London E1 (Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Brick Lane)

London’s E1 includes Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Aldgate, Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, Shadwell, Stephney, Mile End, Portsoken and Brick Lane. This trendy area, north of the river, offers the famous markets of Spitalfields and Brick Lane, vintage and retro shops and some great bars and clubs for the evening. The area is easily reached by tube, bus and overground transport links (see hotels for specific transport information). See all hotels in London E1. 

 

TOP PICK:  City Hotel star ratingstar ratingstar rating Book Now

(from 39/night, London E1 6TE)

What’s included… All guestrooms in this clean and comfortable hotel include the use of an iron/ironing board, hairdryer, refrigerator, complimentary newspapers, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries.

Save on transport… This great value London Hotel, just a stone’s throw from Aldgate East Tube Station gives you fast and cheap access into the centre. The great location of this London Hotel however, means many of the attractions are within walking distance anyway:

How far to… 
Brick Lane
2 minute walk
Whitechapel Gallery 2 minute walk
Spitalfields Market 7 minute walk
The Tower of London 1km
Tower Bridge 1km
The Gherkin 1km
St.Paul’s Cathedral 2.2km

 

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Holiday Inn. Limehouse star ratingstar ratingstar rating 

(From £89/night, London E1W 3HN)

What’s included… This three star hotel includes a complimentary buffet breakfast for guests, complimentary newspapers, tea and coffee facilities and a business centre with secretarial services. For the great value of this hotel, even the added public transport costs still make this hotel one of the best value in the area.

Save on transport… Situated in Limehouse, with access to the DLR; this modern hotel is just 5 miles from London City Airport and just a 20 minute DLR journey to central London. Nearby attractions reached on foot, bike or bus include:

How far to… 
Tower Bridge
2.4km
Tower of London 2.4km
Spitalfield’s Market 2.9km

 

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Grange Tower Bridge star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

(From £107/night, London E1 8GP)

What’s included… Relax with the onsite health centre, including sauna, steam room and indoor pool. Rooms benefit from free wifi, free movie channels on the LCD television, iron/ironing board, hair dryer and complimentary newspaper. Despite this central location, you’ll be sure for a good night’s sleep in these soundproofed rooms.

Save on transport… This four star luxury hotel, just a few minutes walk from Tower Hill Station, is modern and spacious, ensuring all guests receive a first class service from the welcoming staff. Its proximity to some of London’s most popular attractions is the real lure here, saving you a fortune on transport costs:

How far to… 
Tower Bridge
10 minute walk
The Tower of London 10 minute walk
The Gherkin 15 minute walk
St Paul’s Cathedral 2.2km

 

Ibis London City star ratingstar ratingstar rating

(From £64/night, London E1 6BF)

What’s included… This simple, clean hotel, with friendly staff, is ideal for visiting London on a budget. Its proximity to local attractions and the city centre make it great value for money. There is a reasonably priced restaurant on site and rooms include complimentary newspapers and satellite television.

Save on transport… Serviced by Aldgate East Tube Station, this hotel offers cheap and direct links to central London. Many attractions are however within walking distance so you can save even more money:

How far to… 
Whitechapel Gallery
2 minute walk
Brick Lane 5 minute walk
Spitalfields Market 6 minute walk
The Gherkin 0.8km
The Tower of London 1km
Tower Bridge 1km
St.Paul’s Cathedral 2km

 

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Crowne Plaza. Shoreditch star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

(From £150/night, London E1 6JQ)
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What’s included… This chic hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet in the Club Lounge, selected floors and Lobby. Guests also benefit from fabulous views of London from the 7th floor restaurant, and there is a wealth of services for business guests including courier and secretarial services. All rooms include iron/ironing board, hair dryer and complimentary mineral water. Unwind with free access to the sauna and gym facilities, with complimentary magazines.


Save on transport… Situated on trendy Shoreditch High Street, this four star hotel is just a 15minute taxi ride away from London City Airport and walking distance to Shoreditch High Street, Old Street and Liverpool Street Tube Stations; giving you cheap and easy access into other parts of London. The great location of this London Hotel however, means many of the attractions are within walking distance anyway:

How far to…
Spitalfields Market
10 minute walk
Brick Lane 10 minute walk
The Gherkin 1.3km
The Whitechapel Gallery 1.3km
Tower of London 1.8km
St. Paul’s Cathedral 1.8km

 

Not to be missed in London E1…

The Whitechapel Gallery, founded in 1901, has showcased the works of Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo and Lucian Freud, to name but a few. This East End Gallery is free for general admission and is open all year round; a fabulous free day out for Londoners and tourists alike.

Brick Lane is not only famous for it’s delicious curries, but it’s Sunday flea market; selling everything from vintage clothes to antique furniture as well as electronics and toiletries. This bustling market has a great friendly vibe but you’ll be sure to be lured in by one of the many curry houses during your rummage. For those after a good deal, even the cost of a sit down meal is negotiable with many owners throwing in sides or drinks to keep customers happy!

Spitalfields is London’s oldest market, open every day except Saturday’s and Monday’s. Spitalfields Trader Market offers homeware, vintage clothes and jewellery among their 100 plus stalls, whilst Spitalfields Arts Market is the place to go to snap up works from established and upcoming artists. The markets are surrounded by boutique shops and award winning restaurants such as Galvin La Chapelle.

There’s no better way to start the day than a trip to The Breakfast Club in Artillery Lane. It comes as no surprise that this 1980’s style venue serves up a delicious breakfast menu, particularly famed for its pancakes, but the laid back atmosphere and friendly staff makes this an ideal haunt for lunch and dinner too.