Choose your room wisely at this solid budget choice in a pretty part of Earl’s Court – in case you thought there weren’t any pretty parts of Earl’s Court.
Sadly, you won’t earn bragging rights checking into 20 Nevern Square Hotel – but what it lacks in fancinessit makes up in being a cosy and charming budget spot in central(ish) London where you can simply rest your head. There’s friendly room service and impressive Asian-inspired decor, while rooms are kitted out with TVs and iPod docks, and there’s free, if sluggish, Wi-Fi. Plus, if you go for a room with a four-poster bed, you can pretend you've snoozed like royalty, even if the mattresses are a tiny bit stiff.
The hotel is also on a leafy square in a sweet part of Earl’s Court. Chain restaurants, a small gym, coffee shops and even a massage parlour aren’t too far away either, while the new Design Museum is a leisurely stroll away.
But as Twenty Nevern Square is a former Victorian townhouse, it's been chopped up into all sorts of random ways which means not all of the 20 rooms have been created equal – and be warned: the ceiling can creak horribly at night.
Thankfully, the breakfast is flawless. The lush continental spread is served buffet-style in a stylish dining room. You’ll pass a chic common area to get there, which you probably won’t bother with if you’re here for the locale. But at least they’ve made an effort.
Time Out tip: A lot of people take pics with the ‘Tardis’ – an original police box outside the main entrance. But music fans should swing by the lesser known Logan’s Place – a residential road where you can find Garden Lodge. It’s the former home of Freddie Mercury and it’s now become the star’s unofficial shrine. And if you want a great Thai, head to Addie’s Thai – it’s legendary.
BY: MATILDA EGERE-COOPER
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20 Nevern Square
|Transport:||Tube: Earl's Court tube|
|Price:||Rates (incl breakfast) £90-£150 double|
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