I have a serious love affair with an overnight stay in a luxury hotel. Something that I am lucky enough to do on a ~slightly~ frequent basis. I wanted to create a little diary of all of my favourite hotels in London including all the things you want to know including all the little touches and secrets. I hope you enjoy and please let me know in the comments if you are planning to stay in any I recommended or have done already!
From the moment you walk in to the little front door the warmth hits you and its almost as if you have stepped back in time. Beautiful wood floors and a wooden stair case lay before you leading through to the lobby area. With the champagne bar and the piano lounge to your left and right ( the champagne bar is open to any member of the public however the piano lounge is only for Soho House members or guests staying at the hotel).
If you follow me on Instagram you may recognise these images as we have now stayed here twice and I absolutely love the rooms, they have everything you could ever imagine, fully stocked Cow Shed toiletries, hair dryers, a full cocktail selection inclusive of lemons and limes. Even hair straighteners and phone chargers! You literally just need to bring yourself.
Top Tip: If you are staying in the hotel spend your evening at the piano bar, have a few drinks, perhaps an Espresso Martini and enjoy the best mac & cheese and olives.
Top Tip: In the morning don't forget to check the 'snacks' tin (the most delicious oat and raisin and double chocolate cookies)
The Hoxton Southwark
Our most recent stay was at The Hoxton in Southwark a 10 minute walk from Waterloo station. As it was New Years Eve we decided to spend the afternoon relaxing in our room watching movies, we ordered burgers and champagne from room service (which took 20 minutes! So quick) The room is so cool, I just posted a photo to my Instagram the other day and so many of you said you would love to stay there too, I couldn't recommend it enough. As the night began to draw in we went upstairs to the rooftop restaurant / bar, Seabird, the bar stools are the coolest I have ever seen, but unfortunately they didn't have any bar snacks and had ran out of olives / nuts which was a little bit of a let down as we couldn't have any food (there were no tables in the restaurant available) This may just be because it was NYE. The hotel itself if really cool, I loved the lobby area and could easily spend an afternoon curled up in an armchair reading a book, or browsing the art and coffee table books they have on show.
Top Tip: Connect your phone to the Apple TV and watch Netflix in bed with a room service order of salmon avocado maki and edamame.
The ME Hotel
One of our most favourite hotels, totally different to the previous styles and much more modern, but equally as luxurious. We have stayed here many times and always love it! Right on the strand adjacent to Covent Garden, the perfect central location. If you are looking to stay somewhere for a special occasion I couldn't recommend it enough, as it is a little pricey. Radio Rooftop is the restaurant and bar on the roof of the hotel, one of my favourite places in London as the vibe is so chic and relaxed, at night you can find a DJ and wear a glamorous dress and by day wear something a little more casual and head to the roof for lunch.
White City House.
Keeping in line with the 'Soho House' vibe the next hotel I wanted to mention is a beautiful sun trap. We spent a night here in the midst of a Spring heat wave. do you remember those balmy 30 degree days in April? Adjacent to Westfiled White City, and a series of restaurants Bluebird Cafe included, White City House is the coolest spot. If you are staying or a Soho member you can enjoy the rooftop pool and restaurant / bar area, unwind in the cinema, or take your laptop for a date in the lobby. We loved our room it was a perfect spot for a Spring break away from home and as always the comfiest of beds.
Top Tip: Make sure you bring pyjamas and warm socks as they don't supply robes or slippers.
Heading over to Shoreditch we stayed at our favourite restaurants hotel, Nobu. The architectural design is incredible and inside is no feat to the dark Japanese interior. Our room was probably one of the coolest I have stayed in in London. From the retractable curtains to the gold bathroom sink. I loved every bit of the hotel, I have started to notice a pattern that we like staying somewhere that has an in house restaurant and bar, most likely so we can have copious amounts of drinks and stumble in a lift up to our bed (easy!) The Nobu restaurant and bar area is very sophisticated and oozes a New York kind of urban cool.