The third hotel in the hands of dynamic duo Justin and Charlie (Charlotte) 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, well-proportioned floors, it has eight comfortably rustic bedrooms and two fabulous suites, all imaginatively decorated and furnished with wonderfully quirky, cleverly sourced finds. There’s also a welcoming, laid-back sitting room, a glamorous cocktail bar tucked away in the basement and, taking centre stage on the ground floor, the Cambridge Street Kitchen. A welcoming social space by day serving brunch, cold-pressed juices and All Press 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. A former pub is now a proper, much appreciated, if diminutive, hotel. Doubles from £230.
Do: Visit the Tate Britain and wander along the Thames to Westminster.
Eat: Brunch at The Cambridge Street Kitchen. http://www.cambridgestreet.co.uk/
Buy: Try a Lake Macarthur cocktail in the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar with a bowl of bacon-infused popcorn.
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