What's the draw?
If we had to pick one street in London to stay on for a decent night away, we'd probably pick Redchurch Street. All cracking restaurants, cafés and boutiquey shops full of lovely aesthetic things, it's a piece of cool, calm quiet in the heart of Shoreditch. And when you stay at Redchurch Townhouse – the latest Soho House property to open its doors – you're getting immediate access to just that: all framed through street-facing windows, mid-century-style furnishings and a bathroom full of Cowshed products.
What to eat?
Downstairs, Italian restaurant Cecconi's does a great line in fresh pasta, pizza and cicchetti. Sit at the bar for a rich, marmaladey Sanguinello Sour before tucking into a feast of truffle arancini, tuna tartare, tagliatelle bolognese and perfectly creamy cacio e pepe. The low lights, black and white mosaic-tiled floors and art from the East London 40 Under 40 exhibition on the walls lend themselves to romantic dinners, but with porchetta benedict on the breakfast menu, you'll
want to come back in the morning.
Address: 25-27 Whitby Street, E1 6JU
Nearest station: Shoreditch High Street (Overground) is a three-minute walk away
If you don't fancy Italian, you're in luck: with Brat and Smoking Goat down the road, Lyle's round the corner and Smokestak, Rochelle Canteen, Dishoom and Andina within five minutes' walk, you're well placed for meals out. Our tip: if you're staying midweek, take an evening's stroll across the eerie-quiet grandeur of Arnold Circus to the new Mikkeller Bar on Hackney Road. Order yourself a schooner of Rick's Spontan and enjoy a bit of peace – you've earned it.
Rooms from £190 per night; redchurchtownhouse.com