The Vibe: A rather glossy version of the hipster aesthetic.
The Area: On Blackfriars Road in Southwark. Southwark station is a two-minute walk; Blackfriars is 10 minutes in the other direction, with direct trains to Luton and Gatwick airports. The area has a rich history and was a thriving trading hub for London through the industrial revolution. Today, the former factories have been converted into galleries, bars and restaurants, and the neighbourhood is home to some of the city’s best galleries, museums (like The Tate Modern), theatres and food markets London has to offer.
The DNA: Coming as the eighth property in the series, the Hoxton, Southwark sees the brand back on familiar ground with its third hotel in London, the city where it all began. Ennismore Design Studio is responsible for the interiors throughout the hotel, with the open-plan communal spaces drawing inspiration from Southwark’s eclectic, industrial past. The eclectic art collection throughout the communal spaces was curated in collaboration with Project On Walls, with a focus on emerging British talent. The hotel offers welcoming communal spaces, an all-day dining spot named Albie and a stunning seafood rooftop restaurant, Seabird.
Suite-Me-Up: The 192 rooms are distributed over 14 storeys and come in five categories: shoebox, snug, cosy, roomy and biggy. Rooms are full of natural light with large Crittall-style windows showing off views of the city. An industrial aesthetic comes through with concrete ceilings and bare brick walls, which have become a Hoxton bedroom signature. These contrast to luxurious touches in the rooms such as velvet ruby headboards, comfy lounge chairs, and handmade glassware – a nod to the glass-blowing and tannery factories that once occupied the area.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 192 rooms (15-35m2) (160-375 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands • interior design: Ennismore Design Studio • bathroom amenities: custom ❌ no parking available ✅ pet friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible