40 Winks Hotel
'This quirky bolthole in east London is a Queen Anne townhouse-turned-living museum with two rooms for guests,' explains Sophie. While Mile End might not sound like the most likely location, she recommends it as a great base from which to explore the area's cultural scene, including the Whitechapel Gallery and new Galerie8.
Where 40 Winks Hotel, 109 Mile End Road, Stepney Green, London, E1 4UJ (020-7790 0259; www.40winks.org)
How much Double room from £95