Last Friday, my parents and I stayed overnight in The Culpeper, a 5-star pub, restaurant and now hotel located just off the trendy Brick Lane and partly owned by my uncle.
When I walked in, I was gobsmacked by how busy the pub was; it’s clearly the happening place to be. The interior was beautiful as well; there’s an industrial vintage look about it, which I love, love, love!
We headed up the stairs to the restaurant level, and Josh, the friendly manager, led us up another set of stairs to the bedrooms. There’re five in total, all with en suites. We stayed in Room One and had a view of the Gherkin. The rooms are done like the rest of the Culpeper, very industrial vintage! The walls are distressed natural plaster, and the headboard is a slab of wood with funky industrial bedside lamps sprouting from it. Our room also had an original fireplace, a scoop chair, a place to keep clothes and tea making facilities.
The en suite was really lovely with a large mirror and a spacious shower that was powerful and just the right temperature. The shampoo and shower gel provided smelt lovely, too.
I slept really well. Maybe because I was tired, or maybe because the rooms were fairly quiet with thick, floor-length curtains to block out the light. The bedding was incredibly soft, may I add.
In the morning, I had breakfast with my family and it was delicious. I had a pastry and scrambled egg that was cooked to perfection. The restaurant is flooded with light and the booths are incredibly comfy and open.
I was sad to leave and could have happily stayed another night or two; it was such an enjoyable experience! If you’re in the neck of the woods and looking for a place to stay, then I highly reccomend The Culpeper. It’s located in a great spot, a short walk from Spitalfields and a tube/train station.
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