From Place To Space: CitizenM Hotel, London

October 7, 2012 1


Hello my friends! I am back from a week of holidays and soon I will share with you my inspirations and findings from my latest vacations here in the series ‘From Place To Space’. Today however, I want to take you to London. You know that I was part of this year’s BlogTour London organised by Modenus (more to come over the coming days) and we were very lucky to be accommodated in one of London’s latest design hotels – the CitizenM Hotel in Southwark. CitizenM Hotel was also one of our fab BlogTour sponsors and hosted us during the London Design Festival.

Design-savvy folks will enjoy every bit of the hotel. The CitizenM hotel is entirely equipped by Vitra so your eye will spot design classics in every single corner. The lobby is an inviting an open space and represents a great melange of a library and book store, lounge, bar and restaurant area. The restaurant itself is a combination of a deli store, bakery and local farmer market and boasts some yummy treats for the guests. 

And what about the rooms? Well, they are compact in size but perfectly designed to guarantee a comfy stay. A huge king size bed with a big window front feels like a homey nook whereas the glass covered shower is a highlight itself – the rain shower can be thoroughly enjoyed with a changing mood light atmosphere. And everything in the room is controlled by a tablet PC – one that welcomes every guest by his name after entering the room. Like!

One last word regarding the hotels location: It is located on London’s south bank and just a stone’s throw from the famous Borough Market. Well, if you happen to plan a trip to London and love design, this is the place to stay! Have a great week, folks!
Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Verdigris Vie October 8, 2012 at 00:26

    This hotel was fantastic. i would stay here again in a heartbeat. And you can wake up to the sweet sounds of a ping pong game, or perhaps an elephant stampede… Miss you Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic October 8, 2012 at 15:01

      Same here, Vitania!!!! And I woke up by the sound of a counting lady…spooky:-)

  • Reply Tim October 8, 2012 at 01:09

    the hotel looks fantastic and super stylish! So jealous you and V gets to stay at the hotel for a week during blogtour. What fun to shower in “mood lighting” … never thought of that before. The mass collection of george nelson bubble pendants are to die for.

    can’t wait to read about our sunny vacation!

  • Reply Sabine October 8, 2012 at 06:01

    Fein! Dieser Tipp kommt gerade recht, denn ich plane im Moment meinen Kurztripp nach London im November. Viele Grüße!

  • Reply Uncle Beefy October 8, 2012 at 06:22

    This place looks SPECTACULAR! And despite the compact size of the room I’m loving the giant nook created by its placement. Although, I wouldn’t want to be the housekeeping staff that has to make that bed. πŸ˜‰ No doubt you had a spectacular stay! πŸ™‚

  • Reply citizenDiego October 8, 2012 at 08:05

    Hi “Uncle Beefy”,

    We thought about that, and included handles in the sides of the bed to facilitate linen change. Housekeeping team is able to change faster than a regular bed.

    Hope to welcome you here sometime.

    All the best,
    citizenM hotels

  • Reply Lost In Cheeseland October 8, 2012 at 11:58

    Looks (and sounds) like my kind of hotel! I stayed in YOTEL in NYC last year which has a focus on design + optimization of compact spaces, but this seems even more fun!

  • Reply cherry-blossom girl October 8, 2012 at 16:08

    this is amazing!!! Love it!!!

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey October 8, 2012 at 16:57

    Welcome back Igor. Feeling rested, rejuvenated and revived I hope. I love the photography! It’s cool. To be honest I’d consider staying in this hotel for the Vitra furniture & design… but the guest rooms are airing on the side of claustrophobic for me rather than compact πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Caroline @trend-daily October 8, 2012 at 19:17

    What a lovely place to stay Igor. It sounds like you all had an amazing time! Love the look of the outside decked area πŸ™‚

  • Reply Charlotte - Anknel and Burblets October 9, 2012 at 19:35

    I love Citizen Hotels!! We stayed in the Paris one a few weeks ago – it was so great. Funnily, we drove past the London one the other day – I never realised there was one here and now you write about it just two days later. Funny. It looks great as well.

    I did a little series of Paris posts if you’d like to pop over and have a look – you’d love the Paris hotel πŸ™‚

  • Reply tina October 12, 2012 at 05:19

    Super cool photography. Really great!!!!

    Loved the hotel. Friendly atmosphere and a cool interiors.
    Great pic of team BlogTourLDN.

  • Reply Hotel Designers January 17, 2013 at 09:49

    That hotel has modern design and breathtaking ambiance perfect for a cosy holiday. Thank you for this review.

  • Reply London Bayswater Hotels February 12, 2013 at 10:09

    It’s good to hear that the room is controlled by a tablet PC. I could imagine how the technology improved in hotels. I should stay here once.

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