You’d be forgiven for thinking your accommodation options in Central London were somewhat limited. Surely a boutique B&B – with a range of design choices to please everyone from the classic in taste to seekers of contemporary sophistication – couldn’t exist in the city centre, with excellent transport links and a Royal-inflected breakfast to boot? Well, exist it does, in the form of the family-run Georgian House Hotel, built in 1851 and handed down through the generations since.
For the traditionally disposed, the hotel offers the Victoria Classic room, decorated with the building’s heritage in mind. Vintage fireplaces, intricate ceiling mouldings, shutters, French windows and romantic balconies are but some of the original architectural features each well-equipped room boasts. Hankering after stylish modernity? Plump instead for a Belgravia Boutique room, designed to a desperately chic monochrome scheme with choice accent colours. Each Belgravia Boutique room comes complete with a bathroom sleekly minimalist enough to put a Scandinavian to shame. (Celebrating something fancy? Nab the Belgravia Boutique suite, with private sitting room and walk-in shower).
Those looking for a home-from-home feel with a design upgrade (no offence. We’re sure your house is lovely) should look no further than the Westminster Apartments. Only a short walk from the main hotel, the apartments cater for groups of up to 6 in maximum comfort; each spacious and flooded with natural light, the apartments also feature original fireplaces and stained glass windows from the building’s 1851 origin. Every apartment is fully fitted with modern cooking and bathroom facilities, so you can fully realise your fantasy of living stylishly in central London without a few millennia’s worth of debt. Instagram it and pretend it’s your new place. We won’t tell.
The jewel in the Georgian Hotel’s crown – or in Ravenclaw’s diadem, if you will – is the Wizard Chambers. Inspired by everyone’s favourite British wizarding institution, the gothic-feel rooms sport four-poster beds, potion bottles and cauldrons, plus a full English breakfast that would satiate even a Weasley. Muggles needn’t fear, however – you don’t need to stay in the Wizard Chambers to enjoy breakfast served in the garden breakfast room. Ingredients are fresh across the board, including the particularly delicious Musks sausages which are loved by the Royal family. Beautiful design, unrivalled breakfast and convenient transport without a speck of Floo Powder required? We’re almost tempted to say it’s magic.