The third hotel in the hands of dynamic duo Justin and Charlie Salisbury – opened after their Artist Residences in Brighton and Penzance – used to be a down-at-heel local boozer. Together, with enthusiasm, hard work and artistic flair, they’ve transformed it into a charming, affordable London hotel with bags of character. On three elegant floors, it has eight comfortably rustic bedrooms and two fabulous suites, all imaginatively decorated and furnished with quirky, cleverly sourced finds. There’s also a laid-back sitting room, a glamorous cocktail bar and, taking centre stage on the ground floor, the Cambridge Street Kitchen. A welcoming social space by day, serving brunch, cold-pressed juices and Workshop coffee, it transforms into a modern restaurant at night. A separate entrance for hotel guests means there’s no awkward check in at the bar.
Doubles from £180
+44 (0)20 3019 8610; artistresidence.co.uk
Head down to Pimlico Road to some of the best independent art and interiors shops in London
An instagrammable stack of fluffy pancakes and berries downstairs at The Cambridge Street Kitchen
Ticket to an exhibition at the Tate Britain, just a short walk away
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Tucked away in the basement is Clarendon Cocktail Cellar, where cocktails are inspired by cult movies – like a ‘Kill Bill’, complete with black vanilla sugar stripe, or ‘The Departed’ – so lethal there’s a limit of two per person.
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