What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes access to all members-only areas, including the rooftop pool, spa, gym, bars and restaurants
- Heated rooftop pool is open year-round
- Superb newly revamped gym overlooking the city skyline
What To Know
- Guests are able to attend member events and screenings
- Gym classes are an additional $8 per session
- Free WiFi
- Guests must comply with the house rules (see Details tab for more information)
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Occupying a converted biscuit factory and neighboring pub in a street-art-strewn East End alleyway, Shoreditch House is a members club and hipster hotel with a rooftop pool overlooking London’s skyscraper-studded skyline. A rough-hewn industrial aesthetic runs through the property, from the exposed brickwork to the beaten copper bar and chunky lighting. The open-plan communal lounges have a cozy lived-in look, with battered leather sofas and parquet flooring, while the rooftop terrace is styled like an urban beach resort complete with a Mediterranean restaurant, poolside bar and secret garden.
Bed and Bath
The definition of crash pad, the 26 guestrooms are small (categories range from Tiny to Small+ and start at 172 square feet) but cunningly designed to make the most of the space, and they have a beach house feel, with seagrass flooring and New England–style painted wood paneling and window shutters. There are rows of wooden pegs in place of wardrobes, and swing doors that lead through to petite white-tiled shower rooms stocked with full-size Cowshed products (from the ground-floor Cowshed spa). As with other Soho House hotels, the devil is very much in the details, and handy room amenities include hair straighteners, flip-flops, umbrellas, tea and coffee, homemade shortbread and an excellent bathroom kit including cleanser, mouthwash, ear plugs and lip balm.
Head up to the fifth floor to lounge on a velvet sofa in the sitting room, play ping-ping and pose in the game room or grab a drink at the copper bar. Reasonably priced food is available from an open kitchen and deli (roasted pork belly, flat iron chicken), and there’s a juice bar for health-conscious hipsters. The sixth-floor is home to a pool (open year-round until 10 p.m. every day), a restaurant with a wood-fired oven and wraparound views of East London’s skyline, and a lantern-lit secret garden with open fires, an herb garden and a retractable roof. The fancy fitness room is decorated with vintage sports memorabilia on brick walls; hit the treadmill and then make an appointment at the neighboring parlor for a post-workout blow-dry or an old-school gentleman’s grooming treatment.
In the Area
Dine on fancy French fare at Les Trois Garçons, a kooky restaurant crammed full of antiques and taxidermy. For on-the-go snacks, hit the food court at Boxpark, opposite the hotel, a pop-up mall made of stacked freight containers, or grab a $5 salt beef bagel from Brick Lane’s 24-hour Beigel Bake. Local drinking dens range from hipster gastropubs (Owl & Pussycat, Well and Bucket, Crown and Shuttle) to chic cocktail lounges (Loungelover, Callooh Callay). The pick of London’s weekend markets are all within walking distance. Hit Broadway Market’s food stalls for locally baked cakes and Vietnamese coffee, Columbia Road for colorful flowers and cute Victorian houses turned trendy housewares shops, and Spitalfields for jewelry, arty prints and vintage threads.
How to Get There
A now fully established eastern refuge of the Soho House empire, the original eponymous Soho members' club decided to expand its magic out east, at the time that Shoreditch really became a veritable place and tourist destination in its own right, following on from its initial, edgy, creative roots in the mid and late nineties.
As a guest of a member, I was afforded entry and could immediately see what all the fuss was about. Arranged on a number of levels, there are various bars, restaurants, meeting rooms and working areas on the different floors. And before I forget, a fitness club, a hotel, a screening room and a 26 degrees centigrade open air swimming pool on the roof, ensconced inside glass walls so that diners on the top floor restaurant can view your breast stoke whilst they chow down and when not gazing into the eyes of their other half, or not other half if it's a more clandestine meeting with an acquaintance. To be honest, you could probably live the rest of your existence in SH and never get bored as by the time you'd finished the last thing on the list, you'd be ready to start again at the first thing you did there.
Even though the membership will cost you a few hundred pounds each year, depending on what type of membership you apply for, that cost becomes less and less relevant the more you're there, to the extent that when you start using the myriad of facilities on even a semi-regular basis, it all becomes academic because the one thing SH is, is a great, functional space that you want to spend time in.
We ate on the top floor restaurant on this Wednesday evening in March which was lovely and all the staff I met on the night were very helpful and friendly.
In summary, a great space and a great place that you should consider joining (I think you need to know or have been recommended by an existing member) if you'd benefit from having a home from home in the Shoreditch area.
I've been invited by my boss as she is a member. We had diner for her Bday at the top floor of the building - view on the terrace pool.
Food was delicious with a great selection of wine.
Atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely and service is excellent.Outstanding view over London. Fabulous decor.
We went down to the bar as well and everybody look really chilled and nice to meet people who work as well in Fashion/Design.Cool vibrant ambience.
A gem tucked in amongst a busy area of London . Quirky yet a lovely cooked breakfast, looking out onto the rooftops of London. Excellent service . I wish I was a member so I could use the heated pool!
A friend took us into the Club at 5th floor and is super cool ambience and interesting people if you are into fashion and the artist vibe.
The bar and restaurant are located at the 5th floor.
Nice to chill.
Was invited by a friend who had a membership for lunch.
Atmosphere was lovely and vibrant, very chic and artistic building to be in. Inside the structure and decor was fabulous.
Lunch was very nice, as expected the price is similar to that of high end restaurants, however it did taste very good.
Service was pleasant and can be sometimes slow during busy hours. Given the opportunity would visit again.
Do not that there are strict house rules, no photos and no laptops are allowed to be used.