40WiNKS, a charming Queen Anne townhouse in London’s East End, could have been the place where the Grimm brothers discovered all things fantastical. The historical drama of the wood-panelled living room reveals the owner’s design wit, while the light and airy bedrooms welcome any guest who stays the night.

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Images: 40Winks, London UK