Growing up in London, I never think to stay in a hotel when I visit seeing as I still have lots of lovely friends to visit with comfy spare rooms. But sometimes I do crave a romantic city getaway in my hometown, and have been eyeing up the Artist Residence for future trips.
It’s a small, stylish and inexpensive hotel set in a Georgian townhouse in Pimlico just five minutes’ walk from Victoria train station. It has a cosy bohemian atmosphere – with lots of exposed brickwork, original wooden floors, vintage bits, kilim cushions and rugs, local art, and lots of comfy slouchy armchairs. There are plenty of luxuries, too, like amazing rainfall showers and roll-top baths.
There are 10 rooms in total including this club room, spread across a beautiful Georgian townhouse, each with straightforward-sounding names – ‘small’, ‘medium’, ‘the loft’ and ‘club suite’. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed for a romantic city break, or maybe even a honeymoon.
If you think the decor looks familiar, that’s because it’s the creation of the same stylish couple who opened its Brighton sister – the original hotel in the growing Artist Residence portfolio (there are now five Artist Residences around England, including an this playful Cotswolds pub and a West Country haven).
Find the Artist Residence London at 52 Cambridge Street, Pimlico SW1V 4QQ.