One night at Dean Street Townhouse in London
The SoHo area of London has some of the best restaurants and bars, and within close distance of each other.
A short history
Occupying no. 69 and 70 Dean Street, London, carpenter John Meard built the Georgian residences in 1732-1735. Famous past residences include King Charles II’s mistress Nell Gwynne, as well as other notable aristocratic families of the time.
The residences then became a center for sculptors, architects and artists to meet and hang out. Given the creative history of its patrons, it was fitting that private members’ club, Soho House, took over in 2008.
The clubs serve as private establishments for people in the creative industries. To date, there are 27 locations across Europe and North America.
Though part of a private members’ club, non-members are able to book at Soho House establishments and dine at the restaurants.
It’s a great option for business travelers that want to work, while also entertain clients in a unique space. To visit for a drink at any of the bars, it’s advisable to email reservations and book before arriving.
Characteristics of the room — Dean Street Townhouse London
They also have the ridiculously comfortable Soho House velvet armchairs in every room.
The medium and big-sized rooms, however, is where the luxury factor comes in. With a space of 365 and 460 sq ft respectively, these rooms are designed for comfort. They come with king-sized beds, velvet armchairs, and a generous shower room and toilet.
The best feature by far is the freestanding bathtub, which hints to the hotel’s Georgian heritage. Views in these rooms overlook Dean Street or the courtyard round the back.
“The best feature by far is the freestanding bathtub, which hints to the hotel’s Georgian heritage.”
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On entering the room, soft lighting welcomes you, as does the sound of classical music playing on the vintage radio. The décor matches the classic style of the hotel, and reinforces the Soho House ‘home from home’ sentiment.
Also look out for the personal touches in the room. The excellent Cowshed Spa has branches in many Soho House clubs, and there are plenty of products at your disposal.
Organic, award-winning, and containing wild-crafted plant extracts, you’ll feel rejuvenated after a long soak in the bathtub.
Though its London location is close to several top restaurants and eateries, you must try the hotel’s restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, its large velvet armchairs, and curved bar are a welcoming sight.
Brunch here is hearty, delicious and good value. Kick off brunch with one of their excellent Bloody Mary’s, or a healthier smoothie if you’re nursing a hangover.
I chose the ham hock hash and fried duck egg. It comes with a rack of warm toast, which was perfect for soaking up all of the gooey rich yolk.
The cocktails here are worth indulging in too — especially the Lemon balm fizz, which contains my favorite drink, Prosecco.
Something for everyone — Dean Street Townhouse London
For vegetarians and vegans, there are tasty options, such as the heritage beetroot salad and potato dumplings.
Diners on a gluten-free diet are also catered for, with plenty of meat, fish and veggie dishes to choose from.
Have you stayed at the Dean Street Townhouse Soho House? Is it the kind of boutique hotel you’d like to stay at? Drop me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!
“It comes with a rack of warm toast, which was perfect for soaking up all of the gooey rich yolk.”
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Till next time,
Happy boutique travels X
Dean Street Townhouse, 69-71 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom
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