Slap bang in the middle of Shoreditch, Ace Hotel is one of the coolest places to stay in London, making it the ideal base for a hot city break. This part of East London is home to a variety of galleries, hip restaurants, and busy bars, so you’ll be spoilt for choice whether you stay for a day or a fortnight.
After checking in and finding your room, you sprawl out on your bed, surrounded by vintage furniture and original artworks made by local artists. As the Ace-curated channel plays on your Revo Radio, it’s time to raid the mini-bar. Later, you chill out watching one of your favourite films on the big flat-screen TV. All Ace Hotel rooms come with free Wi-Fi, so if you’re travelling for work, you’ll have no problem getting the job done in such a stimulating yet practical environment.
A selection of six cafés, bars, and restaurants means you won’t go hungry when you stay at the Ace. On your way out in the morning, you grab a healthy, farm-to-kitchen cold-pressed juice from the High Street Window. In the evening, you book a table at Hoi Polloi. Born out of a collaboration with the creators of Bistrotheque, this modern English brasserie is sure to tantalize your taste buds. You browse the beautiful menu and savour the light and refreshing lemon sole with clams and sea vegetables, finishing your meal with the soft and bubbly pistachio mousse. As your tongue tingles with a variety of flavours, you wash your meal down with an Aunt Nell’s Espresso Martini: a caffeine kick with a twist.
When you get back to the hotel after a long day, the great atmosphere and mouth-watering food gives you all the energy you need for the evening ahead. You fancy a night of music and dancing, so you head to Miranda, one of London’s top basement bars. As you sit down at a galactic table, the red and blue lights cast interesting shadows on the faces of your friends, and the Grace-Jones-themed wall art gets you in the mood to groove. Miranda’s eclectic events calendar ranges from club nights with electronic vibes to live performances and moving image nights by up and coming artists and filmmakers. Sipping on a locally brewed craft beer, you feel inspired and revitalized, which is why the Ace Hotel always has guests coming back for more.
Following your night at Miranda, you get up early and hit the gym for some energy boosting exercise. After a short, invigorating session, you’re in the mood to take out one of the hotel’s Ace x Tokyobike bicycles. You cycle down to Brick Lane and browse the vintage stalls, then take a trip to the nearby canal for a fun ride, away from the roads. Before you leave, you can’t resist a quick look in the Ace Hotel shop, which specializes in expertly designed clothing, accessories, and interesting items—perfect for gifts and memorabilia from your stay.