The East London Hotel – a modern hotel in the hippest part of town
The East London Hotel is in one of the coolest parts of the capital. This area of the city is known as the hipster part of town, which means there’s always something going on.
Expect plenty of urban chic coffee shops, contemporary art exhibitions in dimly-lit warehouses, and ultra-trendy fusion dining eateries.
It’s a fitting backdrop then for The East London Hotel. Located around 2 minutes from Bethnal Green tube station, you’re a stone’s throw from the heart of the action.
If you do want to travel to central London, it’s only 13 minutes by tube. The location’s also ideal if traveling from Stansted Airport, as Stansted Express from Liverpool Street Station is 1 stop away.
Being in the heart of trendy town doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. The East London Hotel’s open to everyone, hip or not, but it’s its interiors that will entice all types of travelers.
East London Hotel — the rooms
There are 161 modern guest rooms in total. The range includes twin rooms, premium double, and standard double rooms. For families, or a large group of friends, the interconnecting rooms are ideal.
British company Millbrook hand-make all of the beds, boasting premium mattresses and beddings.
The company has created a special mattress just for them, called The East London Hotel 1000 Plus. It consists of 1,000 hand-nested pocket springs filled with 6 layers of Hampshire lamb’s wool, cashmere, silk and soft cotton.
What’s more, if you love the bed that much, you can take it home with you! You can buy the East London Hotel 1000 Plus Mattress in a variety of standard and non-standard sizes.
Bathrooms include my favorite type of shower — monsoon style — with toiletries from Rituals to leave you feeling fresh and smelling heavenly.
Each room has free super-fast Wi-Fi; ideal for business travelers and restless teens alike, and Nespresso coffee machines. All rooms feature original artwork showcasing life and iconic landmarks around east London.
If it’s your first-time in east London, you may want to discover the area from those who know it best. Booking a guided walking tour is the best way to see the places that only the locals know about.
One feature I especially like about the hotel is its self check-in feature. So, whether you arrive at 2pm or 2am, you’re in complete control of your booking.
Other noteworthy room features include an easy-to-use air conditioning system, a 43” Smart TV, and a safe. The standard double has a useful under-bed storage to keep all luggage out of the way.
I also appreciated the multiple charging points in the room; ideal if you have more than one smart device.
“British company Millbrook hand-make all of the beds, boasting premium mattresses and beddings.”
The East London Hotel breakfast
Breakfast is served in the restaurant / bar area from 7am to 11am. It includes one large, hot item, like my bagel with eggs and bacon, one smaller item (pastry), and a beverage. They source everything locally, like the delicious breakfast bagels, and only use seasonal ingredients.
The hotel works with reputable local suppliers, meaning you get to taste produce from the real east end of London. Its restaurant is open all day, and serves everything from sandwiches and salads, to juices and smoothies.
Breakfast at East London Hotel
The East London Hotel, 309-317 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9LH
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