Our first taste of freedom since the pandemic started! Having had two lockdown birthdays, I was determined to go out this year to celebrate (subject to Covid rules), so we booked a stay at a Locke Hotel in London for 3 nights and 4 days, whilst exploring London and also visiting the Van Gogh Immersive Art Exhibition. The one we chose was Buckle Street Studios based in Aldgate East, and is really close to Aldgate East train station.
[This post is sponsored by Locke Hotels and I received a media rate discount for my stay. All opinions are my own as always.]
I’ve been wanting to stay at a Locke Hotel since last year when I discovered how beautiful their aparthotels are, and the aesthetics, omg. I just had to try it out! We chose to stay at their latest hotel, Buckle Street Studios, as it had a modern, oriental theme and was very minimalistic, which is definitely my style. It was also next to Leman Locke (their other hotel) and shared the same café and gym facilities. We had some vouchers to use for their café, where we bought our lunch there. Their food and coffee were pretty decent!
As it’s an aparthotel, the rooms have their own sofa/lounge area and kitchen area, which also came with utensils, microwave/oven, kettle, small fridge and other kitchen equipment. We definitely made use of the kitchen and would cook our own meals every now and then!
The room was just stunning, with glass-block walls and neutral-beige tones. It was so comfortable, and had plenty of natural lighting. We happened to be on the top floor, so we had a wonderful view of London outside.
The bathroom was also beautifully designed, with black accents which I love. As we stayed in the micro studio, the bathroom was a bit smaller than we anticipated and the toilet was separated from the main bathroom in another section of the room, which was a bit inconvenient but we managed. They also provide good bathroom products from a local apothecary.
Overall, we had a really lovely stay at Buckle Street Studios for my birthday, and it was exactly the relaxing getaway I needed. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in London, and I’d also love to try out their other Locke Hotels in the future!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Locke Hotels and I received a media rate discount for my stay. All opinions are my own as always.
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