Thanks, glad you enjoyed it, and Im suer you wont be dissapointed when you go, but if you have to chose then go in summer
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45 reviews of Shoreditch House in English
I only ever really go to Shoreditch House in the summer – probably like many others because the lure of their very popular roof top pool seduces you away from other watering holes when the city heat gets too much.
The décor and Loft type feel of this old building reminds me very much of a smaller version of their Soho House in NYC (which also has a great pool on the roof) and I can and have happily spent from dusk till dawn lounging here starting with a Bloody Mary and cooked brunch and ending with what seems like everyone I know around the pool laughing and chatting away!
There are always parties and after parties going on here and I can remember one very fun day unknown to me Sophie Ellis Bexor was booked to sing, so we all lay by the pool and watched the sun set over the spectacular panoramic views of London’s City district and listened to her latest single - this kind of thing can often happen and makes for a happy mix of pleasures from good music to great food and company.
Body beautiful reigns supreme pool side so if you don’t like running around in swimwear maybe stick to the roof gardens that were expanded a year or so ago or wait for winter and toast yourself by the fire set in the middle of the glass enclosed top floor. There are not many places in London where you can see 360degrees around you from a great height so this gives a rare chance to really take in how incredible the city looks day or night, winter or summer!
There are great private areas and rooms to host your own little or big parties in as well as mingle at the bar.
Food is good from a quick plate of chips or freshly prepared pizza to more adventurous choices.
Staff are really fun - some are friends of mine, but even if you don’t know them you will do by the time you leave.
You have to be a member or a guest of a member to come here and I think you need to be nominated by someone already there.
If you’re a media or creative type you have probably had a work lunch or meeting here as it aims itself at this market, though you can meet all sorts.
You can also stay the night very reasonably as a member which is useful if you need to come to London or any city they are in for business and they have places in Berlin, NYC and a country home as well as other places like the new town house and Miami so for successful creative who travel it’s probably a must.
Due to membership I can’t say to everyone -go, but if you do get invited or have to go for work, check it out. I prefer it to London’s Soho House as it’s much more spacious though less convenient geographically for me hence not going as often as I may do if it was right on the door step.
The whole chain has been such a runaway success from the
opening of Soho House - at the time filling a much needed gap in the market for a younger up and coming crowd who have stayed loyal and are now like me much older than when we 1st went!
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SorayaWilkinson-Wyke, 24 September 2012:
I’ve been here a few times and I like the cool ambience and good service. The pool on the roof is fantastic, but I’ve never been here with my trunks to take advantage.
What is strange, and a bit disappointing, is that for a relaxed club they ban the use of mobiles, which means that using it as a place to work whilst in the area is not an option.
However, it’s a great place – but in the wrong part of London.
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Can any establishment with a mini bowling alley, gooey pizzas, divine cocktails and a pool on the roof be bad? I think not. I don’t really need to belong to a trendy private members club in Shoreditch, but I’m still sorely tempted after my visit there.
Yes, the fact my evening was paid for by a client helped (as did the free-flowing cocktails and never-ending supply of aforementioned pizzas) but the venue somehow managed to pull off effortless sophistication without seeming overly pretentious or snobbish. We were in the ‘Biscuit pin’ (private room with 2 bowling lanes) most of the evening but we also had a chance to take a look at the swimming pool and have a cocktail masterclass in a small private dining room that is virtually hidden behind a bookshelf on one of the upper floors. Brilliant.
Best place in London, for meetings, relaxing, working out, eating. Fantastic staff, a firm policy for members – but fair and fitting for a great establishment. Recommend the summer pool parties and the amazing pizza’s!
I’ve no idea how much it costs to become a member of this place, but if it was remotely within my reach, I would certainly consider it! The ideal place to set down for the day with a laptop and cappuccino, the main lounge appears to be where the coolest of all media types conduct their business.
Upstairs, the rooftop pool is well worth a look even if you’re not planning on diving in. There is also a Cow Shed spa for those in need of a spot of pampering.
Just spent a couple nights here on business. Wonderful experience. Was a bit worried by reviews here and having experienced the stuck-up behavior of staff in Berlin. nevertheless found everyone extremely polite, helpful and attentive. People on the 5th and 6th floor who were members as well as guests all seemed pretty chill too. No one really gave me the impression of trying to show off or "be seen". Berlin is actually far worse for that although I love the Soho House there too. Food was amazing in the restaurant which I also didn't expect. I had the steak and it was damn good. I hung out and worked and well as held many meetings on the 5th and 6th while I was there. Used Shoreditch House as my office in London and it was great. The rooms are smaller than in Berlin for example but still very well appointed and the bed was super comfortable. I really like the bathrooms at these properties and Shoreditch House didn't disappoint on that front either. The new subway stop right next door is also super convenient. I'll definitely be back if I get such a good rate (I am not a member and just use these places as hotels with all the benefits of a member as a guest).
I love this place and one of my New Year's resolutions for next year is definitely to become a member. Six floors of lucsciousness: roof terrace complete with swimming pool and BBQ, restaurant, table football and pool table area to chill out in, private bowling alley, spa, what more could you ask for?
