40Winks – The most beautiful small hotel in the world
December 23, 2015 | By Baukje Stamm |
If you need us this Christmas, you can find us at 40Winks.
Brainchild of acclaimed interior designer David Carter, 40 Winks offers a truly unique experience of London’s East End. An intoxicating mix of old and new, 40 Winks has an atmosphere and ambience unlike any other. 40 Winks is regularly used in fashion shoots – and with one glimpse of the interiors you will see why.
Once you will reveal the correct answer to the secret riddle (you will receive it by email a few days earlier), the eccentric proprietor will usher you upstairs to join a bunch of strangers for cocktails and canapes whilst being read scary stories. Oh boy, yes!
40 Winks is situated in an elegant Queen Anne townhouse built in 1717. With just two gorgeous rooms, it can either be considered a very tiny boutique hotel or a wonderfully lavish B&B. The interior is a real mixture of old and new, full of antiques and Bohemian decor, whilst exuding glamour and decadence with a large dose of Mr Carter’s very apparent sense of humour: Jesus wearing red slippers and a top hat, mannequin hands in a fruit bowl, interesting wall murals and a crown-toting ornamental dog. These are just a snippet of the curiousities that fill this wonderful house. There is even a sweet little courtyard garden full of greenery, where you can sit and sip tea and cocktails.