Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

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Ace Hotel Shoreditch is a magnet for creative types, with its own ecosystem of hip places to eat, drink, shop and dance.

You just have to peep inside Ace Hotel´s vast lobby-bar-coffee shop on pretty much any day or night of the week to see the place is a permanent hive of creative activity. It´s not just the free wifi and lattes from in-house cafe Bulldog Edition that provide the buzz – Ace is a destination in its own right, thanks to its prime location on the fringes of the City and the heart of Shoreditch (right by the fantastic shops of Redchurch Street), and its own inimitable brand of cool. Shoreditch High Street is the first European location for the uber-hip (and fast-growing) Ace chain, which started life in Portland, Oregon.

On the ground floor, you´ll find a minimalist, Scandinavia meets Brooklyn aesthetic, made out in a palette of moody greys and blacks with plenty of exposed ceiling pipework in the mix. The bedrooms follow the same theme – like stepping into the apartment of your really on-it but inexplicably wealthy hipster friend. There´s nothing in them that hasn´t been carefully considered and meticulously placed – from the APC denim bedspreads, industrial metal shelving and bespoke, artisan-crafted furniture to the perfectly curated selection of art mags piled up on the table and craft beer-filled minibar (my room even had an acoustic guitar – apologies to the neighbours for that).

If you can bring yourself to stop admiring your poured concrete sink, head for a pre-dinner drink in the Gallery Bar (whose awkward metal stools are more than compensated for by excellent cocktails and an art selection that changes monthly) before heading for dinner at Hoi Polloi, which serves up innovative, seasonal British cuisine – from the team behind Bistrotheque – within a vast yet cosy space featuring a jazzy tiled floor.

Ace's little world does not end there – in the basement you´ll find Miranda´s, an intimate club with some cutting-edge gig, club night or film screening happening on a regular basis. Ace even has retail space, which is home to cult Soho favourite Sister Ray records (the hotel has in the past hosted and collaborated with brands including J W Anderson and Opening Ceremony). The funny thing about Ace is that you could easily walk past it and miss it – so seamlessly does its façade integrate into the fabric of the modern Shoreditch High Street. Which is fitting, as the place itself does that brilliantly too.
Time Out tip
In need of a chilled nightcap away from the hustle and bustle? Head to the basement bar at the Well & Bucket round the corner for a superlative cocktail.

By: Flo Wales Bonner


Venue name: Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Address: 100 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6JQ
Transport: Shoreditch High Street Overground
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  • Quirky events Sunday February 26 2017
  • Classes and workshops Sunday March 5 2017

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Matilda Egere-Cooper

I'm a massive fan of the Ace: it's an uber hip hangout if you're looking to have drinks with friends or just want to tap into the free wifi while doing a bit of work  - and I love the fact that on the way down to the Miranda (their basement nightclub), you can see images of Grace Jones plastered all over the walls. Can't get cooler than that.

Kirsty E

We came to the hotel for the acoustic east festival at Miranda. A fun evening showcasing some excellent new talent. It's a bit of a dreary venue but fine for what it is used for. The music was very edgy and we were entertained by an eclectic mix of different styles and cultures. Well worth a visit to see some stars of the future before they make it big!

Sarah J

I often come to the Ace Hotel to work in the lobby. It's such a great atmosphere with low-lighting, free wifi and great and friendly service from the bar staff. The food served by Hoi Polloi is amazing, favourites include mushrooms and ricotta on toast, dripping chips and their sandwiches. Open 24-hours it's a perfect place to get some reading, writing or freelance work done.