Shoreditch House, London

Shoreditch House is the sister club to Soho House home to media Darlings for decades! very protective of its members (we strangely weren't allowed to shoot in the Club itself) both clubs and their sister establishments in New York and Berlin are part of an expanding network that goes out of its way to treat its ever so important members very well indeed!
Now with the opening of the Shoreditch Rooms us mere mortals can now peek into this elite world for the surprisingly reasonable price of a overnight stay. As a Rooms Guest you have access to the Tom Dixon designed Club for yourself and a few friends. The Club stretches over several floors of the TEA building in Londons East End. Full of bars, restaurants, pool tables and with a roof top heated pool and garden the place is jumping most weekend evenings and a joy to explore. Inside the Reception hidden discretely on Ebor Street is the entrance to the somewhat tongue-in-cheekily named COWSHED Spa.

The Tea Building crouching like a big black tool box at the head of Redchurch Street is an ideally positioned base, like the Boundary Hotel we featured previously, from which to explore the new groovy east end gallery district.

Be warned thought that despite catering to the countries media elite there is a somewhat Fawlty Towers-esque bent to the Rooms themselves. The Online bookings links lead nowhere and dont expect anyone to actually read any emails sent to Bookings. Best to Ring to make a booking but do follow up with a fax if you still have such 20th century antiques to confirm the dates as they might mysteriously mutate.

The Rooms themselves are not maximalist modern like the Club interiors but rather a restful scandinavian rustic. They manage to avoid the clique of most hotel rooms in terms of the mini bar etc and have lovely wooden shutters that while aesthetically pleasing dont block out that much light so if you need a sleep-in after that arduous first class flight bring your eye mask from the plane!