Just under a mile from Hackney Empire and very close to Bethnal Green tube station, this converted former Edwardian Town Hall offers modern design with Art Deco style. Spacious rooms from around £130 a night are individually designed with one-off vintage pieces, sheepskin rugs and luxury toiletries. There are loft-style options in the eaves, an on-site cocktail bar, and the excellent Typing Room restaurant, plus a spa and pool. Free mineral water and daily shuttle services to Liverpool Street and Bank stations complete its appeal.
Hackney's best hotels give you access to a brilliant range of things to do. For musos, there’s cool music venue Oslo, the happening Moth Club (where Lady Gaga played a secret set earlier this year), and Dalston’s groundbreaking Café Oto. Foodies can’t get enough of excellent global restaurants, while shoppers swoon (and wallets scream) at Broadway Market (for food and independent retailers), the Fashion Hub (for high-end labels), and the burgeoning artists’ enclave at Hackney Wick (for off-beat original art).
London Fields is a little oasis of green, blessed with an open-air Olympic-sized pool, while popular Victoria Park regularly hosts some of London’s coolest festivals, including Field Day and Lovebox. The borough’s hotels are as eclectic as its cultural life, and our top choices should provide a great base from which to enjoy it all. Here are the best hotels in Hackey.
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