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LONDON’S BEST PLACES TO STAY: A ROOM FOR LONDON

 

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This one-bedroom art installation sits on top of the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and is certainly one of the capital’s coolest places to stay.

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Designed  by David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner this exciting little place takes the form of a vintage riverboat.

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A Room For London forms part of the Living Architecture stable of renowned properties.

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With an en-suite double bedroom, kitchenette, library and viewing deck, guests are invited to rest and reflect upon what they see and hear during their one night stay; logging their thoughts, observing cloud patterns, the character of the river and deeper undercurrents.

www.living-architecture.co.uk

 

 

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Dragon Nest Art Suite, Ice Hotel, Sweden

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The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi is located 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Every year artists from around the world gather to re-build the hotel using the crystal clear water from the nearby Torne River. Artists Dorjsuren Lkhagvadorj and Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan designed the Dragon Nest Suite.

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Going to sleep at night means snuggling up inside a polar sleeping bag on top of reindeer hides wearing thermals and a woolly hat. In the morning a glass of hot lingonberry juice is delivered before a sauna and breakfast.  Read more

Gaathafushi Private Island, W Retreat & Spa, Maldives

Gaathafushi is a private island paradise.

It forms part of the luxurious W Retreat & Spa resort in the Maldives, accessible by sea plane.

Guests can stay alone on the island for the day or for an overnight ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience. White sand beaches line the shore and the crystal clear lagoon is perfect for swimming.  Read more

The Mirrorcube, Treehotel, Sweden

Be part of the landscape at this unique hotel, in the forests of Swedish Lapland.

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Limited Edition Saatchi Gallery Suite, The Churchill Hotel, London


London’s Churchill Hotel is offering a special ‘limited edition’ Saatchi Gallery Suite until the end of April – perfect for art Read more

De Spin, Harbour Crane Hotel, Harlinger, Netherlands

This two bedroom cabin, perched on top of a 150ft-tall converted 1960s crane overlooking the Wadden Sea, is the best and only room in this unique mini-hotel.  Read more

Loft Suite, Le Manoir de la Maison Blanche, Amboise, France

This immaculate manor house in the Loire valley is wonderfully French in every way. Read more

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