An excellent contemporary boutique brand from Scotland that appeals to high standards for space and style, Apex is a friendly and peaceful urban retreat that actually looks like its pictures. You’ll find it literally steps from the Tower of London, and a few rooms glimpse the Tower Bridge—along with the balcony, worth the upgrade of £15–£30. During the weekend, when The City is deader than Old Marley, it can be a steal. It’s handsomely designed in hardwood and walnut, Nespresso pods instead of awful instant coffee, and bathrooms larger than many B&Bs’ guest rooms, including walk-in power showers. The only downside is the City is personality-free off-hours.
Apex City of London
1 Seething Lane, EC3
Our Rating Neighborhood In & Around the City Transportation Tube: Tower Hill Phone 020/7977-9500. 179 units Prices Doubles £140–£340 Amenities Restaurant, bar, gym, free local calls, free Wi-Fi Web site Apex City of London
Map1 Seething Lane, EC3 London
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