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    Sunday, 17 March 2019

    AN OVERNIGHT STAY AT NEW ROAD HOTEL, WHITECHAPEL [INVITE]

    Despite the fact we live just a short 20 minute train journey outside London, every now and then it's nice to have a little stay-cation in the city. It means we don't have to cut our evenings short - or worry about train times - or stay within a close proximity of Marylebone station. As we live West, it also means we can find new spots in East London to explore which is exactly what we did a couple of weeks ago at the New Road Hotel.

    The Hotel: Situated in a former textile factory, the New Road Hotel is an 79 bedroom boutique hotel just a short walk from Whitechapel Station. Location-wise, it's perfect. Situated right in the midst of trendy Whitechapel (just a short stroll away from the buzzy Brick Lane and Shoreditch areas). Inside the hotel, they've kept the industrial charm of the original building with exposed brick walls, large metal windows, parquet floors and touches of yellows, oranges and blues.

    The Room: The rooms are compact, without feeling small, and are kitted out with pretty much all you need for a short stay in the city. There's a spacious wet-room style bathroom, a handy dressing table with hanging rails so you can get ready - plus a Samsung Smart TV. There's no iron or kettles in the rooms - so if you want to use one of those, you'll have to head out to the communal areas - they've really tried to keep just the essnetials within these four walls to encourage guests to mingle. My absolute favourite feature of the room though HAS to be the bed.
    It's essentially a huge cube which takes pride of place underneath the huge industrial metal framed windows. It was SO comfy and incredibly roomy meaning I could star-fish in the bed without ever knocking into Tom or us fighting over the duvet! 
    The Food: The hotel restaurant is actually a Marco Pierre White Chophouse (seperate review to come) where you can book in for dinner or for breakfast/brunch in the mornings. The menu is pork-free so you can expect beef sausages & turkey bacon on your fry-up and a whole host of veggie friendly dishes too.
    If you'd prefer to opt for something continential, you can also tuck into a whole host of cereals courtesy of Cereal Grind - or try an array of different pastries, pop tarts and muffins. 

    Who Should Stay Here: If you live out of town, it's ideally located for a weekend away leaving you to explore what I think is one of the most exciting areas of London. You're also just a short ride to City Airport if you're catching a flight and it would also make a great based for those working in the capital on business trips. 

    Cost: Rooms start at £99 for a pocket room and rise to £139 if you want a room like ours with the super-sized beds. If you're looking to really go all out - you can also splash out o a loft room with terrace or jacquzi for anywhere between £200 and £360. 


    New Road Hotel
    103-107 New Road
    Whitechapel, E1 1HJ

    * I was invited to review New Road Hotel
    Our overnight stay was complimentary but opinions are honest