Tried & Tested

Hotel review: Page 8, London

25 Feb 2023 by Hannah Brandler
Page 8 London


Page Hotels is a lifestyle brand from Hong Kong-based group Butterfly Hospitality, with just two properties – Page 148 in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district and Page 8 in London, which opened in December 2019. Both hotels are named after their locations.

Where is it?

At the south end of Saint Martins’ Lane, steps from Trafalgar Square and opposite The National Gallery.

It is within walking distance of Covent Garden, and my fifth-floor room had views of the London Coliseum. Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus tube stations are both a four-minute walk away.

Page 8 London (supplied by Page 8 Hotels)

What's it like?

Page 8’s lobby doubles as a coffee shop, which provides a warm and community-style feel and the design is minimalist and clutter-free.

Shelves filled with coffee table books and travel magazines, including the brand’s city guide Undiscovered London, somewhat explains the hotel’s branding which revolves around ‘curiosity’ and ‘urban explorers’. The cafe area also has plug sockets throughout to make it easier for people to work remotely.

There is a small reception desk opposite the entrance and I had a wonderful check-in experience thanks to the very kind reception staff who took time to explain the hotel and offered me a takeaway hot chocolate to enjoy as I headed upstairs for the night.

Page 8 London (supplied by Page 8 Hotels)

The hotel’s 138 rooms are located across four floors and range from 21.5 sqm to 34 sqm, with lion door knockers paying tribute to the statues at Trafalgar Square.

All amenities include a king bed with built-in reading lights, an old-school rotary telephone, complimentary wifi, a 49-inch TV, air purifier, a robe and slippers, hairdryer, safe and large-size Co Bigelow amenities. If you have forgotten any toiletries, the bathroom has a bag filled with toothbrushes, toothpaste and cotton pads.

Page 8 London (supplied by Page 8 Hotels)

Features include a Marshall speaker with three curated Spotify playlists to suit your mood, and a complimentary minibar including craft beer, soft drinks, water and milk. There are also coffee drip bags and teabags from Good and Proper Tea, along with a kettle and beautiful ceramic mugs.

The design is sleek and minimalist, with a royal blue colour palette, bronze accents, studded details and clean lines throughout, along with a lavish white marbled bathroom. Large windows flood the room with natural light and, when open, show the power of the soundproofing given the noisy nature of the central London streets below.

Page 8 Hotel, London - bathroom (supplied by Page Hotels)

There are also great blackout blinds, automated with a wall panel. Unfortunately the air conditioning unit in my room was not working during my stay.

I found it easy to work thanks to a split-level desk, which allows you to have your laptop on the higher portion so you aren’t hunched over, with a two-socket hub beside this.

Page 8, London – desk area

Food and drink

Swap the neighbouring Pret à Manger for the hotel’s ground-floor coffee shop, Page Common. Breakfast is served here from 8am-11am and includes pastries and dishes such as avocado on toast, bacon and vegetarian baps.

A selection of sandwiches and pastries are also served from 11am-4pm. The hand-dripped specialty coffee from local roaster Coffee Assembly is the main talking point, with a blend created exclusively for the hotel. The café doubles as a bar, selling pre-made cocktails, wines and craft beers. It was busy with remote workers, tourists and locals on the morning of my departure.

Page Common at Page 8, London


There are no facilities for meetings and events at this hotel.


There are no leisure facilities at this property, though the hotel did host outdoor yoga classes on its rooftop terrace last summer.


This is a lovely, quiet hotel nestled in London’s lively theatreland district, with top-class service and beautifully appointed rooms.


  • Best for Theatregoers looking for friendly service and peaceful rooms
  • Don’t miss Barista coffee at Page Common
  • Price Internet rates for a flexible midweek stay in March started from £320 for a double room
  • Contact 8 St Martin’s Place, London WC2N 4JH; 0203 879 9400;
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