I wanted to find something a little out of the ordinary for our London vacation but really didn't want to give up the comforts of a regular hotel and didn't want to break the bank. The Hand and Flower exceeded my expectations. It had a very homey feel with extremely friendly and attentive staff. The building had all the great charm of an old establishment but the room was very clean, extremely well updated and really provided a 'sanctuary' to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. I found myself referring to it as 'home' after one day! The biggest treat, however, was the food: a simple continental breakfast (with melt-in-your-mouth pastries) was available for days in which we had to leave in a hurry, but if there was a bit more time to relax we had our choice of generous and amazingly tasty hot breakfasts as well. We also stopped for dinner one night and had what was, by far, the most exceptional food of our entire trip. I can't wait to visit again!