Critics' choice
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Earl's Court

This idiosyncratic attic apartment is an absolute treat. High above the Troubadour, a 1960s counter-culture café that still hosts poetry and music events, it’s unjustly named: yes, the rooms are in the attic and have charming pitched roofs, but there are acres of space for two – and even enough for a small family, if the kids sleep on the pull-out sofa in the lounge-kitchen.

The huge, high main bed lies under a skylight and there’s a writing desk, but any thought of poetic torment is banished by the well-executed Arts & Crafts decor and fully equipped kitchen area, right down to the cafetière and wines.

Venue name: Garret
Address: Troubadour
263-267 Old Brompton Road
Transport: Tube: West Brompton tube/rail
Price: Rates £175 double
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