Over the long Bank Holiday weekend last month, Gavin and I went to London and stayed in the Hub by Premier Inn hotel on Brick Lane for 2 nights, so I thought I’d do a review. We had a pretty busy weekend as we had tickets to see You Me At Six at Alexandra Palace on the first night, and then tickets to go to a Real Friends gig in Camden for the second night! We also had drink and dinner booked at Icebar London (check out my blog post) which was probably the highlight of our trip!
Hub by Premier Inn, Brick Lane Review
We booked to stay at the Hub by Premier Inn on Brick Lane because it was the cheapest room we could find in Central London, given that it was the Bank Holiday weekend. We managed to get a standard room for around £70 per night, which was much cheaper than any other hotels in the area. We wanted to stay in a hotel that was near to Alexandra Palace and Camden, and it was easy to access those locations from the hotel.
The hotel is located just at the end of Brick Lane, and not far from Spitalfields market. There are lots of vibrant shops, markets, bars, and take aways in the area, and it’s about a ten minute walk from Liverpool St station.
The hotel is based on minimalist facilities and small but efficient rooms. On checking in, you use their computer system in the lobby to put in your details and get your room key, although staff are on hand if you need any assistance. The standard room is small and compact, but includes some great features including a Hypnos bed, monsoon shower, free wi-fi, 40″ Smart TV, and a clever wall mounted control panel for adjusting the lights and temperature.
The room is quite small but is perfectly fine to use as a base which you just use to sleep in. It did get pretty stuffy in the room as there is only a small window which didn’t open, but luckily the air con worked nicely. The only other thing I would say is that the bathroom is made from frosted and also clear glass, including the walls and door. If you’re visiting with a friend or someone you’re not that familiar with, you might prefer to stay somewhere with a bit more privacy!
As we visited over Easter there were lots of cute designs, but we opted to try a red velvet cupcake, an Oreo cookie cupcake, and a massive slice of rainbow cake! They were all delicious (the rainbow cake was SO GOOD) and I can’t wait to visit London again soon so I can go back!
The Cheese Bar, Camden
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in London, I thoroughly recommend checking out Hub by Premier Inn! Have you ever stayed at a Hub hotel before?