Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Where To Stay In London: The Boundary Hotel in Shoreditch

Charles and Ray Eames Suite, Boundary Hotel
Eames Style Coat Hooks
Little White Lies Magazine


The Boundary Hotel, Boundary Street, Shoreditch
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After all that last minute panic caused by last week's storm, I made it to London and have come back in one piece. I was invited to the WGSN Global Fashion Awards at the Victoria & Albert Museum, courtesy of newly launched fashion company, Baleeblu. They flew bloggers in from Italy, Germany, France, Greece and Spain (I was the repping the UK on this! Woopwoop!).

I'm not going to lie and tell yo that I arrived in London feeling confident to meet a whole group of newly acquainted friends in which I would spend the next three days. That was certainly not the case! I was filled with nerves which built up throughout the morning, and then taxi driver proceeded to tell me that he had never taken anyone to The Boundary Hotel and that it must be "a really dodgy one" and that the street that the hotel is located is "extremely rough".

I've been to the area many times before and to my knowledge, it was perfectly fine each time I visited! It's actually one of my favourite areas on London. Baleeblu kindly booked the hotel for us to stay at, so I looked it up beforehand and remembered it looking amazing form the photos on the website, but the negative thoughts were put in to my mind because I thought to myself that this taxi driver is local, so he must knows better. 

Well, when we got there, he must have felt really silly because he couldn't have been more wrong! I walked in to the small lobby and was SO relieved that the hotel was indeed as lovely as I had expected! Greeted by friendly staff, I checked in and found my room. The Boundary is a modern, luxury hotel, converted from a Victoria warehouse. It wasn't at all intimidating, which some hotels are. Each room is decorated differently and it is either based on a designer or design movement, such as Bauhaus.

I stayed in the Charles and Ray Eames suite, one of the corner rooms which had six huge windows. The room was uber stylish (the most stylish I've ever stayed in!) which had it's little quirks like the Eames style coat hooks and the colourful headboard. Each night when I got back to the room, there was a treat from the Albion like fruit and a really rich chocolate truffle cake thing! 

The hotel is around the corner from Boxpark, and within 2 minutes walk from Brick Lane but if you didn't fancy venturing out for food, the hotel has a restaurant, Albion caff and a trendy rooftop bar, which is of course open to the public as well as the hotel guests. I'm going to visit the rooftop bar next time I'm in town, maybe when it starts getting warmer in the evenings!

Special thanks to Baleeblu and The Boundary Hotel for having us!

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23 comments

  1. Wow this place looks amazing!! :)

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  2. What a gorgeous hotel! Your room looks absolutely divine and I love the sound of your quirky treats. Bet the taxi driver has a big egg on his face :)

    Hannah
    cagneyandlace.com

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  3. What an amazing experience!!
    I love your photo quality ;___; Soo pretty <3
    Please take care, have a nice day!

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  4. This place just looks so wonderful! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. The pictures are just so lovely !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  6. oh my my, what a beautiful hotel room! but your pictures make them look so much more beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen this before! oh and your dress is absolutely gorgeous!

    Andrea xx
    SavingSimplicity13.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. So beautiful omg D:

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  8. stunning soft pics, love the design in this room:)

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  9. After reading this post about the hotel I just had to go on their website and check it out. It looks amazing and can see my boyfriend and I going there for a weekend away when we go to London in the future. :D

    It just looks so quirky and different and whilst it isn't cheap. it is affordable. :D

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  10. Oh I'm so jealous, this place looks so bright and quirky! I never stay in london hotels, they're so expensive :(

    fridayisforeverblog.com xxx

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  11. Next time im in London, i'll go to this hotel. Looks amazing!! x

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  12. At first I thought this was a post about your house! I wish my flat looked like this.

    The Boundary is quite well known and definitely not considered dodgy. I'm glad that didn't turn out to be the case, as imagine a company providing your accommodation and making you stay somewhere dangerous!

    How appropriate that they supply copies of Little White Lies!

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?

    x

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  13. OMG, that hotel is SO adorbs! It looks like a cute apartment. I love it.

    Just followed ya on bloglovin'.

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Kier
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  14. This hotel looks so cute and hipster! :)

    Hayfa
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  15. What a quirky and trendy hotel! Lovely photos as always. Staying in hotels are always SO much fun ^^

    à la foliee

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  16. Ahh! A Hang-It-All! :)

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  17. It makes me so mad that the taxi driver told you that - I remember a driver once said a similar thing to an American girl that was visiting my previous job's London office about a street in Shoreditch...I wonder if there a serial negative taxi driver on the loose!

    Shoreditch is part of the Hackney borough which used to be really rough but has been up and coming and gentrified for years. That hotel looks gorgeous and the location (right next to Boxpark and Brick Lane) could not be more perfect. Glad you enjoyed it despite your apprehension :-)

    (Sorry for the rant, I've worked in and around Shoreditch for years and love it so will not hear a bad word against it haha!)

    Sarah x

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  18. It makes me so mad that the taxi driver told you that - I remember a driver once said a similar thing to an American girl that was visiting my previous job's London office about a street in Shoreditch...I wonder if there a serial negative taxi driver on the loose!

    Shoreditch is part of the Hackney borough which used to be really rough but has been up and coming and gentrified for years. That hotel looks gorgeous and the location (right next to Boxpark and Brick Lane) could not be more perfect. Glad you enjoyed it despite your apprehension :-)

    (Sorry for the rant, I've worked in and around Shoreditch for years and love it so will not hear a bad word against it haha!)

    Sarah x

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  19. This hotel looks amazing, I love that each room is done differently!

    Maria xxx

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  20. wow this is so beautiful! Love the headboard and all the pretty decor.
    Looks like you got some cool stuff too! :)

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  21. It looks incredible!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  22. Who would've thought that that treasure of a hotel was hidden away in Shoreditch?! Such a gorgeous hotel, never seen anything like it before! x x

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