High and mighty
It's hardly surprising that London's upper echelons adore South Kensington. Lawns sweep, houses stand elegant and tall, and the shop windows hold silk, cashmere, oysters and pearls. And it is in this blessed part of town, 'tween two grand pillars and up a winding stair, that you'll find Emperor's Gate. You're at the very foot of heaven, with views out onto chimneys, leaves and sky. When you've finished surveying your domain, turn to discover a chic contemporary apartment, where white walls and sheets of glass and gloss allow light to flow uninterrupted across designer furniture and striking art. With the museums around the corner, and a tube station closer still, this is a home truly deserving of its majestic title.
Prince among men
Your host is a sociable type. He works in finance and, as you'll see, collects modern art. Sporty, energetic and charming, he's a regular fixture on South Kensington's social scene.
Whether you wish to dazzle your company, or dine in solitary splendour, you'll be glad of the peaceful open plan living space, with its clean lines and subtly funky aesthetic. There's a sleek new kitchen, and the bathroom's positively lavish, with an array of of delectable White Company toiletries spread out across the fashionable grey tiles. And as for your sleeping quarters, well, the bed's suitably sizeable, and the simplicity of the furnishing means that nothing will interrupt your eminence's precious repose.
There are five flights of stairs up to this home, and there is no lift.
This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.