In the heart of Fulham stands The Malt House, a charming boutique hotel that values comfort and convenience and one of the finest gastropubs in town.
The Malt House is rather small compared to luxury hotels, but it allows visitors a more intimate and relaxing stay. There are six non-smoking deluxe rooms all boasting king size beds with Egyptian cotton linen for maximum comfort.
Each room has en-suite bathrooms, full air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a coffee machine. Overall, the interiors give a strong sense of a home away from home with pastel wallpapers, wooden furniture and carpeted floors amidst imperial architecture.
The lounge is a great place to hang out in for a morning coffee while the garden is perfect for reading a book, or catching up with some work. You can also call for ironing, a porter, and even a shopping service.
The second-best reason to stay in The Malt House is the downstairs restaurant. In 2013, a renovation completely transformed the look into a modern gastropub. Regulars and first timers give it a five-star rating against Time Out’s 4-star grade.
It’s one of the best places to find British food where you can be served up a plate of pork scratchings, a mutton stew with meat so tender that it falls off the bone, and triple-cooked chips. For dessert, you should try their bestselling malted ice cream, which is made with soy milk.
Things to do around Fulham
Location is one of the things you’re paying for when you stay at the Malt House. It’s close to several landmarks that might be of interest to a luxury traveller such as yourself.
One of the Instagram-worthy spots recommended by the Evening Standard is the Fulham Palace. You can easily kill an afternoon roaming the grounds, perusing historic art in the small museum, or sipping a latte in the cafe. The botanical garden is a very charming piece of land where you’ll find trees as old as 500 years, lovely flowers, and a walled garden.
There are also several highly-anticipated events in the Royal Albert Hall including another installment of the Cirque Du Soleil. The event will be nothing short of spectacular with the Cirque’s organisers calling it a “stunning journey into the evolution of mankind”. If you don’t get to Fulham on time, fret not as there are plenty of other amazing shows lined up for this year.
If you fancy sports over dramatic performance, The Malt House is also close to several sporting venues including The Queen’s Club which hosts the annual British Open. If you’re a football fan, another must-visit destination is Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club, with an article by Ladbrokes noting how it’s located just off the banks of the River Thames in West Brompton. On top of Premier League Chelsea, London rivals Fulham also play at Craven Cottage, which is even closer to The Malt House.
Lastly, The Malt House is also very near the West London Wine School. They offer wine tastings and WSET courses if you’re serious about getting to learn more about your choice of drink.
The Malt House is a fine choice when it comes to overnight stays. You won’t just get a good night’s rest, you’ll also get busy days ahead with its easy access to many interesting destinations. If you’re looking for a five-star hotel, check out The Luxe Insider’s feature on Shangri-la at The Shard.