Not to be confused with the more famous Viscount Bolingbroke, the third Earl developed the land around here as high-end housing for Huguenot immigrants from France. He then built himself a grand mansion round the corner in Spital Square, demolished in 1890.
His suite at Batty Langley’s still awaits him. It's on two levels, with a luggage lift to save you carrying your bags up to bed. There’s a huge, sunny terrace with views to the Olympic Park. The marble bath is a genuine antique from Tuscany and the enormous canopy bed was built for a bishop (don’t ask us to tell you its rather naughty story). Up-to-date fittings include a concealed flat screen TV with Apple and media hub technology.
" The bliss of rich velvets, silks, tapestries and chalky paints after the industrial chic of brick walls and naked light bulbs" - Vanity Fair