Design-oriented serviced apartment brand Locke will open a second London location this March as part of its European expansion.

Locke at Broken Wharf will be located by the Thames at Millennium Bridge, and feature 113 studios and premium suites with custom-designed furniture and fully-equipped kitchens.

The aparthotel offers two options for both short and long term travellers, with either Locke Studios (29 sqm) or River Suites (33 sqm).

There are views from the property of the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Facilities will include a co-working space, an all-day restaurant and a bar. Guests have the option of eating at hotel eatery Deli Cats and Sons, offering breakfast and lunch, or ordering shopping to cook in their rooms.

The hotel will also offer what it calls a “mind-expanding cultural programme spanning wellness, fitness, art and music”.

Architect Matthew Grzywinski of Grzywinski and Pons, an architecture and design firm, created each room with a juxtaposition of materials.

“Throughout the property I played with a little matte/gloss tension, employing the aspirational bling of chrome, smoked glass and polished copper softened by the warmth and enveloping tactility of timber, cane and butterscotch upholstery,” Grzywinski says.

Locke is part of serviced apartment group Edyn, formerly called Saco (“the Serviced Apartment Company”). Saco is now a brand within the Edyn portfolio.

Locke properties are set to open in London’s Bermondsey and Dalston in late 2020. Existing locations in the UK include East London, Manchester and Edinburgh. International additions will include Dublin, Munich, Berlin, Lisbon and Copenhagen.

Prices will start from £135 per night.

Elizabeth Pridgeon