Dean Street Townhouse
- Style Art-house hideaway
- Setting Sociable, sexy Soho
Smack in the centre of sexy Soho, the Dean Street Townhouse hotel has all of the intensity and allure of a Hogarth painting, so it should come as no surprise that the painter once lived here. Now owned by the hip Soho House, the hotel, with its urban flair, British brasserie and stylish bar, continue to draw in the creative crowd.
Need to know
- Rooms 39.
- Rates Double rooms from $241.37 (£147), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
- More details Rates exclude à la carte breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout and a DVD library. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, hair straighteners, minibar, free bottled water, and Cowshed products in bathrooms.
- Check–out Noon (but flexible – no later than 4pm and subject to a £10 charge for each extra hour); check-in, from 3pm.
Children This hotel is better suited to couples - leave the children at home!
- Also Rooms 18 and 36 have disabled access and bathrooms modified for wheelchair users.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms We love the Medium and Bigger rooms with freestanding bath tubs and grand four-posters. Rooms at the back of the building on the fourth floor are the most peaceful, but night owls should opt for a room at the front – the Soho views will compensate for any nocturnal noise.
- Packing tips Pack light – rooms are stocked with full-size Cowshed products and hair straighteners. Leave room in your case for Carnaby Street acquisitions.
- Also This hotel is owned by the sexy Soho House group, so expect a fashionable crowd. Take a closer peek at the leaf-print wallpaper in the dining room for a naughty eyeful of the unexpected…
Food and drink at Dean Street Townhouse
- Hotel restaurant There’s been a lot of buzz about the restaurant, a bold red, cream and chocolate space, peppered with British artworks by Emin, Hirst and others, and decorated with Georgian-style wallpaper and striking chandeliers. Though the fare sounds simple (signature dishes include mince and boiled potatoes and the Townhouse mixed grill), it has seduced some of London’s pickiest food writers.
- Dress code Your latest Soho boutique buy. (A vintage frock with hip hosiery or mod-style polo shirt with Japanese denim will stand you in good stead.)
- Top table Sit in the cosy dining area at the front, slightly tucked away from the main affair. Red vintage chairs and banquettes make for a stylish, romantic setting.
- Last orders Dinner and drinks are served up until 11.30pm.
- Room service Room service is available from 6am until 2am. Choices are a trimmed-down version of the restaurant’s offerings.
- Hotel bar The bar shares space with the restaurant. Expect a sociable, upbeat atmosphere and a mix of media types, locals and celebrities dividing their time between people watching, cocktail sipping and delicious dining.