A faded railway hotel until its £70m Conran overhaul in 2000, the red-brick Great Eastern became the first of Hyatt’s Andaz portfolio in 2007, boasting a winning combination of down-to-earth, well-informed service and eco-friendliness. The boutique, located in the heart of the City and on the fringes of East London, features a whopping 267 rooms which could have been plucked straight from a style mag – Eames chairs and Frette linens abound – plus, there are seven restaurants and bars, so there’s plenty of choice if you don’t fancy venturing far for food. The numerous free services (local calls, wireless internet, healthy minibar) and savvy efforts to connect with the vibey local area are also appreciated.
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40 Liverpool Street
|Transport:||Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail|
|Price:||Rates £165-£315 double|