Need to know
51, including eight suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Early arrivals can store their luggage then relax in the library or coffee shop.
Double rooms from $192.69 (£158), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
A la carte breakfast options are not included in the room rate.
Need a superlative souvenir? Cast an eye over the jewellery, Neal’s Yard Remedies products, prêt-à-porter pieces from Les Glorieuses, Couverture & the Garbstore's No Chemicals perfume, oils and candles, and Mrs Miller stockings for sale in the ground-floor boutique.
At the hotel
Library, coffee shop, lounge, boutique, concierge, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Samsung LED TV with Sky channels, free use of a Smartphone throughout your stay, a stack of classic Penguin novels, a ‘big bar’ (with full-size bottles, some snacks and London guides), desk and full-size Neal’s Yard Remedies bath products.
Our favourite rooms
With walls studded with Barbara Hulanicki and Barry Kamen artwork, and antique objets d’art dotted throughout, the Master Bedroom Suites are larger than your average London hotel room. Some have a day-bed, semi-separate living room (or second bedroom) or dining room, and a metro-tiled bathroom with a generous bath tub and walk-in shower.
In-room beauty treatments can be arranged and must be booked in advance. Otherwise the concierge can contact one of the many stylish spas nearby. Day passes are available for a local gym (five minutes walk from the hotel), too.
Your Kindle can stay on your bedside table; old-school escapism is covered with a stack of Penguin classics (Chaucer’s <i>The Canterbury Tales</i>, HG Wells’ <i>War of the Worlds</i>) and more esoteric reads (Nancy Mitford’s <i>The Pursuit of Love</i>), in each room. The library by reception has a curated collection of British art and design books too.
Public areas are wheelchair accessible; there’s a ramp entrance at 10 Pembridge Gardens. A Master Bedroom Double and Double room on the lower ground floor (with lift access) and a Double on the ground floor are adapted for guests with mobility issues.
There are no activities or baby kit, but each floor is bookended with large interconnecting rooms, and there’s a dedicated kids’ menu with pasta, veggie dippers, toasties, mini pizzas, brownies and ice cream; highchairs are available too.
The Henderson’s seasonal, organic, fair-trade and locally sourced ingredients tick all eco-friendly boxes.