Canopy by Hilton London City: A Vibrant Urban Oasis in London’s East End

ByAndrea Thompson

April 15, 2024
Canopy by Hilton London City opened its doors in 2021, marking the inaugural launch of Canopy by Hilton in the UK. The hotel pays homage to the vibrant local culture of London’s East End.Canopy by Hilton London City opened its doors in 2021, marking the inaugural launch of Canopy by Hilton in the UK. The hotel pays homage to the vibrant local culture of London’s East End.

Canopy by Hilton London City opened its doors in 2021, marking the inaugural launch of Canopy by Hilton in the UK. The hotel pays homage to the vibrant local culture of London’s East End.

It was formerly the headquarters of Aon Insurance until 2002 when it was repurposed into a modern hotel. The hotel’s exterior is a blend of historic and contemporary.    The original façade, characterised by structural concrete fins, was renovated to add insulation, and improve energy efficiency.

Inside, the design celebrates the East End’s heritage, from monastic orders, the meat trade to textiles.   With floral patterns and fabrics inspired by the Huguenot silk weavers from this area, are seen in every bedroom and also in the dining room.  Designed by ACME and featured throughout the hotel and communal spaces.

The lobby is a stylish and relaxed area greeting you with a lively atmosphere playing soft rock and jazz background music.  There is a bar, coffee shop and eating area across from the lobby desk creating a sense of community and warmth.

There are 340 rooms and suites located across 11 floors.  The spaces are bright and airy with fabulous views over the city.  With an industrial feel to the rooms, exposed ceiling, herringbone flooring, steel structures for wardrobes and fabric walls not forgetting the signature canopy over the bed.

A wooden unit houses the television and local historical curios, and you can bring your furry companions with you.

There is also a fitness centre and complimentary bikes to explore the local neighbourhood.  Other features include meeting rooms for business travellers.

The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Penny Squares, offers artisanal breakfast and evening tastings. Immerse yourself in East End flavours and discover local culinary delights. Whether you’re savouring a morning coffee or indulging in a delicious meal, the dining experience at Canopy by Hilton London City is a treat for the senses.

The jewel in the crown is Florattica, located on the 11th floor at the top of the building.  This rooftop cocktail bar is an Instagram’s dream with silk woven floral installations and serving creative cocktails and small plates, but it is the view of the city that should not be missed.

In summary, Canopy by Hilton London City offers a refreshing blend of fun, style, history, and local authenticity.  Whether you are a business traveller or just an explorer this urban oasis lets you experience London in a fresh new way.

Canopy by London City