Located in the leafy Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Blakes is justly famous for its stunning design, elegance and dedicated service. Its uncompromising stand on privacy has made it a London base for many film stars, musicians and top designers, earning its reputation as The "Couture" Hotel.
Sympathetically converted from a collection of period Victorian town houses and designed by former Bond girl Anouska Hempel, now known globally for her striking interior designs, this refurbished multimillion-pound South Kensington hotel is a world of grandeur and exoticism. Behind the black Victorian façade, you'll find a tantalising fusion of eastern and western styles. Polished mirrors bounce rich walnut tones around the lobby, creating a sense of decadence and theatricality.
Each room at this luxury boutique hotel in the Royal Borough of South Kensington and Chelsea is styled differently, with rich cardinal reds or washes of tea rose evoking the vivid colours of far-off places. For example, the Corfu Suite showcases a tall four-poster bed swathed in romantic pure-white muslin, whereas, in the Empress Josephine Suite opulent shades of ebony and gold shroud the tented bed.
Blakes Restaurant, situated in subterranean splendour, serves up inspirational international dishes that skilfully blend both eastern and western influences. The bustling and bohemium Opium Den is the place to be seen before or after enjoying the delights of an evening in London. Blakes Courtyard, a stunning green private oasis discreetly nestled between the Hotel and the Mews House is the perfect tranquil retreat for an afternoon tea.