YUNG Space: The London Edition

An iconic address in the city

YUNG Space: The London Edition

Walking into Ian Schrager’s London Edition feels like walking into a party. That shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, we suppose – the guy was one of the founders of Studio 54 after all. So what better place to open YUNG Space, a regular digital primer for places around the world that we know you’ll love.

Since its 2013 launch, the boutique hotel has become one of London’s hottest and most stylish spots in town. Five Georgian Townhouses put together in trendy Fitzrovia will do that for you. The hotel follows Schrager’s boutique concept for Edition hotels – the lobby is also a bar that has a full-sized billiards table, lofty stucco ceiling, a giant chrome egg dangling from it, and open fire, where people come to see and be seen in one of the city’s hottest districts.

Sitting at the bar enjoying a drink you quickly take note of the impressive communal space, where visitors recline on couches as they work – or pretend to work – on their MacBook’s. Moving and shaking through the hotel lobby you find finance swells and hipster guests. From first look, it was clear that the London Edition is the ultimate soiree in the city. Not only has the hotel become one of the most stylish locations in the city, but it is also home to the Punch Room, one of the hottest clubs in London, located bang in the centre of town.

Schrager’s Edition Hotels is a partnership with Marriot International and the rooms follow a simplistic, yet stylish format. White walls and linen are set upon oak floors and wooden panelling. The faux throw gives the room an elegant finish. The room features a slim desk, a lounge chair, as well as a photograph of Hendriks Kersten’s, keeping its young, minimalistic look running throughout every nook and corner of the hotel.

The stylish spaces extend to the neat white tiled bathroom with rain shower. Only a handful of rooms at The London Edition boasts a bathtub. Bath products are specifically created by Le Labo, and have a specially designed scent, which for the first moments walking through the hotel I was finding it difficult to pin down. It was only until I opened the bottle of body lotion that I realised that the scent that caught my attention throughout the hotel was the same one.

Berner’s Tavern is one of the city’s most popular places to grab brunch or dinner. Headed by star chef Jason Atherton, the Tavern is another space to be seen at. Filled with art in shimmer gilt frames, the restaurant serves as the perfect spot for a special occasion. It’s preferable to book in advance, and if it still available, get yourself a shell-coloured booth.

Ultimately, The London Edition is more than a hotel. It’s a place to worth visiting as much as staying at, and with an address at the heart of London, you know that the action will find you on any given day.