Church Street Hotel

Church Street hotel on Camberwell Church Street is a Spanish Americana Oasis in the heart of downtown South London. The hotel is consistently well-reviewed, vibrant and successful. Yet co-owner Mel Raido decided that it wasn’t enough.

“I got to know the founder of Ellie’s Friends through our mutual friend Kayvan Novak (The Fonejacker) and he told me that the charity offers freebies to adults living with cancer. I decided to start offering free rooms, when we had availability. I feel glad we have been able to help people in this way.”

Meli recently accommodated Katie Sheen from Manchester, who wanted to visit her son who was playing at a concert in London.

“Without this opportunity I would have been sleeping on a sofa bed for sure!”  jokes Katie. “We loved the decor and were very appreciative of the warm welcome and hospitality. Thank you to Church Street hotel and Ellie’s Friends for enabling us to make some very happy memories.” Katie has recently completed chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, and her latest scans are clear of the disease.

Church Street hotel is inspired by the warmth and sensuality of the Americas. With vibrant local art scene, effervescent nightlife, yet close proximity to central London, Church street hotel is an ideal location to explore both the cool, and quirky of Local London life. The Guardian described it as “A fun, exuberant hotel, an unashamedly kitsch yet lovable establishment that will have you grasping for Spanish words of exclamation you never thought you knew.”

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