The Levin – Knightsbridge, SW3
Here’s a well kept secret, one that combines the luxury of a top hotel with the intimacy of a guesthouse. Women, solo or otherwise, love it. Why wouldn’t they, when it’s a designer bag’s swing from Harrods and Harvey Nichols? The Levin is the baby sister of The Capital, almost next door (see page xxx). If The Capital is small, The Levin is tiny: 12 bedrooms arranged around a staircase that spirals through five floors, with a dramatic, 18-metre shimmering chandelier cascading down the stairwell like an art installation. The lobby has a beautiful, tranqil feel, and the minute lift is a nostalgic throwback. The bedrooms are the sort you may never want to leave: suave, with particularly good lighting, a selection of interesting paperbacks and – best of all – the champagne minibar, with all the ingredients, including recipes, for the perfect champagne cocktail. And when you’re peckish, just pop next door for afternoon tea and fine British cuisine.
The Levin is just a short stroll to some of London’s most renowned museums including The V&A and it’s new Exhibition Road Quarter.
Next door at the Michelin-starred fish restaurant,Outlaw’s at the Capital, the sister hotel of The Levin.
Indulge with a treat fromHarrodswonderfully refurbished Food Halls.