie at the 56-seat Curzon cinema over the weekend.

The hotel makes a great base to explore London, since it is within walking distance of the National Theatre, Borough Market and the London Eye. 

Accommodation details


At Sea Containers
20 Upper Ground
United Kingdom

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


1.0 mi / 1.6 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Business center
  • Sauna
  • Baby sitting
  • Spa
  • Concierge desk
  • Exercise gym
  • Off-Site parking
  • Internet services
  • Ironing board
  • 1 Restaurant
  • Aerobics instruction
  • Jacuzzi
  • 2 Lounges/bars
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Massage services
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators
  • Live entertainment
  • Steam bath

Dining information

• Sea Containers Restaurant - bringing the best of American and British cuisine to the Southbank, this modern and casual eatery is inspired by the Golden Age of transatlantic travel. Each weekend you can enjoy a Bottomless Brunch, a British favourite, allowing you to start the day with some Prosecco or Grey Goose Bloody Mary's

• The Den - the perfect place to sip a cup of tea, share a bottle of wine or play a board game. Serving light snacks and drinks throughout the day, it is a perfect hangout spot

• 12th Knot - a riverside rooftop bar serving British-American inspired cocktails, food and live music, with iconic views, lush greenery and plush sofas in comfortable lounge spaces. The music varies between a DJ and live music a couple of nights a week

• Lyaness - an award-winning cocktail bar playing a mix of music at weekends, providing an afternoon tea and more, created by the multi award-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana.

Additional information

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) you will be required to wear a face mask in all public areas of the hotel, and there will be thermal temperature screening procedures in place. Luggage storage is not available at this time. Room escort and luggage handling services are also unavailable (unless special circumstances require them). The spa, the gym and Curzon cinema are closed until further notice, as is the rooftop bar. The restaurant will be closed for dinner on some evenings, and breakfast is served in room only, as a grab and go option. The minibar and tea and coffee have been removed from the guest rooms, but these beverages can be ordered via the app or in-room TV.

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