Hand Picked Hotels’ Hendon Hall is one of north London’s best-kept secrets. Four function rooms range from state rooms in the original house to a self-contained building with its own reception area, bar, recessed stage, cloakroom and kitchen facilities. The elegant Pembroke Suite, which splits into three, can accommodate up to 350 guests. Extensive car parking and good transport links – the M1 is a mile down the road – make the hotel a great base from which to explore the capital. The West End is a tube ride away and Wembley Stadium is nearby. Indeed, the 1966 England team was based at the hotel during their successful World Cup campaign.