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Is this London’s coolest new boutique hotel?

THERE’S no sign at the entrance to the Mondrian, London’s coolest new boutique hotel. But it’s in Sea Containers House, one of the capital’s landmark buildings, in the middle of the happening South Bank. With nothing but footpath between front door and the Thames, passing unnoticed was never likely to be an issue.

The interior, the work of a team led by acclaimed designer Tom Dixon, pays homage to the days of the grand transatlantic liners crossing between America and England – but with a modern and occasionally quirky twist. It begins as soon as you step aboard; the lobby is built into a towering


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