Set within a grade II listed building in the City of London, welcome London’s latest hotel, Lost Property. Just a stone’s throw from one of the capital’s most famous landmarks, St Paul’s Cathedral (only 100m, to be precise), it’s also close to Central London, Shoreditch and the South Bank, making the hotel an ideal address for tourists.
Having been developed by London-based Dominvs Group, its opening marks the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton’s growing hotel portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels. And in this spirit, inside, the unique interiors pay homage to the local architectural forms found in St Paul’s Cathedral and the neighboring streets, punctuated with colorful design touches such as the statement Murano glass chandelier.
This element of tradition can be seen throughout the hotel, on entry through to the ground-floor bar and restaurant, Found, which serves up timeless hits including Chicken Liver Parfait, Tiger Prawn Cocktail, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Strawberry Eton Mess to name a few. The bespoke bar, which is crafted from bright blue resin and is eight meters long, is home to theatrical cocktails, each one telling a story.
That’s not the only F&B option; there is also the premium coffee house, Tattle which serves up healthy breakfasts, light lunches and snacks made from locally sourced, organic produce and Monmouth coffee to wash it down with, all available to eat in or take away.
As for the accommodation, expect 145 uniquely designed, bright and airy rooms and suites across six categories and six floors: Guest rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, St Paul’s Junior Suites and Family Rooms, of which several have excellent views of the cathedral and the historic streets.
The interior design partnership between Ica and Rani Ahluwalia, founder and creative director of Key interior and Designs, captures both the rich history and fun vibrancy of the area with a classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic. This is evident in all the spaces, such as the guest rooms, where elegant marble bathrooms are set against blackened industrial touches.
The color palette is also patriotic, with blue and red hues running throughout, and these play to the heritage of the building and place. These pops of color sit alongside calming neutral walls and clean lines for a modern appeal.
To further add to the eccentricity, there is bespoke and colorful artwork displayed throughout the hotel and paneling designed by Artistic Licence.
See more of the hotel on lostpropertyhotel.com. Nightly room rates start from £170.
Address: Lost Property, 3-5 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7AA