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
Absolutely loved our one night stay at this hotel. Polite attentive staff and the comfiest bed I have ever slept in. We enjoyed our late night drinks from the honesty bar sitting in front of the cosy fire. Felt so quiet and intimate hope to return one day soon.
Blown away by our magical stay at a unique and incredible hotel , our room was magnificent the terrace was divine and the staff were warm friendly kind and magical too .. we are saving up for our next visit ... amazing memories made here thank you
This is our 4th visit, and it just gets better. This is a fantastic hotel, very quirky and extremely stylish. Lovely staff and fantastic rooms. We will return soon. It’s situated in a lovely old fashioned street with good restaurants nearby for breakfast. Would highly recommend it.
I stayed at Batty Langley's over the Christmas Holiday and it was a dream. My birthday is Christmas Day and they made it feel very special. Stacy, the Reservations Manager, made a Christmas Lunch reservation for me nearby where I was treated with such kindness and regard. The staff at BL's is attentive, thoughtful and kind. My advice is to request a room with a roll top bathtub, soaking in it is heaven. Also, order the bacon sandwich for breakfast, I can't stop thinking about it. Batty Langley's is a perfect, cozy and relaxing haven. I can't wait to go back.
Nothing to much to add from other reviews i have left for this hotel over the past few years apart from as the title says just love the place.
From the moment you arrive to you leave it just feels like home and stepping back in time.
All the staff just keep up the very good work you do.