This was my 6th trip to London over the years and the first time I didn't stay in a central London hotel. My nephew had stayed here in 2016 while on his honeymoon and highly recommended the Cable Street Inn. It was a different experience since the B&B is in a converted pub built in 1780. Unlike a previous reviewer's opinion that's what made it different & interesting. Yes, the wood plank floors are old, but they are original. The decor throughout is very eclectic but also very charming. The rooms are large with modern bathrooms. The breakfast room is lovely and yes it has the same offerings everyday but we got plenty to eat & drink every morning. Everything was clean & taken care of. I think location might be a drawback for some. The inn is located in East London near the Shadwell Station where you can pick up the Overground or the Docklands Light Rail heading east or west. Transfers to the tube are required and if you're a senior such as myself you need to keep in mind that there's lots of walking and climbing up & down stairs when you're heading into central London. There is only one nearby pub, located down on the Thames. It's a walk of probably at least 10 blocks each way but worth visiting. Otherwise, there's a small grocery and liquor store nearby and several chicken or fish takeaway shops that aren't particularly good. Julian, the owner of the Cable Street Inn was available all the time when we stayed there. He is very, very well informed and really knows the history or this area and the Thames River. I was travelling with two relatives and we all found the Cable Street Inn to be delightful. We really enjoyed being totally away from the hustle & bustle of Central London for a change. There were trees all around and park right next door. It was very relaxing.
- 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