Located in up and coming creative East London just minutes walk from public transport,this British boutique hotel is easy to get to and once you are there you won’t want to leave. But when you do have to leave, you will leave refreshed, inspired and ready to take on whatever is thrown your way. Fancy a getaway from the real world but only have a day or two? Let us tempt you with a peek of what 24 hours at 40 Winks has to offer.
Arriving at the front door, you are eager to see in. Greeted by Mr Carter himself who warmly welcomes you into his home; the entrance is grand and you can’t help but be wowed as soon as you set foot inside. Surrounded by enchanting wall hangings and little ornaments, you will carefully remove your shoes and sink your feet into the softest carpet in London, the closest you will get to walking on clouds.
Two guest rooms will be found at the top of the stairs along with the bathroom. Your room is immaculate, with everything strategically placed. It is airy and full of natural light. You will feel instantly relaxed. The bed is one of a kind, try it out. It boasts the softest hand stitched Egyptian bed linen and perfectly placed pillows that you will melt into. Make the most of the down time you have, shed your layers, get comfortable (it’s not very hard!). De-stress.
Although it will be ever so tempting to stay in, you may need to venture out for a bite to eat. Luckily Mr Carter has many recommendations on London dining, close by or further afield. You wont be disappointed! While lunch and dinner are not provided, it does offer a continental breakfast.
Coming back to the house is like watching a film for the second time, so many little details you didn’t notice the first time. Take the evening to make the most of your surroundings. Each room manifests charm and tastefulness. Filled with objects of emotive nature that make 40 Winks feel homely, in an odd and beautifully quirky way, putting you and your number one in a feel good mood.
It’s 2016 and these days having a bathtub is a luxury, and it couldn’t be more luxurious here. You will feel like a goddess, bathing surrounded by handprinted gold leaf walls as water gushes out of the lion’s mouth into the delightfully deep tub. Enjoy some couple time before bed, relax, unwind and savour the indulgence. Find a moment to peruse the rare and interesting book on the bedside table.
After the perfect sleep with all London sounds blocked out, waking up next to your favourite person at 40 Winks is like a modern day fairytale. Open the shutters to the sunlight streaming in. You will both feel rejuvenated and carefree.
Last of all, remember – have fun and take some photos, this is an experience to keep forever!
109 Mile End Road, Stepney Green
+44 (0) 20 7790 0259
Photography by Alaric Macdonald
Writing by Roam & Lust