THE NED, LONDON


I'm not sure which part of The Ned I loved more. The jaw-dropping foyer with constant live band and the most beautiful marble pillars or the idyllic roof top with heated pool and views of The Shard and St Paul's Cathedral (where photos are strictly not allowed)...I just couldn't help myself! Thanks to the beautiful weather in London on the weekend of our visit this roof top felt like a real escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life I can see exactly why people pay the membership fee; from delicious food to tasty cocktails to the most fabulous sun loungers where I spent a considerable amount of time relaxing. If it wasn't for the spectacular view of St Paul's I could have been laid by the pool in Spain.

Now let's talk about that foyer...


With nine restaurants to choose from, an aforementioned live band and the most exquisite decor my breath was quite literally taken away on entering this building. I knew I was excited to stay at The Ned and I knew it was going to be pretty cool but it completely exceeded my expectations. When Dan couldn't stop gushing about the place I knew it was somewhere special. Our 'cosy room' continued the feel of the entire place, like stepping back in time, to a time I did not ever want to leave. A hallway complete with wardrobe, mini bar, straighteners, hairdryer, umbrella and leads onto a boudoir and bathroom fully stocked with complimentary Cowshed products (just don't take them home) packing light is easy when it comes to The Ned. They even have a catalogue of Net A Porter and Mr Porter products, just in case you happen to forget something!


The final area of this vast building that we visited was the basement, if you can call it that. The basement contained the bank vault turned bar still with its original 20 tonne vault door and all the original deposit boxes. A spa, barber shop, gym and a Cowshed beauty parlour. You really needn't ever leave and some people don't. I met two people in the two nights that I spent there who actually lived in The Ned. Me, jealous? No...


Maybe it was that I was in desperate need of an escape, that what I needed more than anything was time away from the day to day to relax, recoup and get things in perspective, or maybe it was simply the decadence of this expansive old bank, either way I had the best weekend in a while in the best hotel I have stayed in and one that I will most certainly be revisiting.

3 comments

  1. Wowww the place looks so amazing! That is definitely a good escape! The rooftop, the decor, the bedroom and even the bathroom :D love love!
    Glad you shared!


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  2. Gorgeous photos, I love London! Thank you for sharing xxx

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