If there is anything London lacks, it certainly isn’t the opportunity to impress a discerning, décor-adoring guest – and with no need for any bells and whistles, the Mad Men-sleek and minimalist-chic Town Hall Hotel and Apartments confidently brings its A-game to the city’s design scene. Flirting with vintage and Art Deco themes, this Bethnal Green abode marries its building’s original, early 20th-century Edwardian features together with cutting-edge architecture, assuring both modernity and comfort.
High ceilings, fireplaces and intricate plasterwork are staple features in the rooms and suites, which also generously include iPod docking stations, Musetti coffee machines and all the space you’ll need for post-shopping lounging. The pool area is no less a work of art: made of brass and white marble, and flecked with reflective green and blue tiles, it gives relaxation a hip new name.
For tipples, Peg + Patriot hits the spot with vodkas, gins, rums and Japanese whiskeys, alongside a selection of beer and wine. The cool Corner Room serves curious yet rich treats over breakfast, lunch and dinner (from crispy rice and tapioca to egg yolk-topped raw minced beef), and the Typing Room switches things up a notch with five- and seven-course tasting menus (picture smoked eel, yeasted cauliflower and spiced breads with cheese). Should you fancy more taste bud-tantalising, don’t forget you’ve East London on your doorstep.
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