Redchurch Townhouse Hotel in London, UK

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Updated: November 16, 2019

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Review of Redchurch Townhouse Hotel in London, UK.

Redchurch Townhouse – Lodgings as trendy as their hip East London surroundings.

The Soho House group helped cement East London’s cool reputation when it opened Shoreditch House back in 2007. Originally a collection of private members’ clubs, the group’s hotels are now open to the public and, thankfully, have kept their home-away-from-home ethos. The Redchurch Townhouse is the group’s latest offering – a sumptuous, trendy bolthole that allows you to take advantage of the East London attractions on your doorstep. Alternatively, slip on your robe, shut out the world outside, and hibernate in the eminently livable rooms: a fusion of mid-century retro, restored Victoriana, and slick modernity with a lot of decadent little extras.

Redchurch Townhouse – Location

  • Address: 25-27 Whitby Street, London E1 6JU.
  • Nearest Metro/Subway: Shoreditch High Street (London Overground) is a 2-minute walk (150m). Liverpool Street (which has multiple Tube lines and overland trains out of London) is a 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Area: Hip location just off Shoreditch’s uber-hip Redchurch Street. The hotel has Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane with their great restaurants, markets, shopping, and nightlife on its doorstep, as well as London’s financial district, the “City of London”, full of luxury shops, money changers, and Roman ruins.
  • How To Get There: From Gatwick Airport, the high-speed Gatwick Express and slower trains run to London Victoria train station, where you can connect to the London Underground. Other trains connect Gatwick to St Pancras train station, across the street from King’s Cross station, a major London Underground hub. From Heathrow Airport, the Heathrow Express runs to Paddington train station, with onwards London Underground connections. Heathrow is also served directly by the Piccadilly underground line. Consult the Transport for London website and Citymapper app for the best way to reach the hotel.
  • Handy To: Spitalfields, Brick Lane, Shoreditch.

Redchurch Townhouse – The Basics

  • Ages: This is very much an adult hotel, popular with creative professionals with Soho House membership, plus travelers on a city break. Couples with a child can be accommodated in most rooms.
  • Laundry: Complimentary in-room, same-day service.
  • Parking: No private car park, but the hotel can provide a parking guide on request.
  • When To Book: Runs close to full capacity year-round, so book several weeks in advance.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +44 (0)20 3819 8180
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: redchurchtownhouse.com

Redchurch Townhouse – Amenities

  • Pool: None on-site, but guests may use an affiliated fitness center (10-minute walk) that has a swimming pool.
  • Spa: Cowshed Spa at sister hotel Shoreditch House is a 2-minute walk (0.1 mile) away.
  • Fitness Center: None on-site, but the guests may use an affiliated fitness center (10-minute walk) that has gym facilities, classes, an indoor swimming pool, and a steam room. Guests also get a discount at the spin studio next door to the hotel.
  • For Disabled Guests: Fully accessible common areas and elevator to all rooms. Several rooms accessible to guests with limited mobility.

Redchurch Townhouse – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant and Bar: Cecconi’s serves top-notch northern Italian fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Mon-Thu: 7 am-12.30 am, Fri: 7 am-1.30 am, Sat: 8 am-1.30 am, Sun: 8 am-12.30 am). The restaurant can be entered via the hotel or its street entrance at 58-60 Redchurch Street. $$-$$$.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Available at Cecconi’s from 7 am-11 am (from 8 am on weekends). Dishes £12-17.
  • Room Service: From Cecconi’s restaurant menu, available during restaurant open hours.

Redchurch Townhouse – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard King • King • Deluxe King • Superior King • Junior Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: Redchurch Townhouse is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: The Large room (Junior suite) has a freestanding bathtub in addition to the rainforest shower that all rooms sport.
  • For Families: All rooms bar the Standard King (Small) can accommodate an extra bed for £25 extra per night, but no family rooms per se.

Redchurch Townhouse – Local Transport

    The Transport for London website, Citymapper app, and Google Maps will give you the most comprehensive ways to get around London, including walking, taxis, rideshares, and public bicycle information.

