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
- Handicap Accessible
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
Took my mother for her birthday and wasn’t disappointed. The hotel was so different to the norm it was cosy and charming and very comfortable. One if the nicest beds and pillows I’ve slept on in a hotel for some time.
I would certainly recommend.
Great start, nice welcome from staff and superb location best to Spitalfields market and Liverpool Street station.
Rooms have nice bathrooms and it’s within keeping of the hotels traditional character and theme.
We noticed no tea & coffee making facilities, which was a little surprising. We perhaps wouldn’t have noticed so much but given our breakfast was forgotten, this felt a little more significant.
There is no breakfast room / facilities. Breakfast is ordered the day before and in our case, handed in to reception.
Our 8:15am ordered breakfast never arrived unfortunately which was really disappointing given we’d heard now nice the breakfast was through other reviews.
Our order has been misplaced by staff and there was no breakfast for us. Mistakes do happen and especially in huge hotels with lots of rooms and orders.
However this hotel only has 20 something rooms so I didn’t feel it was something to easily miss!
Free coffee was offered as compensation but no good to us as we needed food!
We checked out hungry and headed to The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields.
Just bear in mind if you choose to eat breakfast outside the hotel and locally a reservation is needed as 30 minute waits are to be expected post 9am in this area.
The staff were apologetic about the breakfast situation and but it was disappointing enough for us to decide not to return for a second visit for next months planner trip.
Sorry we couldn’t give a better review but hungry guests checking out early for their missed breakfast was never going to yield a better review (particularly when one is pregnant!)
Can’t really fault this place. Staff were great, hotel very clean and well maintained. Absolutely stunning building and furniture. It’s also a stone’s throw from Spitalfield Market and Shoreditch. Perfect!
We spent a wonderful three nights here - what a treat! It's such a charming place, and beautifully run. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, but in a quiet and reserved way - it always felt calm and peaceful in the hotel, which I loved. There are three cozy common areas you can relax in, each with an open fire and comfy chairs. They were always empty, so they felt like an extension of our bedroom. The room itself was lovely; it was small, but well designed and beautifully furnished with loads of books and antique furniture. The bed was very comfortable, with quality linens. I liked the REN bathroom products, and especially the generous container size. It was exceptionally warm in London when we visited, so we slept with the windows wide open - and it was incredibly quiet. You would never think that you're just steps away from the excellent Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane, and so many excellent eating and drinking places.
This is the platonic ideal of hotels. It is centrally located (convenient to City and Shoreditch) but extremely quiet and has a vibe all its own. You feel like you are in the 18th-century with the fireplaces, the antiques furniture, the old books and artwork. But it's extremely comfortable--our room was spacious and beautifully furnished. It is an EXCEPTIONALLY good value--it reminds me a lot of the Covent Garden Hotel, but half the price. And fab service, good food (great tea service), a chill honor bar....LOVELY and I will be back.