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Artist Residence – Pimlico, SW1
London

The third hotel in the hands of dynamic duo Justin and Charlie (Charlotte) Salisbury – opened after their Artist Residences in Brighton (see page 00) and Penzance (see page 00) – 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 moody and glamorous cocktail bar, the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar, that comes alive at night 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.

Nota Bene

Tucked away in the basement is Clarendon Cocktail Cellar, where drinks are inspired by cult movies – there’s a Kill Bill, complete with black vanilla sugar stripe, or The Departed, so lethal it’s limited to two per person.

SEE

Head down to Pimlico Road to some of the best independent art and interiors shops in London.

EAT

An instagrammable stack of fluffy pancakes and berries downstairs at The Cambridge Street Kitchen.

BUY

Ticket to an exhibition at the Tate Britain, just a short walk away.


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