With our big opening of Ruby Lucy, our new hotel in the heart of London, at the end of 2019 we’ve been out and about exploring the neighbourhood.
Set a few minutes’ walk from the Thames and right next to Waterloo station, our new home on Lower Marsh is one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
So come and take a look around…
Springing up on our doorstep from Monday to Saturday, Lower Marsh market is a real treat for foodies and souvenir-hunters. From Peruvian to Polish, Nigerian to Japanese, you’ll find food from every corner of the globe, along with jewellery, ceramics, music and more.
Lower Marsh is also home to a fantastic array of independent shops. Head to Greensmiths to pack your picnic hamper with lots of locally produced loveliness, pop into Twice the Siren for gorgeous jewellery, feed your wanderlust at book shop Travelling Through or even make your own tiny tube train with a model kit from Ian Allen.
Dishing up everything from a full English to a mouth-watering massaman curry, Marie’s Café is a greasy spoon by day and a bring-your-own-booze Thai restaurant by night. Sounds weird but it’s a winning combo. Opposite Lucy you’ll find Vaulty Towers. In fact, it’s hard to miss. Stop by for a drink and stay for the amazing décor and tasty dishes.
Since Shakespeare’s time, the south bank of the river has been home to London’s alternative cultural scene. The Old Vic theatre stages an eclectic range of productions, while the Young Vic champions up-and-coming talent. Meanwhile just a few doors down from Lucy, The Vaults hosts everything from immersive theatre to jazz nights and raves.
Last but not least, a few London landmarks. The River Thames is just a ten-minute walk away, and the south bank is the best spot for some Big Ben snaps. For an aerial view, take the London Eye for a spin. Westminster, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden are a short walk or bus ride across the river and the bright lights and flagship stores of Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street are only a few stops on the tube.
To celebrate the opening of Ruby Lucy, we’re offering the first guests to book a stay from £ 119. As if you needed another excuse to drop by…
Lucy will be joined in late 2020 by our second London hotel, Ruby Stella. Situated north of the river in bustling Clerkenwell, Stella will be a stone’s throw from the ancient heart of the capital, with quick connections to every corner of the city.
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