8 hours ago | By Marie Bourgat
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
May 26, 2010
The East End of London has long been known as a hotbed of creative talent, artist studios, young designers and concept stores, and now the area boasts it’s first design hotel.
The imposing 1930s Bethnal Green Town Hall with it’s marble staircases and art-deco rooms has been lovingly restored and reinvented as the Town Hall Hotel Apartments. The new development, created by entrepreneur and hotelier Peng Loh, who enlisted Rare Architecture for the careful restorative work of the Edwardian details, comprises 98 rooms and apartments, a restaurant, bar, pool and gym.
The hotel offers an eclectic mix of studios, one- and two- bedroom suites and feature rooms. No two rooms are the same, but each offers a mix of original retro furniture and contemporary Scandinavian inspired hand-crafted pieces.
The hotel’s restaurant – Viajante is also definitely worth a visit with a taster menu created by head chef Nuno Mendes.
The impressive development serves as indicator that beyond Shoreditch and Hoxton the further reaches of London’s oldest neighborhood continue to regenerate.
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