Places to stay
The house was built in 1717, so is almost three hundred years old.
Although it might seem rather odd (and occasionally frustrating for some), they have just two guest bedrooms at 40 Winks…. one double room and one single room. There is just one beautiful bathroom, which is shared by the double room and the single room.
It is an immersive experience, an invitation to lose yourself in another more fabulous, more magical world.
Draycott Hotel is the epitome of classic elegance; a fine example of a boutique hotel in London
Built in 1890, the Draycott Hotel is one of the finest and most elegant boutique hotels in London. This beautiful, lovingly restored red-brick Edwardian hotel is situated just around the corner from Chelsea’s fashionable Sloane Square and the beautiful borough of Kensington, making it the perfect location to explore everything London has to offer. The Draycott Hotel offers luxury accommodation with traditional old age elegance and quintessentially British luxury within a peaceful city retreat.
Owned and managed by the Miller family for nearly 100 years, Durrants is situated in the heart of Marylebone Village. Individually-decorated suites and rooms nestle behind the original Georgian architecture, creating the unique atmosphere favoured by so many of their repeat guests.
All their bedrooms have en-suite bath or shower rooms with L’Occitane toiletries. Classic furnishings are mixed with antique furniture and prints creating an atmosphere of tasteful luxury. All rooms have Samsung flat screen televisions and hand-made Savoir beds for added comfort. Tea and coffee making facilities are not in guest bedrooms but room service is available 24 hours a day.
This beautiful Grade II listed building overlooks Mecklenburgh Squeare, a private garden full oh huge plane trees in Bloomsbury.
Located in a little-known university college, the Club has around 60 guest rooms for visitors. Goodenough College is a centre for international postgraduate students, making this a cultured location to enjoy inner city hospitality. There are two acres of grounds including a tennis court.
Hazlitt’s occupies a group of historic Georgian houses in Frith Street, near Soho Square in Central London.
The hotel is right in the heart of London’s Theatreland and only a short walk from Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the designer boutiques of Bond St.
Guests can mingle in the hotel’s handsomely vibrant drawing rooms, while some guestrooms have private courtyards overlooking the hotel’s stunning English garden. One drawing room is romantically adorned with rose prints and oil paintings, while the lobby greets guests with a more austere ambience.
The attentive service, however, might have guests wondering whether this isn’t a gracious private home after all. Number Sixteen’s sense of subdued, relaxed modernity is brought to its apex in the conservatory and exquisite private garden, whose reflecting pond, fountain and lush foliage offer precious seclusion amidst the city bustle.
Number Sixteen is situated in the heart of South Kensington, just steps away from the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums and a short walk to Harrods, Knightsbridge and Brompton Cross shopping. Kensington Gardens is close by and the area is filled with some of London’s most interesting bars, cafes and restaurants.
The Foundry at TheWesley is the most spacious and relaxed restaurant in the Euston area. Somewhere where you can forget you are in the heart of the urban city. Somewhere where you will be greeted warmly and informally, and made to feel instantly at home.
The Penn Club’s purpose is to provide premises in central London for the enjoyment of members and guests; and to foster a spirit of fellowship in accordance with its Quaker values.
They are a not-for-profit organisation with surplus funds being used to maintain and improve the building and to provide better facilities for those who use the Club.
Although this conference and retreat centre is primarily used for ecumenical courses and meetings, it’s also possible to book overnight stays, and rates are very reasonable.
In addition to the modern bedrooms you can sit and read in the Matilda Room, one of the most exquisite 18th-century drawing rooms in London.
The garden is very tranquil and there is a large chapel which is open for more private moments.