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Dilapidated decadence in London

Nestled on a quiet corner of the Central London transportion hub known as Kings Cross (you can literally jump on a train and be in Soho in a couple of minutes, or Paris in a couple of hours), RL's boutique feels like you're staying in a film set where faded glamour meets slick modernity. The place is a restored Georgian townhouse, with only nine rooms, and one crazy-orange rug. Of course their name promises that the rough also comes with some luxe, so they've loaded the place with fittings from The Savoy Hotel, plus primo-quality linens & beds, in-room massages, and free WiFi. Instead of an ice machine in the lobby, there's an "Anger Release Machine". And in case you were wondering, yes, it is a vending machine filled with smash-able, replica antique crockery. Breakfast's provided by a ultra-popular nearby deli and's served in the dining room, whose mirror may just be a ploy to get you to drop some more coin in the Anger Release Machine.