By Esin Huseyin
Whether it’s your first time in London, or you’re just looking to get away for the weekend, I’ve compiled a list of some of the quirkiest hotels in London to make your trip even more special.
Hotels, hostels and themed rooms galore – here are five of the quirkiest hotels in London.
Located on Shoreditch High Street, it boasts being slap bang in the middle of the most creative part of London. You have the choice of standard, deluxe double, superior deluxe double and even a superior deluxe double double room – lets not forget the suites. Ace Hotel furnishes their rooms with original artwork, vintage furniture with finishing touches such as kitsch clipboards and work lamps.
Located on bankside, this hotel prides itself on being stylish yet affordable. Boasting 192 rooms with rain showers to wash away the jet lag, 2m x 2m beds, as well as a tablet mood pad which controls the television, window blinds, temperature, ambient coloured lighting, wake-up alarm themes and more. The one good thing about this hotel is that there is no differentiation between any of the rooms, as they believe that everyone should have the best.
The first hotel on the list to be located in between West and Central London, Clerkenwell. The Rookery is one of the earlier houses on Peter’s Lane, and has been extended to create this opulent boutique hotel. Dripping with period pieces such as polished wood panelling, open fires and unique antique furnishings. You’re able to choose from club double, superior double rooms and even cleverly named suites such as The Rook’s Nest. Rest your weary head, after a day of sightseeing, on either a 17th century carved oak or Georgian 4 poster bed.
Set in a 200 year-old courthouse, this hostel mixes Victorian architecture with modern design. Located in King’s Cross Road, this hotel can sleep around 500 backpackers and even prides itself on having it’s own onsite bar – Clash Bar. It even houses a TV and film lounge with comfortable sofas to sprawl out on. This hostel is packed to the rafters with plenty of character and bright decor, and boasts genuine prison cells that you can sleep in. The room comes with the with original features such as the heavy metal door with hatch, barred window, bench and steel toilet.
Another hotel located in Shoreditch, a hop skip and a step away from Old Street tube station. They boast a huge 210 bedrooms, all are the same size to give everybody the equal opportunity – however there are 8 concept rooms, which they state are slightly bolder than the rest. Boasting breakfast bags and rip-off free mini fridges, it’s already starting to sound like a dream come true. Stripped back rooms with neutral palettes of blue, brown, black and grey – the feature seems to always be the bed. The concept rooms are a little brighter with fresh pops of colour and quirky signage – vintage and bespoke pieces finish off these rooms nicely.