The Old Ship is a first of what will become a newly created chain of 20 Urban Inns dedicated to modernising and celebrating the traditional British inn. The hotel is located in the borough of Hackney to the east of the City. Hackney is a vibrant multi-cultural inner London district. The Old Ship was given a thorough makeover whilst making every effort in emphasising the original design and character of the building. The rooms and dining area offer a welcoming contemporary atmosphere with traditional touches. The restaurant offers modern British cuisine traditional ales and even award winning British wines. Close to Hackney Central overland train station with its 10-minute journey into the City this is an excellent concept emphasising traditional British hospitality at an affordable price.