Threadneedles' entrance shows off its elegant ornamental metalwork and stone detail
Once inside the Champagne Lounge, it will be difficult to leave this dramatic space
The Bonds Bar offers a grand city setting with plenty of room for all your friends
Strong architectural elements provide a classic presence for modern British cuisine
The Penthouse Suite features rich materials, subtle colors and a shapely roof
An executive boardroom for the 21st century, complete with illuminated "dome"
Victorian architectural details team up with sleek modern interiors to create a distinctive luxury hotel that centers around a glorious stained-glass dome.
Threadneedles Hotel is a slice of architectural heaven. The 19th century building was originally a Victorian banking hall; and that equates to grand spaces with refined, decorative detailing. Of course, this is the perfect recipe for a luxury boutique hotel. Threadneedles is one of three distinctive hotels of the UK-based Eton Collection.
The hotel’s name derives from its location on Threadneedles Street, which in turn refers to a needlework shop that is documented to have been in business as early as the 16th century. The “Old Lady of Threadneedle Street,” based on a famous 18th century cartoon, loosely refers to the Bank of England. The Bank of England is the second, oldest central bank in the world and has been on Threadneedles Street since 1734.
The heart of Threadneedles and one of its standout architectural features is the stained-glass dome in the lobby (Champagne Lounge). The dome dates to 1856 and is supported on elegant Corinthian columns whose capitals are decorated in gold.
There are 74 guest rooms and suites. The interiors reflect sophisticated, modern luxury, visually balanced with the ornate details of the Victorian building. Rooms feature neutral palates with rich accent colors, complemented with contemporary artwork and accents. The executive rooms are fitted with sleek, black furniture and grey-toned fabrics. The Penthouse Suite includes its own elevator and a private terrace.
Modern British cuisine is featured in Bonds Restaurant and Bar, located in the highly atmospheric, original banking hall. This a grand and graceful historic space, featuring Corinthian columns supporting high ceilings of finely carved woodwork. Champagne and traditional afternoon tea are served in the Champagne Lounge.
Private dining, and business and social gatherings, are accommodated in three meeting rooms, as well as Bonds Restaurant and the Champagne Lounge. The Capital Room is a modern, executive boardroom featuring a custom illuminated ceiling, intended, as we see it, as an abstract representation of the stained glass dome. Why not!
Threadneedles enjoys a great central London “City” location, close to architectural landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England.
Images courtesy of the Eton Collection
5 Threadneedles Street
London EC 2R 8AY