This London Hotel Oozes Modern English Charm

Number Sixteen London
Number Sixteen London

This Kit Kemp-designed hotel in London’s upmarket South Kensington is a feast for the eyes – a mish-mash of colour, texture and patterns that make this boutique property a ray of sunshine in the Big Smoke

Could this be the prettiest hotel in London? The Kit Kemp-designed boutique property in London caught our eye this week, and with one look at the gallery below it’s easy to see why.

Firmdale Hotels co-owner and interior designer Kit Kemp has created a charm-filled, colourful and fun interior in Number Sixteen in London’s posh South Kensington, where guests will find a hodgepodge of colour, print, and texture that work together to create a fresh and elegantly eccentric space.

Each of the 41 individually outfitted guestrooms showcases elaborately designed custom textiles in dramatic patterns, while the furnishings are an eclectic mix of antique, modern, and ethnic accents.

Each of the rooms and suites feature a writing desk and beautiful bathrooms in granite and oak with heavenly Miller Harris toiletries, and the room views vary and either overlook a large private garden – a rarity in Central London – or the mid-Victorian buildings of Sumner Place.

The conservatory and exquisite private garden features a pond, fountain and lush foliage, creating an inner-city oasis that feels worlds away from the city bustle.

Number Sixteen is situated in the heart of South Kensington, just steps away from the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums and a short walk to Harrods, Knightsbridge and Brompton Cross shopping. Kensington Gardens is close by and the area is filled with some of London’s most interesting bars, cafes and restaurants.

Not to mention, Number Sixteen’s relaxed and homely hotel feel is mirrored in the service. We reckon it’s a place you’ll feel right at home.

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