The Hospital Club
In 50 years, the building at 24 Endell Street in Covent Garden has gone from an old hospital site to a creative hub in the heart of London.
The Hospital Club was founded by Paul Allen (Microsoft co-founder) and Dave Stewart (one half of seminal global pop stars Eurythmics). The story goes that one night Paul and Dave were having a drink in Covent Garden when they spotted a boarded-up building over the road. Between them, they hatched a plan to revive this once elegant shell, and transform it into a hub of creativity – full of people, ideas, music and life.
Paul bought the former St Paul’s Hospital in 1996. Renovations began on the interior in 1999 and The Hospital Club opened its doors in 2004. Dave Stewart worked in close collaboration with Paul on the creation of the Club vision and continues to be a key figure in developing the Club’s creative direction.
Today, The Hospital Club houses seven floors of versatile spaces and facilities, including a private members’ club, fifteen sumptuous bedrooms, an award-winning events company, a TV studio, an exhibition gallery, a screening room, a live performance space and is home to many of London’s top cultural events.
The Hospital Club opened fifteen unique bedrooms in January 2015, which not only offer a place to rest a weary head in the heart of London, but also offer a creative hub from morning to night for all those who stay there. The luxury boutique bedroom extension to The Hospital Club provides members, guests and clients with a welcoming home-from-home where they can work, rest and play whilst fuelling their creativity with new breakfast menus to 'fuel the mind' and local, seasonal and healthy options available at any time of the day. There is a cocktail trolley at 7pm each evening and suite guests can enjoy a bespoke bartending experience in their rooms, with their own personal bartender.
Rooms are available in four sizes: small, medium, large and suite. Suites include a private terrace, walk-in showers, a bathtub and separate dividable lounge area.
In the next 50 years, The Hospital Club’s vision is to continue providing members of the creative industry with the platform they need to Create, Connect and Collaborate. The Club will also continue its drive to be sustainable and play an active and beneficial role within the local community it is proud to be a part of.
In 50 years, The Hospital Club hopes to be recognised as the home-from-home for the creative industry on a global scale.