Blakes South Kensington Hotel
The 47 bedrooms are a tour-de-force of atmospheric design featuring four-poster beds, rich fabrics, and antique furniture
Blakes hotel rooms use global curios and dark colour schemes
Every room is different though, with a great variation of styles
Blakes is in Roland Gardens running south from Old Brompton Road in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea
Nigel Tisdall has been writing travel stories for the Telegraph for over 25 years. His globetrotting career began with a train ride from London to Hong Kong; since then we've sent him everywhere from Antarctica to Zanzibar.
Fashion designers, movie stars, rock singers, creative types, entrepreneurs – anyone who enjoys a sensual, one-off hotel with richly decorated interiors. Blakes is tailor-made for romancing couples.
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