The Buxton is a quirky hotel situated above an East End pub on London’s famous Brick Lane. They have a small number of rooms that are compact, but cleverly curated to fit everything you need in an efficient yet stylish way. The atmosphere is effortlessly cool and the hotel is perfect for anyone who wants to stay in the thick of East London’s food, fashion and culture and for anyone who wants somewhere a bit unique stay. The Buxton also has a sister pub and hotel called The Culpeper which is currently closed due to COVID 19 but will be opening as soon as possible.
CHECK IN & TRANSPORT
To check-in to the hotel arrive at the pub below the hotel. If you aren’t greeted at the door, ask a member of staff behind the bar who will be able to help you. Everything will be explained clearly about the facilities and COVID rules before heading up to your room.
The nearest tube stations to/from The Buxton are Liverpool Street and Aldgate East which serve various different tube lines. East London is very well connected on bus routes with multiple buses stopping in the area every couple of minutes. For transport help, I recommend you download CityMapper for excellent, free guidance.
The rooms at The Buxton have an industrial style interior with exposed brick walls and clean, simple features. It’s cosy, compact and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The room has a roomy double bed with a handwoven throw and silky, soft sheets and fluffy pillows. It has a small wash area with towels and shelves for products and an en suite toilet and shower hid behind a frosted sliding door.
The room has multiple lighting features which create a snug and warm atmosphere. The TV has many channels as well as Netflix streaming service and in terms of facilities there is a coffee maker and kettle so you can wake up and have a nice cup of tea in bed.
Being completely honest (as I am with all my reviews), I would suggest that if you are looking for complete peace and quiet The Buxton isn’t for you. Being situated on one of London’s liveliest streets, slight noise is inevitable so please bear that in mind – especially at weekends.
The Buxton is £75 per room.
THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
The Buxton is situated in East London, one of London’s liveliest areas with SO much going on.
The hotel sits directly on Brick Lane which has tons of stalls, outlets and restaurants to check out. Brick Lane is famous for its Indian cuisine and there are over 30 Indian restaurants to choose from just along the one street alone. Also, just a 10-minute walk from the hotel is Spitalfields Market and the Truman Brewery Market which has even more food, vintage fashion and gifts to get your hands on.
You could spend an afternoon playing mini-golf at Junkyard Golf or bowling at All Star Lanes. Currently, the hotel doesn’t offer breakfast (due to COVID -19) so if you want to treat yourself, Duck & Waffle does a smashing brunch with views across the London’s skyline!
Don’t forget, the hotel itself has a rooftop hangout open until 9 pm so you can venture up there with a drink while admiring the architecture and watching the twinkling lights of the city.
Food & Drink
The Buxton hotel sits above the Buxton pub which has a great selection of food on offer. The menu has simple, seasonal, British/European dishes in a gastro-pub style. They offer an outstanding 3-course set menu for just £22 or you can order items individually. They also have a large collection of beer, wine and spirits if you fancy a cheeky drink before you head out or head back to your room. It’s worth noting the have a happy hour daily between 4-7 pm where all apperitivos are just £8.
The Buxton also has a sister restaurant & hotel just a 5 minute walk away called The Culpeper which is where we opted to have our lunch on a Sunday afternoon. At the time of writing this review, The Culpeper hotel is not open due to COVID – 19. In comparison to the Buxton, the Culpeper is more of a pub atmosphere rather than an intimate bistro like the Buxton. Depending on what atmosphere you want for your meal, they are both great options!
Why stay at The Buxton?
- It’s quirky. it’s simple. It’s cosy & compact with everything you need.
- Perfect for the solo traveller.
- Great food options at the hotel’s two restaurants/pubs.
- Lively location with lots going on!
For more information about The Buxton or The Culpeper Hotels or to book your next stay click here. My stay at The Buxton was part of a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.