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Novel and quirky in an artsy 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.
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.
Indoor pool and unusual, quirky features
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.
Creative, forward-thinking fare from Michelin-rated chef Nuno Mendes
There are several dining and drinking options at the Town Hall Hotel. The Town Hall Tea Lady delivers martinis straight to the room while the Michelin-rated Viajante serves rustic Portuguese fare.
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.