  • Walking: London is a mainly flat city, which makes walking around easy. From Redchurch Townhouse, within 30 minutes you can walk to St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Museum of London, the Tower of London, Borough Market, or Columbia Road flower market. Within 1 hour you can be in the West End.
  • Subway and Bus: Liverpool Street Station (0.6 mile, 13-minute walk) is the best station for going anywhere in central London. The Central Line (red) goes to Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus, or Marble Arch, which are good for the British Museum, Regent Street, and Hyde Park (respectively). Alternatively, the Circle Line (yellow) will take you to Tower Hill for the Tower of London; Embankment for Trafalgar Square (from which is an easy walk up the Mall to Buckingham Palace), Covent Garden, and the Southbank Centre (across Hungerford Bridge); and Westminster for the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye (across Westminster Bridge). There are buses from Liverpool Street to almost any part of town: check bus stop maps/online for more.
  • Taxis, Uber: London’s famous Black Cabs can be hailed from the street or ordered via the Gett app. Uber is also ubiquitous throughout the city – you’ll rarely have more than a 5-minute wait for a cab, although costs can rack up in traffic – you may wish you’d walked.

Redchurch Townhouse – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

    Most tours in the area start at Shoreditch High Street Station (150m, 2-minute walk), or Aldgate East Station (or the nearby Gallery), a 15-minute walk (0.7 mile) from the hotel.

  • Secret Food Tours – This company offers 2 unique tours of the area to take in some of the gastronomic delights: the Shoreditch Food Tour, which includes Jewish, Ghanaian, British, and Indian food, or the Indian Food Tour, which hones in on the cuisine Brick Lane is most famous for.
  • Alternative London – Also offers food tours of the area but is perhaps best known for their street art tours, in which you can try your hand at some graffiti.
  • Jack the Ripper Tour – Using ‘Ripper-Vision’, the ‘Ripperologist’ guide will project images from the time onto buildings to give more of a flavor of how it would have been in Jack’s time, plunging you into the world of one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of all time.

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Nearby Attractions

  • Rich Mix – Nonprofit cultural center with cinema, gigs, spoken word, visual art, and more. 2-minute walk (100m).
  • Dennis Severs’ House – This is a real London oddity; a house designed to immerse you in Spitalfields’ history. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Christ Church Spitalfields – Marvel at the evolution of architecture when comparing this 1729 church, designed by Christopher Wren’s student Nicholas Hawksmoor, to Wren’s many churches in the City of London. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Columbia Road Flower Market – This quaint East End street lined with independent businesses turns into a jungle every Sunday when the flower traders pop up. 11-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Whitechapel Gallery – A gallery known for its future-facing contemporary art exhibitions. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
  • The Barbican – Multipurpose sprawling inner-city project with galleries, concert halls, cinemas, and museums, including the Museum of London and the Guildhall, which houses the remains of a Roman amphitheater. 20-minute walk (1 mile).
  • Bank of England – Seat of the UK economy with a free museum. 20-minute walk / 11 minutes by public transport (1 mile).
  • St Paul’s Cathedral – One of the most famous churches in the world. 15 minutes by public transport (1.5 miles).
  • Borough Market – A must for any visitor to London: the freshest most varied produce market in the city with a wide selection of food stalls, coffee shops, and restaurants. 16 minutes by public transport (2 miles).

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Redchurch Townhouse – The Hotel

Street art can be found near the hotel entrance.

The hotel is sandwiched between Bethnal Green Road and Redchurch Street. The entrance to the hotel is on the street-art-filled Whitby Street.

The hotel entrance is very subtle.

Blink and you’ll miss the subtle entrance to the hotel – no fanfare; slick yet welcoming.

The lobby is bright and homey.

The light-filled lobby has a homey feel to it. The door to the left of the desk leads to Cecconi’s, the hotel’s restaurant and a popular Italian restaurant in itself.

Cecconi’s is connected to the hotel.

The hotel can also be accessed via Cecconi’s restaurant on the ever-trendy Redchurch Street.

Cecconi’s serves great north Italian food.

Cecconi’s is intimate and tasteful, whether you’re there having just rolled out of bed, or having a date night. The north Italian food is deeply satisfying, too. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The hotel features art by local artists.

The hotel proudly features art by young East London artists. This tongue-in-cheek piece greets you as you come out of the elevator, setting the irony-drenched tone of the neighborhood.

The hotel offers wide views of the city.

