Asleep in Albion: The Libertines reveal name of their Margate hotel

The Albion Rooms hotel and studio on the north Kent coast is set to open this summer. Rumours Pete Doherty will be manning reception are unconfirmed

The Libertines (pictured) have revealed the name of their new hotel, due to open in Margate this summer. The Albion Rooms – the same nickname given to the Bethnal Green flat where the band held gigs in their early years – will also feature a bar, restaurant and recording studio.

The hotel occupies a five-storey, 10-room Victorian building with a view over the town’s bandstand and was bought by the group last year, while on a tour of British seaside towns. The Libertines are due to release their fourth studio album this summer.

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