Apex City of London hotel
This latest arrival in the square mile is in a quiet side street minutes from the Tower of London. There's a range of treatments at the spa and fitness centre. Ex-Bonds in the City chef Tom Ilic offers an informal brasserie and a fine-dining restaurant. His winter menu includes braised pig's cheeks and chorizo, and baked fillets of John Dory.
Opened: 1 December
Owner: Norman Springford
General manager: Yousif Al-Wagga
Head chef: Tom Ilic
Number of rooms: 130
Rack rate: Double £229
Facilities: Fitness centre, fine-dining restaurant, brasserie, meeting rooms
Restaurant: Ilic's fine-dining restaurant offers a modern European menu, seats 60.
Address: 1 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AX
Telephone: 020 7702 2020