Vintry & Mercer is set in London’s Vintry Ward, among the livery halls, guilds and narrow streets that line the banks of the Thames. This is where past and present intersect, where the long traditions of trade and commerce come to life in the contemporary style of the hotel’s 92 bespoke rooms and suites.
Our name was inspired by the historic trading guilds of the area; Vintry, established in 1364, was the centre for London wine merchants, and Mercer, established in 1304, was for noble textile sellers who specialised in fine silks and damasks. The nearby street names — Wine, Honey, Saffron, Garlic(k), Cinnamon — pay tribute to the exotic ingredients that once arrived on the shores of the Thames, filling the city with colour.
Today, this historic locale is a destination for the modern traveller. It’s a place where architectural wonders like St Paul’s Cathedral share the cityscape with global powerhouses, from the Bank of England to the Bloomberg Media Group. In the narrow streets near Vintry & Mercer’s Garlick Hill location, history perseveres. Yet guests are connected to the rest of the capital via the extensive rail and underground network, accessible from Mansion House, Bank and Cannon Street Station. Explore with Vintry & Mercer.
At Vintry & Mercer, we take our responsibilities to the planet seriously. From February 2019, we will be running on 100 per cent renewable electricity, sourced from wind, solar and biomass generators. We are also using solar panelling, heat pump technology in our air-conditioning system, and a ‘Combined Heating and Power’ system to ensure minimal environmental output.