Leman Locke — London, UK

A room in the Leman Locke hotel. Pale blue walls, with a dusty pink couch in the corner and a wooden table. To the right, we see a part of the bed.
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With a blend of dusty pink upholstering, industrial furniture and sheepskin rugs, you might think the rooms at Leman Locke were the result of a domestic design commission – but you’d be wrong. Located a short stride from East London’s buzzing Brick Lane, the property is a new aparthotel concept that fuses the benefits of an Airbnb rental with the facilities of a boutique hotel.

'This is the first time an Aparthotel is being presented with lifestyle experiences,’ explains Stephen Hanton, CEO of SACO, the serviced apartments company behind Leman Locke. 'We understand that travelers no longer want just a comfortable night’s stay. They want an experience and to feel a part of a community.'

Catering to this new audience, the 168-room property – designed by New York-based Grzywinski + Pons  – includes a 24-hour gym, a series of meeting rooms and co-working spaces and a Treves & Hyde Lounge and Purist cocktail bar that taps into East London’s famed food and drinks scene. Instagram-friendly rooms feature L-shaped sofa beds, living rooms and a kitchen, while hallways have been transformed into cozy nooks and modern meeting spaces, ideal for an upcoming events calendar which includes tech meet-ups and gin tastings.

It’s this smart approach to space that gives Leman Locke the edge, highlighting the modern traveler's need for stylish interiors of a boutique establishment, with the convenience of rented accommodation.

A room in the Leman Locke hotel. Pale blue walls, with a dusty pink couch in the corner, a wooden table, and a lamp above the couch. Beige curtains are drawn.

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A room in the Leman Locke hotel. To the far wall, we see an open closet space, with a gray chair. Closer to us, we see a part of the bed, with a gray and black blanket with a geometrical pattern.

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Leman Locke hotel. Geometrically placed wooden boards in the shape of a triangle are covering the walls. Ocher-colored suede chair sits in the corner, with a white table in front of it.

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Spiral staircase in the Leman Locke hotel. Geometrically placed wooden boards in the shape of a triangle are covering the walls behind the staircase, with a lavender-colored suede chair, and a white table next to it. To the right and closer to us, the spiral staircase is painted in pale pink, with wooden stairs.

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A bar in the Leman Locke hotel. Geometrically placed wooden boards in the shape of a triangle are covering the bar, which has a marble countertop. Shelves in pale pink go high behind the bar. To the left, there are floor-to-ceiling windows.

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ADDRESS

15 Leman Street
London E1 8EN

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