Best for: unconventional fun
Part boat, part container, this 148-room structure is a social enterprise at heart: employing and training unemployed locals. Rooms are smart and minimalist – the lounge areas and rooftop terrace are the places to chill. Waking to sunrise across the Royal Docks is a unique treat.
Rooms from £90 a night, room only; goodhotellondon.com
Velvet flatforms £26, Topshop (topshop.com)