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Glengorm Castle
Isle of Mull, Scotland

Romantic Scottish landscape

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La Tonnellerie
Tavers, France

Alluring Loire-Valley
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Grays Court
York, England

Charismatic English charm

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The Rooms B&B
Vienna, Austria

Laid-back city retreat

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Star Castle
St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Intimate castle ambience

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Covering captivating small hotels, pensioni, auberges, inns and guest houses

Our selection of places to stay in London is not only charming but the most varied and original you'll find for places of this type, with several reasonably priced alternatives to the expensive central London hotels. They include newcomers such as The Rockwell in Cromwell Road and long-established traditional smaller character hotels such as Hazlitts, The Rookery,The Levin and The Capital. If you don't mind staying south of the river, Church Street Hotel in Camberwell is a real one off – and it's affordable. This is the pick of characterful, charming small places to stay in London.

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66 Turnmill Street

66 Turnmill Street, EC1, London, 0207 244 2000
Stylish apartments in the heart of London

Church Street Hotel

Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR, London, 020 7703 5984
Nothing like it anywhere else in Britain

Hazlitts

6 Frith Street, W1D 3JA, Soho, 020 7439 1771
Packed with character and charm

No.5 Doughty Street

Doughty Street, WC1N 2PL, London, 020 7244 2000
Tasteful and modern interior

Sydney House Chelsea

9-11 Sydney Street, SW3 6PU, London, 020 7376 7711
Popular, well-run

The Capital

22 Basil Street, SW3 1AT, London, 020 7589 5171
Long established and luxurious London hotel

The Lennox Hotel

34 Pembridge Gardens, W2 4DX, London, 020 7229 9977
Long-established, town house hotel, loved by its regulars

The Levin

28 Basil Street, SW3 1AS, London, 020 7589 6286
Stylish renovated city hotel

The Nadler, Kensington

25 Courtfield Gardens, London, SW5 0PG, (020) 7244 2255
Luxury self-catering hotel in Central London

The Rockwell

181-183 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SF, SW5 0SF, London, 020 7244 2000
Promising London newcomer

The Rookery

Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, EC1M 6DS, London, 020 7336 0931
Imaginative, comfortable

The Sumner

5 Sumner Place, SW7 3EE, London, 020 7723 2244
Comfortable and friendly

The Tommyfield Pub and Hotel Rooms

185 Kennington Lane, Kennington Cross, London, SE11 4EZ, 020 7735 1061
An excellent pub-with-hotel-rooms in south London

The Zetter Hotel

St Johns Square, 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5RJ,
Trendy, modern hotel in excellent London locale

The Zetter Townhouse

49-50 St John's Square, London, EC1V 4JJ, 020 7324 4545
Pair of converted Georgian townhouses
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The Beckford Arms

Fonthill Gifford, SP3 6PX, Tisbury, Wiltshire, 01747 870385
Great country-pub-with-rooms