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.
- Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about £70 from Heathrow and £110 from Gatwick – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
- 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: Fill the online contact form on their website.
- Website: sohohouse.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 • List of all Rooms
- 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, ride-shares, 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) 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) or Aldgate East Station (or the nearby Gallery, 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.
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Lyle’s – Michelin-starred micro-seasonal British cuisine with a daily changing menu. (0.1 mile).
- Andina – Gourmet Peruvian any time of day with exquisite cocktails. (0.1 mile).
- Smoking Goat – Trendy Thai bar and grill with choice British ingredients. Great sharing food. (0.2 mile).
- Beigel Bake / Beigel Shop – The best bagels in the whole country come from either one of these bakeries, almost next door to each other (both shops open 24/7). Debate rages as to which shop is better; go for the one with the shorter queue, or try both. The hot salt beef is a must. (0.2 mile).
- Poppie’s Fish and Chips – Britain’s national dish served to go, or in the retro-styled restaurant. There’s also an outlet in the Old Spitalfields Market. (0.4 mile).
- St John Bread and Wine – Daily changing menus focused on outstanding ingredients and wine. (0.4 mile).
- Clove Club – Intelligent Michelin-starred modern British cooking that grew out of a supper club. (0.4 mile).
- Wright Brothers – Some of the best seafood away from the coast. (0.4 mile).
- Galvin La Chapelle – Michelin-starred haute French cuisine with a modern twist (0.5 mile). Can’t get a table? Pop round the corner to Galvin HOP Bistrot & Bar (0.5 mile).
- Gunpowder – Tapas-style Indian small plates that focus on big flavors. (0.5 mile).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- The Owl and the Pussycat – A favorite Shoreditch pub with beer garden and upstairs cocktail bar. (100m).
- Well & Bucket – Exposed brick, leather, and copper decor suits this stripped-back pub with a basement cocktail bar. Menu focuses on oysters and craft beer. (0.2 mile).
- Hawksmoor – Known for its outstanding steak and roasts, this branch – the original – also features a great bar. (0.2 mile).
- All Star Lanes – Whether you come for the bowling, food, drink, or dancing, you’re guaranteed a good time. (0.3 mile).
- Barrio Shoreditch – Vibrant Brazilian-inspired bar: expect bright colors and lively music. (0.3 mile).
- Big Chill Bar – Good for food, drink, and dancing with live DJs Thursday-Saturday. (0.4 mile).
- The Ten Bells – In love with its own history, this candle-lit pub is a real Spitalfields institution. (0.4 mile).
- Bottles – Oenophiles welcome at this cozy wine bar on the edge of Old Spitalfields Market. (0.4 mile).
Best Nearby Cafes
Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops
- Modern Society – Unisex London clothing brand and lifestyle store. (100m).
- Labour and Wait – Design and vintage approach to hardware and homeware on achingly hip Redchurch Street. (100m).
- A. P. C. – French clothing brand next door to French designer boutique Aimé. (0.1 mile).
- Boxpark Shoreditch – Independent traders and big brands rub shoulders in their tiny refurbished shipping containers in this “pop-up mall”. (0.1 mile).
- House of Vintage – The whole Brick Lane area, especially Cheshire Street, is filled with vintage clothes stores. This is the classiest. (0.2 mile).
- Old Truman Brewery – The old brewery buildings host permanent and pop-up shops, conferences, galleries, markets, bars, and restaurants. (0.3 mile).
- House of Hackney – Fabulous fantasy fabric, wallpaper, stationery, and homeware. (0.3 mile).
- Rough Trade East – Legendary record label/record store/gig space/cafe. (0.4 mile).
- Old Spitalfields Market – From produce to artisans and antique stalls to chic shopping district, Spitalfields has undergone quite a transformation. Visit the ‘old’ part of the market for a taste of its history. (0.4 mile).
- Inspitalfields – Tasteful gift shop with a small but classy London section. (0.4 mile).
- Rich Mix – Nonprofit cultural center with cinema, gigs, spoken word, visual art, and more. (100m).
- Dennis Severs’ House – This is a real London oddity; a house designed to immerse you in Spitalfields’ history. (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. (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. (0.5 mile).
- Whitechapel Gallery – A gallery known for its future-facing contemporary art exhibitions. (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. (1 mile).
- Bank of England – Seat of the UK economy with a free museum. (1 mile).
- St Paul’s Cathedral – One of the most famous churches in the world. (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. (2 miles).
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
Redchurch Townhouse – The Hotel
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