Set in the former home of Jane Austen’s brother Henry, this discreet townhouse hotel is a home-from-home in Marylebone that also feels like a smart members’ club (you can take over the whole place if you wish). Full of Georgian glamour, original period features and sophisticated yet cosy spaces, it is the result of a collaboration between the owners and in-demand interior designer Russell Sage. Seven sumptuous bedrooms, all named after Jane Austen’s relatives, come with four poster beds, roll-top baths, oil paintings and antiques. Breakfast is served at the refectory table in Monsieur Halavant’s Pantry Kitchen (it’s also the spot for meetings and private dinners for up to 14) while Jane’s Sitting Room – reportedly where she penned some of Sense and Sensibility – is ideal for afternoon tea or simply curling up with a book. Don’t miss the first-floor landing carriage snug, based on a railway carriage, where you can squirrel away for a glass or wine, or the outdoor terrace for morning coffee looking out over the neighbourhood below.
Doubles from £545 B&B