We’ve just had a few days in London enjoying their fabulous summer as we celebrated James graduation at the London Business School.
When James arrived in London a couple of years ago he flatted in trendy Shoreditch. With bars on either side of his home and a nightclub in the basement, it was no surprise his tenure was short. Finding a great place in the leafy suburb of Angel, was a lot more conducive to sleep and study.
However, not knowing a lot about Shoreditch we decided to stay there and explore this up and coming neighbourhood, basing ourselves at the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.
You’re possibly familiar with the Nobu restaurants scattered around the beautiful cities of the world. My first and very memorable experience of a Nobu restaurant was in New York a few years ago. I can still see and taste the food and remember taking a few sneaky peeps at Jude Law at the next table.
Anyway, the Shoreditch Nobu is just off the main drag and was superbly quiet. What I really loved about the hotel was its boutique ambiance. The fitout is minimal, but when you take in the detail it’s anything but. They have spent a lot to cleverly create a beautiful, peaceful, Zen harmony with a natural choice of materials and beautiful textures.
Downstairs from reception is the restaurant. It’s not as formal as some of the other Nobu restaurants, but perfect when we arrived during the World Cup football semi- final. The food was fabulous, prepared with expertise and love.
If you are looking for a hotel in London, a little out of the ordinary with excellent Japanese food… you’ll be in heaven.