Stepping into the Zetter Townhouse in Marylebone, you could be forgiven for thinking that you had stumbled into the home of a wealthy English dignitary. The whimsical interiors are the work of design luminary Russell Sage – the creative force behind the original Clerkenwell hotel – who took inspiration from the collections of Sir John Soane.
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Mementos harking back to The Grand Tour sit amid a dark palette, offset by sumptuous Gainsborough silks and Victorian screens. It is a perfect choice for weary travellers wishing to escape the modern world.
This 24-bedroom Georgian townhouse and cocktail lounge enjoys an enviable location on Seymour Street, in London’s Marylebone. The property features a spectacular Rooftop Apartment, with a roof terrace complete with a roll top bath, in addition to its 21 bedrooms, 3 studio suites, and cocktail lounge.
If you are after a little treat in the summer sunshine, The Zetter Townhouses’ two award-winning afternoon tea menus are also available for a sumptuous picnic. Each element of their menus are packed up in elegant wicker for you to take and enjoy alfresco. Ideal for a trip to the Serpentine, the British Summer Time concerts in Hyde Park and Regents Park OpenAir Theatre.
Alternatively, if you are after evening entertainment, they also play host to many events, such as a New Orlean’s Jazz band, eye-catching flapper girls dancing the Charleston, a celebration of all things French in homage to Bastille Day, or the carnival atmosphere of Mardi Gras.
NEED TO KNOW
– Rooms start from £234 a night.
– The hotel’s cocktail lounge, Seymour’s Parlour, serves afternoon tea as well as drinks by legendary mixologist Tony Conigliaro.
– There are 24 bedrooms including two studio suites and a rooftop apartment.
The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone, 28/30 Seymour Street, W1H 7JB, 020 7324 4577, thezettertownhouse.com.