The Square Mile's original luxury boutique hotel, Threadneedles is located in the heart of The
City of London
, just minutes from The Bank of
's Cathedral, Borough Market, and The Royal Exchange. The former Victorian banking hall, a Grade II listed building and the former head office of City Bank, blends the traditional with the contemporary. The lobby is dominated by an elaborately hand painted stained-glass dome, which dates back to 1856, and the hotel's fashionable restaurant and bar, Bonds, are set in the former main banking hall, retaining many original Victorian features.
The Glasshouse, Edinburgh
Situated at the foot of Calton Hill and built into the 150 year old facade of the Lady Glenorchy church, The Glasshouse is one of
's best known boutique hotels. The Five Star hotel, which is located just a short walk from Princes Street and
castle, offers a unique roof-top garden – a two-acre area of elegantly landscaped gardens which may also be used as a covered event space. Several of the guest rooms offer exceptional views over the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh New Town. Most of the remaining guest rooms open onto (and provide access to) the hotel's private roof-top garden. The Glasshouse has won a number of awards since its opening in 2003, including being voted by Conde Nast Traveller magazine as one of the "Top 50 Hottest Hotels," and winner of the "Most Stylish Hotel" by the Scottish Style Awards. In
, it was awarded second place in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine's survey of best UK city hotels. The hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment and is due to join the Autograph Collection upon completion in June.