The Ned - The City, EC2
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The Ned – The City, EC2
London

The staid and stately City got the buzz and the kick that its many youthful workers craved when Edward Lutyens’ glorious former Midland Bank transformed into The Ned, Nick Jones’ most ambitious venture, part restaurant complex, part hotel, part private members’ club. And its not just City employees who flock there; the rest of London comes too, in droves, helped by the Ned’s brilliant location by Bank tube station. In the marvellous original banking hall you’ll find African malachite Art Deco pillars, polished walnut walls, Jazz Age crystal chandeliers and old banking counters reinvented as room dividers for eight restaurants from Italian Cecconi’s to Californian Malibu Kitchen and Asian-Pacific Kaia, with live music at its heart. In the retro style bedrooms, you’ll find all the charming details for which Jones and Soho House has become renowned from china cups to liberal Cowshed products. Best of all, hotel guests can use the private club, including the fabulous wellness centre and the stunning rooftop pool.

SEE

Situated in the heart of the City of London, The Ned is just a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and Shoreditch.

EAT

The Ned’s food offerings, located on both the ground floor and rooftop, span the globe, from Britain to Italy, North America to Asia. Eight restaurants sit among The Ned’s historic 3,000 square metre former banking hall. Each of the restaurants has its own distinct space, separated by 92 verdite columns and rows of walnut banking counters. Restaurants include Cecconi’s City of London, Cafe Sou and Bar, Zobler’s Deli & Diner, Millie’s Lounge, The Nickel Bar, Kaia and Lutyens Grill.

BUY

The Ned sits just across from The Royal Exchange, where you can discover boutique shopping in Aspinal of London, Fortnum & Mason, Boodles and more. If you don’t want to leave The Ned, head down to Ned’s Club Spa to purchase a selection of women’s and men’s Cowshed products.

Nota Bene

Set in the former Midland Bank building, The Ned was designed by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924. Dominating the belly of the building, behind the 20-tonne, two metre wide vault door, is the original Midland Bank strongroom, now home to The Vault bar & lounge. This all-hours cocktail lounge is lined with more than 3,000 original safe deposit boxes.


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