Breathing life into the City’s financial heart
17 May 2017
EPR’s latest hospitality scheme, the Ned opened its doors last month to widespread media coverage, as the new venture by Soho House & Co and Sydell Group looks set to turn London’s financial district into a week-round destination. The impressive heritage building host’s nine restaurants, 252 bedrooms channeling 1920s and 1930s design, a range of men’s and women’s grooming services and a members’ club.
The repurposing of the original bank vault on the ground floor turns the gold bullion store into a 20m swimming pool and the vault bar, with its two metre thick door – recreated by James Bond designers on the set of Goldfinger – is entombed in the banks original safety deposit boxes.
Upstairs, Ned’s Club members have access to a rooftop outdoor swimming pool and terrace, with unrivalled views of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Gherkin, Shard, and Walkie Talkie.