The details that make a bedroom that warm kind of cosy? It's all down to the components of a bedside table, and it's a good job our old pals down the New Kings Road agree. Aragon House has 15 boutique bedrooms, each fitted with one-drawer chests that showcase an iceberg-blue rotary phone, gold tassel-fringed lampshade and a hefty Roberts radio. Downstairs, there's the polished Arthur's Bar, where gallery-esque walls hung with abstract art, red leather banquettes and vintage glass pendant lights make for a top spot for a bloody mary. The food is consistently delicious (three cheers for head chef Gary Smith), but the Sunday menu takes things to a new level. Our order? The rolled pork belly, mushroom and cashew nut wellington, followed by apple tart drizzled in an extra-sticky caramel sauce. Things to note: a weekly tasting evening invites foodies to a wine and cheese pairing session. As for the beer garden? Easily the best in the west.
What it costs: From £139 a night
247 New Kings Rd, London SW6 4XG