PORT Magazine

The luxury hotel in Holborn setting itself apart

"Our neighbourhood just happens to be one of London’s most exciting areas. Covent Garden has so much to offer, from its piazza, the Royal Opera House, and the Theatre Royal, through to designer shops and antique markets. London’s ‘theatreland’ is also on our doorstep, as is Leicester Square, Soho, Trafalgar Square, and the Thames."

Country & Townhouse

London's Best Jazz Bars

"Luxury hotel Middle Eight is ready to welcome this century’s roaring twenties with The Green Room, a contemporary take on the classic speakeasy. This jazzy takeover of the QT hideaway features music legend Leo Green, who has played all over the world with the likes of Jack Savoretti, Paul McCartney and Jerry Lee Lewis."

The Times

Best Hotels in London

"A hotel opening within sashaying distance of Covent Garden and on the site of what was once Kingsway Hall, a renowned concert and recording venue, is music to our ears."

The Telegraph

Telegraph Review

"Chic, modern and vibrant, Middle Eight is a statement lifestyle hotel. From the moment you step into the high-ceilinged lobby, you get an impression of space and airiness with clear sight-lines to the bar and restaurant. Rooms are wonderfully imaginative, while the QT “speakeasy” bar is a winner."

The Handbook

It’s National Negroni Week! The Best London Bars Serving The Classic

"New Executive Head Chef Andrew Parkinson has created a menu that pays homage to the cocktail. "

Gay Times

And now for a musical interlude…

It’s a big deal opening a hotel this size right in the middle of town. So much to get wrong. But by throwing money and great designers at it, leaving what needs to be left (the dilapidated brick wall as you go down to the enormous downstairs party space, QT) and not being afraid to be bang up to date, Middle Eight has emerged from its previous incarnation as a whatever mid-town hotel into a smash hit."

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London's new restaurants born in lockdown

"Over and above the food and drink, Sycamore will be an urban local hang-out with the sharing nature of the dishes creating an atmosphere that is sociable, cool, and informal: bustling during the day and buzzing by night with live DJs."


Behind The Scenes: It’s A Standing Ovation For New Covent Garden Hotel Middle Eight

" Middle Eight – named after the middle part of the song that gives a touch of variety to a tune – has a fittingly intriguing name well-suited to its alluring design aesthetic. It may look elegant and discreet, but this is a hotel with soul..."


The new London hotels

"Found in Covent Garden, Middle Eight also has Tonik Associates behind its interior concept. It has an elegant, relaxed home-from-home feel, fitting for the cool vibe of its Covent Garden surroundings."

Evening Standard

The biggest hotel to launch in London this year

"Middle Eight will welcome guests for the first time after a £40 million overhaul of the Covent Garden building on the site of the former Kingsway Hall recording venue. It was known for decades as one of the leading recording venues in London for orchestral music because of its central location and excellent acoustics. Tenor Luciano Pavarotti’s voice was captured there for the first time in 1964 on an EP called Favourite Italian Arias."


Sycamore Vino Cucina Opens In Covent Garden

"Sycamore Vino Cucina in Covent Garden is an all-day Italian with a destination bar. This new Covent Garden Italian sees top chef Paul Robinson inspired by Northern Italy, from the nduja pizzas for breakfast through to hand-rolled pasta for dinner."

The Luxury Editor

New to Covent Garden

"Shiva Hotels is pleased to announce the opening of Middle Eight on the 19th of October, a new lifestyle luxury hotel in Covent Garden. Although appreciating that the hospitality industry as we know it has changed, what has not changed is Shiva’s desire to drive a more engaged, responsible and purpose-driven era through its hotels."

London Buzz

New Luxury Hotel Openings

"Shiva Hotels, which currently owns and operates 2,000 hotel rooms in London, primarily under Hilton brands, has branched out by developing two luxury hotels scheduled to open in October. "

Boutique Hotelier

Shiva Hotels to launch new hotel in Covent Garden

"Shiva Hotels is to launch a new hotel in Covent Garden in four months’ time. Middle Eight will be a new lifestyle luxury hotel on Great Queen Street, comprising 180 bedrooms, including 12 suites and a variety of F&B outlets."

Brummell Magazine

Stay happy: The Guardsman and Middle Eight

"The two new luxury hotel openings are bringing optimism, excitement and world-class accommodation, food, drink, service and more to London"


This intergalactic hotel doesn't feel like London, but it's one of the best new places to stay

"The good-value newcomer feels more like Singapore or Dubai, but is in Covent Garden"

Robb Report

Robb Recommends: The Guardsman Hotel, Buckingham Gate

"This new London boutique establishment is where a contemporary Bertie Wooster would hang out."

You Magazine

A serene escape in the heart of the city at Middle Eight

"The efforts made to celebrate nature, be eco-conscious and sustainable are unmissable."

Design my night

We tried the covent garden Italian restaurant littered with golden sycamore leaves

"From the moment I walked through the doors, I was met by slinky interiors."


Our staycation in london: a night at middle eight

"A luxury staycation in London was in order and the new Middle Eight hotel prides itself with its ability to combine the sexy, the sustainable and the state-of-the-art."

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