High Road House
What We Love
- Welcoming, helpful staff that knows the area well
- All guestrooms are triple-glazed so even those overlooking Chiswick High Road is quiet
- The public spaces are littered with designer furniture
What To Know
- The downstairs game room is often reserved for children’s parties
- It’s only a 20-minute drive from Heathrow Airport
- Guests must comply with the House rules (see the Details tab for more information)
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
In leafy, village-like Chiswick, a 25-minute tube ride from Westminster, High Road House is the Soho House Group’s chic west London outpost. The interiors are courtesy of design guru Ilse Crawford, founder of Elle Decoration UK. The lobby’s flagstone floors, spotlit ceiling and flickering candles set a calming tone as you step in from busy Chiswick High Road. Whitewashed wood-paneled corridors are lined with heavy brown and black striped carpets and hung with half globe lights from Woka in Austria. The public areas showcase design talent: White balloon lampshades by George Nelson, heavy wooden tables custom-made by Willie Nickerson, and Thorsten Van Elten’s popular hard-back Sorgenfrei chairs.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms have a Scandi-chic look with sea grass–matted floors and whitewashed wood-paneled walls. Simple pegs and hangers create a space-saving wardrobe on one wall, and they’re strung with handy amenities including a hot water bottle and straighteners. Enormous kingsize beds are topped with angora, cashmere and wool duvets, down pillows and handmade woolen blankets. White-tiled bathrooms have rain showers and brilliant Cowshed bath products, and there are well-thought-out little extras everywhere, from the mini Kilner jars full of tea and coffee to the free products you can take away like mouthwash, deodorant and lip balm. Room categories range from the (deceptively spacious) Tiny to the Playroom, which features a freestanding tub in the bedroom.
Settle in for a pre-dinner cocktail at the cozy bar by one of the cast iron Belfort stoves before heading through to the dining room, where hand-printed lino-blocked Marthe Armitage wallpapers cover the walls and complement custom-made benches from George Smith. The downstairs game room has a gentlemen’s club feel, with worn red leather Chesterfields, wooden floors, a pool table and a fussball table; even if you don’t have time to stop in for lunch at the hotel’s brasserie, it’s worth popping in just to check out its beautifully tiled floor. While there’s no gym or spa on-site, you get a free pass to the nearby Hogarth Health Club to use the mood-lit swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
In the Area
Chiswick High Road is packed with eateries such as hipster sourdough pizza joint Franco Manca and Michelin-starred Hedone. And just around the corner, Turnham Green Terrace is home to Charlotte’s Bistro and Foubert’s, an ice cream parlor that has been serving scoops to west Londoners since 1978. With a location so close to the Thames, a riverside stroll and a pint in a waterfront pub are a must. Hole up at the Black Lion, with its roaring fires, cozy candles and cracking food. Fullers Brewery is nearby for a tour and tasting, as are the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, or browse the boutiques on Devonshire Road, making time to stop in at the three-story antiques emporium The Old Cinema, right next door to the hotel.
How to Get There
The High Road Brasserie is one of the best places to come for lunch or dinner in London. The staff are always fantastic and the food outstanding...their Poulet frites was to die for. Thank you High Road House once again for a lovely visit, we'll be back soon!
Had a weekend stay here and totally exceeded all expectations. Friendly and helpful staff and a room that must be the best "stocked" room I've ever stayed in. Many great toiletries to enjoy, home made cookies, great coffee machine, well stocked mini bar with fresh citrus fruits.
We had room service and this was delicious too.
Excellent towels, bedding, shower, TV.
We were so comfortable... We didn't want to leave.
My wife and I have dinner here often as we live nearby.
I find this to be one of the best restaurants in the area.
The food is always excellent and I would highly recomment the steak which is always from high quality cuts and cooked to perfection.
They have a great variety of cocktails and seasonal cocktails to choose from. The deserst are sumptious and there are many different whiskeys to choose from to conclude a wonderful meal.
Lastly the staff are very good and attentive and make every visit a perfect dining experience.
One of the best houses from a service and room standpoint in Soho House. The team works incredibly hard to ensure they get to know you and your preferences. The rooms are charming and well thought through. Food is terrific and the lounge a great spot to kickstart the day.
You can travel light it has ever detail taken care of from the full selection of Cow Shed bathroom products to tea, nespresso and home mad cookies. Its a room you want tto stay in - simple, comfortable, functional and no irrelevant bling. Perfect night's sleep.