Vibe: An intriguing, ever-evolving hybrid that feels as if you’re staying at the home of your stylish, well-connected BFF.
Area: Near London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, with sunlit rooms looking out across the Thames to the Tate Modern.
The DNA: The Locke brand is yet more proof, if you still need convincing, that the classic model of the hotel is on its last legs. Touched with smoked glass, copper and chrome, Locke at Broken Wharf’s public rooms and studios – available for short or long stays – are the work of Grzywinski+Pons, the New York-based studio lavishing the cavernous open plan spaces in a pastel palette of deeply set, comfy sofas, potted plants, private nooks, and plenty of good lighting for the co-working tribes.
Suite-Me-Up: Either an one-bedroom apartment or suite with river views.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 113 studios (18-33m2) (194-355 sq ft) • hotel opened: March 2020 • architecture & interior design: Grzywinski+Pons (New York) • bathroom amenities: Kinsey Apothecary ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible