La Gaffe

107–111 Heath St., London, NW3 6SS, England

The name of this simple B&B (located above an Italian restaurant) means "the mistake" in Italian, and is also the punchline to the unlikely tale of how the original husband-and-wife proprietors met in the 1950s—but it also rather neatly chimes with the Cockney term "gaff," meaning a simple, cozy residence. Standard rooms are indeed tiny and have few amenities, though some have four-poster beds, and the honeymoon suite (a mere £30 more than a basic room) has its own Jacuzzi. There's a summer patio in the enclosed courtyard and the restaurant itself serves good, traditional Italian food at reasonable prices.

PROS

  • unusual place with a cheerful atmosphere
  • great price

CONS

  • few services
  • no elevator
  • outside city center

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Romantic
Casual
Residential Area
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-7435–8965

HOTEL DETAILS

18 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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