Situated directly across the street from the Royal Opera House, NoMad London is the first European outpost of the New York-based hospitality brand and has undergone adaptive reuse to convert it from a courthouse. It tapped Roman and Williams to design the hotel’s 91 rooms and suites, whose rates start from £335 per night.
Roman and Williams’ interventions riff on the powerful contrast between the building’s neo-classical 18th-century architecture and the bohemian spirit of its location.
Interiors are animated by decorative woodwork and ethereal murals inspired by the Covent Garden market. At the same time, fabrics and wallpaper are also front and centre, with classic floral motifs that recall the English countryside jostling with playful modernist touches.
The Library lounge is a highlight, where guests can enjoy light dishes, coffee, tea, and cocktails surrounded by a beautiful book collection. But the real culinary star of the show is The NoMad Restaurant, helmed by Ashley Abodeely. It’s housed inside a three-storey glass atrium (once the courthouse) and is styled on an Edwardian greenhouse. Meanwhile, Side Hustle has a cosier, English pub vibe.