Our Picks Of The Top 10 Perfect Places For A Romantic Weekend Getaway
6. Blakes Hotel, London
Anouska Hempel’s sexy South Kensington luxury boutique hotel is a lesson in attention to detail, inspired by forays into far-off lands such as Russia, India and Turkey. Four-postered beds festooned with rich fabrics, and lavish gold-and-black ensuite bathrooms – what more can you ask from a naughty nighterie? The discreet atmosphere enhances the feeling that you’re the only pair in the house. Even the boudoir-chic restaurant which treats diners to sophisticated Modern European dishes, with eastern influences is pure aphrodisiac. Room 109, the Cardinal Suite, is the most shamelessly romantic: with heavy, textured fabrics, floral artwork and the kind of ornate, crimson-draped four-poster that makes you reach for the smelling salts – it’s an essay in decorative decadence.