The views of the surrounding streets, full of Victorian and Georgian buildings one way, and the City of London’s skyscrapers the other, complement the hotel’s retro-modernity.

Small rooms are spacious as well.

Even the ‘Small’ rooms have somewhere to relax. Foot-of-bed sofas are just one of the examples of a great use of space at the hotel, where size is not everything.

Luxuries include minibars and Marshall speakers.

The little luxuries you expect from the Soho House group – this minibar with fine china resides in a vintage dresser. A Marshall bluetooth speaker sits on top.

Medium rooms have a home-like decor.

Furniture is simple and unfussy, but the mixture of textures and tones mean the aesthetic is home-like, never sterile. Pictured here is one of the ‘Medium’ rooms.

Medium rooms are very spacious.

The ‘Medium’ rooms boast ample living space.

Rooms are designed very efficiently.

The hotel may not provide much common space, but in the rooms, every nook and cranny has been thought about to provide guests with space to work and live comfortably.

Minibar size depends on room size.

The bigger the room, the bigger the minibar.

Big rooms have large living areas.

One of the ‘Big’ rooms, where sleeping and living areas are clearly demarcated.

Large rooms even feature free-standing tubs.

The ‘Large’ rooms have a freestanding bath, sofa, desk, and plenty more space…

Large Rooms have large living areas.

…offering well-appointed living areas that really give a home-away-from-home feel.

Bathrooms feature rain showers.

Bathrooms are all styled differently, but all feature rain showers, fixtures that nod to the Victorian heritage of the building, dressing gowns, and a generous amount of complimentary Cowshed toiletries, a Soho House own brand.

Large Room bathrooms are very spacious.

As you’d expect, the bathroom in the ‘Large’ room is really spacious.

Shoreditch High Street station offers several connections.

From Shoreditch High Street station, a 2-minute walk from the hotel, you can easily get connections into the center of London.

Allpress Espresso Bar close by serves great coffee.

On the same block as the hotel is Allpress Espresso Bar, where knowledgeable baristas serve delicious coffee. 1-minute walk.

Labour and Wait sells stylish homeware.

At the easternmost end of Redchurch Street, Labour and Wait is a stylish homeware shop for those who prefer their cleaning supplies to be aesthetically pleasing. 2-minute walk.

Lifestyle boutique Modern Society is opposite the hotel.

If you’re not feeling hip enough for the location, head to lifestyle boutique Modern Society – opposite the hotel’s restaurant entrance on Redchurch Street – to get kitted out. 1-minute walk.

The Owl & Pussycat features a bar and beer garden.

Just 2-minutes’ walk away from the hotel, The Owl & Pussycat is a welcoming traditional boozer with upstairs cocktail bar and beer garden.

A.P.C. and Aimé are chic French boutiques nearby.

Pretend you’re in Paris with (tres) chic boutiques A.P.C. and Aimé; right next to each other towards the Shoreditch High Street end of Redchurch Street. 2-minute walk.

Andina serves modern Peruvian food.

Peruvian restaurant Andina stands proudly where Redchurch Street meets Shoreditch High Street, serving inventive ceviches, pisco sours, and Andean fusion dishes. 3-minute walk.

Smoking Goat serves a Thai menu.

Opposite Andina is Smoking Goat, where the atmosphere is lively and the air is thick with Thai spices as meat and fish are grilled in the open kitchen. 3-minute walk.

Boxpark Shoreditch container mall offers great shopping.

From Andina and Smoking Goat, the Boxpark Shoreditch container mall is visible on the next corner south. It offers a changing selection of miniature shopping experiences. If you’re coming from the hotel, it’s a 2-minute walk.

Lyle's is located in Lipton's old tea factory.

Opposite Boxpark is the massive old Lipton’s tea factory, which now houses the Michelin-starred Lyle’s – behind a bus stop that will get you east to Victoria Park, the Olympic Park, and Westfield Stratford mall. 2-minute walk.

As Nature Intended sells organic and natural produce.

As Nature Intended has a great selection of organic and natural produce, just 5-minutes’ walk from the hotel (walk under the train line, past Shoreditch High Street station).

The Old Spitalfields Market is close by.

