Justin and Charlie (real name Charlotte) Salisbury met as students, and when Justin’s mum – who had bought a run-down Brighton guesthouse – was seriously injured in an accident before she had renovated it, 20-year-old Justin stepped in. Having no idea how to tackle the redecoration, he filled the listed town house with artists and gave them a free hand. The first Artist Residence, successful and buzzy, was born, soon to be joined by three more in Penzance, Pimlico and Oxford. This one has sea views and retro-style bedrooms, from tiny crash pads to a huge suite, with bespoke or vintage furniture, hand-picked artwork, entertaining murals and excellent beds. Artists Maria Rivans, Charlie Anderson, Fox Fisher and Jessica Albarn have designed four fabulous new rooms this year. There’s the sparky Cocktail Shack for drinks, easy-going Set Café for snacks and The Set Restaurant for Dan Kenny and Semone Bonner’s stunning seasonal tasting menus. Doubles from £95.
Name to Know: The Set’s chefs, Dan and ‘Bonner’, who you should ask how to make their famous cereal milk panna cotta.
See: Learn how to make your own neon artwork with Andy Doig or go up the new British Airways i360 observation tower.
Eat: A four-course seasonal British tasting menu at The Set.
Buy: Hunt around for some antique and vintage treasures at Snoopers Paradise on the North Laine.
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