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Hampton London City hotel opens early

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Last month we wrote about the new Hampton by Hilton hotel opening just off Brick Lane in East London, very much walkable into the City of London’s east side.

The opening date was advertised as 19th June at that time, although on the day our article ran it was pulled forward to 1st June. As it happens, progress has been excellent and the hotel is open now.

The hotel is technically on Osborne Street, which is what Brick Lane becomes at its southern end. It is very close to the new Hyatt Place London City East which Rhys reviewed here. Whilst the site was previously a hotel, the refurbishment seems total.

Hampton by Hilton London City hotel now open

This is a good base if you are interested in a weekend in London exploring Brick Lane, the Sunday morning markets, Shoreditch and Spitalfields. During the week it is also a modest stroll into the City if you need to be near Liverpool Street / Aldgate / Tower Hill.

You will pay well over £200 per night to stay here – nearer £300 if you’re not willing to pre-pay – but that is a reflection of London hotel rates at the moment.

(My ‘bad deal benchmark’ in London is the Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth. Sat next to Wandsworth Council’s dump, overlooking one of London’s busiest roundabouts and with a monstrous construction site directly behind it, it should be bottom of anyone’s list. Last Summer it went over £500 per night on occasions but I can’t find it higher than £338 this year. Things are calming down a bit.)

Earn bonus Hilton Honors points

There is an opening offer. According to the press release, all Hilton Honors members will receive a bonus 1,000 points per night – or 5,000 points for a three night stay – if their stay includes a Sunday, Monday, Thursday or Friday night.

I can’t get this offer to show anywhere on although I am guessing it posts automatically. I value a Hilton point at 0.33p so you’re not getting rich off this promotion, but it will stack with any other Hilton Honors offers running. The offer runs to 5th September 2023.

You can click here to learn more about the hotel and to book.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (June 2023)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 120,000 Hilton Honors points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points (worth 45,000 Hilton Honors points). Apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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