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Hotel Highlights

  • An oasis in London's buzzing West End
  • Witty, pretty, homely interior design
  • Shopping, dining, entertainment and culture galore


Cool and collected (and unexpectedly child-friendly), London's Soho Hotel is the colourful, trendy sister of the more staid Covent Garden Hotel. Designed by Kit Kemp, this luxury boutique hotel hides on a small, quiet street in the midst of Soho's bustle; inside, a massive Koons-esque Botero cat, potted plants, brightly coloured acrylic glass greet you in a welcome change of pace and theme from most central London hotels. That it also has a private movie screening room and is a favourite haunt of international media types don't hurt either.

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Need To Know






Double rooms from $356.72 (£235), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates exclude breakfast (£21.50 for a full English).

At the hotel

Free high-speed internet access, cinema, CD/DVD player, flatscreen TV, Frette linen, iPod dock, Kit Kemp's range of Rik Rak bath products, valet service.

Our favourite rooms

Rock stars opt for the sprawling Terrace Suite, with its views over Soho’s rooftops, but we love the deluxe rooms on the fifth floor.

Packing tips

Hangover remedies; with cocktails this good on tap and amid so many late-night bars, you'd be mad not to take full advantage.


The hotel has a screening room which hosts a film club every Sunday – contemporary, classic and 3D films are shown with free popcorn at 3.30pm. You can combine it with a three-course lunch or dinner or a champagne afternoon tea for £35.


Families are welcomed. Extra beds are available (£66 per night).

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Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

Refuel offers an à la carte menu filled with decadent and down-to-earth modern international cuisine (such as truffled macaroni and cheese or beer-battered cod) if you're looking for a full-on banquet, or cosmopolitan food platters to pick at with your drinks. Settle in for some afternoon tea (which can also be taken in the private drawing room or library).

Hotel Bar

Refuel is great for pre or after dinner drinks.

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Room service

An extensive 24-hour menu including tapas-style snacks, gluten-free options and hefty organic meats from a farm in Hampshire if you're after something substantial (as well as a selection of sundaes for afterwards).

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Dress code

Soho sophisticates.

Top table

By the rack of plants that separates the restaurant from the bar.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local restaurants

Stop for tea and cakes down the road, at Yauatcha on Broadwick Street (+44 (0)20 7494 8888), or book a table for their delicious dim sum. Perch on a stool in the tiled former-fishmonger's interior of Randall & Aubin on Brewer Street (+44 (0)20 7287 4447) for seafood or a grill. Dinner at the Ivy on West Street (+44 (0)20 7836 4751) promises showbiz faces among your fellow diners. The real reason to book well in advance, though, is the surprisingly reasonable classic British dishes, among oak panelling and stained glass. J Sheekey on St Martin's Court (+44 (0)20 7240 2565) is another favourite specialising in seafood and modern British dishes. Refined Ligurian dishes come according to the season at Giardinetto (+44 (0)20 7493 7091), the Italian that has recently moved to Mayfair. Chowki(+44 (0)20 7439 1330) on Denmark Street has won awards for its well-priced homestyle regional Indian cuisine. Sketch on Conduit Street (+44 (0)870 777 4488) is celebrated for its extravagant, futuristic design, and offers haute cuisine, brasserie fare or delicate patisseries in its tearoom.

Local bars

CVO Firevault on Great Titchfield Street (+44 (0)20 7580 5333) is a cosy bar beneath a fireplace showroom. Salvador & Amanda (+44 (0)20 7240 1551) is a DJ bar with tapas. Bar Italia (+44 (0)20 7437 4520) serves espressos into the small hours. Lab (+44 (0)20 7437 7820) is a bar with mean mixologists. The Endurance on Berwick Street (+44 (0)20 7437 2944) is perfect for a pint and some posh pub grub.

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Central secrecy

The Soho Hotel

4 Richmond Mews, London, W1D 3DH, United Kingdom


London Heathrow is a 40-minute drive from the hotel.


As the name gives away, the hotel is right in the middle of Soho, so several Tube stations are within easy reach – Oxford Circus (on the Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines) and Tottenham Court Road (on the Central and Northern lines) are your best bets. The overland stations at Charing Cross, Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras (for the Eurostar) are around a 10-minute taxi journey away.


The super-central setting makes motors unnecessary, but if you do bring one, you can park it on Brewer Street.


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The Soho Hotel
The Soho Hotel 4 Richmond Mews London W1D 3DH London United Kingdom

Anonymous review

by , On-the-go editor at Mr & Mrs Smith

Rating: 10/10 stars
When the offer arises to experience one of London’s most desirable hotel debutantes, I can’t resist – especially since it’s but a stumble from this couple’s Covent Garden office. But don’t let beaded curtains and neon adults-only signs creep into your imagination at the mention of Soho – Kit and Tim Kemp’s transformation of a former carpark at the en…
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The Soho Hotel

Anonymous review by Juliet Kinsman, On-the-go editor

When the offer arises to experience one of London’s most desirable hotel debutantes, I can’t resist – especially since it’s but a stumble from this couple’s Covent Garden office. But don’t let beaded curtains and neon adults-only signs creep into your imagination at the mention of Soho – Kit and Tim Kemp’s transformation of a former carpark at the end of a cul de sac couldn’t be any further from that ever-fading image. And though, just like the namesake districts in Manhattan and Hong Kong, it’s as bustling as neighbourhoods come, this chic-sleep sister to the Covent Garden Hotel is a bubble of cool calm amid a storm.

