|Temple Lodge - a Georgian Listed Building in Hammersmith - is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Broadway, yet is just a few minutes walk from its main underground and bus station. It was once the home of the artist Sir Frank Brangwyn. Whilst his studio, which he built himself, has now become a chapel with a vegetarian restaurant on its former mezzanine floor, the house itself is given over to welcoming bed and breakfast visitors to London. They come from the four corners of the world to enjoy the quietness and tranquillity of the house. Many have described it as a really peaceful haven to return to after the rigours of a day out. The absence of any televisions in the house or rooms supports this atmosphere.
We are now in our third '3-star' year as awarded by Visit England.
Visitors to the house enter a courtyard with a small garden through the 'Angel Gate'. To the rear of the house is a quiet and secluded garden, and most of our bedrooms, the library and the dining room look out over this garden with its seasonal changes and squirrels in the trees.
2016 has been once again a busy year for us with very few empty rooms. This does mean sadly that we have to sometimes disappoint regular guests. Do book well ahead of your planned stay.
We are constantly looking at ways to improve the Lodge and what we can offer you to enrich your stay. For espresso lovers we have a new machine. For breakfast cereal lovers we offer now the award winning Rude Health range. They have excellent organic products which is in line with our attempt to serve only healthy foods.
We are constantly upgrading the standard of our rooms in which we only use 100% natural products. (We do have stock of other materials if required)
2017 is going to be an exciting year for us as we will be building three garden studios. They will be ecologically constructed and will create further space for our ever growing number of guests. Imagine waking up in the garden in a very well designed studio, we are sure they are going to be in great demand. The work will begin in April and go through to autumn. There will be minimal noise in the house as it is all happening outside in the garden.
We hope you will have a happy Christmas and a healthy and positive new year.
The Frank Brangwyn Room
It gives us great pleasure to announce that on Friday 22nd March 2013 we have opened a new luxury room that is called the Frank Brangwyn Room. The naming of the room honours the artist Sir Frank Brangwyn whose house and home Temple Lodge was for thirty years at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is situated almost as a penthouse on the second floor of the house and is an addition to the top floor of the building overlooking the garden. It has its own balcony, making it possible to enjoy summer evenings outdoors. It is furnished as a double room with its own en-suite shower room and toilet facilities and includes all the amenities, such as refreshments, of the other rooms.
We hope you will choose to stay with us on your next visit to London and will like the changes and the new look, which since last summer already, has extended to the dining room. We look forward to welcoming you again during the coming year.