The Hoxton, Holborn
What We Love
- The fresh milk for in-room tea and coffee
- The London-themed wallpaper and blue-and-white design of the custom-made Pen and Ink toiletries are on point
- The prices in the lobby shop; you can pick up a bottle of champagne for the same amount you’d pay in the supermarket
What To Know
- Breakfast is included and comes in a handy go-bag
- There's no gym, but you can borrow a bike
- Free WiFi
The neighborhood of Holborn is often overlooked as a base for London travelers due to its business vibe, which can seem quiet. But it’s fabulously close to excellent restaurants, just a couple of Tube stops from livelier neighborhoods like Covent Garden and Leicester Square, and nearby lots of parks which fill up with Londoners at the merest hint of sunshine. It’s a smart choice to stay here, and The Hoxton makes it even smarter, offering neat rooms, communal workspaces, and a couple of fab dining options. Rooms start small (the tiniest ones are called “Shoeboxes” so if you’re sharing one with someone, make sure you like them) and don’t get much bigger. While they have the feel of a design-forward ship’s cabin, space-saving touches like flip-lid desks make it easier to maneuver. The public areas are often full, not just with guests but with locals coming to snack on rotisserie chicken at the basement Chicken Shop, have small plates and cocktails (and breakfast and brunch) at the all-day Hubbard & Bell, and plug in laptops at the trendy Holborn Grind café where they can work away until happy hour.
In the Area
The hotel is just steps from the Holborn tube station, which makes it easy to access to all of London, but there’s plenty to do in the area. A few minutes’ walk brings you to Bread Ahead, home of London’s best donuts. (Try the lemon curd, made with real zest.) The British Museum is a short stroll north; not only is it one of the world’s best museums for history lovers, it’s also free, so you can pop in once a day if you feel like it. Shoppers can reach Oxford Street, home to what feels like every store under the sun, in five minutes; you’ll also find the 100 Club here, which hosts a huge range of live music shows from cover bands to metal to Brit Pop. One of London’s loveliest Victorian pubs, The Lamb, is a half-mile from the hotel—order a pint of locally brewed Camden Hells lager and enjoy sitting behind the “snob screen” glass partitions that once protected middle-class customers from the hoi polloi.
How to Get There
The hotel is Great. You pay Not So much for a big room at the hart of London. With a few minutes you are at new oxfordstreet. The arrea is also great...nice shops en restaurants. I defenitly would come back
Just a really informal, well thought out, cool little place. Room was excellent, couldn't hear a peep from the streets below, nice and dark with a good bed. The way the hotel is so up front about the size of their rooms is brilliant. It had everything we needed (well could maybe have done with another socket or two) the check in was easy, staff were sound, the place just felt comfortable and easy going. The restaurant was great too for breakfast, but sadly we didn't have time to sample the bar. For the price, it's hands down the best option I've seen so far in London.
Lovely hotel perfect location great atmosphere rooms perfect hotel staff very friendly and helpful would definitely come back!
Near Tottenham Court Road Soho Road all within walking distance 5 minute walk from Holborn Station
Eight of us stayed at the Hoxton, Holborn over the weekend. Great place, great location, great staff (nothing too much trouble), great food. Can’t speak highly enough. If you are going to any city where there is a Hoxton - treat yourself and stay there.
It really has a style. There's full of local people at the cafe and restaurant on the ground floor. Room is simply perfect. Lovely breakfast system. Locations is brilliant. Just few minuits walk to the covent garden. Freindly staffs. Nothing to complain. It was a perfect stay.