As we veer off Wardour Street and head towards a twinkly-lit porch, a sharply dressed doorman is waiting to welcome us to us to this extraordinary urban Neverland. A 10-foot-tall porcelain Botero cat sculpture, oversized plant pots and a clash of driftwood and neon-tinted Perspex are a refreshing alterative to the marble and brass lobbies of most hotels in this postcode. (And the pebble-adorned pillars must have fans of home-makeover shows scribbling in their notepads.) The only reminder at check-in of the hotel’s all-but-airbrushed motoring past is a collage of Botero’s puss comprised of tax discs and Monopoly board strips.

It’s only 6pm on a week night, but the tea-light-dotted lobby, and Refuel, the hotel’s bar and restaurant, are already buzzing. This is an establishment where the watering hole and eatery have independent allure; local folk flee editing suites and photography studios for after-work tipples perched at the long, pewter bar, under the deco-style auto-themed mural. As we pass Refuel’s glass front, we can’t resist craning to spy which famous faces are among the chattering masses tonight. (I spot a big-name DJ, and Mr Smith clocks an award-winning director.)

A magnet for movers and shakers, the pony-skin seats of the screening room downstairs regularly hold the derrières of the most high-falutin’, and a daringly decorated cocktail lounge and function room hosts endless star-studded launches. (And should guests who are less keen to see and be seen want to escape the media mêlée, there’s an elegant all-white, pink-lit library, and lime and fuchsia-accented drawing room on the ground floor to retreat to.)

The Soho Hotel is much bigger than you’d imagine, and we’re grateful for a friendly escort through the pretty paisley corridors. Our spacious deluxe digs are sunny and cheery – even though, outside, the weather is anything but. The fresh country-manor kiss to the decor of faded painted rustic furniture, and pastel- and bright-coloured prints, bedspread and curtains are, rather uniquely, the stuff that both Country Living and Elle Deco dreams are made of.

Sadly the photo-shoot feel doesn’t last, as I decide to unpack and get changed for dinner. (This Mrs Smith has a knack of transforming a showroom-perfect setting into a movie scene depicting a locale that’s just been turned over in a hunt for a top-secret microchip.) Clothes shucked and cosmetics strewn, and I’m prancing around, clad only in shoes, when the doorbell rings. I lunge into the respectable, roomy marble bathroom and grab one of the cotton-wool-soft Henry VIII-dimensioned robes.

Settling down with his room service-delivered Tanqueray and tonic, I wonder if Mr Smith has noticed my fresh purchase from around-the-corner shop Agent Provocateur. It proves challenging even for a beribboned cleavage to compete with such a perfectly mixed G&T and the enormous olives delivered with it. At least the guy sitting at his computer in the building over the road (provided he is extremely long-sighted) can appreciate my cabaret. Shame he’s not looking. I abandon my burlesque show and suggest we head down for dinner. At the mention of which my chap’s mouth is at long last watering.

It is when Mr Smith glimpses the wine list when I finally get the boggle-eyed, raised-eyebrows response that I’d hoped my lacy smalls might have achieved. ‘They do each one by the glass,’ he puffs, excited that he can have a Chablis with his foie gras parfait, a Mendoza with his Aberdeen Angus beef fillet, and a muscat with tarte tatin. Plans of visiting one of the many cocktail joints within stumbling distance start to fade, usurped by the desire to spend as much of our stay in situ.

After a fireside nightcap from the honesty bar in the drawing room, we return to a boudoir fresh from a magic turndown service. All traces of my Tasmanian devil tendencies have been tidied away, and rather wonderfully, mineral water and an aromatherapy spray labelled ‘sleep well’ have appeared on the bedside tables. The sheets have been folded back invitingly. Mr Smith collapses on the bed, smiling. ‘I’ve never known a post-work night out like it,’ he sighs. ‘And one I could get used to,’ I think to myself…

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Reviews of The Soho Hotel from Smith members

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Stayed on

We loved

The service at the hotel was exceptional and the rooms spacious and well presented. The whole experience was brilliant.

Don’t expect

To stay here on a budget. Prices are premium but the hotel is luxury.

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The Soho looks to me like the trial run for Ham Yard - it clearly works so well, they must have wanted to build on that buzzy, slightly theatrical, highly professional offering and team that they have built there. It's a great hotel, good service, lovely rooms, a great location between 2 busy, interesting Soho streets - it's good for business and good for pleasure and leisure too.

Don’t expect

I wish Firmdale would mark out some of the sitting rooms downstairs at this hotel and the others in the group for guests only. Travelling alone as I did on this trip, I had to retreat to my room to read or relax. I guess its the price of commercial success: the hotel is like a beacon to the cool after - work crowd, so you have to negotiate with them every time you enter the hotel or want to use its amenities.

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

Cosy and stylish interiors gave a real home away from home much so we didn't want to leave and return to our actual home! Steam room / shower was amazing, as was the gesture of complimentary chocolates delivered to the room (a birthday treat!) Food was incredible.

Don’t expect

Reasonably priced rooms.

Rating: 7/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

I chose Soho because of its ideal central location. But also the rooms are very spacious and beautifully appointed, and the beds are luxuriously comfortable. Breakfasts are wonderful, but most of all the staff at Soho were the most friendly and helpful people ever.

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

I loved the service, the room (though I did look right out onto a brick wall), the restaurant, general decor… pretty much all of it to be honest.

Don’t expect

I wouldn't book the room with the 'wall view' again, though the rest of the room was just superb.

Rating: 10/10 stars