Forget starving in a garret. Artists need their creature comforts like the rest of us, and find them at Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s hip hotels (see also Brighton, South Leigh).
High-spec technology meets ‘domesticated heaven’ at this sophisticated Pimlico hotel on a tranquil garden square, within easy reach of a major travel hub.
Across from the pocket park of Orange Square, with its statue of a young Mozart, this ‘upmarket pub/café/restaurant’ is a sister to the Grazing Goat (see entry).
Bright modernity filters through this smart, surprisingly affordable Belgravia B&B within walking distance of some of London’s most iconic sights.
Osbert Lancaster dubbed the style ‘Pont Street Dutch’, but behind the gabled red brick facade of twin Victorian mansions, you are in Italy.
‘We enjoyed our very expensive one-night stay,’ writes a reader who pushed the boat out at Jeremy Goring’s grand Edwardian hotel, the last of its kind in London to be run by the founding family.
Front-facing rooms peep into the royal mews from the fifth floor of this historic building, overlooking Buckingham Palace.
‘No bland corporate anonymity here.’ Beyond the portico of a white stucco Victorian mansion lies a truly boutique hotel, part of Kit and Tim Kemp’s Firmdale group.
All is serene at this handsome 1860s town house hotel (Firmdale group) just minutes from Hyde Park.
The show-stopper at this small hotel is Sharon Marston’s April Light, an 18-metre cascade of polished steel, polymer and glass fibre optics, which hangs in the central stairwell, scattering colours and light.
‘On arrival we discovered that our package included afternoon tea, which we enjoyed before a concert at Cadogan Hall.’
Cushty! This transformed former Victorian public house has been part of the landscape since 1878.
A complimentary glass of cava – a nod to the hotel group’s Spanish origins – welcomes guests to this good-value hotel within walking distance of the National Theatre and the South Bank.
Steps away from museums, the Royal Albert Hall and the green spaces of Hyde Park, an intimate hotel in a Grade II listed South Kensington town house.
Walking distance from the attractions of South Kensington, this ‘elegant yet hip, fun’ hotel is ‘conveniently located’ for museum-hoppers and shop-till-you-droppers.
Last updated: December 03, 2019