Old Spitalfields Market (left) originally sold produce, then its shell housed independent artisans and antiques stalls before gentrification brought in sleek chains and designer stores. It is overlooked by the magnificent Christ Church Spitalfields, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor. 8-minute walk.

Old Spitalfields Market is very popular on weekends.

These days, the Old Spitalfields Market has international designer boutiques and chain stores sitting alongside stalls selling handmade goods and street food. It gets packed at weekends.

Galvin brothers' HOP bistro is close by.

At the northwestern corner of the market, a 10-minute walk from the hotel, is the Galvin brothers’ HOP bistro. Perfect if you forgot to make a reservation at their Michelin-starred La Chapelle (just around the corner), or fancy something more casual.

Michelin-starred La Chapelle is close to HOP.

Michelin-starred La Chapelle, around the corner from its casual sister restaurant. 10-minute walk.

Wright Brothers' happy hours include oysters.

Nestled inside the north side of Old Spitalfields Market, Wright Brothers focuses on seafood paired with great drinks – make sure to go for the decadent happy hours involving oysters. 8-minute walk.

Inspitalfields is an independent boutique and gift shop.

Just east of Wright Brothers is Inspitalfields, an independent boutique and gift shop, an 8-minute walk from the hotel.

Bottles wine bar is within the market.

Cozy wine bar, Bottles (a 9-minute walk from the hotel), is set within the walls of the market on the south side.

The infamous Ten Bells pub is near the church.

Almost next door to Bottles, adjacent to Christ Church Spitalfields on Commercial Road, is the infamous Ten Bells pub, which has a connection to one of the Jack the Ripper murders. 8-minute walk.

St. John Bread & Wine features nose-to-tail cooking.

A few doors down from the Ten Bells, St. John Bread & Wine is based on founder Fergus Henderson’s philosophy of nose-to-tail cooking and warm casual fine dining. 8-minute walk.

Poppie’s Fish & Chips outlet within the market is popular for takeaway.

Just inside the northeastern market doors is an outlet stall for Poppie’s Fish & Chips. You can also get takeaway from Poppie’s main restaurant, just across from the market, on Hanbury Street (see below). 8-minute walk.

Poppie’s Fish & Chips restaurant has a retro decor.

You’ll find Poppie’s Fish & Chips, the restaurant, with its charming retro decor, if you head east out of the market; it’s just past the Golden Hart pub at the start of Hanbury Street. 7-minute walk.

Old Truman Brewery is very busy on weekends.

This whole area of Brick Lane is dominated by the Old Truman Brewery (6-minute walk), which was once one of the largest breweries in the world. It now houses all kinds of markets, conventions, shops, bars, cafes, and events, both permanent and popup. During the week, Londoners get on with everyday life, but the whole area is bustling on weekends with stalls and tourists.

Rough Trade East is a legendary indie record label and store.

Legendary indie record label and record store Rough Trade East has represented many of the world’s most critically acclaimed acts, including Arcade Fire and The Strokes. 8-minute walk.

Big Chill Bar is a great hangout spot at night.

Walk around the Old Truman Brewery Complex in the day and night to experience the buildings coming to life in different ways. The Big Chill Bar offers a reliably good night out. 8-minute walk.

Dark Sugars’ Cocoa House is a chocolate heaven.

If you prefer your coffee sweet, keep going down Hanbury St until you hit Brick Lane, where you’ll find Dark Sugars’ Cocoa House: a place for chocolate aficionados just 8 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Cheshire Street is known for vintage clothes.

Just off Brick Lane, a 4-minute walk from the hotel, is Cheshire Street, a mecca for vintage clothes lovers. Head straight to House of Vintage for high-quality pieces.

The beigels on Brick Lane are very popular.

No visit to Brick Lane would be complete without a bagel – or beigel, as they’re known to Jewish eastenders – from either the yellow or white 24-hour delis near the junction with Bethnal Green Road. 4-minute walk.

Gunpowder is known for its Indian sharing menu.

Head early to Gunpowder, a pared back modern Indian restaurant whose plates are made to share, or else risk a queue. 10-minute walk.

Columbia Road Flower Market is very popular on Sundays.

Head to Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday morning to be whisked up in a world of beauty, color, and traditional East End market traders on this famous street lined with fascinating independent boutiques and delectable cafes. 11-minute walk.

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