With everyone hoping for a small chance at normality returning in some ways this year, the demand for a UK staycation getaway is high. Here are a few of the fantastic suggestions that we’ve found to inspire your next adventures…
Kingsland Locke Dalston, London
Launching May 2020 – Located in one of London’s most eclectic neighbourhoods, Kingsland Locke will house Locke’s signature studio apartments, as well as an on-site microbrewery and gin distillery, all-day restaurant, complimentary co-working space, workout studio and coffee shop. Originally slated for January, the new property will boast 124 self-contained apartments designed in collaboration with east London based design studio Red Deer.
Kingsland Locke will be home to KRAFT Dalston, an exciting new food and drink venture formed between German Kraft Brewery, Jim & Tonic Distillery and Le Bab. KRAFT Dalston will boast a gin distillery and microbrewery on site at Kingsland Locke, reducing the outlet’s CO2 footprint by 75% by eliminating any unnecessary packaging and deliveries to the site. After establishing locations in Soho and Covent Garden, Le Bab will expand East for the first time; returning to London’s kebab heartland, which first inspired its modern take on the traditional kebab. Shaman will also be located on the ground floor, serving third-wave coffee and grab-and-go items to guests and passersby.
New face of ultra-luxury short term home rentals – Domus Stay is the new short term rental brand launching in Spring, allowing access to some of London’s most exclusive and chicest homes. As the city starts to look to reopening, Domus Stay can make you fall in love with London again. The properties, located in the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, are so much more than simply accommodation. In addition to providing the rare opportunity to stay in the chicest of the capital’s design-led homes, guests will also be able to uniquely benefit from 24-hour day-to-day assistance, in place to manage every need from business, travel, cultural experiences to housekeeping and more. Every guest has a personal assistant on call 24/7, who is their main point of contact – dedicated to fulfilling every request (however big or small). Personally rooted, their role serves to nurture and build a close-knit relationship with guests, to offer incredible experiences.
The Londoner Leicester Square, London
Launching Summer 2021 – As some of the most prolific players in the London hospitality scene, Edwardian Hotels London has not slowed in their quest to launch The Londoner, at a time when the industry needs it most. Taking centre stage on Leicester Square, The Londoner will welcome arrivals not only placing guests in the world’s first super boutique hotel, but also at the heart of the West End theatreland.
So much more than a hotel, The Londoner will offer an ‘urban resort’ destination of the highest architectural quality. Opening across 16 storeys, the hotel will feature 350 guest rooms, suites and a tower penthouse with panoramic views, two private screening rooms, a mix of six concept eateries – including bars and a tavern, alfresco dining on the ground floor and a contemporary Japanese lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and fire pit – plus an expansive ballroom suited for any occasion, a variety of meeting spaces and a results-driven gym and wellness center.
STAY Camden, London
STAY Camden is a future facing concept shaking up the world of hospitality. STAY has opened its first location in Hawley Wharf, Camden, offering design-led and tech-savvy serviced apartments to encourage a new generation of long and mid-term guests to make the area their home.
The 169 apartments with 1, 2 or 3 bed options – each with a fully fitted kitchen and living area – are designed by the dedicated in-house Interior Designer, Yaara Gooner, and place guests at the lively heart of everything Camden has to offer. With city space at a premium, the apartments are over double the size of a typical hotel room, starting from 55sqm/592sqft. The intelligent use of space is based on the understanding that the apartments aren’t just a place of sleep but a space to live, share, connect and belong. STAY aims to provide residents with the comfort and convenience of home, combined with the luxuries of a boutique hotel.
The London EDITION Fitzrovia, London
The London EDITION has all the hallmarks of the EDITION brand, specialising in lasting comfort, extraordinary style and an exceptional level of service in a uniquely individual environment. Located in central London’s Fitzrovia, The London EDITION brings together, in a delicate balancing act, the integrity and character of a historic building with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility, creating a seamless blend of charisma and ease. With 173 rooms, a restaurant, two bars, a dance club, meeting rooms and a buzzing lobby, the hotel offers a dynamic social hub where guests and visitors can work, relax, socialise and dine all under one roof.
Inspired by the grand traditions of Great Britain, the hotel captures the traditional, aristocratic English country manor and the quintessential London private gentleman’s club with a modern, edgy, urban feel. When these diametrically opposed aesthetics come together, they create an alchemy, a spark, that takes the hotel and the experience to an entirely new level.