We’ve featured Chelsea’s Draycott Hotel before, mainly because guests love its cosy, boutique-y feel along with free WiFi; as well as the caring touches served up by its staff, such as complimentary hot cocoa at night.
It’s also well-placed for shopping on the King’s Road and has recently climbed further up the TripAdvisor rankings (currently at a lofty number 9 out of more than 1000 London hotels).
In addition, there are two super events coming up in April for which the Draycott is ideally positioned:
1. Fabulous Kew Gardens – one of London’s nicest green spaces – has an Easter Festival in early April as part of its “Year of Biodiversity”.
This will include a special kids’ play area and a host of special activities, including an authentic Easter Egg hunt. The Draycott is running a special promotion alongside this – do contact the hotel directly for details.
2. The London Book Fair is in Earls Court from April 19th to 21st. With author events, book stalls and other attractions, it’s heaven for bookworms – as well as anyone wishing to learn how to get their own book published!
The Draycott is not only handy for Earls Court (a short tube or bus ride away) but is also the perfect literature lover’s hotel: all its rooms are named after authors and actors!
Books are also provided for guests’ convenience in the rooms.
The hotel’s cosy and homely atmosphere also lends itself well to curling up for a good read, or for simply seeking sanctuary in its secluded location (I almost couldn’t find it when I visited!) overlooking a private garden.
The Draycott is gorgeous but somewhat expensive.
Photo credits: Draycott Hotel (Mantis Collection).