Those champion of cool, Soho House, will open White City House in April in the old BBC Television Centre and help West London get its Mojo back. The famous circular building (nicknamed ‘the donut’) is being transformed into a new ‘village’ with apartments, restaurants (include a Bluebird Café) and a hotel. The White City House hotel will have 45 vintage-styled bedrooms in the grade II listed building, a cinema, a Cowshed spa and the group’s trademark rooftop pool .
Also on our radar: Another London landmark, Great Scotland Yard, the former Whitehall HQ of the Metropolitan Police. Madeover as a 153 room hotel www.galliardhomes.com