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
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Over-the-top Georgian decadence in the heart of trendy Spitalfields, with a quirky sense of humor and incredibly cozy public spaces
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.