Lifestyle hospitality brand Locke has opened its third London property in bustling Bermondsey.
Comprising 143 studio apartments, Bermonds Locke is also home to Robin Gill’s newly relocated restaurant, The Dairy; a third-wave coffee shop and all-day dining destination, Shaman, a co-working space and wellness studio.
Designed to be lived in, each individual studio apartment is equipped with fully fitted kitchens and laundry facilities, as well as living space, offering guests another way to stay than the traditional hotel room.
The flexibility of the home-meets-hotel format appeals to a broad range of travellers across the leisure and business markets, for both extended and short stays. As the demands of contemporary travellers rapidly change, Locke are determined to stay ahead of the curve as they continue their European expansion plans.
With further openings planned in Dublin, Berlin, Lisbon, Munich and Copenhagen, Locke is also slated to open its fourth London outpost in Dalston later this year.
Bermonds Locke is home of Robin Gill’s much-loved The Dairy, following its move from Clapham to Bermondsey this September.
The Dairy Bermondsey will follow much of the same produce-led focus as its predecessor and will continue Robin’s ethos of using the best seasonal produce, working with his close network of suppliers and offering dishes where the ingredients are left to shine.
In addition, located within the spacious co-working area of Bermonds Locke, all-day food and drink destination Shaman will serve third-wave coffee, grab-and-go items, wine and cocktails.
Shaman will also offer Bermonds Locke guests pre-packed recipe boxes, allowing travellers to prepare fresh meals step-by-step in the comfort of their studio apartment.
Bermonds Locke marks the first collaboration for the brand with London-based interior architecture studio Holloway Li.
Paying homage to nature’s wonder in both aesthetic and eco-responsibility, Holloway Li have created a living experience out of re-purposed construction materials in both the public areas and private apartments.
Concrete testing cubes destined for landfill find new purpose serving as a plinth for a six-metre long terrazzo tables in the ground floor workspaces; whilst in the rooms bespoke bed frames woven out of blackened rebar are accented with linen canopies to infuse old ideas of the concrete jungle with a new sense of sanctuary.
“We are really excited to be partnering with Locke to pave a new design direction for the brand’s home-meets-hotel concept and by challenging the purpose of materials, we hope to highlight how a circular material economy can generate an incredibly unique aesthetic and a new kind of living experience – doing more, with less.” say Alex Holloway and Na Li, Co-Founders Holloway Li.
Images: Nicholas Worley and Edmond Dabney