The compound nouns ‘carpet moose’, ‘leaf gun’ and ‘postcard vault’ pretty accurately describe some of the surreal works of art now on show in the former Bethnal Green Town Hall – now a posh hotel – in east London.

Unlike most hotel art, the six pieces created for the Town Hall Hotel and Apartments are challenging, edgy, site-specific works by local artists, created to complement the building’s 1930s architecture.

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