Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Old fashioned hospitality
A traditional hotel in Spitalfields
Stunning vintage bathrooms
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Voted one of the World's 50 Best New Hotels by Travel + Leisure in 2016 and listed as one of London's Six Best Hotels by Conde Nast Traveller in 2017, you can't go wrong with east London's Batty Langley's. Expect old-fashioned hospitality with luxurious and traditional interiors in a rather grand Georgian townhouse. This unapologetically eccentric hotel in Spitalfields offers a unique experience where you'll be looked after and welcomed like one of the family. Speaking of which, children are welcome and cots can be added to all rooms at no extra cost.
Sister hotels The Rookery in Clerkenwell and Hazlitt's in Soho have a loyal client base, and Batty Langley's follows in their footsteps.
Begin the day with a bacon sarnie in bed or down in one of the two lounges (where you can also enjoy a beverage later in the day from the honesty bar). Room service is available all day too ranging from sandwiches and smoked salmon to risotto. But you'll no doubt want to sample some of the innumerable restaurants nearby, from high-end (and Michelin-starred) Galvin La Chapelle and Brat, both just a stone's throw away, vege plates at Bubala or steak at Hawskmoor, to salads at Ottolenghi and Thai small plates at Smoking Goat. The choices really are endless. For a quick bite head to Spitalfields Market where The Kitchens – a collection of street food stalls – are housed (don't miss the pork and leek shengjianbaos from Dumpling Shack). The shopping is not to be missed there too.
The 29 rooms and suites at Batty Langley's are ridiculously grown up and lavish with a touch of humour. The antiques, four-poster beds and fine art are complemented by extraordinary bathrooms with vintage fixtures and fittings. Apple TV, Ren products and complimentary WiFi are standard features in all rooms.
Note: one 4th floor double is suitable for wheelchair users and accessible by lift.
Batty Langley's has its own richly furnished drawing room, library, parlour, and courtyard garden; time can easily be whiled away without leaving the house.
But if you want to get out and about there's a ton of things right on the doorstep: hit the shops and stalls around the market and Brick Lane, and the pop-up units at Boxpark, wander the Square Mile, stroll over to Columbia Road (particularly good on a Sunday when the flower market takes place), and check out the street art around Great Eastern Street. Then take a pit stop at one of the nearby pubs: we recommend The Culpeper, the Ten Bells (linked to two of the victims of Jack the Ripper), and craft beer aficionados Mikkeller.
How to get there
The closest tube to the hotel is Shoreditch High Street (Overground line), a 3 minute walk away.
Liverpool Street is a 6 minute walk away and is on the Central, Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan lines. Liverpool Street is also a National Rail station (trains from Stansted airport go into there).
Old Street tube on the Northern Line is also close by (13 minute walk).
London City is 20 minutes away, Stansted is 45 minutes, Heathrow and Luton are both 1 hour, and Gatwick is 1.25 hours.
National rail and tube can also be taken from all of the airports.