CitizenM: The Best Base for Exploring London

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For some of those who don’t know, I recently made the big move to London in December. Before settling in to London life, I knew I wanted to be a tourist in my new home city for a few days, so what better way to see the sights than stay right in the heart of it?! I guess you can tell by the name, but the CitizenM Tower of London has to be one of the best located hotels in the city in my opinion. This cool and quirky, technology forward hotel chain is perched just behind the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. As a more affordable hotel option compared to other high quality hotels in the city, I cannot recommend enough you checking CitizenM out during your next visit to London for a fun and relaxed stay. Or even just stop by for a drink at the rooftop bar and admire the delightful views.

Here’s what my stay at CitizenM Tower of London looked like:

CitizenM Tower of London Lobby Cool Space
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The Hotel

CitizenM would have to be one of the coolest, quirkiest and innovative hotels I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll be welcomed with a fun and relaxed atmosphere, in a large lobby that feels more like a cool, homey living room space. Decked out in British flags, book shelves and colourful furniture, it makes for a great space to sip on a coffee, read a book or get some work done on one of their iMacs if you don’t have your own.

CitizenM Tower Bridge London Room Girl
CitizenM Books Room Detail London Style
CitizenM Tower of London Bedroom View
Image courtesy of CitizenM – I just had to show you what the Tower of London view looks like!

The Rooms

The CitizenM chain has a signature room style – simple, modern and always fit with an extra large, plush bed against a large window, usually with an awesome view! Trust me, you’ll struggle to get out of bed in the morning as it is just that comfortable. While the rooms may seem quite small at first glance, they’re actually quite spacious for two people – although you could fit a whole family in the bed alone!

Another unique feature is the iPad that controls just about everything – from the TV to the lighting and blinds. The best part? You can mirror it to the TV and watch movies with ease. It’s a fun element to make your stay more exciting and tech-forward, that’s for sure.

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Rooftop Bar View London CitizenM Tower Bridge View

The Rooftop

For the ultimate, unobstructed views of the Tower of London and out over the city, CitizenM’s rooftop and bar is the place to be. Not only is the bar itself extremely spacious and relaxing, but the deck is the perfect place to sip on a cocktail (or a refreshing gin and tonic!) and admire the beauty of the city. You won’t find a view quite like this anywhere else in the city.

CitizenM Tower Bridge Breakfast Interior Room
CitizenM Tower of London Hotel Cool Workspace Decor
Image courtesy of CitizenM
CitizenM Tower of London Self Check in

Facilities & Features

Firstly, I just have to tell you all about the check-in process; working wonders for my fellow introverts and tech lovers out there! Simply head on over to the check in area, search your name on the computer, confirm your details and make your key card yourself! It didn’t even take me a minute to check in seamlessly and head up to my room. The future is now people!

The breakfast buffet offers everything you need to fuel up on before a full day sight seeing. If you’re looking for a drink or snacks, the bar will sort you out 24/7 – you can even bring the food up to your room and enjoy it from the comfort of your bed.

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Just when I thought the hotel couldn’t get any better, the prime location made me love it even more! Just step outside and you’ll be a few steps away from the Tower Hill tube station, and obviously right in front of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and River Thames.

If staying in the trendy neighbourhood of Shoreditch is more your style, fear not, for the CitizenM has a similar, uber cool hotel there too. Check it out here. Further down the River Thames near the Tate Modern and Southbank, you’ll find their third location, London Bankside. Have a look at it here.


I was welcomed as a guest of the CitizenM Hotel, however as always, opinions are my own!


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