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The Hoxton, Holborn

Hotels, Boutique hotels Holborn
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)

An affordable slice of east London right in the middle of the West End.

Shoebox, Snug, Cosy and Roomy. That’s the choice you get when you stay at The Hoxton’s trendy Holborn outpost, but who cares about room size when you’re just about as close to the centre of London as it’s possible to be – you’ll be right on the doorstep of Covent Garden, Soho and Oxford Street, and the rest of the city is just a couple of stops away on the tube, so sacrificing a few square metres really isn’t a big deal.

In truth, these rooms are so well designed that you barely notice their size. Ours, a Cosy, had a large, circular mirror that helped enlarge the space, reflecting the room’s dark walls, soft lighting and casually hip vibe. Add to this the radio that’s already tuned into a smooth-hits station when you first enter the room, a snazzy TV and the lovely walk-in shower, and it’d be quite easy to spend an entire day lounging around in this place.

If you do want to get out and about there’s a great little map of the local area in each room which is packed with the kind of on-trend recommendations you might ordinarily find in, ahem, Time Out, but you’d do just as well to spend some time in the hotel's bar, which is decked out in ‘70s furniture and does a mean negroni. Failing that, next door there's the Holborn Grind – good for both caffeine and cocktails – and Chicken Shop, where you can get a plate of juicy meat for less than a tenner.

If there’s a downside to this place it’s that the foyer has become so popular with the city’s wi-fi-hungry laptop users that it can feel a bit overcrowded and busy when you first walk in, and that’s not necessarily the first impression you want to have if you’ve come here to get away from people and relax. But hey, this is a minor quibble, and just like those guys, you’ll find The Hoxton, Holborn is a hotel you won’t want to leave.

Time Out tip: Just around the corner you’ll find the best doughnut in London at Bread Ahead in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials. Or, if you’re feeling more virtuous, pop along to Sunday Assembly in Conway Hall for a feel-good celebration of all that’s fun in life.

By: Alex Plim


Venue name: The Hoxton, Holborn
Address: 199-206 High Holborn
Price: £89.00 to £189.00 per night
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Forget Starbucks, The Hoxton lobby is the place to set up shop for the afternoon on your laptop. You can go seamlessly from ‘work’ to evening drinks with friends, if you can get a table that is. Drinks are proportionally pricey, but not excessive.


The Hoxton Holborn opened towards the end of 2014 and over the last few years I have frequented fairly regularly, even taking my team on a few outings for end of month drinks. The setting is great, from the recycled ceiling tiles to the retro furniture and exposed floors, the venue is contemporary yet not pretentious. The drinks selection is extensive and the selection of food in the Hubbard and Bell is good. I love this place as a winter venue as there isn't a garden and can feel quite dark towards to back of the restaurant due to lack of natural light. Seating is limited so reserve or get there early.

All in all a lovely place and the staff are great. Many thanks to Jason Holmes who looked after us when my team descended (about 20 plus people) 


Great little comfy place to have a drink in Central london!


Hoxton looks fancier than any other pub/bar in Holborn area. It is cosy and not too expensive at the same time which makes it a brilliant location for after-work drinks but also for a quick bite or even a date. It is gets very full on Thursday and Fridays evenings but that is the case for every central London boozer so I would not consider it as a bad thing. 


Add a bit of glamour to your post- week bev. Slighty smarter than your regular grimy boozer, with stellar service, modern and beautiful decor and a range of delicious cocktails, this hotel has a buzzing bar which comes alive come office let out time. 

With work stations, it is also perfect for a quick coffee and email catch up if you are working on the go. 

I will be definitely be returning to sample the food which looked and smelled amazing. 


I've only been there for food and events, not the room, but it was amazing. Love the modern, hip vibe of the hotel. Great cocktails and food, even gluten free brownies. The staff is very friendly and there is always a nice exhibition on. Worth the visit for a coffee or a stay!

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I stayed in a cozy room here on a recent trip to London and it was perfect for a quick stay in the city. The room was charming and very comfortable, but might make for tight quarters on a longer stay. The lobby was hopping at all hours and the food and drink at the bar were great, perfect for a late night snack and end cap with a group of friends. 


A great opportunity to sample some of Soho House's hospitality without the cost of a membership. Rooms are as luxurious as expected. The shower is incredible!!

The main bar and restaurant are always busy with people not staying there which is a good sign. They do an excellent espresso martini and food is not only very tasty, but reasonably priced.

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