What We Love
- Quadruple-glazed windows for super-silent snoozing
- Taking a drink from the honesty bar out into the private courtyard
- Cozying up in the library on winter evenings
- Breakfasting in bed on smoothies and smoked salmon
What To Know
- Breakfast is not included in the rate
- There’s no gym or restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
If you traveled back in time and an eccentric merchant invited you into his home…well, this is probably what it would look like. With its collection of individually decorated rooms and welcoming public spaces (a drawing room, library, parlor, etc.), Batty Langley’s has the intimate, exclusive feel of a private members’ club—think lots of bookcases lining the walls and overstuffed velvet sofas by open fires. Guest rooms are decked out in bright paint and upholsteries, brimming with vintage fittings, oil paintings, carved oak beds, roll-top baths, and silk draperies with locally relevant prints. Even the offbeat touches are incredibly charming: the toilet is shaped like a throne, there’s a vintage tin shower fixture, and the bathroom itself is hidden away behind a moving bookcase (and, if you’ve missed it, there’s a flat-screen TV hidden behind that mirror). Is it over the top? Absolutely. Do we love it? No question.
In the Area
The Nicholas Hawksmoor-designed Christ Church was the old center of the neighborhood, and it’s worth stopping by for a peek into the building, which dates back to 1729 (plus, there’s a café in the crypt). Spitalfields Market, just two minutes away, has got you covered food-wise, with everything from an oyster bar to street food carts to a wine bar under its Victorian roof—not to mention a huge array of stalls selling antiques and vintage clothes with high-end brands like Belstaff and Jigsaw owning acreage too. Also around the corner is Blixen, an über-trendy spot where creatives lounge around all day with a cappuccino and a bacon-and-tomato-jam sandwich. In good weather, wander over to The Water Poet, a pub and beer garden that has an excellent list of craft ales and classic English dishes with a modern edge (try the deviled whitebait with smoked aioli). For exploring farther afield, there’s an Underground station just six minutes away.
How to Get There
We stayed here for a couple nights whilst in London. This really is a little gem and such an amazing hotel. The style and finish, the staff, the "honesty bar" everything about this hotel was just GREAT. We had a terrace and enjoyed coffee one morning, very close to the markets and the busy part of London. Will definitely return.
Stayed at Batty Langley's for 1 night (a Friday) based on previous reviews; we were not disappointed.
As soon as you walk through the door, you feel like you're in a different world - It is easy to forget that you are in the middle of some of London's busier areas.
The room was beautifully made up, albeit a little small but I wouldn't expect much more in a building dating from the 1700's; it was more than adequate for our needs & extremely comfortable.
Whilst not cheap, I would recommend staying here for any special occasion as there are some great places to eat nearby & access to all major London landmarks is simple with Liverpool Street station being a mere 5min walk away.
Would I stay here again? Without a doubt.
Absolutely love this hotel. We stayed one night for our 5 year anniversary and the atmosphere is just fab, you feel like you are in another era but with all the mod cons. We were upgraded to the Batty Langley room which has a 4-poster bed and an amazing terrace. Very surprised by how big the room was by London’s standards and especially given the great location. So much attention to detail, some great common spaces and an honesty bar to boot. Stay here, you will not regret it!
I booked a meeting room in this hotel as the price was competitive and it looked better than some of these cardboard meeting room places I have used in the past. My brief experience of Batty Langley's was very good particularly the staff who nothing was too much trouble for. The hotel itself is more boutique, but tastefully designed and very upmarket. I certainly would like to stay here in the future and sample more of there hospitality. They have no parking though so bear this in mind though Liverpool Street Station is literally 5 minutes walk and just around the corner is a fabulous restaurant which I reviewed previously.
A small hotel on an atmospheric little street very close to Spitalfields Market, a few blocks from Liverpool Street Station and the City. My room on the 3rd floor was quiet and luxurious. Fairly expensive, but maybe not in the London context. Nice cafes and restaurants within a few blocks. I arrived later in the evening, so took advantage of room service to order a good smoked salmon plate. I didn't have breakfast in the hotel, since there are so many nice breakfast places around. The service was very pleasant. The hotel is right next door to the extremely unusual Dennis Severs House--more an experience than a museum--and definitely worth a visit.