Mama Shelters London debut, the capitals first mindful hotel and revamped pubs with rooms are available in our picking of new places to stay, from 99 a night
Mama Shelter London, Bethnal Green, E2
What’s it like ?
” Mama loves you ,” my plate reads. The seemingly standard blue-and-white patterned china dish, on closer inspection, includes this tiny message. Behind me is a lamp with rabbit feet and ears and, by the reception, beaded Darth Vader helmets top birdcage-style cabinets. Across the restaurant’s black ceiling, graffiti by graphic designer and artist Beniloys is a mix of bright patterns and ancient city rules:” A Freeman of the City of London may drive a flock of sheep over Tower Bridge .” In the cellar , not a gym, but two karaoke rooms with 50 s-style microphones.