Cutting-edge and contemporary riverside retreat
Glossy, sleek and right on the river's edge, London's five star eco-hotel Rafayel on The Left Bank sits bang on the Thames in Battersea's award-winning Falcon Wharf.
• Double soaks in a jacuzzi bathtub for two. • Soaring glass frontage with fabulous river views. • Faultless eco credentials.
Hit the Spot
Adjacent to the London Heliport in riverside Battersea. You're away from the West End but just a 12 minutes drive from Harrod's.
There's a Thames-side terrace where you can watch the boats gliding by, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a Relaxation room for a recharging massage or facial.
Good to know
Be sure to book a Thames view room, unless you want to look across to apartment blocks.
ClosedOpen all year
ParkingParking can be pre-booked for GBP 15 per day. There is a free Shuttle to Clapham Common and Clapham Junction stations.
AirportLondon Gatwick – 25 mins by rail from Clapham Junction. Looking to land in style? The London Heliport is next door.
TrainClosest train station is Clapham Common Tube and Clapham Junction
Location34 Lombard Road, City of London, London, SW11 3RF, United Kingdom
65 rooms and suites
Designed for decadent comfort with custom furnishings, airy rooms are light and bright with huge glass windows framing stunning urban and river views. Huge luxury bathrooms boast Murano glass mosaic tiles, body-spray showers and Neal's Yard toiletries. All rooms have touch-control air conditioning, a sitting area, Hypnos beds, minibar and large TV screen. There's free Wi-fi of course.
Luxury lovers will hanker after an Emperor suite, with their extra space, large, mirror-framed jacuzzi bathtubs, floor-to-ceiling river views and 55 inch flatscreen TVs.
Eat & Drink
Watch the world go by from the riverside roof terrace at Banyan on the Thames, with its extensive health-conscious and grill based menus. Specialities include king scallops with Enoki mushrooms and crispy prosciutto chips, Peking duck crispy pancakes with hoisin sauce and popcorn prawns with sweet chili sauce. Afternoon tea on the terrace is another treat.
Served until 10am for an additional GBP 15 per person. Look forward to a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, eggs Benedict or Indian omelette.
See & Do
Battersea Park, with its contemporary art gallery, is just a short walk along the riverside. Sloane Square, Knightsbridge and Chelsea Harbour are a 12 minute taxi hop away with all their stores and cafes, and the hotel's free shuttle will take you direct to Clapham Common station if you want to tube it to another part of London. Be sure to soak up the 360 degree city skyline views from Rafayel on the Left Bank's rooftop terrace.
The Rafayel's compact River Wellbeing spa aims to promote both traditional and modern wellbeing treatments. It features a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, relaxation room and state-of-the-art gym. An extensive treatment menu includes scrubs and wraps, facials, colonic therapy and de-toxing facials.