• Hotel stationery. Photograph by Thomas Bowles

    ISSUE 4: LONDON

    COVENT GARDEN HOTEL

    Gorgeous rooms, location in spades and sweet service are the hallmarks of this boutique Soho hotel. The National Gallery is an easy walk away, as is Piccadilly Circus, and each of the 58 rooms is wonderfully luxe without being stuffy—sort of like an upscale, English B&B. Don’t miss the lovely afternoon tea here, and ask for a room on a higher level—the views of the surrounding area are lovely