This November, Sleep + Eat comes to Olympia London for the first time, bringing with it the 5,000 restaurateurs, hoteliers and design professionals at the forefront of the hospitality industry. From brand new arrivals to multi-million-pound rebrands, these are among the best London has to offer.
Hotels for Sleep + Eat
The new White City House brings several bars and restaurants, an Electric Cinema and 45 bedrooms to west London.
Finding home in the former BBC Television Centre, the new White City House is part of a £1.5 billion residential and retail makeover that aims to draw creatives to west London. A new addition to the rapidly expanding Soho House group, the property has several bars and restaurants, an Electric Cinema, a huge gym, 45 bedrooms, two floors reserved for members and hotel guests, and the obligatory Soho House rooftop swimming pool. Other new additions to Nick Jones’s empire include Kettner’s Townhouse, which turned Soho’s legendary party house into a 33-bedroom hotel, restaurant and champagne bar; and Redchurch Townhouse, a 37-room townhouse complete with a ground floor Cecconi's restaurant.
With opulent interiors and a striking facade, Kimpton Fitzroy London is arguably this year’s best new hotel.
Housed in a Grade II listed building formerly occupied by the Charles Fitzroy Doll-designed Hotel Russell, Kimpton London Fitzroy (previously The Principal London) is arguably this year’s best new hotel. Open since April following an £85 million refurbishment, the magnificent property makes a bold first impression thanks to its soaring terracotta facade – one of the most spectacular hotel exteriors in the capital. Inside, an opulent, expansive lobby features multi-coloured marble, mosaic floors and glistening chandeliers while the decadent Fitz’s Bar and on-trend Neptune restaurant are destinations the Bloomsbury Set would be proud of. A grand staircase leads to marble-lined corridors and 334 Tara Bernerd-designed rooms featuring crushed velvet, neutral tones and plush bathrooms.
The best hotel bars for Sleep + Eat
Mondrian London's ground floor cocktail bar, Dandelyan, is officially the World's Best Bar.
Last month, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s multi-award-winning Dandelyan, found on the ground floor of the Mondrian London, scooped up first place in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 list. The announcement comes days after Chetiyawardana announced that Dandelyan will close its doors next year to make room for a new venture. Occupying the landmark Sea Containers House, overlooking the Thames, the hotel boasts striking interiors by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio and is also home to the top floor Rumpus Room, which combines river views, cocktails, live music and DJs. Dandelyan’s 2018 win knocks the swanky American Bar at The Savoy down to second place on the official best bars list while the Connaught Bar sits at number five.
The Allis at White City House is perfect for meetings, coffee and cocktails.
Inviting guests to ‘sleep, eat, work and play’, The Hoxton group are pioneers in the remote working movement and both the Hoxton Shoreditch and Hoxton Holborn boast large, welcoming lobbies that are open to both guests and daytime visitors for meetings, coffee and cocktails. A similar vibe and service can also be found at the nearby Ace Hotel. While the lobbies may be the initial draw, all three hotels have trendy destination bars and restaurants that further add to their appeal. Closer to Olympia London, White City House is home to The Allis, an all-day restaurant and bar that’s ideal for combining work and pleasure.
Best London hotel restaurants for Sleep + Eat
One of ten Soho House properties across London, The Ned is home to ten beautifully designed restaurants
As soon as Nick Jones opened the group’s inaugural members’ club back in 1995, Soho House became renowned for its uber trendy style and even trendier clientele. Twenty three years on and the group has expanded to 23 properties across the UK and Europe and further afield to Toronto, Mumbai and West Hollywood. While each property boasts its own characteristics, what remains consistent is the impeccable interior design. London is home to ten Soho House properties, many boasting sleek restaurants and bars. The Ned is the most notable with a whopping ten restaurants, including Malibu Kitchen, Millie’s Lounge and Lutyens Grill, while others across the city include the Dean Street Townhouse Dining Room, Kettner’s Townhouse, The Allis in White City House and Cecconi’s in the brand new Redchurch Townhouse.
By Steven Potter & Vicki Forde of HotelMap™