Hotel: Andaz London

Where Victorian elegance meets modern luxury

by Anthology

The five-star luxury Andaz London is located at the gateway to Shoreditch, a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station, a transport hub that offers guests convenient access to the city and seamless travel to other popular destinations.

Occupying the former premises of the Grand Eastern Hotel, built in 1884 to serve Victorian railway passengers, the Andaz London effortlessly combines the building’s 19th-century heritage with stylish, contemporary décor.

The entrance is inspired by the ornate aesthetic of a traditional Victorian station waiting room while the central lobby is reminiscent of an old first-class train carriage. Celebrating the creativity of the area, a feature wall by the front desk is by local art collective, Le Gun. An adjacent wall features The Rhino, a replica of a work in Shoreditch by local graffiti artist Otto Schade.

Victorian facade of the Andaz London hotel

The spacious rooms and suites also embrace a mix of modern luxury and historical charm. Pinstripes echo the uniforms of the nearby city bankers while stitched-fabric features pay homage to East London’s heritage in the rag trade.

For dining and drinking, guests are spoilt for choice as the Andaz boasts a diverse range of culinary experiences, including breakfast, brunch and all-day dining. A café by day and bar by night, Rake’s Café Bar, an elegant English garden-style restaurant bar, is a bright, fun space offering a wide range of food and drink options, including artisan coffee and a specially crafted cocktail menu.

What truly distinguishes the Andaz is its unparalleled service. The hotel’s dedicated staff surpasses expectations to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and cared for.

Two contemporary armchairs and table in front of a piece of modern art
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