Hilton London Bankside
Since the opening of the Tate Modern art gallery and Southwark Underground Station on the Jubilee line, Union Street, Great Suffolk Street and Holland Street have linked together to form a key pedestrian route known as the ‘Design Trail’. Located on this main route is Hilton London Bankside, Tate Modern’s closest 5-star hotel.
Our design sits inside strict height constraints with the hotel conceived as two adjoining forms, one low and one tall, relating to existing and proposed neighbouring buildings.
The two forms are linked by an internal lightwell and a glazed entrance, which echoes the urban character at the junction of Farnham Place and Great Suffolk Street.
The hotel’s layered brick, metal and glass façade creates a contemporary insertion into the building typology of the locale whilst retaining a common material language with the area.
Interior Design overview
The building’s brick, metal and glass façades are echoed throughout our design for the interior spaces conceived jointly with Twenty2Degrees.
A rich palette of exposed surfaces and layered materials references the site’s industrial past.
In the lobby a wireframe installation inspired by concrete reinforcement adorns the wall behind reception, providing a minimalist backdrop.
In the guestrooms, artwork makes a cheeky reference to the urban fox whose footprints were found in the screeds during construction.
Awards and nominations
International Hotel & Property AwardsGlobal Bar/Club/LoungeHilton London BanksideWinner2017
Building DesignArchitect of the Year (Sports and Leisure)Hilton London BanksideFinalist2017
European Hotel Design AwardsArchitecture: New BuildHilton London BanksideFinalist2016
European Hotel Design AwardsInterior Design: BarHilton London BanksideFinalist2016
European Hotel Design AwardsInterior Design: Event SpacesHilton London BanksideFinalist2016
- Splendid Hospitality
- London, United Kingdom
- Completed 2015
- 292 keys
- Andy Stagg