Portobello Road Market is on the doorstep. Head down to Goldborne Road, overshadowed by modern masterpiece Trellick Tower, to escape the tourists. Here you’ll find authentic pavement cafe life (try a Portuguese toastie and pastel de nata) and you can browse endless brick-a-brack stalls or hunt for antiques.
Wander back to The Hayden for coffee or a cocktail in one of their red leather booths. Food is served all day: fish and chips, warm goats cheese salad, a Portobello burger. Guests also have their own side access to the upstairs bedrooms – sleek, comfortable and with bathtubs for a long soak.
Spend an evening watching a film at the Electric Cinema – it’s the ultimate lounging experience with cashmere blankets to keep you cosy and waiting staff bringing you drinks. Whatever you fancy, you’ll find it here: endless eateries from vegan to Caribbean and anything from hipster bar to old man’s pub.