The Caterer, “Hilton hotel rebrands café after fallout with anarchist group”

By Jungmin Seo, April 20, 2022

A Hilton hotel café in London’s Aldgate has been accused of “ripping off” an East London anarchist group, which has resulted in a quiet rebranding of the venue.

The Freedom Press is a British anarchist organisation and bookshop that has spent “more than 130 years advocating the destruction of bourgeois capitalism”.

In a bemused yet outraged comment piece on its website it accused the Canopy by Hilton London City of “wholesale [ripping] off our name, photos and even the introduction to our history page on our own website” for the hotel’s Freedom Café.

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