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“A hidden haven of tranquility in Londons East End”
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Cable Street Inn
Ranked #10 of 571 London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Without fully disguising its origins as an East End boozer, this beautifully refurbished property provides a welcome change from the usual boutique hotel template.

From the warm welcome of host/owner Julian Cole,to the fabulous high quality mattress on the contemporary four poster bed, this homely 3 guest roomed Inn is perfect for a short break.

Unbelievably quiet, rather like staying at the home of a good friend who has gone to the trouble of making everything perfect for your visit. A lounge with open access to everything for an impromptu late evening coffee or early morning cuppa is a lovely touch as is the continental breakfast - unhurried and left waiting for sleepy heads without any of the fuss associated with hotel service.

Ideally situated for the Tower of London, easy walking to the hip bars and restaurants of Spitalfields (10-15 mins) and with a bus stop directly outside the door to speed you to The City and the latest offering from culinary king Jamie Oliver (Barbecoa) and Bread Street Kichen right next door.

Thoroughly recommended. I only hope Julian will be able to squeeze us in for a return visit as Cable Street Inn is a real gem and once word gets around is sure to be a coveted destination.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed here mid week for one night and have to say - it was probably the best place i have stayed in London AND for great value. The place is so well finished and every corner, detail and element have been well thought out. And to top it all off there is a stunning shared roof terrace with quite beautiful views. Roll top bath, rain shower, double sinks, THE comfiest bed with amazing duvet. When we first arrived i thought the road might be noisy as the building has old sash windows but i slept so well.

I am definitely staying again (that is if i can get a room as i am sure this place is going to be fully booked up).

Room Tip: I spent that extra £10 to get the room with the roll top bath in the bathroom. I am sure all the roo...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Alis13
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

I seriously considered giving this place a terrible review so that I could keep it to myself. Its just that good. In fact it's delightful.

its a really sympatyhetic conversion of a historically significant old pub and for that alone its worth staying in. The rooms are lovely. Rustic, but converted to a very high standard. Real 'grand designs' stuff.

It's more like staying in a friends gorgeous old house than a B&B. And Julian the owner is a lovely bloke.

Its easy to find 5 mins from shadwell sataion and the walk to tower bridge is only 15 minutes along the old canals. Worth it just for that alone.

Breakfast is simple but good continental.

And so much nicer, cheaper, and infinitley better value than hotels.

But don't go. It's mine I tell you, mine........

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank RC1958
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here, a charming room and great location in the East End, close to transport and interesting walks around the Docklands and along the river. Julian was attentive and helpful and we will definitely return!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great place, very well communicated (tube station within 100meters), quiet and comfortable. And many delighters as a gorgeous old building, wonderful and spacious rooms, and a friendly and almost familiar treat. Needless to say that I´ll return.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank VictorSanchezAltura
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We used this hotel for an overnight when we visited London for the Olympics. The street itself is mainly residential, but is within a 15 minute walk of Tower Bridge, St Katherine's Dock etc, so is perfectly suited for a tourist.

The owner was very friendly, and knew the local area well, recommending several places to eat/ drink within 10 minutes walking. On top of this, breakfast was from 7 until 9, but as he knew we were heading off at 6.30am, he made the effort to set up the breakfast area in time for our departure so we could grab something as we left.

The room was spacious, comfortable and quiet, despite being located just off a main road, and the bath and shower were brilliant!

All in all a great hotel in as great location with a very friendly and helpful owner!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank GrumandJen
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Stepping off the DLR at Shadwell it's only a 3 minute walk to the old 'Britannia' public house, now lovingly and meticulously restored as the Cable Street Inn' offering its 3 sumptuous guest rooms. The welcome from Julian the proprietor is warm and genuinely friendly without being claustrophobic. The rooms are absolutely stunning (we stayed in rooms 1 & 3 on two our stay due to limited 'Olympic' availability). Both serve you a starter of wonderful period furnishings with a main course of fabulous light and airy spaces with beautiful bathrooms and a desert of sumptuous deep duvets, luxury pillows and beds so comfortable it's hard to force yourself to rise from an amazing nights sleep. When you do, the breakfast is a fine continental buffet affair with fresh pastries, breads cheeses and meats and a selection of cereal including some lovely Dorset Cereals; we were spoilt for choice and started our day in the best possible way! It's clean, quiet (overlooking parkland to the rear from the suntrap roof terrace) and oozes a certain significance, both from its proximity to the striking mural commemorating the Cable Street Resistance to the Fascist uprising in 1936 but also you sense the history of the building which is enhanced by the tasteful and sympathetic restoration work that has made this the finest B&B I have ever stayed in. Don't miss this jewel in East Londons crown.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank SteveHarb
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Additional Information about Cable Street Inn

Address: 232 Cable Street, London E1 0BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Whitechapel , East End / East London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 571 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cable Street Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique B&B in a historic former ale house built in 1790. Just 1 minute walk to Shadwell DLR and Overground Stations, it is a convenient, luxurious and affordable place to stay. ... more   less 
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Cable Street Inn London, England

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