It was the final day for Luxury Week Men and I was exhausted. After five days of catwalks, presentations, spa treatments, interviews and business meetings, my brain was very slow and my body was aching. I had three more catwalks to attend and a huge meeting in between. So it was marvelous to be walking into such a beautiful Hotel. Batty Langley’s Hotel is a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Street tube station, this Boutique Georgian hotel is 1.2 miles from the Tower of London and 1.7 miles from the Tate Modern art museum. It is also a stones throw away from Spitalfields Market, which is a great place to explore local designs, food, and experience great curry’s as well as main stream shopping. However there are very exclusive individual clothing shops here too which I highly recommend for you to explore. If you are here on business or pleasure then this hotel is the perfect stay for you.
Batty Langley’s, is a new property from Peter McKay and Douglas Blain the duo behind London-based Hazlitt’s Hotel Group. From the moment you enter this Boutique Georgian Architecture, you know you’re in for a special treat. The instant massive pictures on the wall within the stairway are just gorgeous. This boutique hotel is named after landscape designer and architect Batty Langley, who published influential handbooks during the 18th century that helped inexperienced clients plan their residences “in the most grand taste.” The intimate boutique hotel has several stylish public spaces on the ground floor for guests to enjoy. The Parlour, shown, contains antique furnishings, handwoven rugs, a working fireplace, and paneled walls. You can book out these rooms for private meetings or in my case I chose to have breakfast in the tapestry room. So give yourself time to enjoy the hotel as well.
The Tapestry Room
This was my favorite room and it was called, The Tapestry Room, decorated with examples from the 17th century. I loved how you could have access and look out towards a private garden. I am a big fan of green at the moment and what a better way appreciate the colour than in its architectural form. There is a honesty bar in where you can chill over some beverages and I would certainly recommend this. It is also a place in where you could host business guests and meet up with clients. Anyone in the creative arts department will be blown away with this hotel. It is worth booking some photo-shoots here and I was told wedding guests come here for some indoor shots as the natural light is perfect and the mirror below is a gorgeous reflection for any bride or groom to be.
I like how each room is named after someone it makes it very personal. I also loved how heavy the key was, so make sure you leave it at reception. When I walked through out the hotel I knew the room was going to be a real treat and I was not disappointed. From the moment you walk in you just get a very luxury relaxed feel. One of my favourite objects was the cast-iron bathtub, what a feature to have. I was aching after four days of events. I decided to turn on the water as I thought it would take ages to fill up. I could not believe the water pressure was so powerful and my tub was filled up in no time at all, I mean in no time at all, so don’t let the tub overflow.
I just had an absolute great time in my tub. The period fittings and the restored vintage showers were gorgeous. I use to own a bathroom like this so it was nice to go down memory lane. The classically decorated rooms which featured, antique furnishings and the very comfortable bed was bliss. The bed linen was really nice too and I slept like a a baby.
I loved my working desk and the extra lounge to just eat breakfast. With breakfast you have an option to eat in your bedroom or outside. Eating in is a fabulous idea especially in a room like this. Don’t worry I forgot to ask for breakfast, I rang up late morning and they served me anyway.
The Wi-Fi, was fast which is important for my line of work. The flat-screen TVs and minibars are a nice added extra. Some rooms have free-standing tubs and/or 4-poster beds. Luxe suites add plush decor and sitting areas, and some offer terraces.
I never planned this stay around a catwalk, but I got a tweet the day before from Josuha Kane asking me to come. It was literally around the corner from the hotel and to let you know Alexander McQueen has also showcased here in this gorgeous church. What was bliss about this was the catwalk was the most spectacular catwalk for the whole event. It was great to be so close as I returned to my room, I had a nice drink in my room and reflecting on a very successful week. The hotel was a fabulous way to finish off my luxury week. Huge thanks to the staff who noticed, I was a tad stressed and helped me settle in as if I was home.
Yes, the Batty Langley’s Hotel, is not a a hotel for me, it was like being home away from home.
— Gracie Opulanza (@gracieopulanza) June 13, 2016
- Room reviewed: Luxury Double from £335
- Website: www.battylangleys.com
- Address: 12 Folgate St, London E1 6BX, United Kingdom
- Phone: +44 20 7377 4390