In May 2017 I had a weekend break in London for a hen party and wanted a luxurious hotel to suit the occasion. After browsing online I discovered the Devonshire Club & Hotel, based in Devonshire Square near Algate and Liverpool Street tubes. I was drawn to it’s location as it’s in a part of London I love and was central to my weekend plans.
After spending time here, I can say honestly it was one of the best hotels I’ve stayed in (including the Angel Posting House), from experience with staff to room quality and atmosphere. We received a really warm welcome, the room was fantastic with very nice furnishings and bedding, the lounges were stylish with a laid back atmosphere and unlike many hotels, the rooms were sound proof making for a good night’s sleep.
On top of this, the courtyard surrounding the hotel was very serene with a good amount of greenery and even a cheeky view of the Gherkin. The doorman was very nice as well!
Club Room for Two
The club room is the best value accommodation available and still comes with plenty of space, a Nespresso machine, complimentary mini bar and smart TV. The decor is very colourful and stylish, yet still homely and we had no problem relaxing after an evening spent in the exclusive club bar.
It felt like a real break away with the level of pampering and extras and I wouldn’t hesitate to book again. On top of everything, it was a fantastic night’s sleep with no street noise – a pure luxury in London.
The lounge rooms in Devonshire Club & Hotel are open to all guests. On the ground floor we enjoyed a coffee and some nibbles, whereas the lounge upstairs is best suited for enjoying a cocktail. It is this lounge that makes up the exclusive members only club, which guests become honorary members of for the night.
Again, just as the rooms, it was immaculately decorated and could be likened to a library or piano room. On one wall, bottles of whiskey worth £2,000 each were displayed in cabinets.
Recommended restaurants nearby
If you can get a booking, definitely go to Duck & Waffle on the 4oth floor of the Heron Tower, just two minutes from the hotel. If you can’t get in, stay a little closer to the earth with lunch or dinner at The Drift, on the ground floor of the same modern and tall building.
When we stayed we sampled the brunch menu at The Drift and I went with a rather special buttermilk chicken on waffle dish. Thoroughly recommend!
If you travelled through London Victoria, it’s worth mentioning a stop at Bleecker Burger to fuel you for the return journey.
Nearest tubes are Algate and Liverpool Street, easiest to get to from London Victoria if travelling into the city by train.
What do you think? Worthy of a classy weekend in London? Let me know with a comment below.
I am not affiliated with the hotel, I just had a great time when I stayed and am sharing my experiences and travel tips for a stay in London.