Last year, the property that was once the Curtain Hotel was taken over by luxe hotel group Mondrian. After a full refurb, Mondrian Shoreditch features 120 refreshed bedrooms, each redesigned with contemporary interiors and east London-inspired touches. Thankfully the rooftop pool – complete with lido restaurant Laurel’s on the Roof – remains. Downstairs, you’ll find Dani García’s first restaurant in the UK, Bibo, which spans an open-kitchen tapas bar and dining room serving the likes of pulled oxtail brioche with thin mushroom slices and rocket; and Russian salad with tuna belly, fried quail eggs and garlic chips. Another newcomer is One Hundred Shoreditch, which opened in the modernist building previously occupied by Ace Hotel. The in-house Wine Bar has partnered with much-loved local store Passione Vino on guest wines by the bottle and glass, while further places to drink and dine include Goddard and Gibbs, which focuses on British seafood, and a Palm Springs-inspired rooftop.
Also fresh from a refurb is The Boundary on Redchurch Street, a boutique hotel housed in a converted Victorian warehouse, with 17 individually designed bedrooms, three restaurants and two bars. New for summer is its ground-floor restaurant, which serves modern British fare with a European influence, such as Devon diver scallops in anchovy and parsley butter; and wild garlic and nettle risotto. Head to the hotel’s rooftop terrace, which comes to life in the evenings with blankets, log burners and fairy lights, before relaxing in one of the spacious bedrooms, each of which represents an iconic designer or movement, from Young British Designers to the Bauhaus. Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch has also just reopened after an almost two-year hiatus. The relaunch coincides with an expansion, introducing a new sixth floor and the Nobu Shoreditch Penthouse, complete with a spacious private outdoor terrace, plus two new bedroom types, Yuhi and Yuhi Skyline, which offer more of a Japanese nod to the design, with warm wood tones and brushed gold accents.