In nearly every way, it plays the part of the curious abode of an eccentric “wicked uncle” who collects oddities and likes to drink—each room has its own quirky character of antique mismatched furniture, hand-hung wallpaper, vintage glass slides embedded in bathroom walls, and expensive punchbowl-set glassware. Yet the essence of this spot near Hyde Park and Oxford Street is fully modern, down to strong showers. Downstairs, the dusky, parlor-style lounge bar (Seymour’s Parlour) keeps pouring coffees and well-made cocktails deep into the night. This is detailed luxury living with a frisky point of view, and it’s a winkinglyLondonish one at that; instead of a door hanger, you use a bowler hat painted with messages for the housekeeper (“not now”). There’s another location in Clerkenwell, but this area has more going for it. Tip: The Studio Suite has a four-poster that could rival the Great Bed of Ware in the V&A, but the basement room has the least charm.
The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone
29–30 Seymour St., W1, England
Our Rating Neighborhood Marylebone Transportation
Tube: Marble ArchPhone 020/7324-4544 Prices Rooms from £220 Units 24 units Amenities Bar/restaurant; free Wi-Fi URL https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/the-zetter-townhouse-marylebone.en-us.html?aid=382845;label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone
Map29–30 Seymour St., W1 England London
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