If you need a hotel there is a good selection to be found not too far away. Here are a few suggestions:-
So long as you're not afraid of heights, the Shangri-La at The Shard is the perfect location for a unique and luxurious hotel experience. Occupying levels 34 to 52 of Western Europe's tallest building it has all the amenities of a five star hotel, combined with the most breathtaking views in all of London.
SE1's most prestigious hotel also includes the Borough Bar and Georgetown restaurant. It boasts 119 rooms, and its four-star delights are just a stone's throw from London Bridge Station, St Thomas' Hospital, Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Tate Modern are just a short walk away, while The City of London is just across the river. The studio is approximately 20 minutes walk.
For cheap accommodation, 27 rooms are available in the gloriously non-descript concrete block just opposite the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre. With views of the 'unique charms' of this undeniably pink shopping centre, your blinkers are sure to be working overtime.
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and very close to the financial district, this four-star hotel offers well-equipped bedrooms, apartments and suites, all with superb views overlooking St Katherine's Dock. The Guoman Tower is a large and modern hotel designed for business guests or those wanting to indulge. The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the studio.
Hilton Tower Bridge has just opened it's swanky (245 bedroom) doors to grateful guests and, as you'd expect, offers the very best service, including 9 meeting rooms, a top restaurant, lively bar and wireless broadband internet access throughout. The studio is just 15 minutes walk away
New hotel close to Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. St Paul's Cathedral is a short walk across the River Thames and all 182 bedrooms feature a brand new and stylish design. The hotel has 7 meeting rooms for up to 100 people theatre-style and a Garden Brasserie restaurant (with room service) serving a selection of international dishes. Guests can relax in Clinks Bar, which has a dedicated area with numerous modem points, or workout in the rooftop leisure and fitness suite - exclusive to guests - with gym, sauna and steam room. The studio is approximately 25 minutes walk away.
Modern 90-room hotel just south of Blackfriars Bridge, very handy for the Tate Modern art gallery and The Globe. A "cheerful, friendly hotel" offering "great value", according to quotable sorts. Approximately 25 minutes walk from the studio.
The Bespoke group opened this fantastic hotel in 2009 on the trendy bar and foodie strip of Bermondsey Street. 60 of the 79 designer bedrooms are classed as deluxe, with the real creme de la creme based in the loft of the building providing silver-screen views of London's stunning city skyline. Guests will enjoy the acclaimed Alfie's Kitchen Bar and Restaurant, alfresco terrace, beauty spas and outdoor roof-top hot tub! 5-minute walk from Miloco.
City centre version of the popular motel. 196 rooms with en-suite bathroom, TV, phone, dataport and tea/coffee facilities. There is also a restaurant & bar. Now with Wi-Fi internet access. Only 10 minutes walk from the studio.
The Southwark Rose Hotel is the first new-build boutique hotel in London. Its centrally located, close to Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe, while all rooms are en-suite with Sky television, refreshment facilities, safes, electric blackout blinds to ensure a good night's sleep, and telephones with modem connections. The restaurant serves breakfast daily as well as providing a quality dinner menu. It's no more than 25 minutes walk from the studio.