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“Home Away from Home in London”
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Cable Street Inn
Ranked #10 of 563 London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Our experience at the Cable Street Inn began during the booking process, with proprietor Julian Cole's speedy, flexible and clear responses to our enquiries. Then, upon arrival, you walk up to the property and ring the doorbell, and truly, kind, warm Julian opens the door for you and greets you like a friend or relative. He then is on hand and accommodating at all times. We arrived on Christmas Day, and were treated to a fire in the fireplace, mulled wine, and pastries, while we talked of many things, including the interesting history of the property, and the area surrounding it.

Every inch of the inn is appointed with lovely fabrics, colors, surfaces and artwork. The breakfasts, which seemed available virtually upon waking, which varied at a wide variety, from our second jet-lagged morning (10:30am) to our last, before crack-of-dawn cab ride to the airport. There is a communal living-dining-kitchen area, where you can eat, heat up or keep food or drink cool, and, best of all meet a couple of other guests (there are only a couple of guest rooms in the place!) from around the world who have also managed to seek out and choose an accommodation like this, and then be lucky enough to find the availability to stay. I have on prior trips found London sometimes figuratively as well as literally cold, but that impression is dashed when inside The Cable Street Inn.

In terms of accessibility to the sites and sights of London, right outside the door of the place are: not one but two train stations, city bike rental, various buses, and the little markets and local establishments you'd find near a (sub)urban subway or train station. Interestingly enough, the Inn is housed in a former pub, hence the centrality of the place to the surrounding area. You are also walking distance from the Tower of London and its surrounding attractions, as well as the trendy new "Bank" area, with its mix of old and new London. This "East End" property provides a close, yet far enough away from the expensive, loud, yet heretofore more typical "West End" type of accommodation.

After leaving, my sons and I kept referring to the Cable Street Inn as "Julian's Place;" I keep feeling like calling it "Uncle Julian's Place." If and when I have to pass through London again (as a 55-year old world traveler, I've been to London countless times, and no doubt will be back), I'd check first on the availability at "Uncle Julian's!"

Room Tip: I might put "value" as a 4/5, because the Dollar-Pound exchange rate coupled with generall...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights - what a treat. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. Love the fact that the bathroom is just off the bedroom but still within your own private space.
Great location and the host was really helpful whilst also giving you your own space!
Breakfast was plentiful and it is great to be able to use the facilities for fresh coffee/tea throughout the day.
Would definately return - one of the best b and bs we've ever stayed in.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

i have never posted a review on trip advisor before, but this was such a great place to stay that i feel moved to make the effort. the proprietor Julian knows how to make people feel welcome without being in any way overbearing (always a risk in a small establishment) and has created a very comfortable B&B that feels like a real home from home in the city. it was a real joy to stay there.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Stayed here with my partner a short while ago when we were in London for a friend's birthday party. We used to live not far from Cable Street so know the area well and how convenient it is for central London. Tower Bridge is very close and the tube will take you up West in minutes.
The room we stayed in was large, bright and clean and Julian was a welcoming host.
There are surely v few better places to stay in the capital for this price. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Gemma313
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

The rooms are amazing, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The host, Julian, is such a kind, friendly and helpful man. so much so that without asking, he left rose petals on our bed and chocolates in our room to welcome us back from our wedding day.
The breakfast is excellent, and it is a wonderfully peaceful place to stay. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Any room is a good room.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

I chose The Cable Street Inn because of the location near Tobacco Dock where I was attending the Scandinavia Show 2013 as a travel agent representative. The venue was 5 minute walk away from the Cable Street Inn. The Inn is also located in a residential neighborhood near the Shadwell station, very convenient for going to central London. The room was wonderful comfortable and after a long day´s work the good long sleep was great although I was a bit disappointed not to see any ghosts in such an old building. I will be booking a room at The Cable Street Inn again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

What can is say - Due business commitments i stay in London probably 2/3 times a month and have done so for years but the Cable Street Inn is the best place i've been in. A restoration of an old East End pub done with a period feel. Quiet and roomy and with everyting you would want in a B+B - Close to the City/Shadwell Station for Underground/Overground and easy access to Canary Wharf. Thank you julian for making me feel at home.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank ian l
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Additional Information about Cable Street Inn

Address: 232 Cable Street, London E1 0BL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Whitechapel , East End / East London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 563 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range: £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cable Street Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique B&B in a historic former ale house built in 1790. Just 1 minute walk to Shadwell DLR and Overground Stations, it is a convenient, luxurious and affordable place to stay. ... more   less 

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