A Room for London
A Room for London is staying for 2013. The ballot to book available June, July and August 2013 nights is now live. It closes at midnight (London, GMT) on 24 April 2013. Read more and enter here. And sign up to our newsletter to get updates on future ballot release dates and other news from Living Architecture.
A new perspective on the River Thames
There can be few places to stay a night in London quite as unusual, poetic and life-enhancing as A Room for London Living Architecture's 'boat' perched, as if by retreating floodwaters, on the very edge of the Queen Elizabeth hall at the Southbank Centre.
The one-bedroom installation is intended to offer guests a place of refuge and reflection amidst the flow of traffic at this iconic location in the capital. The lower and upper decks offer extraordinary views, by day and night, of a London panorama that stretches from Big Ben to St Paul's cathedral. Inside, the boat is a beautifully crafted timber object, full of nooks and crannies to explore – and all the creature comforts that one would expect in a good hotel.
On arrival 'aboard', guests are invited to fill in a logbook detailing what they have experienced during their stay, out of the window as much as within themselves. In future years, we hope that the boat will resume its journey and find itself perched in other vital parts of London (or outside London), in a location that provides great views and makes for a stimulating experience for our guests.
The Making of A Room for London: take a look at this time-lapse video commissioned by our main contractor Millimetre. And a beautiful video about the making of A Room for London commissioned by Artangel. You can also see photos that some of our guests have taken on the A Room for London flickr page.
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