The Hospital Club
What We Love
- Kicking back in sumptuous retro-chic rooms and admiring their cool 70s vibe
- The cocktail trolley that arrives outside your door each evening at turndown
- The spot-on Covent Garden location, around the corner from the Royal Opera House
What To Know
- Located between four tube stations and only a 5- to 10-minute walk from Leicester Square
- The hotel has its own social scene that gravitates towards the martini bar, lounge and restaurant
- There is an onsite cinema that shows movies nightly
- Free WiFi
The Hospital Club is not your average London hotel stay. Opened in 2004 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, this stylish private-members club is a hub where creative types can “Create. Connect. Collaborate.” It’s also a luxury boutique hotel, offering some of the coolest rooms in the city. Each of the 15 retro-chic guest rooms, designed by Russell Sage Studios, come with up-to-date gadgetry and groovy aesthetics like hanging contemporary art, Seventies-style patterned rugs, and Roberts radios. The real highlight, though, is the wining and dining. The h. Club Restaurant serves up British classics created with sustainable ingredients sourced from British farmers and suppliers, and three swanky bars and lounges are perfect for day-to-night drinks. Even cooler is the turndown cocktail trolley that arrives at your door nightly, complete with a barman to mix your evening drink.
In the Area
The hotel is right around the corner from the Royal Opera House and the Donmar Warehouse, and only a 10-minute walk from Covent Garden market piazza—putting some of London’s coolest bars, clubs, and restaurants right on your doorstep. Area must-dos include shopping for designer offerings on Floral Street, Neal Street, and Long Acre, marveling at the buses, trams and railway carriages on display at the London Transport Museum, and stopping for a drink at The Lamb and Flag—the area’s oldest pub that’s been around since the 17th century and the favorite watering hole of Charles Dickens. The Hospital Club is just a three-minute walk from Covent Garden tube.
How to Get There
No place in London makes you feel like home away from home than the Hospital Club. The staff is attentive, helpful and prompt. Bottomless brunches are the best in London, great value for money, amazing choice of food and drinks.
The Hospital Club is a beacon of modern funky styling with hints of previous generations. This is a haven for writers, actors and anyone in the entertainment industry. The building is discreet, the reception was helpful, the 4th floor bars (2 bars but 5 distinct seating areas) we're great but the drinks are overpriced for the neighbors. The hotel rooms decor was perfect for the vibe they wanted to create, I was given a room with a handicap bathroom without being told, the low sink and lack of countertop space was a little annoying since I'm over 6 feet. I love the original art in each room for sale. If you want the coolest (Leather Jacket cool) hotel in Covent Garden, you've found it.
Fair warning: Louder than average plumbing! the third floor houses all the hotel rooms, the 4th floor has multiple bars and live music until 2:30am that would make an early night to bed difficult. I didn't have to deal with this because my jet lag.
Interesting venue with a discreet entrance. Staff very helpful. Had cocktails in the top floor bar followed by a meal in the restaurant. One of our group of 4 was a member of the club. Food was very good quality and a good choice of food and wines. The restaurant bar is the quieter of the two. The top floor bar has quite loud music with a strong thumping bass, which may not suit people who want to talk easily
Very unique and fun place to stay. Better than a large hotel and felt very welcomed. Staff was extremely helpful with directions to attractions and explaining all membership privileges. Can’t wait till we return to London- would definitely stay here again!
As a few others have mentioned, I was a little unsure about our stay at the Hospital Club - if it'd be loud, not our scene, funky decor, etc. Upon walking in, we immediately felt comfortable and welcomed. The decor was amazing, and better than the photos- artfully designed and wonderful quality. We slept extremely well, no noise from the other floors or neighbors at all, and really enjoyed all of the spaces -- We ate breakfast several times and used the top floor lounge once. The location is also AMAZING - this was our first time in London and we fell in love. The metro is close by and so easy to use, and Covent Garden was easily my favorite neighborhood we saw. It was a treat to return to the hotel after a full day of sight-seeing. The hotel staff was amazing -- front desk staff, room service, everybody. We asked for an outlet converter and they quickly brought one up to the room- they also found some items we left behind and shipped to us, no problems. I really can't think of a thing the hotel lacked -- truly one of my favorite stays.