This vibrant hotel, which neighbours London Liverpool Street station, is a hub of convenience and comfort in the heart of east London. Andaz is a ‘concept’ branch of Hyatt, with 267 rooms, ranging from the (moderately less extravagant) twin and queen-sized rooms all the way up to the lavish Andaz Design Suite which was created by the late, great Sir Terence Conran, an acclaimed ‘visionary’ of British design.
The lobby is plushly decorated with velvet soft furnishings and gold detailing, making for a vibrant welcome to the hotel, but the rooms are bold, modern and exceptionally well equipped for comfort. Nespresso machine? Complimentary mini-bar? A smart TV? Each one has got them all. In fact, the entire hotel is an homage to calming convenience.
Fancy a less crowd-filled evening than can be offered on the streets of Spitalfields? Andaz has got you covered. There are five restaurants to choose from inside the hotel's walls, offering everything from Japanese cuisine to afternoon tea — we enjoyed seafood paella and cocktails at Rake’s Café Bar for dinner, and a delectable breakfast buffet in the Eastway Brasserie.
Spitalfields is a bustling London neighbourhood, acting as a bridge between the skyscrapers of The City and the trendy charm of the East End. It’s got fantastic shopping opportunities, bars and restaurants, and excellent connectivity to central London, with Liverpool Street station being just a five-minute stroll from the heart of the market. The iconic Brick Lane is also right around the corner, so there’s an abundance to explore.
Som Saa: This thriving Thai kitchen found its permanent home in Spitalfields in 2016, and it’s a champion of food from the country’s north eastern region which is sure to blow you away.
Oranj: Where convivial wine bar meets swanky supper club — this place provides you with a down-to-earth welcome to the budding world of natural wine, accompanied by some cracking food, courtesy of the kitchen residency.
Old Spitalfields Market: the abundance of independent shops and stalls, as well as a great selection of big brand stores surrounding the market, makes this one of London’s best shopping hot-spots.
Time Out tip
Why not sample some of the delicious street food on offer at the market for lunch before shopping till you can literally drop into your (ridiculously cloud-like) bed at Andaz? Set an alarm for your afternoon snooze, though, as you’ll want to be in the lobby for the ‘complimentary wine hour’, available for all guests between 6 and 7 pm.