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
Stayed for the first time on 12.05.18. So wish it could have been longer.
We were in the area for a meal at the nearby La Chapelle. The area is great. Everything you could need.
The hotel is devine. First class service. Rooms that are different, comfortable and roomy.
Breakfast was excellent value and delicious.
A group of 8 of us stayed this weekend for a celebration weekend, arriving by train at London Liverpool St. it was literally a 10 minute walk (maximum) which was a huge bonus for a start. When we arrived we were bowled over by the whole place. The decor is amazing, the rooms divine, everywhere was so well kept and the staff are SO nice, friendly and helpful - a real credit to the place. I cannot fault this Hotel and would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone. P.S. The pub across the road is really good too !
Few places make you feel as comfortable and cared for as this tiny jewel of a Hotel. All the other guests we bumped into seemed to be glowing with the same sense of belonging as I felt from the moment I entered. I adored my small snug room, complete with library, wood panels and oil-paintings. Each room is named after a local character, tracing back the building's history to 1724. Yes American friends... 1724 !!! The history is all around you, and the public areas, a lounge, another library a sitting room and a walled garden, all play their part. Breakfast can be served to you in any of these, including the "honesty bar", where you help yourself, and sign for what you drink. The hotel is quiet, elegant and perfectly placed to meet people for business or pleasure in nearby Shoreditch. No surprise that Condé Nast have gold starred Batty Langley's. Hats off to the owners for their good taste and sense of hospitality, and thank you to the excellent staff.
We had three rooms for a family get-together and they were all great - super comfortable. The staff are wonderfully helpful, the sitting rooms on the ground floor are all really comfortable, the breakfasts are brilliant, the beds are so comfortable - I could go on praising this place forever. Thank you so much, Batty Langley's, for making it a wonderful weekend. We'll definitely be back.
Entering this hotel is like stepping out of modern hectic London and into a different world, so quiet and indulgent. The georgian influenced decor is beautifully done and perfect for historic Spitalfields. I thanked the staff at check-out, and settled up for the cost of some drinks. The room had been paid in advance. Unfortunately several days later the entire cost of the room was billed to my card for a second time and without authorisation, sending me overdrawn. It was quickly fixed, but it should not have been possible, and it spoilt a nice stay.