Temple Lodge, once home to the painter Sir Frank Brangwyn, is sandwiched between a courtyard and a lushly landscaped garden. The peace is remarkable making it a very restful place – simple yet human and warmly comfortable, a nourishing experience. Alicja and a devoted team run it with quiet energy. Breakfast is a help yourself buffet of Rude Health cereals, plant based milk and yogurts, poached or boiled eggs, tomatoes with chives. Vegans are also catered for.
There are three very smart new garden rooms and the rest are in the main house. Views from all windows are green, exceptional in central London and next door is The Gate Vegetarian restaurant, at which guests get a 15% discount. You’re welcome to find a spot to sit in the garden by the tinkling fountain or pick up a book and read in the extensive library.
The Thames passes by at the end of the road, Riverside Studios is round the corner for theatre and film.