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From Notting Hill’s pastel-coloured townhouses to South Kensington’s mile-long stretch of museums and the legendary Harrod’s of Knightsbridge, West London is quintessential Britishness – the luxe edition. Explore neighbouring boroughs by foot and stumble upon storybook style coffee shops before salivating as you pass some of Chelsea’s most revered decorator showrooms.

To Stay

Number Sixteen

Number Sixteen forms part of a mid-Victorian white stucco terrace and is situated in the heart of South Kensington, moments away from museum mile and the Old Brompton Road.Part of Firmdale Hotels, Number Sixteen is neatly tucked-away from the hustle and bustle, providing an oasis of calm in the midst of a fast-moving metropolis. Decorator Kit Kemp’s trademark flirty florals and savvy colour combinations dominate every room, trickling out to tree-filled terrace and the art-lined, terracotta-toned Orangery restaurant. Pre or post dinner, guests can retreat to the Library with one of the specially selected books.

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  • 16 Sumner Place
    South Kensington
    SW7 3EG

High Road House

A charming spot on busy Chiswick Highroad, High Road House – part of the Soho House Group – is an easygoing, neighbourhood style home away from home. Comprising of 14 rooms decorated with light and fresh interiors, bedrooms are intentionally simple; only luxury essentials included. Don’t be misled by their size descriptions, all rooms at this Georgian townhouse, even the Tiny, are very generous. With an easygoing atmosphere, the hotel joins up with members’ area and the European-style Brasserie is great for people watching.

The Laslett Hotel

Comprising of five Victorian terraced houses converted into a luxury hotel, one minute’s walk from Notting Hill Gate, The Laslett offers comfortable coolness in one of West London’s most prized locations. Named after Rhaune Laslett – the founder of the Notting Hill Carnival – the aesthetic reflects its surroundings. Combining a restrained grey colour palette with eye-catching art works by Barbara Hulanicki of BIBA fame and artist-novelist Harland Miller, The Laslett is equally parts traditional and trendy.

Comprising of 51 rooms, with 14ft ceilings in the lower floor rooms, Pinch and Race Furniture tie in the shape and modish interiors and the bathrooms feature over-sized tubs plus black-and-white-tiled floors.

Number Sixteen

High Road House

The Laslett

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