A boho-chic Soho address
With its prime Soho location and unique style, the intimate Charlotte Street Hotel feels more like a private townhome than a hotel. Part of Tim and Kit Kemp’s Firmdale Collection of boutique hotels, the Charlotte Street Hotel has its own appealing design—a blend of vibrant colors, fabrics, textures and well-worn Oriental rugs—with an appealing all-day bar and restaurant just off the lobby that’s a favorite gathering spot for Central Londoners. Beyond the first floor living room (with a chic honor bar stocked with plenty of bubbly and ingredients for mixing your own cocktails), there are guest rooms spread over five stories, each individually decorated (though some admittedly snug). The 52-room hotel has a film theme, with an in-house DVD library of hundreds of critics' picks, and the not-to-be-missed Friday and Sunday film club, during which films are screened in the 75-seat underground cinema.