Retro Chic Hotel: The Hoxton, Shepherds Bush Review

Touting some of the coolest hotels around the world, The Hoxton is a name you should know. The brand first opened in Shoreditch and, following an acquisition by Ennismore, has since expanded to cities including Berlin, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome. The latest outpost – The Hoxton, Shepherd’s Bush – only opened at the end of 2022, and is already proving to be a hit. Aside from the occasional Westfield shopping trip, I’ve never had much reason to visit this pocket of London. Up until now…
Checking in with my husband on a sunny Sunday afternoon, we were met with an old-school movie theatre sign at the entrance and retro style via brown tones and rounded furniture. Room choices start from around £170, with categories spanning Snug, Cosy, Roomy and the basement Hideout. Sitting somewhere in the middle, our Cosy Park room continued the vintage theme, with 70s flourishes echoed through the striped, rounded headboard, wavy mirrors and rotary dial telephone. The bathroom felt more minimal, matching minty green walls with white tiles and a waterfall shower. Aside from the king-sized bed and desk area, there was nowhere to lounge, so it felt like the kind of room that you’d use as a base for exploring London, rather than lounging around. I’d recommend going a category up if you want more space and seating to relax.
When it came to dining, we stuck to the in-house restaurant for both breakfast and dinner. With ‘Thai-Americana’ at the forefront, Chet’s Shepherd’s Bush is the first UK restaurant for from LA chef Kris Yenbamroong. The interior is as jazzy as the rest of the hotel, with splashes of orange, a plant-surrounded skylight, an open kitchen on one side, and diner-style booths lined by huge mirrors. From morning to night, it’s quite the beauty. As for the menus, these are split into day, night, dessert and drinks… obviously I had to try a bit of each.
For dinner, standouts were easily the sticky wings, ‘tingling’ deep-fried split onion, pineapple fried rice, and chicken Khao soi; taking me all the way back to my honeymoon in Thailand. With just enough room for dessert, we had to try the Lychee Martini #2 and coconut rice pudding with fresh mango – inspired by the classic mango sticky rice that fuses sweet and savoury – and we were not disappointed. 
As for breakfast, we opted for a couple of coffee and spread to share. There was the bodega sandwich, filled with egg, sai uah sausage, cheese and umami ketchup; a caramel-battered babka French toast, drenched in warm palm syrup and a side of whipped Thai-tea butter; plus a mushroom and cheese roti, sandwiching Portobello mushrooms with Thai basil, lemongrass, lime, chilli, provolone and scrambled egg. Doing away with the boring continental spreads and full Englishes of its London competitors, Chet’s easily served ene of the best hotel breakfasts I’ve had in ages. 

At A Glance

Location: The Hoxton, 65 Shepherd’s Bush Green, London W12 8QE
In a nutshell: The coolest hotel stay in Shepherd’s Bush.
Bed + bath: Economical yet stylish with standard amenities and a jazzy, retro feel.
Food + drink: Modern Thai food and cocktails at Chet’s. Location: 


The Room In Pictures

Dinner In Pictures

Breakfast In Pictures

The Hotel In Pictures


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