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Hotel Review: The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch

A couple of weekends ago, I was invited to spend the night at The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch. I’d just discovered The Hoxton Hotel group in London as a great place to work and study so I was really excited to see what the hotel upstairs had to offer. So here’s what I thought of The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch: one of London’s edgiest spaces.

The Hotel 

As expected from a hipster establishment like The Hoxton Shoreditch, we were greeted by a very enthusiastic receptionist upon arrival. It was a bit like when you walk into Hollister and everyone’s like “hey dude”, except they’re not fake af. If you’re a baller, there’s the option here to open a tab so that anything you buy during your stay is automatically deducted from your credit card. After a brief welcome, she handed over our room keys and directed us to the 6th floor.

We were provided with a cosy double room for our one-night stay at the Hoxton Shoreditch but with the clever use of large mirrors and windows, the space was still bright and airy. It is clear that a lot of attention to detail went into designing these rooms and making them as “Shoreditch” as possible. I loved that if you looked closely, the carpet was a map of the area and the headboard was a sign for Brick Lane Bakery. Small touches like a retro telephone and radio really added to the whole “vibe” of the room.

The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch: One of London's Edgiest Spaces

The room doesn’t really come with any frills but it has all the essentials you’d need and expect. I was impressed by the clever use of space meaning that the kettle etc were actually inside a panel in the desk and the TV could be pulled out from the wall to face the bed! In the corner of the room there’s a large lounge chair where you can curl up with a good book or magazine in the evening.

The bathroom was chic and modern with tiles all around the walls and a large mirror with lights. We were provided with loads of towels and they’ve got their own shower gel, shampoo and conditioner for you to use. That’s just about it though so don’t forget your toothbrush!

Check out the latest prices and find out more about The Hoxton here.


Unfortunately as the Hoxton Grill downstairs is considered as a separate business, a full breakfast is not included in the nightly price. Instead, the Hoxton Shoreditch offers a light breakfast bag to go comprising of granola, a banana and some orange juice. They have a rather clever breakfast system whereby you leave a paper bag outside your room, ticking off what time you’d like your breakfast. When you wake up in the morning, food magically appears inside the bag! Ok it’s not quite magic but someone will deliver you your breakfast before your stated time so it’s ready for you when you wake up. Ingenious!

The Work Space 

Although I was staying here with my boyfriend and the room was super cosy, I felt like this would be a great place to stay on a work trip in London. My boyfriend left for work at around 8am in the morning (with the aforementioned breakfast to go!) so I was up bright and early and sat myself down at the desk for a morning of studying/blogging. I really surprised myself by how productive I was here but with a large desk to myself, some complimentary peppermint tea to wake myself up and light streaming in through the window, conditions were perfect for bashing out some law and blog work.

As I said, the first time I discovered the Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch was through googling cafe shops in London to work in so after checkout at 11am, I headed downstairs, plonked myself in one of the many comfortable sofas dotted around and set up my laptop. At 11am the place was already full of young entrepreneurs with their mac books so clearly this is a popular hangout for creatives. There’s free wi fi and you’re right next to the coffee shop so I’m not at all surprised!

The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch: One of London's Edgiest Spaces

The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch: One of London's Edgiest Spaces

The Area 

The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch is in the perfect location in East London with a co-op supermarket right outside and Boxpark less than a 10 minute walk away. This makes it a great place to stay if you want to explore all the restaurants, bars and shops that this area has to offer. You’ll find places like Dishoom and Andina around a 5 minute walk away, both of which are perfect for brunch. I couldn’t resist heading to Dum Dum Donutterie in Boxpark where I also managed to pick up these adorable Pusheen slippers that I’ve been after for weeks!

The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch: One of London's Edgiest Spaces

All in all, I had a wonderful stay at The Hoxton Shoreditch, which offers you everything you could possibly need for a short stay in London. The staff are friendly, the room is comfortable and chic and the restaurant/work area downstairs is perfect for either a date or a business meeting (and few places can boast being suitable for both..). If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in London, I’d highly recommend either The Hoxton Holborn or Shoreditch for your stay – you won’t be disappointed!

Check out the latest prices and more details here.


The Hoxton Hotel Shoredtich
81 Great Eastern Street


020 7550 1000


The Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch: One of London's Edgiest Spaces

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  1. Melanie
    14th Nov 2017 / 9:03 PM

    What a fab review. I’m loving this hotel looks very hip and cool x

  2. 14th Nov 2017 / 9:13 PM

    Those photo’s are amazing, the place looks gorgeous! I’ll definitely have to remember and check this out when I next visit London. x

  3. 14th Nov 2017 / 11:16 PM

    Now that is an awesome looking and sounding hotel, I would love to go back to London but would need to stay somewhere so I may have to look into this!

  4. 15th Nov 2017 / 9:46 AM

    Sounds like a great London location, I find a lot of London hotels are smaller but it makes a huge difference when they maximize their space well x

  5. Victoria Hatton
    15th Nov 2017 / 10:02 AM

    I love the look of this hotel, I even like the idea of the breakfast bags, especially as I’m not really a morning person x

  6. 15th Nov 2017 / 5:24 PM

    That looks like one seriously swish hotel! I’ll make a point to stay there the next time I visit the city!

  7. Melissa Zia
    15th Nov 2017 / 5:30 PM

    looks like an amazing hotel, the food looks lovely! I need to go one day

  8. Laura Dove
    15th Nov 2017 / 8:41 PM

    Oh how lovely! It looks like a great place to stay and your photos are stunning! I’d love to stay there next time I’m down!

  9. Sarah Ann
    15th Nov 2017 / 11:28 PM

    Looks like a fantastic hotel. Love the work space, it looks so cosy.

  10. 16th Nov 2017 / 7:29 AM

    Great review. I stayed at the Hoxton a few years ago and loved it. Would REALLY like to return, it’s such a cool area isn’t it? Love your photos.

  11. Laura
    17th Nov 2017 / 2:39 AM

    I stayed at the Hoxton years ago the night before a photoshoot in London. It was such a fabulous place to stay, so chilled and I loved the room service burger! xxx

  12. 17th Nov 2017 / 10:13 AM

    This looks like a great hotel – and I love the location, very trendy and cool. I’ll definitely keep this place in mind when I’m staying in London next.

  13. Amy Deverson
    17th Nov 2017 / 11:33 AM

    This hotel looks gorgeous – loved your review. The work space looks so nice, I would definitely love to write a few blog posts there with a coffee!

  14. 23rd Jan 2018 / 9:52 AM

    I love the Hoxton, mainly for location and design (I’m a sucker for this kind of arty/minimalist design) but I really missed the breakfast! But it doesn’t matter too much because the area is fantastic and I think that’s half the point, they’re really encouraging you to explore the area. Love your photography, you’ve totally made me want to go back now!

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