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
Didn’t stay in the hotel itself however I did have a few drinks downstairs by the bar.
The atmosphere was great, the service was alright - was quite busy to be fair - and it’s a great location for anything else you need near by.
Couldn’t recommend any food as I didn’t eat here but I WILL recommend a juice drink called ‘ZENZERO’ it’s absolutely banging!! 😍
Try this place, it’s worth a visit for a drink at least.
Nice hotel in the center of London. The location is very convenient. It’s walking distance from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square and Holborn station is just round the corner. Just a tube ride from and to Heathrow. The rooms are pleasant and they’ve got a cool bar and a delicious chicken shop downstairs. The staff is very kind and helpful. Let’s not forget the fast free wifi.
I'm traveling so often to London and I tried a lot hotels, but I should say that my stay at The Hoxton Holborn has been very positive. The hotel has a very good staff, especially Andrea, who helped me at all times when I arrived, gave me very good recommendations for restaurants and bars in the area. She was very kind and professional. The hotel in general has a very cozy atmosphere, they make you feel as if you were at home and have a perfect environment to work and socialize. The bedroom was TOP! Eventhough I was on a 2nd floor and with Holborn street views, I couldn't hear anything. It was perfect!!! I will for sure come back soon!!!! Thank you The Hoxton Holborn and Andrea for everything!
Location - 1 block from Tube, Breakfast menu and late night menu we're great. Afternoon drinks were tasty! DJ was there as well. Staff friendly. Love the take away simple breakfast of juice / banana and yogurt granola. They even added a Chocolate Easter Egg on the holiday! Thoughtful!
Fun and hip hotel in the middle of It all!
The room seemed tiny at first but we managed very well and had a great view of the Empire State Building!
The Bar and Breakfast were just perfect! Steel
Cut oats with grapes and apples served to our door each morning with banana and orange juice, what a sweet way to wake up!