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Sneak Peek: Canopy by Hilton London City coming to London this summer

Here at House of Coco we're still waking up excited every day at the prospect of travelling again and our excitement heightens every time we hear about a new [...]

Here at House of Coco we’re still waking up excited every day at the prospect of travelling again and our excitement heightens every time we hear about a new opening on the horizon. Located within the new Minories development in the eclectic and vibrant heart of the City, the 340-room Canopy by Hilton London City hotel is set to open this summer. Within walking distance from London’s East End, the hotel will feature a stunning rooftop bar, restaurant, fitness studio, private dining and open-plan café.

The hotel will be the first Canopy by Hilton hotel in the UK, part a growing portfolio of locally-inspired, energising and contemporary hotels that aim to help travellers experience the best of the surrounding neighbourhood.

Designed in collaboration with UK based architects and interior design company ACME, Canopy by Hilton London City is ideally located in close proximity to many leading London attractions such as Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and Borough Market, as well as being just a short five-minute walk away from Aldgate Tube Station. Guests can explore the East End with Canopy’s complimentary bikes and discover the neighbourhood’s unique streets filled with history, modern street art and tourist spots.

‘We are so excited to bring the Canopy by Hilton brand to the UK with the opening of Canopy by Hilton London City this summer. We can’t wait to welcome guests to this amazing design-led hotel, a vibrant hub inspired by the neighbourhood’s textile history, where they can relax, recharge and unwind whilst truly experiencing the cultural heritage of the surroundings,’ says Beatriz Orta, General Manager, Canopy by Hilton London City.

A tranquil space to relax and unwind

Guest rooms will be finished in a contemporary, refined and thoughtful design to offer the ultimate haven of relaxation, with the interior design reflecting the rich history and culture of the East End’s historic textile industry, and guests will receive a welcome gift on arrival inspired by the City of London to make them feel truly at home. Thirty-five top-floor suites will boast impressive city views and provide exclusive access to the hotel’s rooftop bar for breakfast.

Benefits for early bookers

Canopy by Hilton London City is running a launch promotion for those that book to stay at the hotel ahead of opening. Guests that book to stay at the hotel using the Hilton Honors guest-loyalty programme during this period will receive one-thousand extra Hilton stay Points to create excellent experiences with Hilton in the future.

Local dining delights

Canopy by Hilton London City will feature three locally inspired food and beverage venues – ideal for guests and locals alike:

Freedom Café

Named after the Freedom Press Publishing House in nearby Whitechapel High Street, Freedom Café will offer the perfect place to relax, work and socialise at the heart of the hotel’s Canopy Central area – the hub of the hotel, where all the communal spaces come together. From café to reception and the retreat, each zone flows naturally into the next creating a vibrant, welcoming, and adaptable space synonymous with the Canopy brand. Guests will be able to enjoy craft coffee roasted in the neighbourhood, as well as unique cocktails, craft beers and wines that offer a taste of the latest local offering every evening. The industrial letterpress style of the Freedom Press inspires everything from the menus and coffee cups to the uniforms and décor.

Penny Squares


The hotel’s speciality restaurant will serve artisan breakfast and East End inspired dishes made with local, sustainable ingredients. Influenced by its name, a quilting technique popular in the textile industry, the restaurant incorporates design elements such as a sculptural art hanging made with various textiles and yard and flooring created entirely from pennies.

Florattica

A must-visit for locals and travellers alike, the hotel’s stunning rooftop bar offers dazzling views of London’s eclectic East End and some of the city’s most inspiring architectural views, providing intimate social zones and private spaces for those looking to enjoy a tipple away from the city crowds. Florattica is an urban rendezvous inspired by the creative floral patterns the Huguenot silk weavers mastered in the area in the Georgian era. Boasting floor-to-ceiling flower power and vitality, it’s a place for the city curious longing to escape the East End’s concrete jungle.

Premium artisan breakfast, weekend tapas brunch and small plates will be served to guests here, alongside the trendiest local drinks. Private VIP booth seating will be available to book both inside and on the outside terrace in autumn. 

Private dining bathed in natural light at Dunstans Den

Taking influence from the hidden pockets of green space in East London, the hotel’s adaptable multi-purpose private dining space is perfect for exclusive VIP events and intimate dining in the city.

The private dining space sits within a conservatory design offering tons of natural light, and features floral installations draped across the ceilings. The open-plan area features a long dining table made of timber wood. High-speed internet and the latest meeting technology equipment will be made available within the space.

Guests can also step out to a refined break out area that offers refreshments, a bean-to-cup coffee machine and filtered water throughout the day.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.hilton.com/en/hotels/lonpypy-canopy-london-city/.

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