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
- Handicap Accessible
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
The room was lovely, and the fact that The Hospital Club allows the use of their amenities to hotel patrons during their stay is incredible. This hotel is located in the theater district, so if you're looking to catch a show, this is an incredibly convenient place to stay. The room was large for London and the price. Oh! Make sure to ask about the drink cart!
Vibrant, hip hotel in Covent Garden with great restaurants, art installations, lectures & London events. Superior front desk service, especially by Cybil who I still miss seeing every morning. She went out of her way to accommodate all our needs and made the visit special.
I absolutely loved staying here, the staff were so friendly but not overbearing, the location is bang on and the venue, decor, rooms are lovely. The handwritten note left in my room was a real touch and I particularly enjoyed the courtesy bathrobe and slippers. There was a big event going on and I could not hear noise from the event. Only docked a star as the drinks trolley mentioned in the comments and was highlighted to me by the lovely gentleman that showed me to my room never came. However the turndown service did and the moon shaped fruit jellies were lovely. Would absolutely recommend and stay here again!