We’re craving some au courant beats in quintessentially cool-Britannia surrounds: step up hip boutique hotel High Road House: the retro-chic members’ club in West London‘s laid-back Chiswick district.
Setting Leafy London
Why this week? To knock back a puntastic Scotchwork Orange cocktail while the DJs at Nick Jones’ High Road House bar inspire you to dance from Thursdays to Saturday. Keep your toes tapping at the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Barbican (14–23 November), then spend your evenings hobnobbing with the hotel’s bohemian crowd; after all, you are at one of London’s most exclusive members’ clubs. This week there’s a half-price dining offer (including drinks), when you book before the 30 November 2014 – as if you needed an excuse to try their primped-up-gastropub fare.
Our favourite bits We love the hotel’s Mad Men comes to London feel – courtesy of taste-making designer Ilse Crawford – from the freestanding baths and polished-brass shelving, to the patchwork-quilt floor tiles in the restaurant and re-upholstered sofas. Filled with framed posters and stacked books, the Georgian townhouse is light, bright and relaxed – the red sofas and sheepskin rugs in the den-like downstairs bar are almost too inviting…
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘It’s a vast, gleaming white space, in which the only splashes of colour are afforded by a yellow wooden chair hanging on a hook and a green cashmere blanket on the bed. We smiled. After the flash of snow-blindness had cleared, the nuances of the room became apparent…’ Read the full anonymous High Road House hotel review…
You say… ‘Super friendly staff, incredibly comfortable bed, awesome water pressure and outstanding Cowshed products. I promise I don’t work for the Soho House Group. Love the place.’ Ben, BlackSmith, stayed 13 October 2012
Written by Emma Russell.