Batty Langley’s • East End, Shoreditch, london

This small hotel has been named one of “The World’s 50 Best New hotels”. The hotel prides itself on old-fashioned, friendly hospitality, along with a bit of British eccentricity. It has a great location in Spitalfields in one of London’s hot new areas. The hotel’s name is from Batty Langley, a garden designer who published architectural handbooks in the 1700s to help clients show off their “grand taste” in their Georgian homes and gardens.








The hotel is replete with Downton Abbey authenticity – carved oak four-posters are the centerpiece in each room, all full of character and furnished with genuine antiques. Shoreditch High Street is only five minutes away on foot. Walk the cobblestoned streets and get to know this fashionable part of London, particularly associated with the creative industries.

Visit: 12 Folgate St, Spitalfields; 020-7377 4390;