The Black Hole, Winchester

The Black Hole is a 10 bed boutique hotel in the historical centre of Winchester. Set on a challenging narrow site of a former single storey antiques shop next to the memorable Black Boy Pub, the building required clever use of space to maximise its potential. The site footprint itself is a very restricted wedge shape and there is a steep rising bank behind the building. Careful planning of the building’s layout ensured the hotel could capitalise on the site restrictions, with a central staircase minimising the circulation space throughout.

As part of the Black Boy franchise, including the prestigious Black Rat Restaurant and Black Bottle Wine Bar, the hotel is filled with interesting and quirky internal spaces. With each room taking inspiration from a different theme, the interiors are individual and striking, promising a unique stay for guests. A secret roof terrace offers spectacular views across to Winchester Cathedral.