Travel Stories

ENGLAND: Holmes Hotel, London

What an absolute delight, to stay in the Loft Suite at Holmes Hotel – a serenely peaceful space, with a double height window spreading the evening light across the walls. I drank tea and listened to music on the record player (Fleetwood Mac, thank you!) and when the night drew in, I pulled the big velvet curtains closed and went upstairs to bed. So, so lovely.

You’d never know there were over a hundred rooms, it feels more bespoke and more friendly than I’d imagined. I felt welcomed and very much at home. In the main space of the hotel there are comfortable sitting areas where people meet to talk business in the day and drink cocktails in the evening. For a more private workspace there’s The Laboratory in the basement (yes, it’s as weird as it sounds!) and for the party people, there’s The Residence, a whole complex of beautifully decorated rooms that suit all purposes (there’s a meeting table that flips over and becomes a billiards table. Just saying!)

And then there’s the restaurant, Kitchen at Holmes, which faces out onto Baker Street with a big window and bar area, perfect for watching the world go by. Also perfect at the Kitchen… eggs! I ate the nicest poached egg with asparagus, black truffle, and parmesan sauce. Honestly, delicious!

Book a ‘cosy room’ or splash out on a suite, the team at Holmes Hotel will welcome you (and give you an excellent breakfast too!) Marylebone Village is a great part of London to explore, sleuth your way down to the Shelock Holmes museum, visit the Wallace Collection for fine art, and pick up a travel tome Daunt Books.

I was a guest of Holmes Hotel As always, my opinions are my own (and my knowledge of egg based dishes, exceptionally well researched!)

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