Henry's townhouse four-poster bed

Henry's Townhouse

Location: London, England

Bedrooms: 7

Guests: 14

If you’ve had your fill of luxury holidays in London’s large hotels and yearn for a bit of peace and privacy when you stay in the city, then Henry’s Townhouse is the perfect solution. Former home of Jane Austen’s favourite brother, this is a stunning Georgian property, renovated and furnished with care and attention to detail by current owners Steven and Jane Collins and renowned designer Russell Sage. A glamorous, discreet and supremely comfortable bolthole in central London, just moments from Hyde Park, Henry’s Townhouse comes with an experienced team of knowledgeable staff ready to ensure you get the most out of your stay.

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Inside Henry’s

  • This sophisticated Georgian townhouse has retained all its history and heritage, with original 19 th -century doors and floors and 500-year-old oil paintings sitting harmoniously alongside modern essentials such as slick air-conditioning, central heating and Dyson hairdryers

  • There are just seven spacious bedrooms, all en-suite, which can accommodate a total of 14 guests. Each room is named after one of Jane Austen’s relatives, including the sophisticated Parisian blue of her cousin Cassandra, the grand white and red stripes of brother Henry and warm pink comfort of cousin Eliza

  • The townhouse’s common areas include M Halavant’s Pantry with a large communal sharing table for breakfast, private dining and parties, as well as Jane Austen’s Reading Room with numerous first editions, a cocktail snug, and an outdoor terrace. The Pantry can also be converted into a meeting room if required

  • Ann, your resident housekeeper, has oodles of experience and the best contacts across the city and will happily take care of all your requests, however unusual they might be

  • Your private chef creates glorious afternoon teas and sublime suppers in the subterranean staff kitchen, catering to all tastes and dietary requirements with thoughtfulness and enthusiasm. We recommend opting for the full English breakfast option as it is to die for

  • Wi-Fi is available if you need to keep in touch with the outside world

Things to do on your doorstep

  • Browse the chic independent boutiques in Marylebone, such as Daunt Books, The Conran Shop, Sixty 6

  • Visit Ciré Trudon, the oldest candlemakers in the world

  • Enjoy a stroll in nearby Hyde Park or Regent’s Park

  • Visit the official home of Sherlock Holmes’ at 221b Baker Street

  • Sample some culinary delights at the local food markets

  • Sit awhile and enjoy a coffee in a pavement café and watch the world go by

A little further afield

  • Take in a show at one of London’s many West End theatres

  • Cruise along the River Thames and see the city from a different viewpoint

  • Take a ride up high on the London Eye

  • Visit the Tower of London and see the famous Crown Jewels

  • Enjoy a hop-on/hop-off tour on a London double-decker bus

  • Day trips aplenty out of the city to see such fine attractions as Windsor Castle, ancient Stonehenge or the fine city of Bath with its Roman spa and glorious Regency architecture

Location

Henry’s Townhouse is located in Marylebone in central London, close to Marble Arch and between Hyde Park and Regent’s Park. Paddington Railway Station is under a mile away and St Pancras International Station is 2.5 miles from the property.

The nearest tube station is Marble Arch, 4-5 minutes on foot. Henry's Townhouse is about an hour’s drive from Heathrow Airport and around 90 minutes from Gatwick Airport.