As one of the most sought after secret addresses in London by the international fashion and design crowd, the 40 Winks guest house is a hidden gem in the trendy East London district that is one of the most difficult rooms to book in London. Acclaimed interior designer David Carter has opened his opulent private home to offer two sumptuous, stylish ‘home-away-from-home’ guest rooms for rent. Described as an “intoxicating mix of old and new, of the seriously grand peppered with a sprinkling of shabby chic”, the guest house is set within an elegant four story Queen Anne townhouse which dates back to 1717. Don’t be surprised if a fashion or celebrity shoot is underway while you’re there, or if you see a famous face or two mingling in the lounge room. Enjoy a little bit of understated opulence and a large dose of quirky style amidst a creative-heavy crowd of visiting photographers, stylists, art directors, designers and models - all at a very affordable price for London with nightly rates starting from only £95. Make sure you book as far in advance as you possibly can as the waiting list can be months long.