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Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

bleeding-edge glamour in London's gritty East end....

Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

London’s East End is not exactly brimming with design hotels. Sure, there’s the Andaz near Liverpool Street Station and plush members’ club Shoreditch House, but in the grit and glamour of E2 there’s a distinct lack of sleeping quarters.
Enter entrepreneurial hotelier Loh Lik Peng and his newly opened Town Hall. Located in Bethnal Green, it’s within walking distance of Brick Lane and Columbia Road, an area yet to experience the gentrification of neighbouring Shoreditch….

Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

Its Grade II-listed facade gives way to a sensitively restored Art Deco interior. Rare Architecture, who oversaw the redevelopment, were keen to preserve the building’s original features like the glass domed entrance hall and sculptures by Henry Poole, adding cutting-edge furnishings from the likes of Viabizzuno and Parisian designer Tzuri Gueta. Viajante restaurant, headed by Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes, serves global fusion cuisine in a appropriately fashion-forward space; there’s even a neat ‘finishing kitchen’ where diners can watch Mendes put his final flourish to each dish, oversized tweezers in hand.

Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

Most rooms have kitchenettes – complete with Corian work surfaces – and come beautifully appointed with retro furnishings and slivers of flat screen technology. The star of the show is undoubtedly the De Montfort Suite, a triple height homage to contemporary style with a state-of-the-art kitchen for private dining and extensive living space.

Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green
Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

Nadia Latif is Assistant Editor at Travel Intelligence, a luxury travel website with a hand-picked collection of luxury hotels in London.

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