Developments like this old Town Hall turned hotel in London always send a thrill up my spine! This imposing Town Hall has stood in the heart of London’s vibrant East End since Edwardian times. As times changed, its halls, marble staircases and beautifully modelled art-deco rooms were used as a location for shoots and films but the Town Hall itself was no longer in daily use.
With the new development of the Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel overseen by Rare Architecture; craftsmen repaired the fine plasterwork, polished the marble and wood panels whilst Architects created a gleaming roof-annexe and metal veil, flooding the rooms with dappled light. Up and coming young artists have installed newly commissioned works and the spacious apartments are arranged with one-off vintage furniture and designer kitchens.
The best part is that the state of the art restaurant is headed by Nuno Mendes, an El Bulli trained chef. Look at his masterpieces! Twice a month, guests are invited to join his Supper Club. This special event takes place in Town Hall’s signature-design suite – The De Montfort. Here 16 people share a table while Nuno cooks his most daring and extravagant 12 course meal at a price of £120 per head.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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