Staycation at Sea Containers London

sea containers hotel London

London life can wear you down – but there’s no need to leave the city to recharge. Take a leaf out of Shara’s book and check into Sea Containers London to recharge.

sea containers hotel London

The main perk of a staycation? No airport or travel hassle. 30 minutes after leaving home, we arrive at Southbank, and we’re seriously smug. It has the exciting feel of a European citybreak, without the faff.

First things first: dump the bags. We’re in a Riverview Deluxe Double Double Room and it’s beautiful: modern furnishings, twin beds, an amazing shower and incredible views over London out of the floor to ceiling windows.

Next stop: the spa. It’s gorgeous and feels very spacious for a London hotel. There’s no pool , but we make the most of the sauna and steam rooms, as well as laying around in fluffy bathrobes, slippers and towels. My advanced body work treatment is amazing, a great mixture of pressure where requested and relaxing too – so much so that I actually nodded off. It’s worth spending time in the chilled recovery area, where we sipped on a less-than-virtuous glass of Laurent Perrier champagne.

sea containers hotel London


It’s an easy dinner menu, with lots of bits to try and share. We dine in my favourite way: sharing bites, small plates and sides with a bottle of red – it was all delicious! Highlights included mac and cheese, tacos and crab on toast – indulgent, and worth it. Book a table on the rooftop in advance and head on up for a nightcap and people watching.

Breakfast is a buffet with eggs to order and although the food is great the real feast for the senses is nabbing a table by the window, as the view never gets old.

sea containers hotel London

Then it’s back to reality – which although tedious, is made easier by the ease of the journey and the knowledge that all this is on our doorstep.

Visit the Sea Containers hotel website here.

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Charlotte is a London girl through and through. She sweats through spin and puffs through Pilates to justify trying the latest restaurants and devouring copious amounts of sweet potato fries, burrata and bread – preferably on holiday. Her favourite destinations include Italy, the Maldives and anywhere where the sun’s shining and there’s a strong breakfast buffet. She’s obsessed with walking, visiting farmers’ markets and reading. She’s also learning to cook. Wish her (and her husband) luck.

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