Okay, so I've written about my trip to London last December a couple of times recently, namely my review of Forest of the Roof which you can read here. But I decided I couldn't quite stop there, I needed to share the wonderful hotel that we stayed in during our stay. We chose the stunning Hoxton hotel, in Holborn. It was a perfectly central base for our trip, close to Covent Garden, Somerset House and the Dominion Theatre where we had booked tickets to see Elf the musical.
I always find hotels in London tricky, there are so many to choose from but generally I find them really pricey, especially during the festive period. We found the that Hoxton Hotel was reasonable priced, although our room was described as a 'Shoebox' which I have to be honest was probably a fair description. Small but perfectly formed it had everything you need for a short weekend break in the capital.
It was easy to find upon arrival. After our rather challenging journey due to train delays that I wrote about in the full weekend review of our break, which you can read here. We were pleased to finally arrive in London about 90 minutes later than planned. We grabbed ourselves some coffee's from Starbucks and jumped on the Piccadilly Line travelling south to Holborn which only took around 5 minutes. From there the hotel is a short two minutes walk West towards Tottenham Court Road, really a perfectly central spot for tourists.
Once we arrived we managed to drop off our bags as our room wasn't quite read yet and we headed out into London to explore the festive Covent Garden. After a day exploring and eatings lots of tasty food we returned to The Hoxton to check into our room and freshen up before we made our way to the Dominion Theatre to see the West End production of Elf the Musical.
The staff were so lovely on check in and we made our way to our room where the radio was on waiting for our arrival, there was milk in the fridge with fresh teabags and teacups on the sideboard which was ideal as I was definitely ready for a cuppa. The room had a lovely cosy feel with a full sized double bed, two side tables a Roberts Radio and desk area & a small en suite bathroom with everything you would ever need.
The Hoxton also offer the option of receiving a Breakfast Bag, something I believe was such a lovely unique touch. This would be perfect for anyone leaving early, or heading out with no time to sit down for Breakfast in the hotels restaurant. In your bag you receive an Orange Juice, a pot of Granola and Yogurt and a Banana. It was so cute and of course yummy too. We both opted for the Breakfast bag option as we were keen to get out and explore more of London on our second, and final day of our short trip.
The hotel has a lovely reception area with Apple Macs available for guests and a bar which serves drinks all day long. Around the corner the hotel is home to 'Hubbard and Bell', which is the in-house restaurant. On our last day, before our return train to Leeds we opted for a meal at Hubbard and Bell, but I can't say it's my favourite place to eat in London. The service was slow and although the food tasty, unfortunately we received our Bill with somebody's breakfast on it who had been sat at our table earlier that day. The staff eventually removed it after us explaining that this was not our food but all in all it didn't affect our stay in The Hoxton and I would definitely stay here again if I was to visit London and need to be located close to Covent Garden.
Room rates range from £69 – £269 depending on the time of year you visit but anyone can book to eat in the restaurant and the bar appears to be a popular little hotspot for Saturday evening drinks.
199 – 206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD