Situated between Tooley Street and Queen Elizabeth Street within London’s characterful and historic Tower Bridge Conservation Area, The Dixon encompasses a sympathetic conversion of the Grade II listed 1906 John Dixon Butler police station and Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court, together with the addition of a new-build extension to the rear of the property, to create a unique boutique hotel which is deeply imbedded in the local community.
Set to open in Autumn 2018 and offering travellers a unique take on the boutique hotel experience, guests will enjoy a warm, neighbourhood feel in the heart of the British capital whilst staying just 200m from London’s iconic Tower Bridge. Socially and culturally immersive, The Dixon will be as much about enjoying the local community as it will be about feeling comfy and at home. And cleverly reflecting the building’s former role, the hotel’s Courthouse café will serve as a both a neighbourhood gathering place and artistic hub, that will welcome not only hotel guests but also locals.
Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, The Dixon’s 193 rooms including 9 suites, will redefine the traditional boutique hotel, by seamlessly incorporating local culture through an artful mix of heritage design. Think simple brickwork, plenty of natural light, tall windows and modern British-designed furniture sitting alongside more classic pieces, original Georgian oak panelling and reclaimed pieces from the Courthouse. Tasteful, curated works courtesy of local artists will adorn the walls, and The Dixon’s support of the local arts will extend far beyond the hotel, with a diverse and carefully orchestrated cultural programme, including special access to the local theatres and studios surrounding its central South East London location. The Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the diverse offerings of the new Bridge Theatre are all just a few minutes’ walk away from The Dixon, which will undoubtedly make this hotel the funky, well-connected and perfectly situated new kid on the Tooley Street block when it opens later this year.