Naomi Li, 32, and Lydia Liao, 23, were on the 22nd floor of the 24-storey Grenfell Tower when it caught fire in the early hours of June 14.
The women are the last known survivors from their floor of the apartment complex. Fourteen other residents – including five children – who lived on the same floor are believed to have died in the blaze.
At least 12 residents who lived on the highest floor of the block are dead or missing.
The blaze has so far claimed 80 lives, but only 18 victims have been formally identified. The Metropolitan Police Service fear an exact death toll will not be known until 2018.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Naomi told of the moment she phoned her husband, Lee Li-Chapman – away on business at the time of the fire – to say her final goodbyes, fearing she wouldn’t be able to escape the inferno.
Naomi, from Taiwan, said she smelt smoke around 1am as she was preparing to go to bed. When she dialled emergency services, she was told there was a fire in her building and to stay inside her apartment.
After 20 minutes, neighbours on her floor began coming out of their flats.
"One, who lived next to me, said the fire had spread to their kitchen," she said.