The Nomad Hotel brand is to open its first London property in 2020, housed within the grade II listed former Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station.
The 19th century building is located on Bow Street close to Covent Garden Underground Station, and has been closed since 2006.
It will now be converted into the 91-room Nomad London, designed by New York-based studio Roman and Williams, with features including a restaurant by chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara (responsible for the three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park in New York), and the Nomad Lounge – “an alluring space that invites guests to lounge after dinner in a nighttime venue”.
The original Magistrates’ Courtroom will be converted into events space, and there will be a museum with rotating exhibitions, honouring the history of the Metropolitan Police Force.
According to the hotel’s website the design of the property “draws inspiration from the original materials, color palette and elaborate architecture of the building and will pay homage to the decorative traditions of England’s heritage while exploring the relationship between the New York and London art scenes”.
Nomad London will be the fourth hotel under the brand, joining properties in New York, LA and Las Vegas.
Nomad is owned by the Sydell Group, which also operates London’s The Ned hotel in partnership with Soho House and Co (for our review click here), as well as the Freehand, Saguaro and Park MGM brands.
Nomad London will be a joint partnership between Sydell Group and investment firm BTC UK.