All the lists of the best hotels in London include NoMad London. This is why!
One wouldn’t exaggerate if one said that NoMad London hotel is the hotel with the most remarkable design in London right now. It’s the kind of hotel that every interiors lover should experience. A hotel made for every guest that seeks a deeper travel experience. And this is why NoMad London draws all the discerning visitors to the English capital and is considered one of the best hotels in London for 2022.
Conceived by the founder of the Sydell Group, Andrew Zobler, that has also created the outstanding NoMad New York, NoMad London is housed in a 19th-century police station and Magistrate’s Court in the Covent Garden which has been transformed into a 91-room luxury home. Sydell Group has a specialization in resurrecting historic buildings in the most fascinating way. This time the major lifting was by New York-based interior design studio Roman and Williams, who drew inspiration from the building’s history and its location in Covent Garden, as well as the artistic and cultural connection between London and New York.
NoMad London, which is located at the heart of Covent Garden, steps away from the prestigious Royal Opera House, promises a unique and luxurious ambiance to its guests. Walk into the richly decorated lobby outfitted with custom lighting and furniture designed by the designers’ team and you can immediately detach yourself you’re your daily life.
The first stop, the Library, is a two-story space and a Nomad hallmark, with sumptuous millwork setting the serious yet playful tone. The following Elephant Bar embraces the well-traveled essence of the NoMad, with familiar and unexpected flourishes of chartreuse and ebonized wood. Throughout the Hotel, pre-existing coal vaults have found new life as lounges and haunts. The crowning Magistrates Court boldly reimagines a once grave room as a dreamscape hosting functions and events
The most dramatic interjection of the conversion project is the Hotel’s three-story Atrium, built anew by enclosing the former courtyard with a glass ceiling and steel structure. New and historic wings of the building converge at the nexus of the Atrium, acting as a visual metaphor for combining oppositions of the formal and informal, tame and wild, old and new.
5 more reasons to love NoMad London
– Art! The hotel accommodates over 1,600 collected and commissioned works by a variety of British and international artists. The collection is curated by long-time Sydell creative partners, be-poles studio. A series of paintings are created by Caroline Denervaud for the hotel, an artist who started as an artist and eventually found a new form of self-expression in painting. Over time, she sought a way to incorporate her former passion for dance into her process, using her body as a brush. NoMad London invited the Swiss-born artist to Bow Street Magistrates’ Court prior to the renovation, to explore the bones of the building and to visualize its transformation through her kinetic artistic process. See more here
– The Royal Opera Suite. A 70 square meter suite with, as the name suggests, stunning views of the Royal Opera House and with separate living and entertaining rooms, decorative fireplaces and a desk/workspace.
– NoMad Restaurant. An Instagram darling of London, inside a lushly landscaped atrium with a soaring glass ceiling, the space is flooded with natural light providing energy and liveliness during the day. In the evening, the restaurant transforms to a more intimate setting, revealing its moody and sensual character.
– The amenities by Côté Bastide
– The Library. One of the most amazing spots in the hotel and a trademark of the NoMad culture. It is actually the living room of the hotel, reserved exclusively for hotel guests and their visitors. Guests are encouraged to explore the bookshelves, lined with a collection focused on the arts, culture and history of London and New York.