Friday, October 7, 2016


By Eva Fydrych

Latest Technology & Hip Design

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)

LONDON, UK - During my recent stay in London, I had a chance to spend one night at the funky new hotel, citizenM, located at Bankside and only 2 minutes from Tate Modern. It was a refreshing break from staying at regular chain hotels where all the rooms usually look the same and there is not much that can surprise you.

citizenM is full of surprises! From the charming "Nice shoes" greeting which you can spot once you walk into the lobby to the unexpected design elements & art pieces spread throughout the hotel, there is always something that will catch your attention. Bright colours, hip music, modern interiors, latest technology - can it get any better? :)

"Of all the hotels in London you won’t find anything that comes close to the cool design features in our unique rooms. Our rooms have been specially designed to give you all the things you want for free, and none of the things you don't." - citizenM

Warm welcome (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Bright accents in the room

 Room 417 (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Modern Technology

What's special about 192 guest rooms at citizenM hotel? Everything in the room (lights, blinds, TV, temperature, alarm clock etc.) is controlled by an iPad. You can adjust the mood lights, close the curtains or choose a movie you want to watch without leaving your bed. How convenient!

"Tablet mood pad: the touch-screen tablet lets you control your room, including the television, window blinds, temperature, ambient coloured lighting, wake-up alarm themes and more. Forgot your laptop? No worries; browse, surf, Facebook and tweet on the mood pad instead." - citizenM

Delicious cocktails (Photo courtesy of citizenM)

Pillow fight anyone? (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Spacious lounge (Photo courtesy of citizenM)

'Another World is Possible'

citizenM is based on a simple concept: it aims to offer affordable luxury to the new generation of modern travellers, the mobile citizens of the world who cross continents in search of shopping, art or business purposes. They know exactly what they want and what they don't want from a hotel experience.

"The first of its kind, citizenM is a truly transformational hotel because it offers the modern traveller the things they actually want for free, like free wi-fi and movies, super comfy XL sized beds, jet lag killing rain style showers, super speedy self-service check in, a canteen and bar serving food and drinks 24hrs and luxurious living room style lobbies. And none of the things they don’t want like trouser presses, bellboys, pillow chocolates and terrible towel swans." - citizenM

Ambient lighting & rain shower (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine) 

Unique design

Hotel toiletries (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

The hotel atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. Comfortable lounge featuring the latest collections of iconic Vitra furniture and courtyard garden where you can relax after the long day are definitely one of the best features of citizenM.

Friendly and attentive staff is always eager to answer any questions and make sure that every guest leaves the hotel willing to come back. 

Attending London Fashion Week SS 2017 (Handbag by Canadian designer Koda Nivoli)

What We Like

  • unique design with fun, unexpected elements
  • complimentary WiFi and movies
  • colourful ambient lighting
  • XL king-sized bed
  • wall-to-wall window
  • friendly staff
  • convenient location (Southwark / Central London)
  • iPad-controlled room
  • fashion magazines in the lobby
  • comfortable lounge and courtyard garden
  • excellent breakfast
  • free minibar (soft drinks & snacks)
  • super fast check-out

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Situated in the heart of London, citizenM London Bankside is a stylish contemporary hotel, which is just a 2-minute walk from the Tate Modern and only 600 m from the Millennium Bridge

London Bridge is 500 m away and Waterloo Rail and Underground station is less than a kilometer away. St Pauls Cathedral is located just a 10-minute walk away.


Photo courtesy of Google Maps

20 Lavington Street
London SE1 0NZ

Phone: +44(0)2035191680

"One of our top picks in London." - says!

*Special thank you to citizenM for hosting Fashion Studio Magazine in September 2016.



  1. Very modern, indeed. I like the "welcome citizen Eva" TV screen and the decorative pillows.

    1. Thank you for visiting Fashion Studio Magazine Anda! :)


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