Batty Langley's, London
|12 Folgate Street, The City, E1 6BX, London, Greater London, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Description: Batty Langley'sSituated in the heart of one of London's oldest historic districts, Spitalfields, Batty Langley's is set in a carefully restored and modernised Georgian mansion. This charming property offers luxurious boutique accommodation and first-class service in a unique city-centre location.
Ideally placed for relaxing visits to this newly fashionable corner of Old London, just a few steps from the Square Mile, the hotel is surrounded by cobbled streets and time-worn Georgian buildings, home to some of the capital's coolest pubs, bars, shops, restaurants and street markets. Underground stations nearby, at Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street provide excellent links with the rest of the city and the surrounding regions.
Batty Langley's has just twenty-nine luxurious rooms, all elegantly appointed and spacious. Rooms are traditionally furnished, with panelled walls and mellow old furniture, period pictures and rugs, combined with up-to-date, high-tech features like flat-screen televisions with Apple and media hub technology, air-conditioning and high-speed Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning, either served in the rooms or in the Library, while the Parlour and the Tapestry Room are small, intimate spaces, ideal for discreet and private meetings, presentations or celebrations for up to eight guests.
Type of rooms: Batty Langley'sClub Double:
The comfortable club double rooms are generously furnished with period pictures and antiques. The beds are either 17th Century carved oak or Georgian four-posters. Windows are hung with heavy silk curtains. The bathrooms have restored period plumbing fixtures and fittings, with either a cast iron roll-top bath or a period style shower.
Our superior double rooms are larger. The beds are either 17th Century carved oak or Georgian four-posters. The en-suite bathrooms have restored fittings, many with cast iron roll-top baths, restored vintage showers and high level cisterns.
The luxury double rooms are even larger. The beds are either 17th Century carved oak or Georgian four-posters. The bathrooms have period fittings, many with cast iron roll-top baths, restored vintage showers and high level cisterns.
The Deluxe rooms are spacious and elaborate. The beds are 18th Century mahogany or antique carved oak. The windows are hung with heavy silk curtains. The period bathrooms have free-standing roll-top baths and spacious walk-in showers.
Batty Langley (1696 - 1741) was a drawing master who published books designed to help owners and their builders plan Georgian houses of all sizes in ''the most Grand Taste''. The books became immensely popular, so buildings and gardens designed by him in whole or in part survive in the United States, Ireland and the British West Indies as well as throughout the British Isles. Batty's chamber in the hotel is very much to his taste, complete with four-poster bed, walk-in shower, roll-top bath and a stylish terrace with lots of room to entertain. The concealed flat screen TV with Apple and media hub technology are details he may well have overlooked?
The so-called junior suites look pretty senior: genuine antique furniture and pictures, ultra-comfortable beds and truly extraordinary bathrooms featuring vintage roll-top baths, walk-in showers and unique throne loos. For example, Peter Merzean's room boasts an enormous antique ceramic bath with Carrara marble casing. The other suites feature equally unforgettable fittings and furniture.
Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it; Not a penny was there in it, Only ribbon round it.
Best remembered as the subject of a nursery rhyme, Kitty was a well known 18th century London courtesan who started as a humble milliner in this area. Ravishing looks and a sharp wit took her a long way. Kitty's boudoir, appropriately, has a lavish vintage four-poster and, in the bathroom, a genuine Victorian canopy bathing machine. There's a balcony, and a separate sitting room with sofa bed. The flat screen TV with Apple and media hub technology is discreetly housed.
Earl of Bolingbroke:
Not to be confused with the more famous Viscount Bolingbroke, the third Earl developed the land around the area as high-end housing for Huguenot immigrants from France and built himself a grand mansion round the corner in Spital Square, demolished in 1890. His suite in Batty Langley's is fit for a Duke. It's on two levels, with a luggage lift to save guests carrying bags up to bed. There's a huge, sunny terrace with views to the Olympic Park. The marble bath is a genuine antique from Tuscany and the enormous canopy bed was built for a bishop. Up-to-date fittings include a concealed flat screen TV with Apple and media hub technology.
All rooms and suites feature: air-conditioning; Wi-Fi; flat screen TV with Apple and media hub technology; personal safe; stylish well-stocked mini bar and luxurious REN toiletries.
Additional information: Batty Langley's
Heathrow airport is 38,5 kms from the hotel.
Airport transfers are available on request. Charges apply.
Number of rooms: 29
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2015.
Languages spoken: English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, French, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish.Smoking policy: Non-smoking rooms.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB, Maestro, Discover, Bankcard.
GPS Coordinates: 51° 31' 15.55'' N 0° 4' 40.86'' W
Nearest airport: London City Airport - 11,1km.