Amid the streets lining the banks of the Thames is Vintry & Mercer; a boutique luxury hotel with 92 rooms and suites. The heart of the City of London was once a centre for historic trading guilds, such as wine and luxury textiles and is now a favourite destination for modern Londoners and travellers, with landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral only minutes away. Vintry & Mercer perfectly pairs contemporary and edgy design with a deeply-held appreciation for the history abundant in the immediate surroundings. It is truly a space in which the past meets the present.

It was this seamless blending of the historic and the modern that we wanted to reflect and reinforce within the book collection for Vintry & Mercer. The collection features books about London and maritime history, alongside titles on food, drink, economics and travel. A large volume of illustrated titles have been distributed throughout the guest rooms, lobby, bar and main library. The statement lighting coffer in the library illuminates the books beautifully, making the library a striking feature of the room, along with the fabulous ceiling art.