Fondly known as a micro-hotel, 40 Winks is one of Bethnal Green’s most exclusive places to stay. There are only two bedrooms available and, thanks to its sterling reputation, you’ll need to organise your booking well in advance. It’s filled with eclectic treasures but avoids feeling cluttered, and there is nothing in these rooms that hasn’t been thoughtfully placed: a leather-bound trunk here, a handcrafted lamp there. Everything, down to the complimentary continental breakfast, is exquisite. Its only drawback is that there’s just one bathroom, but it’s a beautiful one nonetheless. Painted in burnished gold, it has a substantial roll-top bath and granite-topped sinks. Not into sharing? You can book out both rooms and enjoy it as a suite.