After many lockdowns and months of fighting the urge to escape these four walls I call home, I booked a flying visit to London to experience one night at The Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch.
The hotel is situated close to Liverpool Street and Old Street Underground stations, right in the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch, making it an ideal spot for sightseeing and sampling the local eateries.
On entry, I felt as though I’d been transported ‘across the pond’ to the United States. The design follows an old American influence with parquet floors, cosy leather armchairs, an array of bookshelves, low lighting, exposed brick walls, majestic fireplaces, and of course, its Chicago-inspired restaurant named ‘The Grill’.
If you know London (or most capital cities) then you’ll be very aware that hotel rooms aren’t often generous in size. Whilst our cosy double room wasn’t boasting tons of free space, it was designed with plenty of functionality in mind.
The dark walls, giant marshmallow bed, large circular mirror, retro radio and more of that gorgeous wooden flooring gave the room an intriguing atmosphere.
For a short city stay, The Hoxton didn’t disappoint. Now I’m keen to explore their other hotels, with locations in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, LA, Chicago to name a few.