Last weekend I was lucky enough to stay at the charming Redchurch Townhouse in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London. This was my first time staying at a Soho House property so I wasn’t sure if it would totally be my vibe or not, but after reading about the property opening and snagging a killer deal, I had to give it a shot. Let me tell you, I was an immediate convert.
The lobby was chic, but super low key in a Grandma’s basement got a vibey makeover kind of way. The windows opened completely to the street for a bustling open air lobby.
The Shoreditch neighborhood is a really great mix of arty, grungy, foodie, drinky, and is adjacent to several great outdoor markets. I used to visit here frequently as I dated a chap who lived near by many Miami moons ago.
The room just did me in completely! First up, this was the “tiny room” which was more than serviceable for a couple days in town. I was very pleased that my early check-in could be accommodated and that I could shower and sleep after not doing so on my flight.
The bed was an absolute dream and I used every pillow every night.
Dear Soho House: Please ship bed and bedding. Thank you.
The modernized vintage radio was playing classical music on my arrival and the vibe was a nice juxtaposition to the green velour headboard and marble lamp.
In the corner, a tiny amp, assumingly for a tiny after party?
The china pattern reminded me of Liberty and again was the perfect contrast to the grungy view.
View left something to be desired, but also felt very East London. Really, I wasn’t upset about it as it made for a quiet street for optimal sleeping.
The bar cart by the door was quite elegant and I managed to only break one of the crystal glasses, which really is all you can expect for a first time guest.
Snacks were on point.
And the mini fridge featured pressed ginger juice, my fav, and every kind of citrus for making cocktails! Why doesn’t every hotel with a mini bar do this?? Brilliant.
The bar cart even featured a small marble cutting board with knife and citrus peeler. I can’t get over the attention to detail. Also, please note the vermouth in a perfume atomizer – brilliant.
Finally, the bath was small but well appointed, starting with these two plush robes that I slept in each night. (And day).
The shower was sizable and featured a really great rain head that I could hang out in all day. Really, you’d need all day to try each and every one of the Cowshed Spa products. Multiple loofahs were also included for your trials.
This was seriously the most thoughtfully stocked hotel bathroom. Not pictured: Mavis toothpaste, deodorant, tampons, condoms, flip flops, massage oil. All for your use! Every time I opened a drawer or turned around, there were more fun things to find. I felt like a kiddo in a candy store instead of just a boring adult in a hotel bath.
Case in point, the closet was just the same featuring a quite nice Baby Bliss hair dryer and flat iron. Also, there were chargers and adapters. Thank you!
This was an absolutely fantastic stay and for 150 GBP per night on average, I would stay here again in a second. The staff were kind and went above and beyond for the few requests I had. The only drawback is that arriving or departing by train isn’t the easiest requiring multiple transfers as the stop across the street is only for the overground. Really, that’s no drawback at all, just something to know. I’m already planning my next trip back to London and now am weighing my true love of Redchurch Townhouse versus the sister townhouses in the area.
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