Named for local figure Rhaune Laslett, founder of the infamous Notting Hill Carnival, The Laslett is as much a celebration of its community history as it is contemporary design. British architects Waldo Works teamed up with Pinch and Race Furniture to shape the eclectic interiors, while local heroes such as Biba founder-cum-artist Barbara Hulanicki and Jerome Dodd of Golborne Road’s Les Couilles du Chien antique shop contributed artworks, artefacts and antique design touches to create interiors that ooze personality and a sense of place.
Entering on the ground floor you’ll find communal spaces to enjoy in The Library; a collection of British books to peruse over a coffee or cocktail, art-lined walls, a carefully curated shop and The Henderson Bar, an all-day dining room that serves up everything from avocado toast to tea and scones in the afternoon. The suites themselves are tucked away upstairs, adding to the home-like coziness and making for a quieter space to sleep even when the bar is full. There’s a few different suites to choose from, but all are well-appointed (the Tatcha amenities were a particularly welcome addition to freshen up after a long-haul flight!) and generously proportioned compared to much of what’s on offer in London.