Old Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court and police station to reopen as new boutique hotel

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The Old Tower Bridge magistrates court and police station in London, which was designed in 1905 by John Dixon Butler, is to be transformed into a new boutique hotel.

Opening in Autumn 2018 in Tower Bridge, The Dixon will join Dominvs Hospitality Group and be operated as part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection of hotels.

The hotel marks part of Dominvs’ plan to drive the boutique hotel sector forward and will be located in a prime position close to The Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the new Bridge Theatre.

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The building is undergoing an extensive refurbishment, undertaken by contractors McAleer & Rushe. The company has previously worked with Dominvs on the design and construction of two hotels at Aberdeen Airport, as well as a property in Manchester.

The Dixon will be home to 193 bedrooms, nine suites, plus a Courthouse café, with interior design headed up by twenty2degrees.

Design details include simple brickwork, large windows and modern furniture from British designers alongside more classic pieces and curated artworks from local artists.

Jay Ahluwalia, on behalf of Dominvs Group said: “Travellers no longer want just a comfortable night’s stay, they want to be immersed in the local community. The Dixon will offer a unique take on the boutique hotel experience offering guests a neighbourhood feel in the heart of the capital.”

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  1. My father used to be a police man based at this station who sadly passed away just over a year ago he would have loved to have stayed here

  2. Oh Tim, just read this article and seen your comment. You are right dad would have so loved to have stayed here, he knew they were developing it into a hotel and had said he really wanted to go and see what they had done to his old station. I feel quite sad and melancholy :,((

    I think we should look into it and go around dad’s birthday in April next year….?

  3. I was a police officer there from 1981 to 1983 and have fond memories. The name Sykes rings a bell, but it was a long time ago.

  4. I was an usher and clerical officer in the Magistrates’ Court for a few years for 1973. Forty five years later I’m still missing the place and the people both court and police staff..

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