Where to Stay in London: Apex City of London Hotel

Posted on 14. Feb, 2013 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Reviews, United Kingdom

When I was in London last fall for a travel conference in Canary Wharf, I knew transportation would be a challenge. Anyone who has ever changed lines in the Tube will tell you as much. But surprisingly, thanks to a perfectly located hotel, I was able to travel swiftly to my seminars every morning. And for that, I will always be thankful for the Apex City of London Hotel.

(A small glitch with  my camera keeps me from sharing my own photos - instead I used the hotel’s photos, which, I can assure you, are entirely authentic and representative of reality).

Apex City of London Hotel: The Location


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The hotel couldn’t boast a better location, both for the business and leisure traveler alike: steps away from sights like Tower Bridge, the buildings of the City - hello, Gherkin! - the Harry Potter-esque Leadenhall Market and much more. And, as I mentioned, very close to the tube and DLR stations for the business travelers. Indeed, the hotel is in the heart of the action, but not so much in it that it would disrupt your sleep. The perfect combination.

Apex City of London Hotel: The Hotel

As demonstrated in the photos, the hotel is entirely refurbished, in a modern and welcoming way. The common areas are spacious, airy and comfortable, including the breakfast room in the Addendum restaurant - which was heaven-sent, may I add. As an expat in France, I too rarely get to eat fresh exotic fruits AND bacon in a single sitting in the morning.

The hotel is equipped with several meeting rooms, a gym, a bar and a restaurant, concierge service, 24 hour room service as well as a DVD library. Also good to know: there is free, fast, reliable wifi available throughout the entire hotel. A huge bonus!

Apex City of London Hotel: The Rooms

I was upgraded to a business suite upon check-in, much to my delight! I am never one to complain about additional space and luxury. My room consisted of a large bathroom, with both bath and shower, a comfortable living room, TWO working spaces and one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.

My Deluxe Room was fully equipped with a king bed, 40″ LCD television, tea/coffee making facilities, Elemis toiletries and a soundock for iPhone. Additionally, the room was more than roomy and very light, two things that are too often overlooked in London hotels.

In all honesty, my room was the kind of hotel room that you wish you could stay in for much longer than you planned - I just loved, loved it.

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I had already experienced the Apex goodness in Edinburgh last summer, and needless to say I wasn’t disappointed the second time around.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Apex City of London Hotel. As always, all opinions are my own.

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8 Responses to “Where to Stay in London: Apex City of London Hotel”

  1. Martin

    14. Feb, 2013

    YES! I was thinking of staying in the Tower Bridge area for the London marathon in a few weeks, and I think I found the perfect place. Just enough luxury to feel pampered but not too much that you just feel out of place. That bath will be heavenly after the run!

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      15. Feb, 2013

      I strongly recommend this hotel. Great location and atmosphere!

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  2. Rosalia

    14. Feb, 2013

    Love love love the Apex ducks! They may be the sole reason why I keep booking with them whenever I visit London.

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  3. Nathan

    14. Feb, 2013

    I really like this chain, because like Martin said, it’s just enough luxury. I feel so out of place in a Four Season or a Mandarin, but Apex is the perfect balance. Although I only tried their Edinburgh hotel on Grassmarket.

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      15. Feb, 2013

      That’s what I think too! I loved their Edinburgh properties too.

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  4. Billy

    14. Feb, 2013

    Is it too close to the action though? I don’t know where Seething Lane is, but it seems a bit too noisy over there for me, with the hordes of people nearby… Can you confirm?

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      15. Feb, 2013

      Not noisy at all, I can confirm. It is close to the action, but Seething Lane is a small side street that barely gets any traffic, motorized or pedestrian. You will get a good night sleep for sure!

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