Places for a nostalgic night's sleep in Nostalgic London

1) Hazlitt's

Staying over at Hazlitt’s, an atmospheric hotel in a 300-year-old Soho townhouse, is like sleeping in a museum. Every room is evocatively decorated in rich hues, with creaky floorboards, vintage fittings and hefty four-poster beds. You’ll be glad they’ve installed state-of-the-art bathrooms, though – the Georgians wouldn’t have had running water, let alone rainforest showers. The hotel is named after essayist William Hazlitt, who died here in 1830 and, as the story goes, was then laid out under the bed by his landlady who was keen to re-let his rooms. You just try to go to sleep without checking under the bed first.

old-fashion interior and decor at Hazlitt's hotel London

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