London’s East End Luxury – your perfect post-wedding celebration

Y&YW's Rosie Price-Smith enjoyed a cocktail-filled night at the Hoxton Hotel, London

The Hoxton Hotel


81-83 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU. 020 7550 1000

While walking along Great Eastern Street, you’d never know you’re about to walk in to a luxurious and chic hotel that you won’t want to leave. The ultra comfy beds with cool paper-scissors-stone cushion designs and the relaxing cocktail lounge bar make it a perfect location for a fun first night break with some much needed alone-time with your new husband.

The entrance-come cocktail bar is adorned with marble floors, grand stone pillars and impressive glass doors, but the quaint courtyard in the middle of the circular design brings you back down to earth with fresh flowers and a relaxing retreat.

Room for romance

The bedrooms may be small, but they’re perfectly proportioned with a mini corner sofa, flat screen TV (which welcomes you by name) and a well stocked fridge – as well as an exceptionally comfy bed (perfect for an afternoon nap, actually!). The city-inspired cut-out designs lining the hotel bedroom walls carry the chic hotel theme right through to lights out. Unwind in your cosy room with city views and breakfast delivered to your door.

Three designers have recently been let loose to work their magic on three new rooms with an East London theme – book yourself in for luxury budget!

Time to diner

Gone is the quiet restaurant with whispering couples; this American-style diner, The Hoxton Grill, is next to the so-cool cocktail lounge bar and makes for a fun but chilled atmosphere with cushioned cosy corners. Tuck in to traditional grilled grub with a twist – we recommend the mouth-watering scallops with broad bean puree to start and the delicious T-bone steak with homemade chips for your main, finished off with the Hoxton’s refreshing Love Potion champagne cocktail – romance at its sweetest.

Best of the rest

Cosy up by the bar’s open fire with a good book from their very own Hoxton Gallery library. Or, spend a summer evening in the bar’s cute courtyard while sipping cocktails and reminiscing about your wedding vows.

If you fancy venturing out, check out the trendy and celeb-favourite area of Hoxton, which has plenty of bars and clubs for a fun-filled celebration – the perfect celebration before you hop off on your honeymoon.

Don’t leave without…

What better to end your night in the East End than back in your hotel room, cozied up in your contemporary bathroom with a rain shower for two…

Go there

Known as London’s luxury-budget hotel, sign up to their newsletter and watch out for their bargain £1 a room sales.
Otherwise, rates are a cool £59 plus.

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For reservations, call 020 7550 1000 or email