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The look: Think 52 rooms in a Georgian townhouse that’s been tapped with the
wonderful wand. Think lashings of colour and movement, and if fabrics and
florals, striped walls and candlewick bedspreads, Victorian and Edwardian
antiques, country charm with city smarts is your bag, you’ll simply adore
The Pelham.

What’s special: At times, too much is never enough, but comfort and luxury
are constants, with LCD TVs, DVD players, WiFi, Frette sheets and
Penhaligon’s toiletries so you'll always be fragrant as a cloud.
Location, location, location: Parked opposite South Ken tube station, it’s
handier than a hanky for taking in the local sights and exploring the vast
riches of London. There’s no need to use anything but your legs (though not
in 5-inch Georgie Goodman’s), to propel you to the fabulous and free
Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums, and the Serpentine Gallery in
Hyde Park. If your idea of art is fashion however, then the joys of
Kensington, Sloane St and Chelsea are a quick dash away in a cab, with
Harrods, Harvey Nics and all the major label stables you’d care for, but
look even closer for superb finds in Walton St and Draycott Ave. You’re also
close to classic nibble and quaff spots, including oyster fave Bibendum,
Italian Daphne’s and Brit-dish Tom’s Kitchen.

Find it: 15 Cromwell Place, SW7. T: +44 20 7589 8288. W:, Rooms from GBP290

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