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Sea Containers London

20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-in
Updated 28/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#117 of 1,194 hotels in London
Travellers' Choice
Set within the Sea Containers building - originally designed by acclaimed American architect Warren Platner - on London’s South Bank, the hotel boasts 359 guest rooms and suites, Sea Containers restaurant serving up fresh modern cuisine, an award-winning experimental cocktail bar spearheaded by master mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, and an exclusive rooftop bar with panoramic views over the River Thames. Designed by Design Research Studio under the creative direction of visionary Tom Dixon, Sea Containers London is also home to a maritime-inspired 56-seat cinema and spa. Inspired by the golden age of ocean cruising, a time when exotic ingredients were introduced to the world, and an abundance of fresh local produce was celebrated, the three distinctive food and drink venues each offer a dynamic experience. Flavourful dishes range from nourishing to hearty at Sea Containers Restaurant, which is perfect for an al fresco lunch by the river, sunset cocktails or an atmospheric dinner. Experience innovative cocktails in the award-winning Lyaness, voted as one of the top 50 World’s Best Bars, featuring a signature electric blue seating as well as the original sweeping green marble bar. Take in panoramic views of the London skyline from our rooftop bar 12th Knot, with its beautifully appointed lounge and outdoor terrace for unrivalled views over the River Thames.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Secured parking
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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Grade: 100 out of 100
90Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
42Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Anthony C wrote a review 1 Dec
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My wife and I chose Sea Containers London to celebrate our special day and I am glad we did. We arrived early and our room was ready! We stayed in the Riverview Balcony suite and it was absolutely lovely. The view was really beautiful especially at night. I want to thank Rodrigo from reception for his amazing customer service skills. I have stayed in many 5 star hotels and have never met someone so professional but yet so passionate. Rodrigo Thank you! I’d also like to thank Ayisha from Reception You was so kind. Thank you. Breakfast in our room was amazing. Thank You. We will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Oscarmum wrote a review 1 Dec
Poole, United Kingdom19 contributions6 helpful votes
Amazing hotel, our favourite place to stay in London. We have stayed at other hotels but compare and end up coming back to Sea Containers. The staff and location make this hotel the best. The rooms are well equipped and very quiet, a drink in 12th is a must
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Kevin F wrote a review 1 Dec
Bridport37 contributions16 helpful votes
This was a special birthday celebration stay for my wife. The hotel could not have been better. The attention to detail was first class from the moment we checked in to our departure. The staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The Happy Birthday plate at breakfast set the day perfectly. Further drinks in our room was very impressive and appreciated. The room was extremely comfortable with an amazing view over the Thames and London skyline. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: The views from the river facing rooms is stunning.
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Rachelag2013 wrote a review Nov 2021
United Kingdom38 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed with our children last weekend as a birthday treat for my husband and booked two river view rooms. The reception staff were friendly a d professional and made our stay a memorable time. The rooms were excellent standard and the views over the river and Blackfriars bridge are fantastic! We had great service at the bars and restaurants and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed and were friendly and professional. The restaurant was super busy and we had to wait awhile for our courses and the menu choice wasn’t extensive however the staff were very helpful and we had a good time.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
joandstephen wrote a review Nov 2021
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Lovely hotel, very comfy and quiet! The view across the city is a great one too. Attentive staff. Will definitely go back . It was for a birthday celebration and it didn’t disappoint . My only regret is only staying for one night!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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US$215 - US$373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Containers London
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Containers London?
Nearby attractions include The Queen's Walk (0.2 miles), Victoria Embankment Gardens (0.2 miles), and The Grid (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Containers London?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Containers London?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Containers London?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Containers London?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Containers London?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sticky Mango, Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie, and The Blackfriar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Containers London?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is Sea Containers London located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of London.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sea Containers London?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sea Containers London offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Containers London?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.