the hardest hotel room to book in London

Move over shishi-designed hotels of London.  The hotel to book in 2012 is the 1 bedroom, 1 night only Room for London – a completely equipped accommodation and art installation commissioned by Living Architecture (an enterprise that provides the public with the opportunity to experience contemporary architecture) and Artangel (an organization that commissions projects by contemporary artists). David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner were the well-deserved winners of the commission.

The hotel/room looks like a riverboat washed-up and delicately poised on the Thames-facing side of the Queen Elizabeth’s Southbank’s Arts Center’s roof.  The first level comes with a kitchenette with Miele appliances and spacious en suite bedroom; the second comes with a small library and an outdoor viewing platform.  From both levels you have panoramic and unique views of central London for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the most cutting-edge art cities in the world!

Check out a 1-minute video here.

image credits: (top) a Room for London; (bottom) Living Architecture

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