We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with the following hotels offering beneficial room discounts for our Inaugural Gala Dinner Guests. Please find information about the hotels below together with booking details and process to secure your room. We will provide the booking codes required for each of the hotels in the confirmation e-mail you will receive once you have purchased your Inaugural Gala Dinner tickets. Please note that there are limited rooms allocated so we recommend you get in touch at your earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

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Welcome to Threadneedles-Autograph Collection

In a seamless marriage of past and present, this Victorian banking hall has been beautifully re-imagined as a five-star boutique hotel.

Elegant and exclusive, Threadneedles lies in the historic heart of the City of London and amidst the iconic landmarks including: the Bank of England, the Gherkin, St. Pauls Cathedral, the Walkie-Talkie, the Shard, etc.

The nearest underground stations are: Bank and Monument and the closet rail stations are: Liverpool Street Station & Cannon Street Station. Located 1min away from Drapers' Hall.

A haven of calm

Each one of the hotel’s 74 beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites combine contemporary style with the building’s banking heritage. Every detail is carefully considered to ensure your stay is truly memorable.

Marco Pierre White Wheeler’s of St. James’s Oyster Bar & Grill Room serves modern British cuisine of the highest quality, showcasing fresh and seasonal produce and Marco’s signature dishes. Monday to Friday: breakfast is served from 6.30 to 10am; lunch from 12 noon to 2.30pm; dinner from 6 to 10pm.

The Oyster Bar is open daily serving the finest Champagnes, wines and cocktails. Bar food is available daily until 10pm, from 12 noon midweek and from 3pm on the weekend.

Threadneedles, 5 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY T. +44 (0)20 7657 8080 | E. email |

The Autograph Collection, by Marriott International, is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels.

A #warmerwelcome at Apex Hotels

Apex Hotels is a family-owned collection of ten hotels located in London, Bath, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. Each contemporary hotel has individual character like the different members of any family. But each one offers an authentic, warm welcome tailored to you.

London hotels near Drapers’ Hall

With three hotels in London, all perfectly positioned just a short distance from Drapers’ Hall, Apex prides itself on providing a great value place to stay in the heart of the city, perfect for guests of the charity gala dinner organised by the Rafiki Foundation at Drapers’ Hall.

Rafiki Thabo’s Inaugural Gala Dinner Guests are welcome at special room rates at Apex London Wall Hotel and Apex City of London.

Apex City of London

Nestled away on the tranquil Seething Lane, yet just moments from Tower of London, this hotel is just a short 15-minute walk from Drapers’ Hall. Recently refurbished, it has all you need for a memorable and relaxing trip to London. Spacious rooms have lots of space to get ready, The Lampery restaurant and bar serves good, honest food that’s beautifully presented, alongside delicious cocktails and drinks. PURE Spa & Beauty provide spa treatments and a relaxation room for a pamper session in preparation for the gala dinner.

Apex City of London, 1 Seething Lane, London, EC3N 4AX

Booking information

E: T: 0800 049 8000
Apex London Wall Hotel

Located on Copthall Avenue, just a two-minute walk from Drapers’ Hall, it’s the perfect place to stay after the event. This boutique hotel offers an exceptional level of personalised customer service, a friendly warm welcome always awaits. The hotel’s Off the Wall Restaurant and Bar serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals alongside a drinks and cocktail menu that help you kick off your evening in style.

Apex London Wall, 7-9 Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R 7NJ