5 star city chic deluxe hotel
Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NFShow on map
"Film star luxury in the East End brings back Edwardian and Art Deco glamour" In a vibrant part of East London, The Town Hall Hotel is in a beautiful Edwardian building dating from 1910 that has been used as a... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
231- 237 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0ELShow on map
The Travelodge Bethnal Green opened in January 2013 as a purpose built 131 bedroomed Travelodge Hotel. The Travelodge Bethnal Green hotel is a 131 bedroom hotel located in the East End of London. The hotel... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
419-437 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, E2 8PPShow on map
This affordable, modern hotel is in East London, within easy reach of the City. The nearest railway station is Cambridge Heath, 0.3 miles away in Travelcard Zone 2, with regular trains to Liverpool Street... Read More »
251-253 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3NSShow on map
These serviced apartments are in a lively, up-and-coming area on the edge of London Fields, a large popular park that has a cricket pitch, a heated outdoor lido, a small BMX track, tennis courts, a table... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQShow on map
The Crowne Plaza Shoreditch will reopen in September as part of the ACE hotel chain Formerly the St Gregory hotel, the Crowne Plaza Shoreditch in the trendy East London borough of Shoreditch is now one... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
261 - 267 Commercial Road, Whitechapel, E1 2BTShow on map
In the centre of trendy Shoreditch, visitors will find the Holiday Inn Commercial Road which is a 4 star, 133 room hotel. You can have the chance to explore a number of shops, bars and restaurants in the area... Read More »
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2 Sylvester Path, Bethnal Green, E81ENShow on map
Based in the heart of Hackney, the Old Ship Urban Inns is a 10 room, 4 star modern take on the old and traditional British inns. When it comes to the local area, visitors have the chance to explore the east of... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
42 Adler Street, Whitechapel, E1 1EEShow on map
Scheduled to open early 2014 in Whitechapel Following the success of the Qbic Amsterdam we now have the London opening scheduled for early 2014. If its anything like the Amsterdam Version (World Trade Centre)... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
12 Osborn Street, Algate East, Aldgate, E1 6TEShow on map
"Affordable budget accommodation in the City of London" The City Hotel is in East London, close to the City, it is ideal for travellers and holiday makers who want a budget hotel with easy access to... Read More »
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Britain's boxing prowess is well renowned, with former champs such as Prince Naseem and Chris Eubank, and homegrown London talent such as David Haye, who was born in Bermondsey and Audley Harrison, who hails from Harlesden. The best place to go to see Britain's best fight it out in the ring is York Hall in Bethnal Green, an unassuming neo-Georgian building, which has had a multi-million pound refurbishment in recent years to include a state of the art gym and studio, 33 metre swimming pool and boxing ring, with a seating capacity of 1,200.
"An overwhelmingly macho night out"
Throughout the year, you can get your fill of dry ice, showboating, skilled pummeling and pugilists in tiny shorts, with York Hall's programme of boxing matches, kickboxing matches and mixed martial art shows. It's a world away from British refinement and the genteel Georgian surrounds, as large crowds bray for blood and watch two men knock each other senseless with no prior disagreements. It may be brutal and this may be an overwhelmingly macho night out, but it's a cathartic way of letting off some steam without getting your own hands dirty, and referees ensure a fair fight is had.
"Traditional Yiddish massages"
York Hall may be brimming with testosterone, but it wasn't always such a fabulous display of manliness. The centre first opened in 1929 as a Turkish bath and spa complex, a nod to the large Jewish population of Russian and Polish origin in the East End of London. These are the last publicly run Turkish baths of their kind in the city and in 2007, when it was suggested that they rebranded as a luxury spa, locals, who take a sense of pride in the gritty, yet authentic history of the area were up in arms. The re-branding went ahead and traditional Yiddish massages, which were offered free of charge now cost quite a bit more, and Hydrotherapy Hydration Purity Rituals have also been introduced. It's not quite what you picture when you think of a boxing stadium, but the beauty treatments have managed to exist harmoniously alongside the punch bags, and the traditional baths, saunas and steam rooms have been kept in the basement.
"London's curry mile"
If you are a boxing fan and want to visit York Hall during your stay. There are plenty of hotels in the East End, catering for various budgets. Bethnal Green is also home to many of London's small and mid-range galleries as well as the large arts centre at the Old Truman Brewery along Brick Lane. Brick Lane is also home to London's 'curry mile', where you can find very authentic Indian food and some of the city's trendiest nightclubs, such as 93 Feet East. The Days Hotel in Shoreditch offers affordable room rates and sits in a convenient location along Hackney Road. The City Inn Express Hotel is an admittedly basic, but very reasonable establishment, with comfortable rooms. Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street is a very decadent establishment, with very stylish rooms and up to date service, and Chamberlain Hotel in Aldgate offers a more traditional affair, with antique style furnishings and period features throughout the hotel.