Artist Alex Chinneck's upside down building.At 20 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY 
Photo via Huh Magazine

Artist Alex Chinneck's upside down building.
At 20 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY 

Photo via Huh Magazine


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Spending the afternoon exploring ISYS ARCHIVE’s What We Wore project, daydreaming our way onto the memory lanes and into the outfits of our now-neighbors, worn and loved long before there was an Ace Hotel in Shoreditch or anywhere else. 

In 1954, Barbara Ruben and her best friend Pam worked as seamstresses in Spitalfields. They waitressed together for a summer in East Sussex, and bought matching bikinis for the beach. Barbara still lives and works in the neighborhood.


We’re more than a little smitten with Tel Aviv-born, globally educated and now London-based design duo Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, collectively known as Raw Edges Design Studio (and who also happen to be married). The couple crafts modern furniture and utilitarian, outlandishly imaginative conceptual pieces in their small shared working space in London, drawing from a seemingly bottomless well of inspiration and positivity.

Alkalay’s Stack reimagines all of the usual characteristics of a chest of drawers — and, dancing along the unifying thread of Raw Edges’ work as a whole, offers a conceptual piece solidly grounded in purpose. Its not-insignificant commercial success aside, Stack has earned a spot in MOMA’s permanent design collection. We’re pleased as punch to be sharing a city with this pair, and we’re all ears and eyes for what they do next.


We’ve joined forces with our new neighbor Herald St Gallery, just down the road a piece from Ace Hotel London, to celebrate Frieze Art Fair with a month-long satellite exhibit. On display through November 17, Herald St is gracing our gallery walls with two works from Britain’s own Scott King, veteran of two of our cultural go-to’s, i-D Magazine and Sleazenation. 

We’ve joined forces with our new neighbor Herald St Gallery, just down the road a piece from Ace Hotel London, to celebrate Frieze Art Fair with a month-long satellite exhibit. On display through November 17, Herald St is gracing our gallery walls with two works from Britain’s own Scott King, veteran of two of our cultural go-to’s, i-D Magazine and Sleazenation


London’s Rio Cinema is an institution of boozy, Art Deco and inexpensive cinema-going. But it’s on its last leg, and needs your help. Viva la Sunday matinee.

London’s Rio Cinema is an institution of boozy, Art Deco and inexpensive cinema-going. But it’s on its last leg, and needs your help. Viva la Sunday matinee.


tokyobike have created custom bicycles for Ace Hotel London at their workshop and studio in Shoreditch. Now the bikes live with our loving if sometimes overbearing family on Shoreditch High Street, and they’ll take you wherever you want to go while you’re staying with us. You could get really meta and roll them over to tokyobike’s shop on Tabernacle Street and buy some tops and coffee. Meta tops, meta coffee. Let’s ride.

tokyobike have created custom bicycles for Ace Hotel London at their workshop and studio in Shoreditch. Now the bikes live with our loving if sometimes overbearing family on Shoreditch High Street, and they’ll take you wherever you want to go while you’re staying with us. You could get really meta and roll them over to tokyobike’s shop on Tabernacle Street and buy some tops and coffee. Meta tops, meta coffee. Let’s ride.


We hosted the fantastic Women’s Room at Ace London over the weekend.

We hosted the fantastic Women’s Room at Ace London over the weekend.


Something new from Hattie Fox for That Flower Shop, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.

Something new from Hattie Fox for That Flower Shop, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.


Ace Londoner Tomas Amerikonas won his match Friday night 20 to 2. Hats off to you, champ (but never gloves off). We’re proud to know you.


With love from Hattie at That Flower Shop, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.

With love from Hattie at That Flower Shop, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.


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