If you need to be in London but don’t much enjoy staying in impersonal hotels then you’ll be happy here. It’s a homely place with simple, good-sized bedrooms, and two antique-filled sitting rooms where you can help yourself to tea, coffee or a work space with printer. There’s a happy vibe at breakfast where owner/curator Michael may join you at the curved oak table; bubbly manageress Ingrid lives in and looks after you impeccably. It’s not for minimalists – there’s clutter everywhere – but it’s amiable, well-priced and in a fantastic spot for tourists. The fabulous Wallace Collection is near, as is Wigmore Hall with lunchtime concerts.