Named the coolest hotel in London, The Ned is on my hot list of places to visit. Once a Midland Bank this beautiful Grade-I listed building has been transformed by London-born Soho House & Co and US Sydell Group into a swoon-worthy hotel. You may know the US Sydell Group, they are the brains behind The NoMad in New York and The Line in LA.
Built in 1924, Soho House & Co and US Sydell Group have kept many of its original features (thank goodness) from the 92 African verdite columns in the former banking hall, to old ‘safety deposit’ signage in the main stairwell.
If you can’t afford to stay here, pull up a seat or two at one of their eight restaurants. I am a huge fan of their Soho House restaurant, Cecconi’s, an Italian restaurant complete with a globe light-topped and leather-clad bar – just beaut!
If you are a Soho House member make sure you take advantage of the eighth-floor rooftop as it’s home to a 10-metre lap pool lined with Italian marble.
Now to the rooms. The rooms naturally span 12 categories ranging from cosy to the down-right exquisite – from the Twenties, Thirties and the golden age of travel and feature a combination of antique pieces and Soho House group’s own furniture line. Keep your eyes peeled for the vintage vanities and chocolate-coloured velvet armchairs – not to mention the four-poster beds.
I can’t wait to book my stay!