Shoreditch is a byword for the glacially-cool. Artists and media folk do their thing here, carousing and creating in clubs, galleries and studios, all set in the most stupendous post-industrial architecture to be found in the city. Hoffman Square recalls those exhibition spaces, its spectacular artwork sitting under soaring ceilings, and flooded with light. When you leave your artist’s studio, you’ll be in the midst of the buzziest creative scene in London, yet with Islington and the City just a walk away.
Artist in residence
Originally from Mexico, your artist host is skilled in painting, photography, and sculpture. You’ll spot his impressive collection of works scattered about Hoffman Square, many of which are by his own talented hand.
Skip up the external staircase to the sitting room, where your first inclination will be to stand and stare, rather than sit. When you’re not craning your neck at the high raftered ceiling, you’ll be beaming at the wall-propped artwork, goggling at the stunning sculpture sofa, or cocking an appreciative eye at the play of light upon the surfaces. The kitchen is smart and well kitted out, so once you’ve brewed a hot coffee, go explore the minimalist double bedroom where light floods through original windows onto more vibrant artwork. Then, check out the funky bathroom before heading upstairs.
A mezzanine study looks down upon the sitting room, where you’ve a desk, deep leather sofa, and plenty of art books. The master bedroom is another minimalist treat, with walls of the brightest white, and skylights shining down from a pitched roof. Next door’s shower room is sparklingly modern, and packed with our White Company toiletries.
Shoreditch is the stomping ground for London’s creatives, brimming with bars, clubs, and eateries of the utmost coolness. Nose around a pop-up shop, catch some contemporary art at the famous White Cube, or drop by the Geffrye Museum for a window into the drawing rooms of Londoners in times past. For dinner, take your appetite to Brick Lane and the cornucopia of curry houses, or head the other way for the eclectic restaurants of Islington. Should you wish to zoom into town, the tube from Old Street to Oxford Circus takes fifteen minutes.
With his love of art, music and literature, your host has no requirement for a TV and so you will not find one in this home.
This stylish home is not suitable for children under 12.
Your hosts gardener tends to the plants in the home every Friday at 10am.
This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
This home is spread over two floors with no internal elevator.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
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