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London's Best Bed & Breakfasts

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Updated: 16 July 2018
London might not be short of hotels or beds, but sometimes you need more of a homely stay and crave company not room service. If you’re not in love with Airbnb, there are still a number of great Bed & Breakfasts in London, if you know where to look. Bring on the breakfasts…

Telegraph Hill B&B

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Set in a southeast conservation area, Telegraph Hill gives you the feel of living the London lifestyle without having to check into a hotel. The B&B showcases local artists’ work you can buy, there’s a self-catered suite, or a double room to rent, and the decor is a cool, white floorboard kind of chic.
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40 Winks

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40 Winks is in Stepney Green | © cpchannel / Flickr
40 Winks is a hidden gem, even for those who think they’re in the know. A cross between a B&B and a boutique hotel, this is an East London treasure: there are only two rooms and only one bathroom. If you don’t want to share, it is suggested you book out the place and turn it into a suite. However, this is no ordinary B&B – think Georgian-style rooms in 21st-century tones that make it feel like a secret hideaway, with charmingly eccentric furnishings and a complimentary continental breakfast.
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B&B London Organic

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Out in leafy Ealing, B&B London Organic has transformed a spacious Victorian home into a cosy bed and breakfast that feels like a home away from home. There are a number of double rooms that have high ceilings and plenty of light. Everything is organically produced or ethically sourced and there will be a healthy, locally sourced breakfast waiting for you in the morning.
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The Garden

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Green-fingered guests will love The Garden B&B, which has (as you’d expect) a pretty wonderful private garden where you can enjoy coffee in the morning. There’s a mix of country house elegance and well-travelled exoticism at its southwest location, and the hosts love meeting new people. If you’re fed up with cookie-cutter hotels and customer service, The Garden is a welcome respite.
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Althorp Lodge

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Pretty Wandsworth is like a village | © Henry Lawford / FLickr
Billed as a bit of the country in the city, Althorp Lodge near Wandsworth is a sweet, self-catering cottage that is rented out to one guest or group at a time, while you also get the use of a pretty, shared garden. There’s a country kitchen vibe and it’s an oasis of calm when coming back from a busy day in Zone 1.
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Arlington Avenue

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Check into Georgian Islington in north London at Arlington Avenue for an upmarket stay. There are two rooms – one double, one single – and everything here is the best available – from linen to the coffee and the marble bathrooms. Tastefully decorated, this family home also comes with friendly hosts who can help you navigate London.
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The Lilac Door

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There's plenty to find in Dulwich | © Matt Brown / Flickr
The Lilac Door in West Dulwich is a beautiful Georgian home. The double rooms come with thick dressing gowns, truffles, luxurious toiletries and there’s a real sense that the family behind it love what they do. There’s also a huge organic breakfast in the morning, with fresh fruits to scrambled eggs to start your day right.
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