The jewel in the heart of the East End – 4 star – London

The East End of London is renowned for being home to some of the capital’s most trendy and exclusive hotspots, and this contemporary 4* Top Secret Hotel is in the heart of it all. Each spacious and finely furnished double en-suite guest room features a flat screen LCD TV with cable channels, free Wi-Fi internet, climate control, complimentary luxury toiletries and a whirlpool bath. Onsite hotel facilities include a 24 hour concierge, underground secure parking, an airport shuttle service, newsstand and a dry cleaning service. As well as being an ideal base for a leisurely city break, this hotel is also suited for executive guests due to its extensive business centre with fully-equipped meeting and conference rooms.

Located just a stone’s throw from the city’s Shoreditch and Hoxton neighbourhoods, this jewel in the heart of the East End is surrounded by fashionable high streets and trendy nightlife destinations. The Shoreditch and Old Street area is crammed with a startling number of artisan coffee shops, charming vintage stores, independent boutiques and organic eateries, making it a popular alternative to the more commercial central shopping locations such as Oxford Street and Bond Street. Hotel guests are strongly advised to pay a visit to the iconic Old Spitalfields Market which boasts a colourful range of fashion, arts and crafts and food and is open seven days a week.

One of London’s architectural giants, St Paul’s Cathedral, is just a short journey away from the hotel on foot or via the London Underground. With its vast dome rising over the city skyline, the church sits on a religious site dating back to AD 604 and has seen the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana as well as Winston Churchill’s funeral. The cathedral still holds daily services and prayers and is open to the public throughout the week; tourists may even wish to climb the 271 steps to the Golden Gallery to enjoy panoramic views across London.

Along the River Thames to the east from St Paul’s is another one of the city’s most iconic pieces of architecture and engineering, Tower Bridge. Finished in 1894, the bridge contains a high-level walkway which is today used as an exhibition space and observation platform giving visitors unparalleled views over the Thames and East End of London. The exhibition gallery serves as a miniature museum with free admission which details the history of the bridge and its Victorian past through interactive displays and videos.