Lodge Assessment: Center Eight, Covent Backyard, London

Center Eight Lodge shimmers on Nice Queen Avenue, particularly when the solar is out and its rays bounce off its beige exterior. Inside it’s a piece of pleasant architectural art work and the theme is music.

The identify Center Eight refers to a musical part in a music, a form of bridge from one half to a different, and in case you have a look at the art work that covers the wall behind the reception, you’ll be able to see it depicted there. Excessive ceilings, wavey partitions, and burnt orange hues of sunshine mix to create a calming environment.

Middle Eight reception


It’s a heat welcome with a suggestion of a glass of Prosecco or fruit juice and a snug seat to check-in. It’s a easy course of, and earlier than you’ve got had an opportunity to imbibe your drink the wooden keys are handed to you and it’s carried out.

You possibly can say that this resort is a Three-in-1 vacation spot. It after all has its rooms, a nice restaurant that appears to persistently get nice scores – Sycamore Vino Cucino – and the QT a spot of cocktails, music and resident entertainers together with the massively completed saxophonist Leo Inexperienced who along with his crew burst onto the stage each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Who for:

These on the lookout for slightly luxe, imaginative design and sensational service. 


The resort has 180 rooms starting from Stylish, City, Government and 12 suites which are named after songs. Two suites on the highest ground have balconies. The others have indoor gardens with skylights and although there aren’t any home windows the ingenuity in creating aesthetically pleasing rooms is compensation sufficient.

Ours was Downtown (named after a music sung by Petula Clark). You stroll right into a lounge space with a spherical desk, with wooden shelving internet hosting a minibar, espresso, cocktail making paraphernalia and even crystal goblets. A small sitting to the precise has a cinematic TV.

Within the bed room, it’s a mushy mild gray carpet and a snug mattress large enough for 3 and a flat TV. Contact lighting is a sublime element.

I’s wooden flooring within the lounge space and marble within the open-plan toilet along with his and hers sinks, although sliding doorways supply privateness for a leisurely soak in a stand-alone bathtub or a separate wet-room fashion bathe. Toiletries are from Anatome.

By the way, bathrobes don’t normally infuse me with pleasure however the ones on supply at Center Eight are from Boca Terry and are really luxurious to put on.

Meals and Drink

An a la carte breakfast cooked to order is served (you might have it in mattress too) within the Sycamore Vino Cucino restaurant as is lunch and dinner. We bought there at lunchtime and tried the well-charred and crispy sardines served on a mattress of salty, white polenta, very harking back to the ocean adopted by Somerset hen breast, tarragon sauce, apricot and sage stuffing served with child leeks. 

There’s additionally the balcony library the place you’ll be able to seize a tipple, take pleasure in a chew and browse a e book. I picked up a e book referred to as “The right way to speak about locations you’ve by no means been” by Pierre Bayard. I promise I’ve certainly been to Center Eight.

The restaurant extends right into a spacious bar space, the Cicchetti counter, a big sq. bar hemmed with stools. As night attracts in so the lights are dimmed and the resident DJ churns out his toe-tapping tunes. Sit by the bar or by a desk to take pleasure in handcrafted pizzas, small plates, pit grilled meats and hand-rolled pasta. In fact, you’ll be able to order any drink you want, however if you wish to maintain it Italian, there’s an in depth Italian wine checklist.. 


The QT Presents Leo Inexperienced, is an intimate house normal as a blast from the 20s akin to a Speakeasy. It’s tucked away on the decrease ground, with dimmed lighting, and a few charming bon vivants shimmy across the tables taking orders for drink and meals and exchanging enjoyable chats.

Then it occurs…  Leo Inexperienced and his band burst onto the stage and it’s instantly occasion time. It’s a enjoyable night of music, cocktails and dancing the evening away as a result of when the stay leisure is over, Leo Inexperienced turns DJ churning out sounds until late into the evening.


There’s a small, vibrant gymnasium with sufficient tools for an amazing exercise. The resort has nice wi-fi all through.

How a lot:

Basic Stylish Rooms from £287 to Suites at £1,102 and Luxurious Suites (with a balcony) £1,620 per evening. Breakfast £30.

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What’s close by?

Center Eight has a chief location on Nice Queen Avenue, only a few minutes’ stroll from the full of life Covent Backyard the place you’ll be able to store, take pleasure in avenue entertainers and wine and dine the evening away.

The Royal Opera Home and St John Soane Museum and the very elegant  Freemasons’ Corridor (and the Museum of Freemasonry). 

The closest tube stations are Covent Backyard and Holborn.



Center Eight resort is a superbly crafted five-star Three-in-1 resort in a wonderful location near Covent Backyard. Suave rooms, a SpeakEasy and a top-notch restaurant. In case you are out there for an upscale resort in Covent Backyard, you’ll be mad to not keep right here.

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