The only Bethnal Green hotel within a short walking distance of the station is the City Inn Bed & Breakfast and right by Bethnal Green station, another hotel near Bethnal Green is the 3 star Days Hotel London Shoreditch on Hackney Road and is about half a mile from the station. These two Bethnal Green hotels are basic but provide a good base to visit London.
If these Bethnal Green hotels are not suitable you may wish to try nearby Liverpool Street where there is a far greater selection.
Bethnal Green Station first opened in 1946 as part of the long-running Central Line eastern extension plans. Many hotels and boarding houses opened that year and there are still plenty of hotels near Bethnal Green station for visitors to choose from.
Located in the Tower Hamlets Local Authority, Bethnal Green has some interesting neighbouring districts. The most notorious district is to the south of Bethnal Green and is Whitechapel, the district where Jack the Ripper operated during 1888. There are just 2 platforms at Bethnal Green Station and it's on the Central Line. The station is also close to prominent Bethnal Green hotels which suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
The earliest form of Bethnal Green's name Blithehale or Blythenhale comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'healh' which means angle, nook or corner and the first part of the old word comes from 'Blithe' meaning happy. In this way Blithehale could be understood to mean 'happy corner'. The area was once marshland and dominated by an ancient forest named Bishopswood.
As any settlement depends on water it's believed that the 'happy corner' or Blithehale would have been a clearing in the forest near to a natural spring. In this case the natural spring was St. Winfred's well, in Conduit field at the north of the Green.
Over the years the area came to be called Bethan Hall Green and because the locals pronounced this Beth'n 'all Green, by the 19th Century it had become Bethnal Green.
The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood is close to Bethnal Green hotels and is only a short walk from the station. Positioned on Cambridge Heath Road the museum features exhibitions on toys throughout the ages and also has a delightful Beatrix Potter Garden, perfect for children.
Hotels near Bethnal Green station also benefit from being close to Columbia Road Market which is popular with gardening enthusiasts and items are priced reasonably. There are succulents, flowers, vegetables and cut flowers all on sale as well as seeds and gardening gloves.
The Broadway Market is another place of interest close to Bethnal Green hotels, one of the oldest chartered markets in London, organic produce, unusual handmade gifts, vintage and imported clothes and original pieces of art are all on sale.
If you find yourself famished from all your market haggling and too tired to journey back to your Bethnal Green hotel for room service, Cafe Isha on Roman Road is close at hand serving inexpensive Indian meals. If noodles are more to your taste then Thai Garden on Globe Road is a good choice, being a family run restaurant which serves Thai vegetarian and seafood dishes.
For something more decadent how about oysters at Winkles Seafood and Oyster bar on Roman Road? They sell only the freshest fish and seafood available. Alternatively, The Green and Red Bar and Cantina is an up-market place to eat offers tasty Mexican food and a well stocked bar.
There is an abundance of places to drink close. The Misty Moon on Bethnal Green Road is a traditional British pub, as are The Salmon and Ball and The Sun Inn both of which are on the same street.
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|5||Town Hall Hotel Apartments||0.4km|
|4||RE Hotel London Shoreditch||0.7km|
|4||Old School - Stunning Loft Apartment in Converted School||1.2km|
|2||City Inn Express||1.3km|
|4||Marlin Apartments Mission Court||1.4km|
|4||London Tower Bridge Apartments||1.5km|
|4||Marlin Apartments - Aldgate||1.6km|
|4||Crowne Plaza Shoreditch||1.6km|
|4||London Let Serviced Apartments||1.8km|
|4||Clarendon Serviced Apartments Brushfield Street||1.8km|
|4||MiNC City Reach||1.8km|
|2||University of Westminster Alexander Fleming Hall of Residence||1.9km|
|3||Express by Holiday Inn London City||1.9km|
|3||Zenith Apartments by BridgeStreet Worldwide||2.0km|
|3||Sleep Inn City Of London||2.0km|