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
Interior design is very nice and warm - restaurant and lounge is very cosy. Staff is really friendly. We stayed in a suite - in which we felt home immediately.
Also the location is great - close to Covent Garden so a central location for all city-trip dwellers !
This place is amazing, funky and fun. They only have a few rooms in the hotel as most of the place is setup for business meetings and entertaining. The place is perfect if you need a casual spot to have a business meeting while in town. Each room is massive and very funky. I would highly recommend staying here.
Spent 3 nights here in a small room. It was definitely small! It was very nicely decorated and cozy. The bathroom was tight, especially the shower. Either way the room was comfortable.
We didn't really use the club aside from the restaurant where we ate breakfast. Seemed like a cool scene though. It was a little weird having to flash your room key whenever you walked in the hotel, but I get it.
Location was the best thing about this hotel. So close to all the bars and restaurants of Covent Garden. Felt really safe walking around even very late at night. Would recommend but if you enjoy a traditional hotel with a large lobby and hotel bar scene you might want to look elsewhere.
We stayed here for my daughter's 21st birthday and totally loved it. We had a suite and the room was just lovely. Very relaxed place and very few rooms so has a nice atmosphere. The rooms are done out very nicely and the cocktail trolly was good fun.
Great location yet still feels off the beaten track. Love the inconspicuous entrance. Cool rooms, helpful staff, decent food, and the 6.30pm cocktail trolley has to be one of the best ideas in any hotel in London.