When I'm visiting a city, and busy spending my days in museums and shopping areas and my nights at the theater and the finest restaurants around, I don't need a hotel with a pool, gym, driving range, and 24-hour room service. All I ask for is a comfortable bed and stylish décor. That's why the next time I take a trip to London, I'll be staying at 40 Winks, the new luxe-for-less boutique hotel owned by celebrated British interior designer David Carter. For Carter, it is no home away from home, but his actual residence.
Located in trendy East London, the home/hotel is a historic, four-story Queen Anne townhouse that was built in 1717. Carter used to rent out the space for fashion photo shoots, but recently opened up two of his beautiful guest bedrooms for overnight stays. Boldly, romantically, and fantastically decorated in his signature glamorous and witty style, the rooms run only £90-£140 ($139-$217) a night and include a Continental breakfast and an expansive freestanding tub, a kitchen, and garden access. Take a look at photos below and then book your stay! Rooms go fast!
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