East London’s Best Neighbourhood Hotels
One of our neighbourhood’s best-kept secrets is its desirable directory of places to stay.
From private curated residences with shoppable interiors to old school London luxury, find a bolthole to suit your taste and budget from our expert selections in and around this creative quarter.
Best for Romantics on a Mini Break: Batty Langley’s
Conde Nast named this new small hotel one of London’s top six hotels in 2017 and it’s easy to see why. This unusual guesthouse is named after a 17th Century handbook designed as a guide to planning your home “in the most grand taste”. This homage to Georgian living offers an authentic and glitzy experience of old London. Antique pieces adorn the opulent and cosy interiors, expect roll top baths and romantically draped curtains. Old fashioned hospitality ices the cake of this rarified hotel, located on the very doorstep to Old Spitalfields Market.
Prices from £229
12 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BX
Best for Art Lovers (And Buyers): The New Road Residence
This preserved linen draper’s house on Myrdle Street conservation area in Whitechapel is archetypal of east end architecture. An elegant, curated and shoppable residence available for short and long-term stays that accommodates up to six people. The discerning interior is both minimal and rustic with close attention to comfort – from Milano bed linen to homewares from Labour & Wait for a restorative yet homely stay. Artwork throughout the house is curated by Stuart Shave Modern Art, wine in the cellar selected by Jérémie Cometto-Lingenheim of Primeur and furniture pieces by Max Lamb, Faye Toogood and Pierre Jeanneret (also available to buy). The guesthouse was created by Hostem founder James Brown and artistic director Christie Fels – an unparalleled alternative to the traditional hotel.
Price available on request
33 New Road, London, E1 1HE
Best for Luxury Comforts and a Stylish Dining Scene: The Ned
East London’s latest and most grand hotel is housed in a lordly building previously home to Midland Bank. The Ned is the result of a partnership between powerhouses Nick Jones, the founder of Soho House & Co and Andrew Zobler, the CEO of New York’s Sydell Group. The exquisite bedrooms are reminiscent of 1920’s glamour, there are nine restaurants (worth pre-booking), a Cowshed spa, gym and members club – so it’s easy not to leave. Cecconi’s opened their only other London restaurant there with a very popular weekend brunch, as the hotel continues to become a fast favourite amongst city travellers in-the-know, and in the need of luxury comfort and urban convenience.
Price from £170
27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ
Best for Creatives on a Budget: The Ace Hotel
Hailing from Portland, the East London branch of this achingly hip hotel tends to be buzzing 24/7. From the juice bar to the basement club, you won’t be lonely or bored here. We’re particularly fond of the hotel’s stylish restaurant Hoi Polloi – a modern American menu that remains a firm favourite with the fashion set. The bedrooms are designed to feel like you’re staying in a friend’s Shoreditch apartment, dressed in mid-century furniture and a notable mini bar whose playful menu includes a Pot Noodle and Monster Munch crisps. Don’t skip the coffee or cocktails – both are fabulously crafted and worth relishing in.
Prices from £150
100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ
Considering it only takes 15 minutes to walk from The Ned to Old Spitalfields Market, it is one of the most popular destinations for our guests.
Best for Old Fashioned Cocktails and Escaping the Bustle: The Town Hall Hotel
Housed in Bethnal Green’s old council building, this elegant and modern establishment comes complete with a sleek swimming pool and fitness centre, individually designed rooms and three fine dining restaurants. The hotel’s dimly lit Peg and Patriot bar is perfectly elegant for pre-dinner cocktails. Each room has a kitted out kitchen, for a more stylish city apartment feel. The suites are worth the splurge, huge loft-style spaces complete with grand piano and sleek modern design. The location is well connected, with Bethnal Green Underground station only a 2 minute stroll away as well as a complimentary morning shuttle service from the hotel to the City.
Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9NF