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The Grade II-listed townhouse in the heart of the capital’s historic Marylebone was once home to Jane Austen’s brother, Henry. This heritage and the building’s story have been encapsulated in its Regency-style restoration, design and atmosphere. Now it’s available for exclusive hire or by room. 

An immersive visual history 

Owners Jane and Steven Collins (the same team who were behind the renowned Temple Guiting Manor, Barns & Pantry in the heart of the Cotswolds) have worked alongside the award-winning Russell Sage Studio, assisted by Feix&Merlin Architects. The building has been luxuriously restored as an exclusive place to stay; a thoughtful and glamorous re-imaging of the Austen era, taking inspiration from Henry and Eliza’s reported life at the house and as part of wider London society. It’s widely thought that Jane’s time visiting her brother in London carries great literary value, for it was through his support that her work was published. As such, the rooms and public spaces in the townhouse echo a richly woven past, where intriguing characters and stories have played out. It’s an exciting chapter in the life and history of the house, where the old meets the new.

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Its common areas are on the ground and lower floor and include a bespoke Pantry Kitchen where guests can take breakfast, and arrange private dining or parties around the sociable sharing table. And, for business travellers, the space can be swiftly transformed into a fully equipped meeting room and workspace. Drinks can be taken in the small, yet lavish, carriage-like cocktail ‘snug’ and on the alfresco terrace. Henry’s also accommodates a study/seventh bedroom and Jane Austen’s Reading Room. Together, these spaces provide a unique and magical setting for a private celebration with family and friends or a corporate stay. 

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“We have been thrilled to see our project and years of hard work finally come to life as a beautiful and captivating small hotel. Henry’s Townhouse has a sense of occasion and is sophisticated, yet fun, appealing to those looking for a lovely base to stay in the heart of the West End, as well as those wanting to hire the house exclusively for family and friends for a special occasion,” says Steven Collins, Owner of Henry’s.  

Contact Details

Website: henrystownhouse.co.uk

Address: 24 Upper Berkeley St, London W1H 7QH


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