Located in the heart of vibrant Covent Garden, Middle Eight is designed for those who want to live the city, not just stay in it.
This award-winning hotel blends beautiful design and timeless luxury, apparent from the moment guests step over the threshold. Here Middle Eight’s extensive use of natural materials is evidenced by a stunning hand-crafted, reclaimed oak reception desk and a giant cross section of an Indonesian teak tree mounted on the wall.
Middle Eight’s 168 rooms and 12 suites are similarly inspired by nature. Even the room keys are fashioned from walnut.
Nothing has been overlooked in a quest to create the ultimate in luxury that is still in keeping with the hotel’s core ethos, whether it’s the sumptuous bedding or the bathrobes made using recycled plastic.
Middle Eight’s suites set new standards for hotel living, with their enormous beds and spacious seating areas. Several offer enclosed indoor gardens flooded with natural light; two others enjoy secluded outdoor terraces, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining.
Central to the hotel’s ability to draw in local life are its social spaces. These exceptional areas are also tailormade for events, whether large or small, relaxed, or formal, business or pleasure.
With authentic Italian dining and an atmosphere that reflects the lively Covent Garden neighbourhood, Sycamore Vino Cucina is the perfect place to host business meetings, to meet friends or stop by for a quick pre-theatre dinner. For more formal events, it can host everything from a lunch for 12 through to cocktail receptions for up to 200 people.
For those seeking a little more seclusion, The Balcony, situated on the Mezzanine floor, is a comfortable and cosy environment in which to unwind, play board games or indulge in the most noble of traditions: afternoon tea with a choice of fine Fairtrade tea or a glass of bubbly. Overlooking the Sycamore Vino Cucina Bar through glazed windows, this space is also suited to hosting product launches, networking events and team meetings.
At the heart of Middle Eight is QT, a decadent speakeasy whose seductive subterranean ambience is the perfect setting for what has become one of the hottest tickets in town.
Under the umbrella ‘QT Presents’, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday sees legendary musician Leo Green and his band put their own unique jazzy, funky and soulful twist on some of the best loved songs of recent times. This regular residency is complemented by one-off performances and regular showcases by an eclectic line-up of musicians and singers.
With a stage, a high-end sound system, a green room and a private kitchen, QT can also host fashion shows, live music, product launches, receptions and parties. It also has a 164” retractable screen for cinema nights and multimedia events. Truly a space to make any event sing!