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Sea Containers London

Luxury hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Tate Modern

  • Free WiFi

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20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD, England, United Kingdom
  • Close to city and attractions helpful staff great food

    Mar. 2, 2020

  • Room is comfortable, nice and clean. We are happy with our stay with the hotel.

    Jan. 24, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
Transport options

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday:
  • Restaurant
  • The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday:
  • Bar/lounge
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking available
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 359 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
    • Breakfast available
    • Self parking
    • 5 meeting rooms

    What’s around

    • In London City Centre
    • Tate Modern - 7 min walk
    • London Eye - 13 min walk
    • The Shard - 19 min walk
    • Big Ben - 20 min walk
    • Piccadilly Circus - 28 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Suite, Balcony, View
    • Deluxe Room, View
    • Standard Room
    • Studio
    • Superior Room
    • Superior Double Room, Patio
    • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
    • Loft (Loft Suite)
    • Apartment, River View
    • Room, 2 Double Beds, River View
    • Loft, River View (Loft Suite)

    What’s around


    • In London City Centre
    • Tate Modern - 7 min walk
    • London Eye - 13 min walk
    • The Shard - 19 min walk
    • Big Ben - 20 min walk
    • Piccadilly Circus - 28 min walk
    • Buckingham Palace - 33 min walk
    • Tower of London - 41 min walk
    • Hyde Park - 44 min walk
    • O2 Arena - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    • Wembley Stadium - 11.2 mi / 18 km

    Getting around

    • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 32 min drive
    • London City Airport (LCY) - 19 min drive
    • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 50 min drive
    • Luton Airport (LTN) - 48 min drive
    • Stansted Airport (STN) - 48 min drive
    • London Blackfriars Station - 7 min walk
    • London Waterloo East Station - 8 min walk
    • City Thameslink Station - 11 min walk
    • Southwark Underground Station - 8 min walk
    • Blackfriars Underground Station - 8 min walk
    • Waterloo Underground Station - 12 min walk
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    20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD, England, United Kingdom

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 359 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors


    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is noon
    • Express check-out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18


    • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


    • Pets stay free
    • 1 per room (up to 20 lbs)


    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


    • Onsite parking available only on request
    • Secured onsite self parking (GBP 50 per night)
    • Onsite parking limited

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • 2 bars/lounges
    • Restaurant
    • Room service (during limited hours)

    Things to do

    • Spa services on site

    Working away

    • Number of meeting rooms - 5


    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter


    • Year Built – 2006
    • Lift


    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
    • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible spa
    • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
    • Low-height counters/sink
    • Grab bar - near toilet
    • Bathroom emergency pull cord

    Languages Spoken

    • Chinese
    • Croatian
    • Dutch
    • English
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Bathrobes
    • Slippers
    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Turndown service

    Things to enjoy

    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • LED TV
    • Satellite TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Phone


    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

    Special features


    Sea Containers - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

    12th Knot - Onsite rooftop bar. Open select days.

    Lyaness - Onsite cocktail bar. Reservations are required. Open select days.

    Awards and affiliations

    The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

    Fees & policies

    Refundable depositPay at property

    • Deposit: GBP 100 per night

    Optional extras

    • Breakfast costs between GBP 25 and GBP 50 per person (approximately)
    • Late check-in between noon and 4:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)
    • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    PetsPay at property

    • Pet deposit: GBP 100.00 per stay
    • Service animals exempt from fees

    ParkingPay at property

    • Secured self parking costs GBP 50 per night
    • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

    Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB International and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    Also known as

    • Mondrian London Hotel
    • Sea Containers London Hotel
    • Sea Containers London London
    • Sea Containers London Hotel London
    • Mondrian London
    • Mondrian London At Sea Containers England
    • Mondrian London At Sea Containers England
    • Mondrian London Hotel
    • Mondrian Hotel
    • Sea Containers London Hotel
    • Sea Containers Hotel

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Sea Containers London does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Self parking costs GBP 50 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
    • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 20 lbs per pet. A deposit of GBP 100.00 per stay is required. Service animals are exempt from fees.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes, Sea Containers offers alfresco dining and British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Gourmet Pizza (3-min walk), The Mulberry Bush (3-min walk), and Sticky Mango (4-min walk).
    • Sea Containers London has 2 bars.
    • 6.0.Good

      Excellent location of the property. The temperature in the rooms was overbearing with heat, even with the aircon on in the room. Went down for the cinema times and was quite rudely ushered away as they had a private function. Seems that the hotel was more concerned about external hiring then their own guests. Also, again it seemed there were very limited spa appointments again, external guests of the hotel seemed to be a priority.

      3 night family trip, Jan. 14, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The staff were so helpful and I loved the ever changing board with the quotes - what a neat idea

      4 night family trip, Dec. 26, 2019

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    • 6.0.Good

      Hotel itself was excellent - great location, modern well appointed rooms that are larger than usual London hotels, funky vibe with the nautical theme, cinema a great bonus for nights you wanted to stay in. Let down by administration of room bookings and hotel account. We had booked 2 rooms and on 3 occasions prior to the trip we had contacted the hotel via email to request interconnecting rooms. On each occasion the reservation team had confirmed that interconnecting rooms had been requested. When we checked in we were told that the room type we had booked did not have actually have interconnecting rooms (ie they don’t exist). If we wanted such rooms we would have to pay an additional 200GBP per night. We declined this offer. Why bother confirming interconnecting rooms had been requested if they didn’t actually exist? Second admin issue was unauthorized transactions being made on our credit card. When we checked an agreed amount was processed on our credit card as a purchase authorization for incidentals. 3 days in to our stay an additional amount of 2000GBP was processed without authorization. Front desk agreed with was an error and processed a reversal however it took 10 days for this to be reversed in my credit card. Thankfully we had other sources of finance however if we had planned on using our credit card for other purchases on our holiday we would have been in trouble. Not much of an apology or any compensation provided for the inconvenience.

      Margot, 10 night family trip, Dec. 19, 2019

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    • 4.0.Fair

      I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels in London, sea containers is overpriced worst value for money I’ve stayed in

      Peter, 1 night trip, Dec. 17, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Very comfortable

      Perfect for a visit to the globe, the Tate or London generally. Very comfortable, easy reach to Southwark activities . Food and price from the restaurant were hmmm... Uninspiring, but founders arms a short distance away does good food with better pricing!

      Kaitlin, 1 night romance trip, Sep. 22, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great hotel in a fabulous location. Our room was spacious and beautifully appointed. The bathroom was spacious, with lovely products to use. The bed was very comfortable. The hotel itself had a great vibe from the minute you walked in. The staff were helpful and always willing to lend a hand. We had a few drinks at the bar, which were also great and staff were very attentive. A great experience all round and we would definitely stay again.

      2 night romance trip, Jul. 8, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The staff were very friendly and professional! Always insisted on carrying our bags. The room was great! And the hotel was very unique.

      1 night trip with friends, Jun. 7, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a River view balcony suite. Wow, what an awesome room with a spectacular view over the River. It made our stay very special..Thank you Sea Containers

      2 night romance trip, May 23, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The people, service and location. Will stay again next time I’m in London

      2 night business trip, May 9, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Definitely a unique property with attention to detail. Fabulous location, easy walking, train to access the city. Excellent service, large room...lucky we had a high room looking down river to London Eye (booked a Superior room). Would definitely book and stay here again.

      2 night romance trip, May 8, 2019

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