The residential vibe extends to the orangery and private English garden, where guests take club sandwiches and tea next to a reflecting pond.
Kit Kemp took four early-nineteenth-century townhouses and created a tastefully designed respite in the heart of busy South Kensington, near the Victoria & Albert museum and venerable Harrods. Inside a white Victorian façade trimmed with wrought-iron balustrades, the 41 rooms are appointed with floral wallpaper, antique furnishings, and dramatic-print headboards. Bathrooms are fashioned with granite and oak, and stocked with Miller Harris amenities. The residential vibe extends to the orangery and private English garden, where guests take club sandwiches and tea next to a reflecting pond; as well as the drawing room, where large butterfly-painted canvases and spearmint-hued sofas contrast with a gorgeous driftwood chandelier. After a day of exploring London’s sprawling neighborhoods, settle in for the perfect nightcap: a top-to-toe massage from local favorite Temple Spa and trip to the library to pick from a collection of literary classics.