When in London: Stay at the über cool Courthouse Shoreditch

In the last ten years, the regeneration of East London has made this area of the UK capital, one of the coolest locations in the world. That’s no wonder that The Courthouse Hotel opened its second space in Shoreditch. The original Soho Hotel is also centrally located, in front of Oscar Wilde’s favourite store Liberty, a stone throw from Oxford Circus’ buzzing shops and cafes, and the London Palladium Theatre.

With entertaining spaces, including a stunning indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre, The Courthouse Shoreditch is one of the best addresses in London for private events, luxurious hotel stays and delicious culinary experiences. Yes all of the above.

Located just 100m from Hoxton Square which formerly hosted galleries such as White Cube and Yvon Lambert, and today the Gulbenkian Foundation’s offices, Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch is strategically located on Old Street with lots of nearby restaurants, clubs and bars. For further cultural landmarks, The Courthouse Hotel is also very close to the Barbican Arts Centre, Museum of London, Brick Lane, Sky Garden and Tower of London.

The magnificence of the Grade II listed Baroque building welcomes guests from the outside. Once greeted by the very nice and professional staff inside, at the top of the impressive stairs stands a golden sculpture of one of Her Queen’s Guards, an interesting nod to British culture and  London uniqueness.

Most stunning is the panoramic view from the 5th floor terrace overlooking the City and further London landscape. There’s no better viewpoint to see the Gherkin and all the iconic buildings of the capital in that part of London. The Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch offers several options for private events which is always a bonus. In the summer, enjoying drinks on this spectacular outdoor space is a must. The 5th floor can cater for up to 200 guests standing.

Set on the first floor of the original Magistrates Court building, the juvenile court has been converted into a members bar. Original dark wood features as well as original oval shaped stained glass windows provide a dramatic setting for a cocktail. The gold and copper inspired furnishings complement the vast and comfy space. Guests are immediately transported to a time when the court was in session. The various rooms have surely been used in movies.

The Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch features 86 guest rooms and 42 suites in total. Style and comfort are the hallmarks of each of the 5-star guestrooms, from a modern take on the classic double bed and en suite guest room. Luxury toiletry products are there, and attention to details is everywhere. Rooms feature sophisticated furnishing, in dark blue, purple, brown and grey tones, with exceptional standards of opulence including very large beds, stylish chairs, high ceilings, and modern facilities. Boasting a contemporary design after undergoing recent renovations, the suites and rooms on offer are quiet and cosy. The conversion of the original Magistrates Court into the Hotel is a a huge success and interesting references to the past of this incredible building are everywhere. The Magistrate’s King and Xscape King are some of the names of the amazing rooms.

Dining at Judge & Jury and drinking at Jailhouse Bar is a great experience. Guests will find themselves surrounded by leather-bound law journals and courtroom memorabilia, evoking a unique sense of centuries of British history.

The hotel also includes five individual event meeting rooms. Cherry on the cake, a two lane bowling with private facilities for exclusive parties and team building, or available by the hour for any individual battles against your friends, also make the Courthouse one of the most entertaining locations.

The ten metre-long heated pool, features a jet fountain and jacuzzi. Three treatment rooms, sauna, showers and lockers are available within the pool area. Private cinema for an audience of 196 with individual armrests and fold out tables. The cinema foyer is available for pre-screening food and beverage services.

With its very professional staff, dining and cocktail experiences, luxurious rooms and stunning views over London, the Courthouse Hotel has it all.