Devonshire Club - London

We know parts of London like the back of our hands! We were recently in East London for a weekend, close to where we used to live, catching up with friends over beers at Bounce in Old Street, Floradora cocktails at a bar in Dinerama, before ending on a delicious Indian feast at Darbaar. Knowing we would be in for a late night, we were keen to pitch up at a hotel within walking distance of Shoreditch.

Well, it didn't take long to settle on where to stay; we had read in the press that two Grade II listed buildings; number 4 and 5 Devonshire Square, had recently been transformed into an exclusive new private members club. Aptly named Devonshire Club, this desirable venue "comprises a 120-seat brasserie, cocktail bar, four private dining rooms and 68 luxury bedrooms and suites." Launched by CEO Brian Clivaz, whose previous projects include Home House in the 90's and the refurb of Arts Club in 2011, Devonshire Club is his new venture in the city. The club is overseen by general manager Ian Palmer. At present, the club is open to both members and non-members, so, good news for us! We couldn't wait to set off in search of this Mayfair-esque establishment...

Nestled in and amongst the cities towering skyline of shining glass giants, stands this elegant bricked building, just six storeys tall. Devonshire Club conceals an oasis of luxury and comfort, perfect for professionals and leisure travellers who crave an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We arrived on a Saturday afternoon to a welcoming team at reception. At first glance, the smart interior space is stylishly executed; modern art deco furniture and light fittings, plus a fabulous feature wall you would definitely want to have in your hallway...

Once we had checked in, we were shown to our room, but not before meeting the club's one and only permanent resident!

A gorgeous golden nude figure shining brightly like a beacon in one of the club's luxurious lounges. I couldn't resist a cheeky photo or two!...

He is rather handsome after all! I wonder if he is masking any saucy secrets or juicy gossip!

After checking out the decor which was "carefully crafted by interior decorators, March & White" we retreated to our sumptuous hotel room.

We were staying in a Club Room which greeted us with this photo worthy view!

A perfectly compact room with lots of luxury touches including; a super premium Hypnos bed, speedy WI-FI, a large flat screen TV and Elemis toiletries.

Did I mention the complimentary mini bar?! A generously stocked fridge full of chocolate, soft drinks and Evian water. Just what an weary traveller craves after a day in the city!

As soon as we had acquainted ourselves with our new home for the night, we went off to explore the rest of the hotel. Camera at the ready, we discovered a vibrant, exotic garden room with views out to a landscaped garden and terrace. Meandered our way past lavishly decorated bars and lounges, before resting our eyes on the Brasserie. 

We knew where we would be heading for breakfast the following morning!

The best wake up call if you ask me?! A breakfast served up at Devonshire Club. It's the breakfast of dreams, trust me!

To begin, freshly squeezed orange juice whilst you peruse the breakfast menu...

Or, a rich creamy mocha coffee if that's more your thing...

Still deciphering over a Full English, porridge or poached eggs on toast? A basket of freshly baked croissants should focus your thoughts!

And so it did! We opted for the traditional Full English...

And a homemade granola...

... best served with cold milk.

Breakfast was a delicious affair, but as all good things do, it came to an end all too quickly. We were soon packing up our bags and checking out by midday. We had a wonderful time at the Devonshire Club and I would highly recommend a visit if you are passing through the heart of the city anytime soon. The bank holiday weekend is upon us people, if you haven't made plans yet, then see if the club has any rooms left! A gorgeous weekend away awaits you! The club can be found here.