Looking for a relaxing oasis in the heart of London city? Leman Locke is the place to be. I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at this chic property over a weekend away in London, and can vouch for its many perks.
First things first – the location is spot-on. It’s next to Aldgate East Metro Station, making it a convenient and easy choice for your next staycation. When you need a break, but don’t have the time to get out of the city, look no further than Leman Locke.
A stand-out feature of this “aparthotel” (a space that combines the best of apartments and hotels) is the emphasis on design. It’s modern and sleek, but has its own unique aesthetic that stands out from other properties I’ve stayed at before – it’s about clean furniture, meticulous details and calming spaces. Every facility, from the in-house restaurant to the rooms themselves, is designed with this authentic yet uber-trendy aesthetic in mind.
The restaurants in this property deserve a special mention. Not only are they uniquely designed; they also serve up an equally unique array of food. Hyde is situated on the ground floor and boasts of two starkly different but equally exciting avatars. During the day, it offers healthy, delicious grub like crafted sandwiches, organic salads, cold pressed juices and the works. At night, it turns into a buzzing bar with a unique range of craft beers, artisan spirits and one-of-a-kind cocktails.
Treves is the resident all-day restaurant which takes care of your every need – whether you’re look for a comfortable space to spend the day working, or a trendy spot to invite your friends over, Treves is the place to be. It’s a space where you can work or play, eat or drink, socialise or spend some me-time.
When it comes to the rooms, it’s important to point out that they’re highly cost-effective. You definitely get bang for your buck, and then some more. Like the rest of the hotel, the rooms are modern and stylish, with clean furniture and thoughtful design that takes care of your every need, no matter what you’re looking for. While the apartments are relatively small, I guarantee that you will not feel cramped, because they have been intelligently designed to make the most of the space. Another point worth mentioning are the spectacular views – try to get an apartment on one of the higher floors. It’s worth it – trust me.
During your stay at Leman Locke, be sure to take advantage of its unique cultural program, which is designed to bring people together in engaging, creative ways. The series of events is carefully designed to appeal to different passions, interests and hobbies, with no two events being a like, so whoever you are and whatever you enjoy, you’re bound to find something that sparks your interest.
It’s safe to say that Leman Locke is a very different kind of property; one that boasts of unique, authentic experiences and delight at every turn. Whether you’re staying for the weekend or simply stopping by Treves for a coffee, I’d highly recommend making your way there as soon as possible!