Chic East End hotel with design mixing Edwardian and Art Deco styles
A historic town hall building, complete with original architectural features
Spacious, individually designed rooms and apartments with vintage furniture
Modern conveniences include free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and stocked kitchens
Relaxing indoor pool and fitness center with contemporary machines
Michelin-star restaurant serving forward-thinking Portuguese-based fare
Town Hall Tea Lady serves martinis from her mobile teacart
Great value for a stylish and spacious room or apartment
Location is isolated from top London attractions
Some complaints about street noise
The Town Hall Hotel and Apartments is located in London's artsy East End. Striking design mixes Edwardian influences with 1930s art deco style and contemporary touches. This hotel first opened as a town hall in 1910 and many of the rooms, studios, and apartments have original period details. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Bathrooms are especially luxurious, most with soaking tubs and separate walk-in showers. Vintage furniture and modern kitchens make these loft-style rooms both functional and inviting. Hotel amenities include a nice indoor pool, a fitness room, and a stylish Michelin-rated restaurant. While some guests might feel that the location is isolated from London's top attractions, the Town Hall Hotel offers great value for money in a hip neighborhood.
With its original period features, art deco themes, and sleek modernism the Town Hall Hotel is a quirky blend of different era styles. Funky lobby pieces such as the giant Godzilla floodlight, ram’s antlers, and designer chair pieces simultaneously are juxtaposed against the granite-wrought central staircase, traditional marble pillars, and mahogany furnishings.
An impressive list of celebrity sightings and on-location filming has helped build Town Hall’s reputation. Hotel grounds have been graced by the likes of Guy Ritchie (during the filming of both Snatch and Lock Stock), Keira Knightley, Patrick Stewart, and Elijah Wood. Beyond celebrity sightings, the scene here has some fun twists, such as the Town Hall Tea Lady, who serves martinis from her mobile teacart.
Accommodations here closer resemble pied-a-terres than hotel rooms. Even the studios are equipped with stocked kitchens, for guests who prefer to do some of their own cooking. Quirky touches include cozy sheepskin rugs and pet goldfish. With a Michelin-rated restaurant, cocktail bar, and option for a private chef in the room, the Town Hall Hotel provides a stylish scene for an affordable price.
A five-minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station, in the heart of London’s artsy East End
The East End is a creative, artsy neighborhood in London. Independent art galleries, awesome street art (both famous and anonymous), vintage clothing markets, and hip eateries all contribute to the local bohemian vibe. The hotel and apartments also happen to be close to the 2012 Summer Olympics stadium. While the location is slightly isolated from London's top central attractions, it is close to everything hip and trendy.
12-minute walk to Victoria Park
10-minute bus ride to Brick Lane
12-minute bus ride to Columbia Road Flower Market
13-minute bus ride to Shoreditch art galleries and nightlife
13-minute bus ride to Hackney
15-minute bus ride to White Cube Gallery
20-minute bus ride to Dalston
13-minute tube ride to St. Paul’s station and St. Paul’s Cathedral
18-minute tube ride to Tottenham Court Road station and Soho
19-minute tube ride to Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields Market
21-minute tube ride to Bond Street station and West End shopping
23-minute tube ride to Covent Garden
23-minute tube ride to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge
30-minute tube ride to Charing Cross station and Trafalgar Square
32-minute tube ride to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
Loft-style rooms are spacious, sleek, and sometimes quirky
Rooms, studios, and apartments are individually designed, with an emphasis on simplicity and understated luxury. The spontaneous combination of styles -- with sleek glass partitions, art deco themes, and classical Edwardian sculpting -- somehow all works together beautifully.
Double rooms are simple and comfortable with Musetti coffeemakers, luxury toiletries, and handmade chocolates at turndown.
Studio apartments have fully fitted kitchens and a spacious open plan layout. Individual touches such as sheepskin rugs and vintage furniture help make it feel more like a pied-a-terre than a hotel room.
Apartments have high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The De Montfort Suite is the hotel’s flagship suite and comes with triple-height ceilings, floor to ceiling stained glass windows, Edwardian sculpting, contemporary and classical furniture, and an immaculate white bathroom partitioned by glass.
The Town Hall Hotel features a beautiful indoor pool and modern fitness center. Quirky features include a Tea Lady who serves martinis from a mobile cart. For those guests that are interested in the history of the building, there is a fully restored council chamber.
The Council Chamber is a court/theater-style venue complete with an original antechamber and fold-down wooden desks
The Town Hall Tea Lady mixes and delivers martinis straight to the room from a mobile teacart