Locke at Broken Wharf opened in February 2020, before quarantine measures due to the COVID-19 crisis were enacted in the United Kingdom. The hotel is currently closed, although it is slated to re-open in the summer.
London – On the north bank of the river Thames, Locke Living’s second hotel in the English capital is designed as a destination for travellers who want more than a quick spot to sleep and shower. Designed by New York City-based practice Grzywinski+Pons – also the team behind the brand’s existing UK locations in London, Edinburgh and Manchester – the renovation and fit-out of a seven-storey former office building has converted the site into a 113-room boutique hotel.
‘Locke takes its cue from the evolving and varied demands of the contemporary traveller,’ says a spokesperson for the hotelier, ‘blending the advantages of a high-end lifestyle hotel with the space and flexibility of an apartment.’ The premise brings a new meaning to ‘home away from home’ by bringing together the benefits of a communal hostel – including communal amenities, a restaurant, bar and co-working area – but with a sophisticated and comfortable homely vibe. A combination of short-stay compact apartments (averaging 29 sq-m) or longer-term larger studios and suites (averaging 33 sq-m) create a co-living environment of ‘aparthotels’ for residents.