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
I found this hotel through reviews on here, and am glad to say that it lived up to the high praise and expectations!
We stayed in Edgeworth Bess. The room has the most amazing bath. The bed was very comfy, and we loved learning about the room’s name-sake in the literature provided.
We used the honesty bar that evening, which was very reasonably priced and was a great addition to the hotel.
If you’re looking for a hotel that offers you a different experience, then this is the place.
We had the pleasure of spending a night at this beautifully decorated hotel. Furnished with exquisite antiques and spotlessly clean throughout.
The staff were extremely polite and helpful.
Can’t praise this hotel enough.
Spent just one night here but it is a truly lovely hotel. Beautifully decorated, professional staff, great location, can’t recommend highly enough. Spitalfields market is close by with loads of restaurants. Folgate Street itself is a lovely relic of old London too.
This is a lovely hotel. The bedroom was a good size and had so much character. It looked like you’ve stepped back in time but all the mod cons are hidden in cupboards and behind mirrors. The bathroom was huge. There are various cosy spots downstairs to sit in as well as a small bar and everywhere is beautifully and tastefully furnished and decorated. Staff were all helpful and friendly. The hotel is within a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, numerous restaurants/bars in Spitalfields and Brick Lane and also there is a good pub opposite so overall in a great location.
Whilst we would not hesitate to stay again, there were a couple of minor things.... there is no kettle or coffee maker in the room or the bar and the room prices are expensive - because of that I don’t think there should be a charge for room service tea/coffee. Also, the person cleaning the room didn’t wash the drinking glasses we’d used - this is the same in a lot of hotels and I’m not sure why that is! The make up mirror was in a dark corner of the room with no light near it so not really usable. However these minor points did not detract from what was a smashing hotel stay!
I’d never heard of this place before finding it on TripAdvisor although I had stayed in its sister hotel The Rookery some years ago.
It’s a perfect time piece; beautifully maintained with exceptional rooms and unique features eg Throne toilet!
Lovely in room breakfast.
Hotel is in a great location for charming Spitalfields and Liverpool St Station
Will definitely be back (again!)