29 Romilly St, Soho, London W1D 5HP, UK
Kettner'sWhy we love it: 33 Rooms set in seven classic townhouses with an Art Noveau-inspired design
- Late night Champagne bar that’s previously hosted Oscar Wilde, Margaret Thatcher, and Bing Crosby
- The opulent Jacobean Suite with its own private entrance
- 1920s-inspired design with lots of florals, curves, and velvet
Housed in a historic French restaurant from 1867 called Kettner’s and seven Georgian townhouses in London’s Soho neighborhood, Kettner’s Townhouse is part of the Soho House’s (rapidly growing) network, so members can book rooms at a discount. Room sizes range from tiny (183 square feet) to cosy to medium to big (592 square feet) and feature Art Nouveau details like floral wallpaper, velvet scalloped headboards, antique furniture, and rainforest showers, while some have freestanding antique rolltop bathtubs. For those looking for true grandeur, book the Jacobean Suite, which has its own private entrance, roomy living and dining areas, and a spacious bathroom with a copper bathtub and separate shower.
The Art Nouveau inspired décor travels down to the historic Champagne bar that was part of the original restaurant and has hosted icons like Agatha Christie, Oscar Wilde, and Winston Churchill. It features the original mosaic tiled floor, French glass lights, a walnut bar topped with marble, plush sofas and armchairs, and original art, including silkscreens of original murals that were incovered. The all-day hotel restaurant serves American and European classics like tuna carpaccio, a club sandwich, and veal Milanese. On Saturdays, there’s a bottomless brunch with Bloody Marys, bellinis, and espresso martinis—and eggs and the like if you insist on food with your drinks.