Need to know
11am. Check-in 2pm.
Double rooms from $178.66 (£147), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Breakfast isn’t included, but your concierge will be happy to help you order in groceries, or can direct you to a nearby café.
The hotel’s gardens are the perfect spot for a picnic. Luckily, you’re just a five-minute walk away from Raoul’s Gourmet Deli (www.raoulsgourmet.com) where you can build a feast from their lengthy menu, which has charcuterie, sandwiches, soups, salads and main dishes such as hand-made sausage rolls, paella or cassoulet; so even if the rain drives you back indoors it’ll be a roaring success.
At the hotel
Three-acre walled garden, a 24-hour concierge and a secure underground car park. In-room: Flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, DVD library, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, yoga mats and Ren bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The Three-Bedroom Penthouse Apartment has a furnished roof terrace overlooking this particularly picturesque area of London. The perfect perch when London’s weather is playing fair.
A pair of flat shoes. It’s true you’ll be hopping on and off Tubes throughout your stay, but there are plenty of activities within walking distance and London’s full of secret and surprising corners, which are only discovered by pounding the pavement. Stash a stylish number in your suitcase too, there are plenty of theatres and upscale restaurants to frequent close by.
For disabled guests, the spacious three-bedroom apartment has direct lift access, though no special facilities.
The kids' concierge can provide toys, travel cots, highchairs, a baby bath, changing mats, DVDs, board games, books, toys, potties, toilet steps, socket covers, baby cutlery and plates. Gardens are completely enclosed with a small playground.