Housed in an iconic 1920s building, The Ned offers a combination of hotel and membership club to a level never before achieved in London.
When Nick Jones, the founder of Soho House & Co, first saw the City’s disused Midland Bank building in 2012, he fell in love. There’s a devotion to detail at The Ned, thanks to the unerring eye and sense of humour of the building’s star architect, Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens.
Formerly a Midland Bank built by celebrated English architect Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1924,
The Ned has now been fully restored to its original stature.
Τhe Ned is the first collaboration between Soho House founder, Nick Jones – a pioneer in
creating membership clubs worldwide – and Sydell Group founder Andrew Zobler – known for creating world-class lifestyle properties in the U.S that are deeply rooted in their location and architecture. Visiting os staying at this hotel is a #bucket
The property includes nine distinct restaurants, 252 guest rooms, a range of men and women’s spa
services and ‘Ned’s Club’ – a members club offering a selection of social spaces such as a rooftop
with a pool, hammam and late-night lounge bar. Visitors can enjoy a boutique level of personalized service that is intimate and tailored.
The building’s floors, ceilings, and unique features have all been preserved and incorporated into the property’s new design including 92 green African verdite columns, and hundreds of walnut paneled counters.
The great ships and transcontinental trains of the 1930s such as the Normandie and Orient Express inspired the building’s classic design. Each bedroom and suite mixes vintage pieces, with customized furniture, as well as hand-knotted rugs and rain forest showers.
Dominating the belly of the building is the bank’s vault, which has been transformed into a lounge bar as part of the Ned’s Club social spaces. The vault contains over 3,000 stainless steel safety deposit boxes and inspired the design of Fort Knox in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger!
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