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With over twenty properties in central London I don’t think anyone was ever going to suggest that Marriott didn’t offer enough options for Bonvoy members wishing to visit the capital of the UK but, just in case, Marriott has just announced the opening of a new property in a tourist-centric area – welcome to The Dixon, Tower Bridge.
The Dixon is located on London’s Tooley Street which puts it close to attractions like the Shard, Borough Market, the Tower of London and, of course, Tower Bridge.
The Dixon is built inside a converted magistrates court and offers 193 rooms and suites which range in size from 215 square feet (Dixon King room) to 678 square feet (the Orwell Suite).
The property houses the “Courtroom Bar”, complete with Edwardian oak panelling, which serves “artisanal cocktails” from under the original judges bench.
‘Provisioners’ is the hotel’s one restaurant (there are many others in the vicinity) which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and, according to Marriott, is “inspired by modern design movements, designers’ studios and homes, as well as European café culture, while retaining historical elements of the original courthouse structure.”
This is how the hotel’s website describes the restaurant’s offering:
Unpretentious dishes that play to the seasons, locally sourced and expertly put together. Think grilled fish, oysters, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Or British charcuterie, with nods to British, Italian, Spanish and French cuisine.
Based on the images on the website it looks as if the restaurant isn’t particularly big (so it may get busy) and the decor would appear to lend itself more to a breakfast/lunch location than a destination for dinner…but then that’s just a good excuse to go out and explore London in the evenings.
Awards & Pricing
The Dixon Tower Bridge is a Category 6 property so it will set you back 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points/night (45,000/night if you can find a PointSavers rate) but using points may not always be the best option at this property.
Right now there are some fantastic (for central London) prices on offer for weekend nights at the Dixon and the great rates are even available in the heart of London’s busiest months:
When you can stay a Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at a Marriott property within 5 minutes walk of Tower Bridge for £386/$510 (in total) in the middle of July you know you’re getting a good deal.
The location of The Dixon is fantastic as it’s only a very short walk away from some of London’s major attractions and, should you wish to venture further afield, it’s only a 5-7 minute walk to London Bridge tube station which will get you into the very heart of London in under 10 minutes.
The only negatives I can see here is that the entry-level rooms may be on the small side and that the restaurant may be on the small side to….but at prices from £122/$161 per night I’m not sure that’s going to bother too many people.