Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
What We Love
- Chilling with the locals in the sunken bar and dining space out the back
- Nice if you can get it: a seat at the chef’s table in the restaurant
- Ordering a late-night bento box via room service
What To Know
- The Miyabi Suite can connect with up to six rooms, so there’s plenty of space for your entourage
- There’s no gym but a spa is on the way
- Try the red rice beer at the bar
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Shoreditch was a smart choice for Nobu’s first European hotel—the area’s getting cooler by the minute and the hotel’s funky, spiky, ultra-modern architecture brings an edgy vibe to the neighborhood. Shoreditch still feels like you have to be “in the know,” though the cool crowd has definitely discovered it, and they’ve discovered Nobu as wel—not just the swank restaurant that anchors the property but the open-air bar in the back, too. Rooms here are unfussy and play up the Asian influence with wooden slats to cover the windows, furniture that’s low to the ground, and Japanese tea sets. It all feels very urban and new, down to the bathrooms which are tricked out with gold sinks. The restaurant is scene-y, of course, but what can you do? It’s Nobu.
In the Area
Shoreditch is heating up at a rapid rate, and Nobu isn’t the only chic hotel that’s set up shop here. There’s a growing number of cool bars and restaurants to check out, too, starting with Trapeze Bar, a circus-themed bi-level party palace where a snake charmer might wander past on you the dance floor at any moment. Tramshed, a former tram-generator building, now houses a chic chicken-and-steak restaurant from Mark Hix. The art on display here is always on point—keep an eye out for Damien Hirst’s “Cock ‘n’ Bull” installation. You can stop in at any time of day at The Book Club, a former warehouse turned café, restaurant, and exhibition space that the cool kids call home, especially at night when they host “Thinking and Drinking” events. If you decide to leave Shoreditch, the nearest tube station is a five-minute walk from the hotel.
How to Get There
I had the privelege of staying at this boutique in Shoreditch during my first visit to London. Great location was the first thing, the check in was flawless and the staff incredibly conscientious. The room was fresh, quaint and comfortable.
I didn't realise this initially but the designer has indeed maintained the authenticity of japanese decor. I enjoyed my timed so much I extended my stay by a night and was upgraded to a suite. Despite my intial assumption, the technology in the room is up to date, with my iphone being able to link to the TV.
Finally, and importantly, thank you kindly to Michael, Josep, Rowe and Fabrizzio for their amazing recommendations and giving me the best introduction to London. I saw Michael quite frequently in particular and was very pleased with how closely he knew the city. I could trust his recommendation to ensure the each day and night would be well organised.
Thank you once again to the team at Nobu Shoreditch for making what was an immaculate first impression of the United Kingdom.
Beautiful hotel in central shorditch, but so peaceful, no traffic noice which you normally associated with London. Cool cocktails, with imaginative twist, and great staff . Loved the zen rooms and bathroom, with the biggest fluffy towels ever . And also complementary robes and slippers.
Third visit here and it’s great - staff are excellent and rooms are well designed.
Great gym and the bar is also very nice.
Visited Gloria restaurant across the road and that was superb - the Griffin pub is also a nice traditional boozer.
We will be back.