• Claw foot tub at the Rookery. Photograph by Thomas Bowles

    • A sitting area, with fireplace. Photograph by Thomas Bowles

    • A non-paying guest. Photograph by Thomas Bowles

    • A suite with a four-poster bed. Photograph by Thomas Bowles

    • Grab drinks and treats at the Honesty Bar; sign your name, and pay when you check out. Photograph by Thomas Bowles



      Built in the mid-eighteenth century, this townhouse is small enough to feel homey, but fancy enough to feel worth the modest splurge. Expect canopied four-poster beds, antique furniture, claw-foot tubs, and other deluxe touches. The service is wonderfully attentive, and the locationâ near the Bank of England and St. Paul'sâ is fantastic. When you need a break from the hubbub of the city, we suggest reading an English novel and sipping a glass of wine in the little private garden just outside the Conservatory.