Based in the heart of Spitalfields, The Princess Alice is perfectly located for your London adventure and is ideal for students, backpackers or any travellers on a budget.
We strive to provide a central, simple and clean accommodation of the standard of a good backpackers' hostel.
The flat and your bedroom is professionally cleaned every day.
Offering you independence for your visit to London, The Princess Alice is the perfect base for exploring the best that this wonderful city has to offer. A working pub, the ancient building has three floors as well as a gorgeous roof terrace, perfect for star gazing and getting away from the busy city floor.
Two floors below your bedroom, our friendly East End pub hosts a wide variety of local and European snacks and drinks. The pub is a mere two minute walk away from the bustling Brick Lane, a hive of cafe’s and restaurants, the street hosts the most amazing markets and food stalls on a Sunday. We are directly opposite Petticoat Lane Market and less than a five minute walk from the famous Spitalfields Market (the best antique market every Thursday!), as well as walking distance from many lovely shops, restaurants and bars.
We are based a mere 15 minute underground or bus journey from most Central London landmarks, museums and art galleries. Our staff are always more than happy to offer as much information as possible to ensure that you have a happy stay with us and to allow you to see the very best that London has to offer.
While breakfast is not included, we have a communal kitchen which is open to our Airbnb guests. The bathroom has a bath, shower and toilet facilities shared with the other bedrooms available via AirBnb.
The famous Swing Patrol (swingpatrol co uk) organizes dance lessons in our function room on the level below the room on Tuesday (Swing Dancing) and Wednesday (Blues) so you may hear some nice music until 10.30pm and are welcome to come down to show off your best moves!
We also occasionally have parties in the function room until 2am on some weekends but will always let you know in advance so you know there may be a bit of music in the first part of the night.
-£45 per night for a couple Mon-Thurs and Sunday
-£60 per night for a couple Fri-Sat
Closest Tube Stations: Aldgate East (2 minute walk), Liverpool Street Station (8 minute walk).
Please contact us to ask any questions or to book your stay with us!
The room was really nice and comfortable, and actually quite warm (we were surprised since we had read the reviews of the heating not working)
Of course I do recommend you bring an eye mask and some ear plugs...but that's just London, it's a noisy city !
We didn't really use the kitchen, and the bathroom was pretty cold, and although we both were able to have comfortable hot showers, the hot water did tend to run out... The bathroom flush was broken for the first 2 days, and then was fixed (still was a little temperamental though). Also I strongly recommend they get better wifi, the connection was very weak/slow.
On the up side, awesome location and tube station ride near by, as well as a whole range of restaurants and cafés. We were able to see a lot of London and we were in and out of the room all the time. Also the check in was smooth and directions were easy.
5/5 for location
3/5 for the place
4/5 for value
Nico was extremely accommodating to my wife and I when we accidentally reserved the wrong dates. I would highly recommend staying with him knowing how kind he was to us!
We did not meet Nico in person, but a really friendly and helpful guy from the pub downstairs was well-informed about us visiting and gave us all the information we needed.
This is definitely a case of you get what you pay for. This place is very cheap and I needed somewhere for a short period and didn't want to pay too much, so it suited me. In hindsight I probably wouldn't choose it again but if you're travelling on the smell of an oily rag and want to stay in East End London have a look at it.
It's very basic (which is fine by me) and as others have said doesn't have central heating. The shared bathroom is very uninviting and cold and inconveniently the loo is in the same room, so a bit tricky if anyone braved the shower/bath. I think it could benefit from a cake of soap or bath gel too.
Holes in the floorboards throughout were a bit worrying for drafts and creepies, but I didn't see any furry friends. I heard the staff say they would be doing a couple of months worth of renovations in the coming months so not sure what the noise/dust levels would be like during that time. Loved the location.
Me and my husband stayed at the pub for 2 nights and really enjoyed it.
As mentioned in other coments, it is a busy road and it can be noisy, but it didn't bother us and we slept like rocks!
Everything was professionally clean.
Would stay there again!
Clean, comfortable and spacious accommodation. Very handy for Brick Lane.
We had a lovely time at the Princess Alice. The room was like the pictures you can see on the website. This type of accommodation is perfect for young travelers.
The location was good: very close to the tube station and to the different markets of the East End.
Thanks for accommodating our early arrival!
The building itself is old but the rooms themselves are clean (I saw a cleaner there everyday). However since it is an old building, the heating isn't the best in the common areas (Corridors, Bathroom, Kitchen etc.) so make sure you bring warm clothes in winter.
I never met Nico himself, but the bar staff downstairs were very helpful as we ran into some issues with the fuses.
Location of the place is great, so close to Brick Lane and lots of great shopping places. Having the Liverpool Street Tube around the corner was great too.
Overall I would say we had a good stay, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for. It's cheap accommodation in a good central area so it suited us but it would probably be better in summer.
Room was fine, spacious and well equipped. There were two heaters that worked flawlessly to heat up the room. Bathroom was a bit dirty, not a place to take a long hot shower, there wasn't always enough hot water. Kitchen is fine, didn't use it much though. Out room was on the street-side of the building, so earplugs were a must-have, because the sound proofing was very weak, so it almost felt like the window was open all the time.
But, if you just plan on sleeping here, the value for money is pretty decent!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.