Because this prototypical townhouse budget B&B began as two hotels that were conjoined in the 1990s, you’ll sometimes see it called the Luna & Simone. A protected building with old metalwork on the banisters and oddly sized guest rooms, it has kept up by way of inexpensive furniture and basic amenities, but it’s the thoughtful service that attracts many return guests. Eat quickly—the simple English breakfast ends early, at 9am. There’s no lift or air-conditioning, but also no sharing of bathrooms. Cheap and cheerful, the way London used to do it—the owners have been at it since 1970.