Dorset Square Hotel is situated in a beautiful Regency townhouse and has 38 uniquely designed bedrooms which overlook a leafy private square. This square was the site of Thomas Lord’s first cricket ground and so the hotel was designed with elements that give tribute to this historical part of London. The hotel boasts a cosy drawing room with a fireplace and The Potting Shed, a relaxing and colourful restaurant and bar where you can enjoy food and drinks surrounded by elevating interiors and eclectic art.
Another reason to stay at Dorset Square Hotel is its location which is near to some of London’s favourite attractions. Here is our pick of the best places to visit when staying at Dorset Square Hotel.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
Although Dorset Square is no longer the home of Lord’s Cricket Ground, it hasn’t moved far away. It’s just a 20 minute walk. Why not watch a game of this quintessentially British sport and whilst you’re there, you can take a look around one of the world’s oldest sporting museums.
St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Regent’s Park & The Japanese Garden
Regent’s Park is only a 10 minute walk away from the hotel. It is home to tree-lined walks and 12,000 roses in one formal garden alone. A must see in this park is the beautiful Japanese Garden which is situated on an island and presents numerous traditional aesthetics and ancient ornamentation. Here you’ll walk on the wisteria-covered bridge across gurgling streams, placed stones, shrubbery and towering trees which all lead to a tranquil waterfall. It really is a little oasis in the centre of London.
The London Zoo
Whilst also in Regent’s Park, you can venture to the north of the park to ZSL London Zoo. The oldest scientific zoo in the world. It is also home to one of the most comprehensive animal collections and it’s a great day out if you are with children.
Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located just around the corner from Dorset Square Hotel on Baker Street in a splendid four-story Georgian Townhouse. According to the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novels, Sherlock Holmes made this his residence from 1881 to 1904. The rooms have been carefully maintained to allow visitors to have an insight into the world of the famous detective. Visiting is a memorable and authentic experience.
221b Baker St, London NW1 6XE
The Wallace Collection Museum
The Wallace Collection is a museum that occupies Hertford House in Manchester Square. This is the former residence of the Marquesses of Hertford. It is named after Sir Richard Wallace, who built the extensive collection, along with the Marquesses of Hertford, in the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum claims an amazing assortment of paintings, sculpture, furniture and arms and armour.
Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN
Chiltern Street & Marylebone High Street Shopping
Marylebone High Street is a major shopping area with the main street and side streets boasting a wide range of high-end boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Daunt Books is a gem for any book lover with an elegant three-level back room complete with oak balconies. The oldest part of the shop was completed in 1912 and now holds first-hand titles, especially travel-related material.
After a busy day of exploring these sights, our Drawing Room makes the perfect place to retreat to. Unwind with a favourite book or enjoy an afternoon tea in this cosy and relaxing space.
The Potting Shed
Open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, drinks and dinner, The Potting Shed is a unique space with different levels and walls that jut out in all directions. To celebrate these features, we have used a variety of green tones of paint on the walls, creating a subtle difference between spaces.
Photographic realist painter, Peter Rocklin, painted two large artworks which hang behind the large communal dining table. We serve a buffet on this table every morning for breakfast. Our guests often comment on Rocklin’s work, and as art enthusiasts, we love to hear people adore his work as much as we do.
To explore our scheme at The Potting Shed further, click here. We hope we have inspired you to explore this vibrant area. Whether it’s for drinks, dinner or an overnight stay, we would love to welcome you at Dorset Square Hotel soon.