Hattie Lloyd 08/12/18

The Boundary Project

Ah, Boundary.

Ironically, it doesn’t seem to have any.

Because instead of merely providing a clutch of comfortable, well-designed bedchambers, it also squeezes in a restaurant, a bar, and a fairylit rooftop retreat styled after a Mediterranean orangery. In Shoreditch.

Set within a former Victorian warehouse, the whole complex was masterminded by the late design mogul Sir Terence Conran. So, naturally, it’s beautiful in ways that we can’t possibly describe in words.

But we’re going to try anyway.


Shoreditch. Right on the, ahem, boundary of city slicker territory vs hipster stomping ground, this neighbourhood has everything you could need – if you can’t find it within the hotel itself. A mere smattering of the award-toting restaurants nearby include Indian eatery Dishoom; Burmese wonder Lahpet; and the Michelin-starred Lyle’s; and you’re equally spoilt for cocktail bars. Standouts include TT Liquor, a cocktail den in a former police station; and Czech speakeasy Lounge Bohemia. Besides that, you’ll also find shuffleboard dens, ping pong bars and boutique shops – but for the full run-down, have a peruse of our Guide to Shoreditch.


Boundary Project Shoreditch Hotel

There are but 12 rooms and 5 suites in the hotel, but – as you’d expect from a design guru – it’s all about the details. Each are individually themed after a different designer or aesthetic movement (surprise!) and are kitted out with glossy coffee table tomes to peruse at your leisure, besides all the usual home comforts. Upgrade to one of of the duplex suites, and you’ll be staying in a two level mini-apartment, complete with terrace, double-height windows, and, if you’re lucky, Sir Terence’s supposed favourite chair.


Boundary project hotel Shoreditch

About that restaurant, bar and rooftop… If you’re after more of a ‘neighbourhood’-styled eatery, look no further than Boundary Bar & Brasserie, the restaurant & bar on the ground floor serving classic, crowd-pleasing fare. But for something a little more special, there’s the Boundary rooftop – a heated, partially covered space with panoramic skyline views, where you can take lunch, dinner, or just cocktails as you perch under the shade of century-old olive trees in summer, or cosy up by the fireside in winter.


We know what you’re thinking. “Well of course it offers a panoramic rooftop bar, a restaurant, and sumptuous design-led rooms. What does it do that sets it apart from every other hotel-dining-bar complex in Shoreditch?” Well, they’ll also run private yoga sessions in your room, or on the rooftop, overlooking the rest of the city as the sun rises…

Downward-facing dog’s never been easier.


NOTE: A room at The Boundary Project starts at £212 per night. To find out more and reserve a room, take a look at their website HERE.

The Boundary Project | 2-4 Boundary Street, E2 7DD

Finding your feet in Shoreditch? You could probably do with this here Shoreditch guide

The Boundary Project

2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, East London, E2 7DD

020 7729 1051