What We Love
- A super-central luxury hotel set in a former magistrates' court
- Dining at Silk Restaurant, with the original courtroom furnishings from the trials of Oscar Wilde, John Lennon and Mick Jagger
- Heading to the basement to unwind with some time in Sanook Spa's heated indoor pool
- Gazing over the twinkling London cityscape from the retro Soho Sky Terrace
What To Know
- Only a couple of minutes away from the Oxford Circus tube station and Oxford Street
- Very close to Mayfair, Soho and the West End neighborhoods
- Free WiFi is known to be slow
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
As you may have guessed from its name, Courthouse Hotel occupies a Grade-II listed magistrates’ court. But far from being old and stuffy, this luxe five-star hotel has given its historic home a contemporary twist. Up on the roof, you’ll find Soho Sky Terrace, a unique hideaway above the city with a retro-chalet vibe, while the basement houses Sanook Spa, complete with a heated pool, sauna and fitness room. There’s even a private cinema, with showings on Saturday nights.
There are still plenty of original features to be found, however, such as the judge’s bench, dock and witness stand, on display in Silk Restaurant, and the old prison cells, which now provide the bar’s VIP seating area.For more historic charms (and modern treasures, too), simply head out your front door. Sitting right where Mayfair, Soho and the West End meet, the hotel is just steps from Oxford Street, Regent Street and Carnaby Street, and many of London’s iconic attractions, theaters, restaurants and shops are within walking distance.
The contemporary guest rooms feature a neutral color palette that combines rich earth tones, such as chocolate-brown and claret-red. Deluxe King rooms are a bit more spacious than the Superior King rooms, and boast a super-king-sized bed, but otherwise share the same modern amenities and stylish vibe.
Amenities- Air conditioning- Dual-line, direct-dial telephone- High-speed data port (laptop connectivity and web mail)- Flat-screen LCD satellite TV- Safe- Writing desk- Minibar- Entertainment system
Silk Restaurant offers Asian-fusion cuisine within elegant, oak-paneled walls and under a vaulted, glass ceiling. The building’s history as a magistrates’ court is evident here, with the original judge’s bench, dock and witness stand providing unique focal points. Carnaby Brasserie sits opposite vibrant Carnaby Street and is open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, while the Soho Sky Terrace offers an unusual retreat overlooking the city’s rooftops. This unique destination takes inspiration from a 1950s ski scene, with candle-lit lanterns, vintage posters and soft lighting. Downstairs, The Bar offers a further insight into the building’s history, with the reincarnation of the original cell blocks as VIP rooms.
Sanook Spa offers a haven of peace and quiet, every day between 10am and 7pm. You’ll find a heated indoor pool here, as well as a sauna and fitness room. A range of relaxing treatments are available, from facials to massages.
Courthouse Hotel occupies an enviable spot in the center of London, where the West End, Soho and Mayfair meet, just minutes from Oxford Circus tube station. You can count the iconic department store Liberty’s and The Photographers’ Gallery as your immediate neighbors, while the London Palladium, Carnaby Street and Regent Street are all just a stone’s throw away. This part of town is a destination for shopping and entertainment, with cafés, bars, restaurants, theaters and clubs around every corner.
How to Get There
I have been guest of this hotel during a working trip in London Soho. The hotel is in a good position and offer a lot of services. The room are well furnished and silent. The breakfast can be improved. Suggested for families or working trip.
It’s my third time in this hotel and hopefully not the last one. Best location ever, comfortable rooms, supper friendly staff. I love it!
Hotel is location in heart of Soho, between Oxfords and Regent, next to Carabry st. Minute from the tube..
Having slept at 1AM, I was expecting a good night sleep having paid a significant amount of money for an overnight stay. I was rudely awakened by the cleaner at 08:27 AM, not a gentle knock on the door but a loud banging knock that was persistent until I opened the door to a cleaner who looked at me ....realising that she has disturbed my sleep, she then uttered “Maybe later?” To which I responded , “Yes, please.”
Utterly appalling and unacceptable hotel experience. Even Travelodge gives a sleep guarantee. I won’t recommend this hotel at all!
Great central location, an historic building and good roof top bar BUT unfortunately reception, restaurant and bar staff are uninformed and unhelpful. The breakfast was poor and first day the scrambled eggs were cold. Most of the hot food containers were either empty or very low on supply. Asked for bacon which then took 15 minutes to provide! We could see lots of maintenance issues and the decor is tired in places. There were piles of boxes and stuff in areas which were visible (ie behind the reception desk) - definitely not a five star hotel - sorry.
Had a fantastic stay here with Brian. Very modern hotel, all mod cons one would need in the room as well as facilities in the hotel. We spent time at the bar and loved chatting to Adam here! We loved evenings on the rooftop it was chilly but if you wrapped up it was perfect.