London hotels - dark, indulgent and luxurious?
January 7, 2016 2:02 AM   Subscribe

For Mr. Rose Selavy's birthday I want to take him somewhere for the night, somewhere dark and luxurious and indulgent - would be our dream. Except we can't get to Edinburgh so am looking closer to home - London or south east England.

None of my internet searching has yielded any results however. Can any of you please help me and restore my faith in London? Surely the hotels in the London area aren't all monochrome, minimalist and homogenous?? Would be looking for around Feb 5th/6th if this is any help. (Open to airbnb's!)
posted by rose selavy to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but I love the offerings of the National Trust:
posted by Akke at 2:12 AM on January 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

I can't think of something off the top of my head, but try asking Mr. and Mrs. Smith? We used them before and their service is nice. Based on pictures on that website, maybe Hazlitt's?
posted by like_neon at 2:12 AM on January 7, 2016

There's also the Landmark Trust, which offers accommodation in historic buildings across the country.
posted by penguinicity at 2:33 AM on January 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Hmm, I think I actually meant to reference Landmark Trust, so please look there first.
posted by Akke at 2:39 AM on January 7, 2016

+1 for Hazlitts or the Rookery (same chain)
posted by crocomancer at 3:28 AM on January 7, 2016

And I recently passed by a mysterious/intriguing looking doorfront of a place called Batty Langley's in Spitalfields, which turns out is also in the same chain as Hazlitts and Rookery.
posted by oneaday at 4:19 AM on January 7, 2016

I stayed at a place called Montegue on the Garden, which is more Edwardian than Gothic, but it felt amazingly luxurious and cozy to me. It's right around the corner from the British Museum, and it's also very close to Bloomsbury.
posted by maggiemaggie at 4:36 AM on January 7, 2016 [2 favorites]

I can vouch for the Shelley suite at the Nutfield Priory in Redhill, Surrey.
posted by GamblingBlues at 9:18 AM on January 7, 2016

Don't know about hotels but for dinner in London La Chapelle seems to match. Food, as at most Galvins, is superb. Will work with hotel recommended above in Spitalfields.
posted by BAKERSFIELD! at 11:36 PM on January 15, 2016

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