If you’re looking for the best hotels in Spitalfields, there’s a fair choice in this vibrant area, from quirky Batty Langley’s to cookie-cutter Hub by Premier Inn. Spitalfields is food-lover’s heaven, with all the stalls, bars and restaurants in and around Spitalfields Market and nearby Brick Lane, and specifically St John’s ‘nose to tail’ dining and Hawksmoor’s inimitable steaks. Culturally, Hawksmoor’s eighteenth-century Christ Church hosts classical concerts, especially during the Spitalfields Music Summer and Winter Festivals, while regular free gigs can be found in store at nearby Rough Trade East. Here’s our choice of the best hotels in Spitalfields.
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The best hotels in Spitalfields
Batty Langley's, sister hotel to the more famous Hazlitt’s is a beautiful boutique hotel that opened in 2015. Down a cobbled street in Spitalfields, the atmospheric Georgian house is filled with antique furniture, while elegant rooms boast four-posters and quirky bathrooms. Facilities include an Apple TV and free wifi, and breakfast is served in the Tapestry Room, which is blessed with a courtyard garden. There’s also an honesty bar.
A members’ club with rooms, the Devonshire is a short walk from Petticoat Lane and Spitalfields. Choose from 68 funkily designed rooms, with city or garden views, ranging from compact (perfect for an overnight stay) to suites (for a weekend). Snacks and drinks are free, there’s an on-site spa and Wellness centre, and facilities include bike hire. Best of all, guests gain entry to the club for the duration of their stay.
This budget concept hard by Spitalfields Market is one of the cheapest accommodation options in the area. A simple bed starts from £57, with everything else an optional extra, including wifi, towels, and even windows. There’s a 24-hour reception, and computers are available in the lounge. Breakfast – a choice of five items – costs £7, but with so many great cafés, bars and restaurants nearby, you’re better off heading out to soak up the Spitalfields vibe.
Good pricing, location and facilities make this hotel concept a popular one. It’s right on Brick Lane, a short walk from Spitalfields market, and prices start from an unbelievable £41, thanks to pretty much everything (including check-in, room temperature and lights) being run from your phone or tablet app. Rooms are small, but well designed, with en suite showers, under-bed luggage storage, a mini desk and free wifi. Breakfast, extra, is available from in-house deli, Proven Dough.
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