Good Hotel Guide Review
Amid the historic streets and squares of Pimlico, a 19th-century pub has been reinvented as a hip hotel, with café and cocktail bar. This Artist Residence was a third venture for Justin and Charlotte Salisbury – see also Artist Residence in Brighton, South Leigh and Penzance (Shortlist entry), with a changing display of curated artwork throughout. A new general manager, Leutrim Grbavci, has been appointed, but the funky style and the modus operandi remain the same, with local residents encouraged to drop by for a drink or a bite at any time, in the café, in the club room or on the terrace. The ten bedrooms have a mix of contemporary, vintage and distressed furnishings, a Roberts radio, mini-fridge and espresso machine. The Art Deco-style Club Suite has a super-king-size handmade bed, a velvet sofa and battered leather club chairs, a large bathroom with a roll-top bath and walk-in shower. The Loft, under the eaves, has a French-style 1930s bath and bare brick walls. Breakfast, charged extra, includes fresh pastries, pancakes, smashed avocado, the full English or vegan; at other times, you can order small plates, burgers, fish and chips and cauliflower risotto.
52 Cambridge Street
020 3019 8610
10. 2 suites.
cocktail bar, restaurant, club room lounge, games/private dining/meetings room, small ‘hidden’ garden, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed, cot available for larger rooms, no extra beds for children sharing.
only allowed in the restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room £255–£595. Cooked breakfast from £6, full English £12, vegan £10, à la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.