Threadneedles boldly slots some contemporary style into a fusty old dame of a building, formerly the grand Victorian HQ of the Midland Bank, bang next to the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange. The etched glass-domed rotunda of the lobby soars on columns over an artful array of designer furniture and shelving that looks like the dreamchild of some powerful graphics software – it’s a calm space, but a stunning one. The bedrooms are individual, coherent and soothing examples of City-boy chic, in muted beige and textured tones, with limestone bathrooms and odd views of local landmarks: St Paul’s, Tower 42 and the Lloyds building. It’s all well run and well thought out.
5 Threadneedle Street
|Transport:||Tube: Bank tube/DLR|
|Price:||Rates £225-£525 double|