Hi, everyone! I was going to upload this post late last night, but I accidentally fell asleep after eating a delicious meal for supper. Ooops - but it was massaman curry and what's better than food coma? It is completely satisfying is it not? Well, here it is - my complete review of my London stay at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch. I decided to stay further east of London, as this area is an up and coming section of the city - super trendy and full of life! I was in town for only five days and mostly for work (London Fashion Week) but I still wanted to take the time and share my experience at this amazing 5-Star hotel! Continue reading to learn more about my stay and why you too, should consider staying at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch during your next visit across the pond.
The hotel features 86 guest rooms and 42 suites. Two buildings - from original Magistrates Court converted with high ceilings, space and individual character are the hallmarks of each of the 5-star guestrooms, individually designed with stylish furnishing to provide exceptional standards of comfort. Boasting a contemporary design after undergoing a recent renovation, the suites and rooms are one of a kind. With double glazed windows throughout for a very quiet stay, luxurious high thread count soft linen (oh so dreamy) and late-night room service (Helloooooo, yummy grilled cheese!), the amenities are endless and within your reach! They even have a spa/sauna which I didn't get a chance to experience, but count on it that upon my return I will be sure to check it out.
My room - The Dalston King is perfect for mixing business with pleasure. Starting from 280 square feet, offering a luxurious king size bed (I wish I had more time to sleep in it!) with 46 inch LED TV with full Sky TV package, work desk with a built in mediahub station (so cool, helps recommend you the best of the best in the city, from food to art/shows, it's great), and wall-to-wall marble bathrooms with walk in rain showers. Also featuring laptop size safes in all rooms with a minibar and coffee/tea making facilities available. These rooms are well equipped for any traveler. I felt right at home even away from home. They even lent me a few adapters for charger/plug-ins as I forgot one.
The Jailhouse Bar, set within the former Police Station of the Old Street Magistrate’s Court, celebrates the very best of the drinks world with innovative and delicious cocktails and a wide array of other beverages on offer, whilst being surrounded by historically significant architecture, including former prison holding cells. Jailhouse Bar serves as a relaxed lounge area throughout the day, perfect for meetings and coffees, and then transforms into an after-work hub for those looking to unwind with a drink or two post 5pm. Jailhouse Bar also happily provides bottle service, private hire in the cells, and semi-exclusive spaces for larger parties. The Jailhouse Bar also offers the quintessentially British staple of Afternoon Tea every day from 12pm, however done Shoreditch style!
Leave court-room formality behind and indulge in simple yet refined comfort food classics at Judge & Jury, the freshest of British produce combined with an atmosphere of relaxation and sophistication. Set within one of the most historically significant hotels in London, the restaurant décor encompasses the original features of the former courtroom within the Old Street Magistrate’s Court, creating an ambiance of intrigue and architectural significance. Guests will find themselves surrounded by leather-bound law journals and courtroom memorabilia, evoking a sense of centuries of British legal history, which exist within the hotel walls. The Judge & Jury staff ensure a personalized and professional experience with extensive knowledge and recommendations. Open for lunch seven days a week and dinner Tuesday to Saturday.