A mere stone’s throw from Victoria, Artist Residence is a rare gem of offering boutique accommodation whilst still having great transport links. Whether you’re returning from Gatwick after a late flight or want to stay central without resorting to a Travelodge, this 10-bedroom retreat is known for its quirky interiors and collection of art from the avid collectors that transformed this former public house.
The bedrooms range from Small through to Suites, with an air of Soho House, furniture is eclectic whilst showing off the original features of the property (that dates back to 1852 no less and was designed by Pimlico master planner extraordinaire, Thomas Cubitt himself). The rooms have all the mod-cons and WIFI is featured throughout with the added bonus of Nespresso machines in the suites for the avid coffee drinkers amongst you.
What makes this property is not only its location – a short walk from the restaurants and pubs of Pimlico and Chelsea – but its lively bar and restaurant downstairs. The Cambridge Street Kitchen, Clarendon Cocktail Bar and ping pong room and lounge are more than you’d expect at these kinds of prices but the owners here know how to welcome you with open arms. You may never stay anywhere else.