The Shoreditch/Aldgate Area is one of my favorite places to stay in London. I love the vibe and style of the area, plus it is filled to the brim with so much amazing food! When I visited London this last time, I stayed at the Qbic London City Hotel which is in a prime location! The hotel is a 3-minute walk to one of the Aldgate East station openings and Qbic blew me away!
The Qbic London City Hotel is quirkier than most hotels that you will ever find in London. It has a different vibe from most of the hotels that I’ve ever stayed at in the city. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my stay! I was able to check in by myself using their self-checkin tablets that got me into my room within a few minutes. The staff flitted around between the restaurant and the check-in area, making sure that everyone got what they needed. I got a quick rundown of the hotel. Ultimately, I headed up to check the room out myself!
Stepping into the room, I had to reorient myself because the Qbic London City Hotel does hotel rooms WAY differently from other rooms. The middle takes up the majority of the space, where you find the box with the bed and bathroom. There’s a ton of space on the sides of the room, which makes it seem huge! The entire room has a very industrial minimalist feel. You will see piping and tubing used to create the makeup of the room, but also providing functional aspects! The use of typically overlooked construction aspects for the room creation was really cool to me!
Now the bathroom is epic. I actually loved the setup, all enclosed in a box structure that stood behind the bed. The hotel has made great strides into making an ecologically friendly hotel. So the cubes have Shower Gels and Shampoos with friendly reminders to turn off the water when using them. They also have no chemicals in them, so they’re better for the environment! The entire bed and cube’s construction takes about 2 hours total for full set up. This is great for the hotel because they can switch out furniture without having to demolish the entire room!
So these rooms at the Qbic has everything you would need for a few days stay in London. There are plenty of plugs right next to the bed. So you don’t have to go far to find a place to charge your phone. The Qbic even provides you with a phone (which came in handy when my iPhone decided to implode mid update and left me stranded in London without a phone) called the Handy. There’s a nice TV right in front of the bed which is where I became obsessed with Love Island. It’s an overall comfy bed! It’s so soft and the sheets are just as soft to the touch. So, it’s a great place to crash after a busy day in the city!
Overall, I had a really nice time in London with Qbic! It was a really cool hotel and I really suggest it for a great place to stay in the city!
Special thanks to the Qbic London City Hotel for welcoming me into the hotel, I really appreciate it! All opinions presented in this post are mine and mine alone and they are truthful!