Stay Here: Incredible Street Art Rooms at the AndazBy Angelica Malin
I mean, this is literally the best location in London.
You honestly could not find a more convenient spot. Sitting proud, adjacent to Liverpool Street Station, moments from all-day brunch favourites like 24-Hour Polo Bar, Duck and Waffle, great drinking spots like The Alchemist and fantastic foodie haunts like Restaurant 1701, the Andaz is the place to stay for a fantastic location. It’s proximity to some London’s best bars, restaurants and shopping streets makes it perfect for everyone. If you’re looking for a special weekend in London, here’s what you need to know:
Andaz Liverpool Street: The Lowdown
Everything sparkles at this hotel. From the super quick check-in at reception on swish iPads, to the complimentary drinks on arrival, the whole experience feels easy, relaxed and luxe. It’s the little things along the way; the free soft drinks in the room, the speedy WiFi (not that you’ll need it, mind) and the charming staff. Located in the heart of the City, the 5* boutique hotel was once one of the original railway hotels. Formerly opened as the Great Eastern, the Andaz is housed in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building dating back to 1884. Inside, it’s a 21st century masterpiece, with 267 beautiful, spacious rooms, great facilities and fabulous foodie offerings.
Andaz Liverpool Street: The Rooms
The rooms make this hotel extra special. For one year, collaborating with famous artists such as Chris Price, Patrick Vale, ILoveDust and Patrick Morgan, the hotel is offering guests special arty bedrooms, which depict the life of East London on the walls. They have recently revealed The Pearly Room by Chris Price, which pays homage to the Pearly Kings and Queens of East London, and Patrick Vale’s Street Art Room. The rooms will be available to stay in until July 2015; there’s much more to the hotel than just the rooms, though – including a Masonic Temple, a health club with steam room and seven different restaurants and bars.
Andaz Liverpool Street: The Idea
The location of the Andaz makes it perfect for exploring East London. You’re within walking distance of Brick Lane, St Paul’s Catherdral, Tower of London and Columbia Road Flower Market. You’re also only 10 minutes from Oxford Circus by tube, although we think a weekend spent at Sunday Up Market is much more advisable.
Andaz Liverpool Street: The Food
There’s seven restaurant options, which will suit even the most fussy of eaters. There’s everything from afternoon tea and British fine dining in 1901 Restaurant & Wine Bar, to bubbly at Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge, and Japanese cuisine at Miyako. They’ve recently launched a new brunch menu at Eastway, with locally-sourced ingredients, gluten-free and healthy options – you can read more about the Eastway Brunch here. If you’re looking for a fancy dinner, the food at 1901 Restaurant is fantastic – they also host Candlelight Evenings on the last Wednesday of the month – read more about the dinners here. Underneath the glass dome of the beautiful restaurant, they are one of the most sensational things you can experience in the capital. We cannot recommend the experience of staying at the hotel enough; the setting, the rooms, the food – the whole trip will, simply, blow you away.
Andaz Liverpool Street’s Room With A View Large King rooms can be booked from £378 including VAT (£315 ex VAT) on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday night) and £252 including VAT (£210 ex VAT) on weekends (Friday & Saturday) until July 2015. For more information, telephone 0207 961 1234 or visit www.andazliverpoolstreet.com