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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