After Hours

Bringing leading hospitality professionals together with top designers, architects and operators under one roof, Sleep & Eat returns to Olympia London this November, and as the people behind some of the world’s best hotels, restaurants and bars, it’s only appropriate that the 4,600 attendees stay in the best hotels that London has to offer. With that in mind, we’ve put together a curated selection of west London properties that are sure to impress even the most discerning of hotel guests. If you’re attending Sleep & Eat 2019, which takes place at Olympia London on 19th and 20th November 2019, you can access the official hotel deals from HotelMap™ here.


Dorsett Shepherds Bush

Dorsett Shepherds Bush

The Dorsett Shepherds Bush is a relatively new addition to the area. Housed within a Grade II-listed former 1920s cinema, the four-star hotel has won several awards for its design, which saw London-based firm Flanagan Lawrence transform a brick and concrete envelope of a building into a light-filled property with original Art Deco features and Shanghai-inspired interiors. The soaring central atrium houses Jin Bar, a striking spot for carefully-crafted cocktails and bar snacks, while the hotel restaurant, Shikumen, serves creative Asian cuisine. 

The Ampersand

The Ampersand Hotel has transformed a historic 1800s building into a sleek independent property where original Victorian architecture is livened up with vibrant colours, mismatched patterns and contemporary art pieces. Housed within four beautiful 19th century townhouses, The Kensington Hotel also features original Victorian elements, complemented with velvet furnishings, crystal chandeliers, four-poster beds and roll-top baths. 

Ampersand hotel
Belmond Cadogan

Belmond Cadogan

Open since February, the brand-new Belmond Cadogan is the second UK hotel from the group behind Raymond Blanc’s luxury hotel-restaurant Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. Setting up home in the very building where Lillie Langtry courted the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde once resided (it was also the location of the playwright’s infamous arrest), the new hotel is equidistant from Chelsea and Knightsbridge, placing guests in one of London’s most upmarket and fashionable districts. The 54 rooms and suites pay tribute to the building’s colourful past while still offering every modern indulgence and the in-house restaurant is overseen by celebrated chef Adam Handling. Guests also have access to the tranquil Cadogan Place Gardens, usually reserved for locals only.


The Allis at White City House

Located on the ground floor of the new White City House – part of the ever-growing Soho House empire – The Allis is the one part of the hotel and members’ club that’s open to the public. The all-day drinking and dining venue executes the signature Soho House design to perfection with mid-century modern furnishings, rich velvet fabrics and shiny dark wood accents while site-relevant features such as the ‘atomic dots’ along the bar and Archie Proudfoot’s Test Card F-inspired artwork nod to the building’s former life as the BBC Television Centre. The brasserie-style menu features British and American comfort food classics while the extensive drinks menu covers everything from charcoal smoothies to champagne martinis.

The Allis

Lyaness at Sea Containers London

Known for shaking up the industry with his masterful creations, mixology master Ryan Chetiyawardana took the shock factor one step further last year when he announced that his bar Dandelyan – named the World's Best Bar just days before – was set to close. Thankfully, the announcement was followed by a statement that a new venture would soon follow. Enter Lyaness. Sitting in the exact location as its predecessor – within Sea Containers London – the new bar opened its doors at the tail end of March and presents brand new interiors and ultra-innovative cocktails. The former comes courtesy of Jacu Strauss and offers an Art Deco aesthetic with baby blue walls and furnishings, velvet banquettes, gold accents and statement mirrors. The drinks, meanwhile, are centred around seven unique ingredients such as purple pineapple, aromatised milk wine and king monkey nut.

Fitz's at Kimpton Fitzroy

Found within Kimpton Fitzroy London, Fitz’s is a sumptuous, richly decorated bar named after Charles Fitzroy-Doll, the architect responsible for the 1898 Grade II listed building in which the hotel is housed. With dark blues and purples, rich velvets and vintage touches, the bar has a plush Great Gatsby-esque design with a handful of playful disco elements thrown in for good measure. Hailing from Soho institution Milk & Honey, Sean Fennelly is the brain behind the cocktails, which pay tribute to the free spirits of Bloomsbury’s past and present.

Fit'z at Kimpton Fitzroy