Obviously it's members-only so unless you have a friend whose a member you have to be in the know about parties and events where they finally throw open their doors and you can venture into the hallowed halls and enjoy all the luxuries on offer! I recommend following them on Twitter :)
The facilities are lovely, rooftop city views, pool, spa etc. It's been very crowded the times I've been and I was surprised to see young kids careening around the place. I've nothing against that, I guess I just expected something more relaxed from a members only club.
The thing that really put me off the place however was the people. You couldn't move for skinny-jeaned Nathan Barley types loudly yawping about their next big media project. The whole place just seemed full of ego's and vacuous types posing by the pool. And while I'm sure there is a market for that, it didn't do it for me.
Overall worth going to see the place to snigger at the clientele.
I don't share all the other reviews of this place. The fact is it's a members club so I expect it to be a cut above other Shoreditch bars. But you pay a high price in other ways. Firstly, it's full of suits, liggers and the odd b-lister that wants to be seen. Secondly, and this is a major number. Unlike other bars where you might have your wallet lifted, I and my guest (yes, I'm a member) were robbed of coats hats jumpers, the lot. No apology or help from management.
"These things happen" apparently . Well not to me in the fifteen years I've been frequenting local bars and clubs so I guess we were had by a more professional class of robber.
You've been warned!
Shoreditch House is a terrific place to bring friends for a plush night out, but an utter nightmare the rest of the time.
The staff in the fifth floor bar are uniformly terrible. Compared to the professionalism over at Soho House, here they're rude, drag their heels and tend to forget your orders. That's if they bring your orders at all.
This happens during the day time as well. I've worked in the 5th floor bar during the day and had to basically stand up and wave with the flappy arms of someone drowning to get anyone to come over. It's terrible.
The facilities, however, are often lovely. The Cowshed spa and staff are terrific, and the pizzas are the best in the area. All the decent staff seem to be seconded to the roof top in the summer and are (mostly) professional and excellent. The winter bar menu is always excellent and the rooftop on a summer's day/afternoon/evening has a wonderful atmosphere and a real "Blimey! We're in a film!" factor. Less keen on the Biscuit Tin, restaurant and games area which are fine, but not as special as Sho Ho's other parts.
If you want to impress someone or give friends a good evening, take them here. Just for God's sake make sure they don't have to encounter the bar staff and don't mind an endless parade of twats in hats trying to see if they've been "spotted".
I generally can't stand exclusivity but it's impossible to not like Shoreditch House. Up on the roof you will find some of the most spectacular views of London you've ever seen - lots of sparkly lights, shiny glass and sleek lines. When you turn around and look inwards you'll see the lovely swimming pool, open fires and lots of creative young things lounging around. Hmm, think I better get my application in.
Absoloutely love this place. Spent the whole summer here last summer! Sunbathing, swimming and the drinking the most delicious Amaretto Sour cocktails I have ever had!! Food is great and really not that expensive considering the stunning city surroundings and spectacular views.
You have got to visit Shoreditch House!!
As I rounded the door, the first thought that sprung to mind was "So, this is how the other half live!". I hadn't any knowledge previously about Shoreditch House or what I was suppose to expect, but I was more than impressed that a place such as this could exist in East London.
It's just totally luxurious. The roof top terrace, on a nice day, feels like a scene from a 50's movie set in Monte Carlo, but with a much more interesting mixture of people. As you sit by the pool on massive sun-loungers-come-king-size-beds, being waited on by smartly dressed waiting staff, and sipping at a cup of tea, you get to look at the old school media types, in their chanel suits and expensive shoes, interacting with the tattooed, skinny-jeaned designers of now. A wet dream for anyone who enjoys high-calibre people watching at its best!
To be honest, the whole thing is pretty surreal and I did feel out of place a lot (which I couldn't figure out was down to me riding on the coat tails of my friend's membership or my lack of plush garb). I didn't try the food, but I hear on good authority that it's of a great standard and it's half price on a Monday night apparently (?).
It's not the kind of place that I could stomach on a regular basis, but it was a really interesting afternoon looking around the sun deck. However, if an abundance of Ray Bans, boat shoes and cocktails are your bag, then you've found your nirvana.
Whomever slags this place off is clearly not a member.
You can't fault it, I have had mixed nights here but mainly due to the company I keep. If you are with cool friends and in a good mood (and have plenty of dollar) you'll have a good night. That said if you are a bit on the skintos side as most 'media types' are (and no need to worry you wont find any bankers in here) then you can easily share a cheap bottle of plonk the house prosecco being a fave (killer hangover though.)
Food is fab - and not pricey - a good hearty Italian pizza is from £6 or if you are having a big one a nice tuna steak and all the trimmings is around £13 - they are catering to the masses of media darlings.
Cocktails are slightly pricey but no different from anywhere else and are of a high standard so you only get what you pay for - lovely pear is a top notch puppy.
Anyway find a member get yourself in and enjoy a fabulous night - especially now they have the garden and terrace with the big pink beds...
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