4.0
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What We Love

  • The playful references to the property's jailhouse past
  • A rooftop bar with expansive views over London
  • Potent prison-themed cocktails at the main bar
  • The spa’s cozy indoor swimming pool

What To Know

  • Just a short walk from the Old Street tube station
  • Despite the hotel's busy Shoreditch locale, guest rooms are insulated from street noise and very quiet
  • There are 11 event spaces that can accommodate up to 800 people
  • Free WiFi is slow and spotty

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Stately yet trendy hotel steeped in history, with a cinema, a bowling alley, and a sceney rooftop terrace

The Lowdown

Following extensive renovations, the Old Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station—where famous gangster brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray were once imprisoned—is now the second London outpost of the luxury Courthouse Hotel. This 128-room property includes original details like wood paneling and stained glass windows along with playful reminders of the building’s past, while, at the main cocktail lounge, murals depicting long-gone “residents” displayed behind metals bars and former cells have been converted into private booths. This is the place to go for strong signature drinks like the Convicted, a mix of Woodford reserve, Cointreau, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Prison-themed dishes are on offer at the restaurant, located in the former courtrooms (also home to a private member’s club). If the pesky London weather allows it, head to the rooftop bar for panoramic views of Shoreditch. But if you encounter rain and fog, look to the hotel’s cinema, the two-lane bowling alley, or the spa’s heated indoor pool.

In the Area

Once-gritty Shoreditch in London’s East End is now among the city’s trendiest and most dynamic areas. Its appeal is the direct result of London’s best artists and galleries, which are moving in from the West End; now, entire sections—most notably Great Eastern Street—are dotted with striking graffiti. Start the day off at The Breakfast Club, a popular restaurant that doles out hearty morning staples like chicken and waffles. Afterwards, burn off a couple of calories on your stroll to Brick Lane, a favorite destination for fans of vintage finds. The street is also home to the Old Truman Brewery, a formerly derelict series of buildings that have been transformed into a hub for creative businesses, along with bars, restaurants, clubs, and a recently opened food market called Boiler House. For the fashion and design set, there’s Box Park nearby. Billed as the world’s first pop-up mall, this modern space features multiple stands for independent brands like Astrid & Miyu, a maker of handcrafted contemporary jewelry.

How to Get There

Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
335-337 Old Street
London, EC1V 9LL United Kingdom

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 743 Reviews
Needs Improvements
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at this hotel Recently and I did like it was not perfect but it was good but it needs massive improvements.
Delarah and Shazz were perfect to us upon arriving and showing us around the hotel my boyfriend even made friends with shazz and he was so wonderful to us during our stay also gave us a voucher for a great restaurant. the hotel it selfs needs big improvement in certain areas such as lifts, and bad smell in the corridors and the bar
this is more of a 4 star hotel then 5.

Excellent customer service
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice hotel in great location. Great offering at breakfast. Guest Relations Manager Chris Kkoshi was wonderful and went above and beyond the call of duty in assisting me during a recent stay. Thank you, Chris!

Excellent stay and fabulous service from Guest Ambassador Isabel Artaza.
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just spent the weekend at The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch for my boyfriends birthday and it was wonderful.
It’s the perfect location for nightlife and food and drinks in the centre of Shoreditch.
Prior to arriving I had been in communications with Isabel Artaza who is the guest ambassador and I just wanted to say how amazing she was. She couldn’t have been more helpful with helping me organise everything for my boyfriends birthday.
We stayed in the Dalton Suite and the room was amazing and spacious with a great bathroom (especially the shower). Within the Jailhouse Bar there are old converted cells that famous criminals have previously been in which is very cool!
All round a great stay and would highly recommend and we will be back! And thanks again Isabel!

Hotel with character and comfort
Reviewed 5 days ago

As the name suggests this used to be a court building - magistrates court and police station. It has been very tastefully converted retaining a lot of elements from the original building. It was notorious for housing the Kray Twins when on remand and the bar retains some of the old cells.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The decor is contemporary but with old world charm. Our shower room was large.

Terrible, would not recommend
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived on time to check in and room wasn’t ready. Returned an hour later, still not ready were sent to the bar and the barman didn’t know how to make any cocktails or even a gin and tonic which was bizarre. Room was ready 3 hours late after we kept chasing. The staff on reception were rude and unapologetic. When we got to a room she could find there was a man (maintenence maybe) in the room watching TV. He simply said it was meant to be empty.

We complained to reception who didn’t apologise and took another 30 mins to find out if he had gone. By this point it was too late to use the spa and the rooftop bar wasn’t open. We asked to speak to a a manger, we then waited 40 mins and he didn’t appear while we tried to cancel the booking. Reception staff were really rude and completely spoiled our day.

The hotel is poorly managed, chaotic and in total disorder. Wouldn’t recommend.