The historically neglected districts of South London have long been overlooked, up until the emergence of revamped artistic venues such as the Southbank Centre and Tate Modern.
Transforming the area’s fortune, South London’s bustling streets finally lie parallel to those of the North bank – thanks to the construction of hotelier Ennismore’s latest project. The London-based owner and developer of global hospitality properties and experiences present its eighth project, The Hoxton in Southwark.
With heavy-influence from the area’s abundant industrial facilities, The Hoxton’s aesthetic subtly aligns with Southwark’s history as a major trading spot for hops, glass and leather. Featuring over 192 bedrooms, split in accordance to size with uniformed concrete ceilings, red-velvet headboards, brass light fixtures and expansive crittall windows – the coziest “Shoebox” rooms measure 15sqm while the more palatial “Biggy’s” come complete with super king-sized beds and walk-in showers.
Downstairs, famished guests are greeted by the aroma of French and Italian Riviera inspired dishes, served piping hot at the Albie restaurant.
If the bare-brick walls, wooden flooring and terrazzo dining tables surrounded by brown-leather seating banquettes or woven chairs aren’t impressive enough, take your meals upstairs. Offering London’s longest list of oysters, the hotel’s Seabird restaurant is a rooftop dining space. Anchored by a marble-topped raw bar, Seabird features wicker furnishing, leafy potted plants, sheer curtains and a diverse selection of the finest seafood.
More than a getaway, The Hoxton showcases a series of six event rooms, known as The Apartment. Arranged around the central dining area, each room doubles up as a space for conferences and private parties.
The Hoxton brands itself as a vibrant space where guests and locals interact freely. Branching out to downtown Los Angeles and Portland, guests can expect further expansion efforts in the form of six-storey co-working spaces known as the ‘Working From’, by January 2020.