Made up of 11 Georgian townhouses, Brown’s has a rich and intriguing history. Distinguished guests have included presidents and prime ministers, royalty and writers. One notable regular was Agatha Christie — her 1965 thriller, At Bertram’s Hotel, was inspired by Brown’s.

Brown’s was London’s first ever hotel. It opened its doors in 1837 under the watchful eye of Lady Byron’s maid, Sarah — and her husband, James Brown.