and glass. They have a regularly changing menu with a ‘Waste Not’ scheme which builds dishes using ingredients that would otherwise go to waste.
‘Named the greenest hotel in London, QBIC is bright, cheerful, and homely. Delicious breakfasts in a great location make it a popular choice.’
Gift on booking: A thirst-quenching welcome drink which you can choose to enjoy in the beer garden or bar.
From $88 USD per night
Complimentary bikes for guests to enjoy
Fresh filtered water, with a no plastic policy
Three-minute walk to trendy Brick Lane
Build your own waffle station at breakfast
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‘Borrow one of the bikes for free and explore London!’
Free, green transport around London! Why not take one of the 10 free bikes for a spin. Provided by Bike Works – there’s no better way to see the sites. Helmets and bike locks are also provided.
Sit back , relax and enjoy a drink on the house. Those staying more than 1 night and who choose not to have their room serviced, will be rewarded for saving on water and energy!
Take a stroll to Shoreditch to explore the famous Brick Lane. When visiting keep your eye out for its world-famous graffiti, with artists such as Banksy.
With more personality than your average hotel. You’ll have a choice of smart, cosy or fun rooms. Each room has a king-sized bed, modern furnishings, mood lighting, and an ensuite design bathroom with a rain shower and steam-free mirrors.
Natural Mat mattresses, handmade & organic
Green-thinking is rewarded here
Eco-friendly toiletries that help communities
Showers which cleverly mix in air to reduce water
Need to Know
Breakfast is an extra cost, but’s it’s cheaper if you book before you arrive.
The hotel isn’t in the heart of central London, but it’s close to plenty of great sights and is nearby to transport links.
There’s a limited number of electric car charging points so it’s best to book in advance.
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Qbic Hotel London City is perfectly positioned. Home to London’s most lively “square mile” an area with some of the city’s best street food, art galleries, boutiques, and creative businesses.
How To Get There
Just a 1-2 minutes walk from the Tube station to be able to explore all there is to see and do in London. The closest underground station is Aldgate East, served by the District (green) and Hammersmith & City (pink) lines, you’ll want to take Exit 3 or 4.
London City Airport is an approximate 20-minute drive (10km).
As part of what we do here at Kiwano we advise hotels that don’t meet the criteria on how they can reach the renowned Kiwano seal of approval, sharing knowledge; working tirelessly to get more hotels inspired to join the green movement.
EnergySolar panels on the roof, LED and energy efficient lighting, and the electric car charging points are all part of what makes Qbic green. Moreover, they have been certified as one of the best in terms of energy consumption and carbon footprint.
WaterBy mixing air into the water, this makes an efficient shower system that is not only powerful, but eco-friendly. The water provided in the room is filtered, they don’t buy in wasteful plastic water bottles.
WasteThere is a no plastic bottle policy in place, ensuring that plastic waste is kept to a minimum to help towards a greener environment. They also recycle different kinds of waste such as plastic, paper...
ConservationQbic Hotel London City is currently working on this criteria, watch this space!
FoodTheir restaurant Motley provides local fresh food.
Engage GuestsYou can borrow a BikeWorks bike to get around the city. With 10 bikes provided for guests to use free of charge, this is a great way to get guests involved in a greener movement. Moreover...Read More >>
guests get £5 off their bar bill if they don't get their room cleaned, rewarding saving energy and water
ArchitectureQbic takes pride in the fact that they use pods which are quick to put together and can be used in derelict spaces. Moreover, all their furniture is re-purposed/re-used furniture, and this is what gives Qbic rooms their signature character.
HousekeepingTheir cleaning products are 100% chemical free. They also have a towel and linen reuse programme to cut down on unnecessary washing. The Natural Mat mattresses at the Qbic hotel are natural and...Read More >>
organic, all handcrafted and made from renewable and sustainable sources. Finally they provide organic toiletries which not only are better for the environment but also encourage you to stop using too much water!
Kiwano BonusThey work and partner with local, eco-friendly companies and charities such a Bikeworks and Cafe Art.
"The room design was awesome!"
The room design - Absolutely awesome! Trendy design and the bed was super comfy. I love the wall paper in my room :) This is definitely the perfect choice in London.
"A great trip to London!"
Have stayed in this hotel before, so kind of knew what we were getting. Great hotel and great location for shopping around brick Lane and Shoreditch High Street. Also if you want see famous buildings like the gherkin!
"Individual feel and atmosphere"
Really enjoyable stay in a stylish hotel which boasts a very individual feel and atmosphere, alongside comfortable accommodations. A lovely ethical ethos as well. Great location for access to central London from the east, and can't be beaten on price and service. Highly recommend
"Great discovery, great service, great time"
What I loved most was the unusual design and experience it offered. The staff are really welcoming and caring, which adds to the good vibes we feel at this hotel.
"Will be staying here again"
Had the best time ever here! Near Aldgate east station and only a few minutes walk from the vibrant Shoreditch. Very clean hotel friendly staff, definitely recommend. Will be staying here again. Thanks Qbic!
"Cost-effective, convenient and a good night's sleep"
The staff and atmosphere were helpful, positive and friendly. The facilities were good and the food tasty. It was in a good location close to the tube and cost-effective.
" I wish I had discovered this Hotel earlier"
It is extremely disability friendly and they even carried my tray to my room for me as I was worried that I might drop it. The rooms were quirky and interesting and had everything that I could possibly need.
"Consider this place and you will be inspired!"
This is a must-do for the urban traveler. Not only the green initiatives, but even more so the design approach needs to be experienced. A modern monastery where only the essentials count? Well, maybe - but you need to find that out on your own!
"I strongly recommend it"
Really nice place to stay: clean comfortable and well connected with Tube. Staff professional. I felt really welcomed. Varied and abundant breakfast. I would love to get back there. I strongly recommend it.
"Everything you need from a hotel in London"
Huge bed, modern and clean, spacious room for London, modern clean and large bathroom, friendly staff, not too far from underground station - everything you need from a hotel in London.
Mexico, North AmericaThe private beach provides breathtaking views from your room. Privacy and comfort await you.3-leaf status
Spain, EuropeMountain views that will leave you mesmerized in the heart of an Andalusian village.1-leaf status
Switzerland, EuropeSurrounded by beautiful panoramic views of mountains and lakes, this is a hiker's paradise.3-leaf status