5 New Aparthotels in Central London for 2020/21


London serviced apartments have been resilient throughout the pandemic and have stayed open offering Covid-safe accommodation for those who need to self-isolate or work in essential service sectors. 

Amidst all the government lockdowns and ever changing regulations for travellers and local businesses, we wanted to highlight 5 aparthotels in London that have gone the extra mile to comply with all the safety and hygiene protocols to ensure they could open their doors and welcome guests to their brand new properties during the last year. 

5 New London aparthotels for 2020/21

1. Tower Suites by Blue Orchid

Sitting across from the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London, The Tower Suites by Blue Orchid is a unique aparthotel and certainly a top choice for any business stay needing to be close to the commercial City of London area.

The apartments:
The studios and one bedroom suites are all designed with stylish interiors, sparkling white marble and tile bathrooms and self-catering kitchenettes complete with a 2 ring hob, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and washing machine (in some rooms). 

There's a dedicated work desk, plenty of storage space, LED Smart TVs and super comfortable beds that come with luxury bed linen.

If you want to enjoy views of London's most famous attractions, you will need to go for the Signature Suites. 

The building:
It has fantastic on-site facilities such as a 24 hour reception, two guest lounges, a restaurant (with views of Tower Bridge), a gymnasium and a Spa. 

And do not miss the fabulous roof terrace, although this is best enjoyed when the sun is shining.

Covid-safe:
Tower Suites by Blue Orchid are not only following all the latest government guideline for Covid-safety but they are one of the only serviced apartments in the city to offer on-site Covid testing. 

Expect to find safety screens in the reception, hand sanitizer stations, safety signage, remote control coverings and increased cleaning throughout the building. 

Take a look at our recent serviced apartment tour video below:




2.Citadines Islington 

Managed by the international serviced apartment chain The Ascott, this striking new aparthotel is up the road from Islington's trendy shops, restaurants, local amenities and markets and features and interior Japanese garden.

The apartments:
There are 81 studios and 27one bedroom residences that range from 25 - 53 sq mtrs, each of which is fully air-conditioned and designed with the modern traveller in mind.

They come fully fitted with accent blue upholstery, bold rugs, high spec interiors, 49" Chromecast TVs, free wireless internet and open plan kitchens with a hob, microwave and dishwasher. You have the option to request twin beds or double beds. The bold wallpaper is designed by Paris-based graphic artist and printmaker Jérémie Solomon.

The Deluxe apartments benefit from yoga mats, Nespresso machines, large windows and high ceilings.

The building:
The building has an Edwardian red-brick exterior and is a Grade II listed former Royal Mail sorting office built in 1907. It features a 24 hour reception, a gym, business corner, residents lounge and laundrette (exclusive for guests)

Covid-safe:
Citadines Islington London received the acclaimed Ascott Cares Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label by Bureau Veritas (BV)




3. The Gate Aparthotel 

This design-led aparthotel is a fantastic option for corporate travellers who require convenient transport links, quick access to business districts and a bustling local neighbourhood culture. 

They also have some of the best 3D immersive tours if you want to explore the property virtually.

The apartments:
These apartments are fully air-conditioned and kitted out with bold art, elegant furniture pieces, Hypnos king size beds, black out curtains, private bathrooms with rainfall showers for maximum rest and stylish open plan kitchens with all the self-catering essentials as well as dining space. 

The building:
The apartments are set within a 21 storey Flatiron style building and boast 24 hour reception, state-of-the-art gym, a fabulous outdoor terrace and a trendy member's lounge displaying some famous art work from British contemporary art brand, Maddox Gallery.

Covid-safe:

This property has received the "We're Good to Go" accreditation from Visit England for the numerous safety precautions in place to keep guest's and staff safe. These include contact-free check-ins, staff trained on safety and hygiene procedures,  increased cleaning and sterilization of public areas, signage and floor markings, socially distanced co-working areas. 






4. Cheval Gloucester Park 

This grand and luxurious property sits right next to Gloucester Park station and the world famous museums of Kensington combining 5 star hotel amenities with a high-end apartment living experience.

The apartments:
The 98 immaculately furnished residences range from 1,2,3 bedroom apartments to striking 5 bedroom penthouses and offer spaciously appointed living space. 

They come beautifully presented with high quality furnishings, granite bathrooms with Bulgari toiletries, Designer kitchens with Miele appliances, Villeroy & Boch china crockery and Nespresso machines, high-quality linen and pillows, floor-to-ceiling windows with garden or city views and balconies in some apartments. 

The building:
The building is a modern development with a 24 hour concierge, a private 12-seater cinema, secure underground parking and a fitness room.

Covid-safe:

This building is operating high levels of cleanliness and covid-safe procedures in line with all government regulations including hand sanitiser stations in public areas, hygiene guidelines on display, temperature checks daily and staff wearing PPE.




5. Bermonds Locke

South of the river in the artsy Bermondsey district lies the newly opened Bermonds Locke offering easy access to Tower Bridge and London Bridge and an eclectic mix of bars and eateries, art galleries, antique market, design studios and local amenities in the neighbourhood. 

The apartments:
These studio and one bedroom residences range from 23 - 35 sqmts and are fully air-conditioned and calming with their pastel colour palettes. They have organic textures, King size canopy beds, rainfall showers, Belko appliances and self-catering and laundry facilities, floor-to-ceiling windows and bespoke furniture.

There's plenty of tech here too from superfast wireless internet, Smart HD TVs with Apple TV box and plenty of USB sockets. 

Fully accessible studios are also available. 

The Courtyard Suites is particularly nice with a private ground floor terrace and double height ceilings

The building:
The building enjoys a 24 hour reception, an on-site restaurant, gym, communal lounge, communal gardens and central courtyard space and co-working space.

Covid-safe:

Bermonds Locke are operating increased safety and hygiene procedures in line with the government guidelines throughout the building including contactless check-in/check-out, hygiene products & high-touch, deep clean approach, no-contact cleans on request and contact tracing. 





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