The Dixon, Tower Bridge started life back in 1906 as the Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court, Southwark. Designed by John Dixon Butler, a celebrated architect yet mysterious figure of the late 1800’s, it housed courtrooms, a police station, and jail cells. As you can imagine, some of the area’s most colourful characters have seen the inside of these walls.
The whole building has been fully restored into a hotel, conserving key details and highlighting its Edwardian heritage. We’ve also been inspired by some of the scoundrels who spent time here. That’s why you’ll find cocktails served in courtrooms and coffee brewed just feet away from the jail cells. At this central London hotel, the rebel hearts of SE1 live on.
There is great history surrounding this SE1 hotel, too. Tooley Street, The Tower of London, Maltby St Market, Winchester Palace, Shakespeare’s Globe are all within reach by foot.