The Treehouse London is a contemporary hotel set among iconic, old buildings at the very heart of central London that offers ultra-modern, urban hospitality in the British capital. It really feels like home.
Atmosphere is important for a hotel. In fact, it might be the most important thing. It’s what leads so many hotels, bars, and restaurants these days, particularly those in London, to try to manufacture an atmosphere. The worst offence, in our book, is turning the music up so loud that you can’t hear a conversation. That the Treehouse London doesn’t feel the need to do this is refreshing and a testament to the vibe they’ve curated.
Set across the street from the BBC, right in the heart of Westminster, London and close to the shops of iconic Bond, Regent and Oxford Streets, the Tree House London offers views of the Shard and Canary Wharf. It’s a contemporary hotel but still feels at home – not to mention, established – among these iconic, old-school, London locales.
The rooftop restaurant is classy but relaxed, cool but not pretentious. It’s a difficult tightrope to walk, but the Treehouse London pulls it off with aplomb. There’s a touch of a beach bar about it, with vines and plants creeping in and dripping from the rafters. The experience of looking down on the buildings of Piccadilly from your high, leafy vantage point makes you feel miles away from the city.
Our room was luxurious, but homey with cosy touches; like a snug by the huge windows to make the most of the view. There is a certain thoughtfulness and attention to detail on display, with quirky additions like a magic eight ball and Paddington Bear – playful, we thought.
Staying at the Treehouse London feels a lot like staying in our own flat – it’s informal and private – except in an incredible, central London location; and with unobtrusive staff to meet all our needs. Of course, such a pad would set us back a few million pounds, so for the time being, we’re content with staycationing here whenever we want to get a taste of central London.
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|If you’re inclined to leave the lofty heights of the Treehouse London, we recommend that you grab your camera and check out the iconic, art deco BBC Broadcasting House right across the street – a too often missed piece of architecture. Then, after you’ve got your snaps, drop into the Photographer’s Gallery to see the work of others, in walking distance just off Oxford Street. Don’t miss their bookstore, one of London’s best and most treasured photography book retailers. Pick up Simon’s Phipp’s Brutal London, or Johnny Stiletto’s Vintage 80s: London Street Photography – both perfect reading for when you’re back in your snug.|
Photography courtesy of Treehouse London