High Road House
- Style Cool members’ club outpost
- Setting Boulevard in the ’burbs
Beat a retreat from the city centre without skipping a media-savvy beat at this London boutique hotel, the western outpost of Nick Jones' oh-so-cool Soho House members' club. As a guest of High Road House, you'll get the best of all worlds, with entry to a hip private members' bar, restaurant and club and easy access to central London, as well as being able to kick back in a quiet, leafy area of the city. High Road House is as good-looking as its counterparts, too, resplendent in design queen Ilse Crawford's trademark print-led, colour-accented decor.
Need to know
- Rooms 14.
- Rates Double rooms from $147.05 (£90), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast, from £5.
- Facilities Games room with table football, private‑screening room, DVD library. In rooms, flatscreen TV with Sky+ and DVD player, retro radios, free WiFi, minibar, Cowshed toiletries.
- Check–out 12 noon, but flexible on request. Earliest check‑in, 3pm.
Children Welcome; toys are available in the Playground. Extra beds (£25) or cots (£15) can be added to rooms, but children staying in their own rooms are charged at the full rate.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms If you have a cat you’d like to swing, the Playroom is the biggest, with zesty lemon and lime accents and a roll‑top bath in the bedroom. Tiny and Small are obviously smaller but well designed, and bathed in natural light.
- Packing tips Don't weigh your bags down with designer gladrags unless you're planning to go out somewhere fancy in the centre of London; Chiswick and the surrounding area is smart-casual territory.
- Also The hotel occupies the top two floors of a building that also houses the renowned High Road Brasserie, as well as a Cowshed boutique, fully stocked with glow‑enhancing, skin‑pampering and muscle‑soothing products.
Food and drink at High Road House
- Hotel restaurant Upstairs at the House, kitted out in Ilse Crawford’s inimitable retro‑modern style, has all‑day dining, from breakfast at 7am until wee‑hour snacks at the weekend, and a bar. Sit, read, work, eat, drink – it’s very easy‑going, but a dinner reservation is advisable.
- Dress code The fashionable end of smart casual; Chloé plus Topshop equals just right.
- Top table Upstairs, in the space adjacent to the bar; downstairs, on a huge red sofa in the central Playpen.
- Last orders Upstairs at the House serves food from breakfast at 7am until wee‑hour snacks at the weekend.
- Room service The house menu and drinks are available from 7am till 1am (midnight on Sundays).
- Hotel bar Downstairs at the House is a den‑like lounge space with three areas; it’s adults‑only in the evening, with DJs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Whisper sweet nothings over an Electric Love Potion cocktail (champagne, vanilla vodka and poached strawberries – divine).