Blakes – 33 Roland Gardens, London, SW7 3PF

BlakesBlakes is the inspirational creation of world renowned designer Anouska Hempel as the world’s first luxury boutique hotel. 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 the London base for film stars, musicians and all the top designers, earning its reputation as The “Couture” Hotel.

Sympathetically converted from a collection of period Victorian town houses, Blakes is now established and recognized as totally unique and has revolutionized and influenced the concept of the small luxury hotel worldwide.

Chinese Room & Bar: The Chinese room and the Blakes bar sit next to the critically acclaimed restaurant, adorned in luxurious soft furnishings and a myriad of slipper orchids where candles and books are in profusion, stacked high on the squat tables waiting for guests to leaf through their exotic pages, it is the epitome of decadence and comfort.  Known for bringing together sophisticated and culturally influenced people, it is the hottest stop for the most exceptional cocktails in the neighbourhood and London’s hot spot for film stars, musicians and top designers.

Restaurant: Blakes restaurant, situated in subterranean splendour bustles with life from breakfast to dinner, serving inspirational dishes from all corners of the globe, a skilful blend of East and West, all elegantly presented to look as good as they taste. The Restaurant is of stunning timeless design, stylish and exotic, serving exquisite cuisine in seductive settings where walls are exotically layered with artefacts from exotic climes and tables are adorned with the finest appointments.

Blakes imageCourtyard: Blakes Court Yard. One of our best kept secrets, a stunning green oasis discreetly nestled between the Hotel and our Mews House. It is the perfect tranquil retreat for privacy and comfort while enjoying breakfast, lunch, refreshing afternoon teas or even an early evening cocktail with friends. Our newly added Conservatories fitted with stylish yet comfortable furnishings and surrounded by a myriad of Bay trees and Buxos, it is designed to keep you cool during the sizzling months of summer and warmed up during the winter months for year round enjoyment.

Blakes, is situated in the quiet residential area of South Kensington. Easily accessible by underground (South Kensington or Gloucester Road) and a short taxi ride from Harrods and Knightsbridge.

A five minute walk can take you to the fashionable Brompton Cross or the Kings Road. Museums such as Victoria and Albert, Natural History and the Science Museum are only five minutes by taxi or a fifteen minute stroll. The Hotel is also close to London’s famous Royal Parks with Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and The Albert Hall.

33 Roland Gardens, London, SW7 3PF

Leonnie Turner-Bruce
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Leonnie has worked with the WATC team for over 5 years. Leonnie also runs her own Design company www.destinydesigns.co.uk.

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