Destination / Wish You Were Here

Artist Residence, London

A recent addition to London’s emerging Pimlico social scene is boutique hotel the Artist Residence (and don’t forget their sister hotels in CornwallBrighton and Oxfordshire.) This stylish 10-bedroom design hotel presents more like a premium guesthouse than a London lodging, offering all the modern comforts plus endless rows of candy jars and a vibrant cocktail bar. With an all-day dining restaurant under the guise of The Cambridge Street Kitchen and a relaxing Club Room we felt a world away, just moments from central London.

See …
If the comical art on the hotel walls doesn’t inspire you to visit Shoreditch’s Pure Evil Gallery, then window-shop at the nearby iconic Saatchi Gallery.

Taste …
The Cambridge Street Kitchen, a favourite local haunt set adjacent to the hotel in a casual dining atmosphere but with an impressive gastro-menu. Ideal for Sunday brunch, coffee or an intimate dinner. For a pre or post-dinner drink, RUSSH loves the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar – a quirky yet sophisticated bar located aptly downstairs in the hotel (in what was previously an underground pub cellar). Then pop down to The Ebury wine bar.

Shop …
Have breakfast then shop at the Tiffany & Co.’s West London flagship store, or for a longer, leisurely stroll visit eclectic boutique, The Shop at Bluebird.

Insider’s tip …
Devote a day to lounging by the fire with a good book or tackle a game of retro ping-pong in the Artist Residence’s designated games room.