Blakes - Londons coolest boutique hotel


Blakes ,the Anoushka Hempel interior designed hotel in South Kensington is by far the coolest and trendiest boutique hotel in London right now. One could actually refer to it as the London version of Hotel Costes in Paris. Even if it has always been an institution in the London hotel industry ,Blakes has now been put on the map even more thanks to a recent refurbishment undertook by my friend and owner Navid . Navid redeveloped the ground floor by removing 2 of the bedrooms allowing him to create a beautiful and big restaurant and bar serving some of the best food I had in London in a long time ! Downstairs- where the restaurant previously was - has now become a very trendy and happening bar / lounge called Blakes Below managed by Timo Weber who's aim is to make Blakes Below a social meeting point where residents pop in regularly for drinks and can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere . Blakes below has also become very popoular with people hiring the space for private events . For example last Friday during Frieze week Carl Hirschmann held his Heavensake sake brand party there which was very cool and pretty wild ! Fashion brands also regularly arrange trunkshow events such as the Violante Nessi trunkshow we are hosting today .

The beautiful new ground floor restaurant

Blakes Below

They have also recently added a wonderful garden in collaboration with Matthew Williamson who " "had in mind a chic, uplifting , inspiring place full of colour , pattern and texture. He envisioned a secret peaceful oasis in the city that brings a smile to your face . Somewhere you would want to return time and time again ".

The garden at Blakes

For more information visit
Blakes Hotel
33,Roland Gardens 
London SW73PF

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