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Last updated: 28 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Sarah Barrell

CitizenM bought a new brand of affordable chic to the capital when it first arrived almost ten years ago, and this Tower Hill outpost combines an ideal location for sightseeing with a serious sense of style. The Tower of London is directly opposite the hotel, while many of the bedrooms have incredible views of the Shard and the Gherkin through large picture windows.

Rooms are pocket-sized (thus the affordable price tag), but downstairs you could be in an upscale design hotel; the open-plan café-bar-restaurant is crowned by a soaring atrium, and frequented as much by locals as visitors.

If you’re coming for sightseeing, it’s pretty central. The Tower of London and Tower Bridge are opposite and it’s only a short tube, taxi ride or walk to the main sights of the centre, and to the attractions of the museums on the South Bank. Given the convenient location, it’s exceptional value.

Surrounding area

The hotel is right on top of Tower Hill underground station and a major road junction; on work days this is a busy part of the city, and often gets clogged with traffic. It does benefit from quieter weekends when the business quarter clears out, although the Tower of London (opposite the hotel) is always busy with tourists.

The hotel is surrounded by a mix of office buildings and other hotels, with plenty of restaurants and bars within five minutes’ walk.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Tower of London

London, United Kingdom (UK)[0.2 miles]

The world’s most notorious medieval fortress, rich in gruesome history dating back to the 11th century. Now home to the Crown Jewels and the enigmatic, colourful Beefeaters.

Best for ages: 4+ | £25

HMS Belfast

London, United Kingdom (UK)[0.5 miles]

A treasured survivor of the Second World War, this towering naval warship moored on the Thames is now one of London’s most fascinating military museums.

Best for ages: 4+ | £23

Borough Market

London, United Kingdom (UK)[1.1 miles]

London’s premier gastro hub, with over 100 stalls in a historic covered market, offering everything from artisan breads and cheeses to street food, hand-made chocolates and vegan cakes.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free

Shakespeare plays at The Globe

London, United Kingdom (UK)[1.5 miles]

Shakespeare’s works are brought vividly to life at this half-timbered, riverside replica of the Bard’s Elizabethan theatre. A pilgrimage for Shakespeare fans.

Best for ages: 13+ | £10 | 1-3 hours

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Exterior view of the grand building surrounding a large square

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom (UK)[2.8 miles]

Famous for its picturesque alfresco ice rink in winter and the Edmund J Safra fountains in the summer, this elegant neoclassical building is also home to an art gallery and upscale restaurant.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Exterior view of front facade with people walking in front

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

London, United Kingdom (UK)[3.1 miles]

London’s impressive aquarium, set on the South Bank, home to hundreds of species of fish and a selection of sharks.

Best for ages: Any | £27

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