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Rough Luxe Hotel is in the heart of London, walking distance from British Library and London Canal Museum. This 4-star bed & breakfast is close to King’s College London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.


Make yourself at home in one of the 5 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a nightclub or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of Rough Luxe Hotel.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

How to Get There

Rough Luxe Hotel
1 Birkenhead Street
London, WC1H 8BA United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 111 Reviews
Eclectic and Fab
Reviewed 2 years ago

I have one wall with peeled wallpaper and one wall with red ponyskin wallpaper......this place may not appeal to those who like shiny new and characterless hotels


if like me you like character, style and a soupcon of wacky you will LOVE it here!

I was greeted by mike who told me this is his place and made to feel very welcome. My room is in the attic wih a view overlooking Kings Cross.

My room is.......well check out the pictures, its wacky and wonderful and i bloody love it!

Apparently a mouse in your room is nothing to complain about.
Reviewed 2 years ago

Appalling. Just appalling. Booked two rooms for a five night stay via Airbnb but checked out early as a mouse was running around one of the rooms in the small hours while water (Clean? Dirty? Sewage? Don’t know) from an unknown source was dripping from the ceiling of the other. Owner ignored all requests for information/refund since checking out. Airbnb body swerved any responsibility by claiming they were only the platform used for the booking. By far the worst hotel experienced I have ever endured. Recommend the Rough Luxe Hotel? I wouldn’t wish it on an arch enemy.

We love this place
Reviewed 2 years ago

We stayed here last night for my husbands birthday it's brilliant eclectic mix of fine art and fabrics and no wallpaper and carpet makes for an interesting assault of the senses

Rabihs day beds are amazing and if I can save up I am going to buy one. Located in the heart of Town it really is a great location and a good quality stay

There are only nine suites and I would recommend that you starch the hotel before you stay, snobs drive pass as you just won't understand

It's dog friendly and we shared a sumptious breakfast with a wedding party and whilst communal eating would not be my husbands first choice fantastic coffee, hot croissants, fresh orange scrambled eggs ham and cheese rounded off a superb weekend break

We will definitely go back

Confusing !
Reviewed 2 years ago

Booked this primarily due to its location to Eurostar and it is ideal for that and has plenty of nice restaurants close by. I get the "rough" part that's very obvious but not so sure on the "luxe" I think as a concept it is very clever but you have to work equally hard on all parts of the concept - torn sheets ,lamps that don't work - these are basics that should always be up to scratch - neither was. The rooms really are small but you are forewarned, I would have appreciated some help being offered to carry my case up the steep and windy stairs - I struggled but anyone to ask had already disappeared. If you have a room at the front - particularly at a weekend take some earplugs, it is incredibly noisy. Toiletries very nice and shower good too. If you like different and want something unique then you might just enjoy this, personally I found it a little depressing , too much rough and not enough luxe.

Work in Progress?
Reviewed 3 years ago

I can only assume that this is a long term renovation project as most of the walls are bare plaster and the door frames stripped ready for something. Having said that the bed was clean and comfortable, the bathroom completely renovated looking very new. There was barely enough space in the room to walk around the bed whilst an old black and white portable TV and snakes & ladders game I assume were to give the room a retro feel.

I think it will improve as renovation progresses and the owner needs paying customers to fund the works.

It is a great location for access to London Kings Cross station but be warned that's a very busy and noisy junction particularly with single glazing in the rooms.

And finally, if you need to leave early as we did, there are no breakfast facilities (which we were warned about to be fair) there are no staff in the hotel so you just need to push your key under the office door.