Town Hall Hotel and Apartments

Patriot Sq., Bethnal Green, London, EC2 9NF, England

An art deco town hall, abandoned in the early 1980s and turned into a chic hotel 30 years later, is now a lively and stylish place, with the best of the building's elegant original features intact. There's wit, too: the "Town Hall Tea Lady" goes door to door in the early evening, offering cocktails from her cart, while the excellent restaurant is named the Typing Room in honor of its clerical forebears. Guest rooms are bright and airy and bathrooms are visions of white and chrome, but some sacrifice too much in the name of design, with only a curtain separating them from the bedroom.

PROS

  • beautifully designed
  • lovely staff
  • big discounts on weekends

CONS

  • though touted as "cool" and "cutting edge," this is not a great part of town
  • a 15-minute Tube ride from Central London

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-7657–8080

HOTEL DETAILS

98 rooms, 86 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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