While visiting the Secret Linen’s press day last month, I got the opportunity to tour the Artist Residence where it was hosted. I was greeted by the General Manager, Liam, who told me the story of its owners, Justin and Charlie, how combined their love for art, design and hospitality and started with a small boutique hotel in Brighton that they renovated in 2008. Over a period of time they added two more hotels, one in London and one in Cornwall.
The Artist Residence hotel in London is located in Pimlico within short walking distance from Victoria and Sloane Square. The original building, a public house, dates back to 1852 and was designed by the master planner Thomas Cubitt, who was renowned for creating the Belgravia and Pimlico neighbourhoods of London. Today the hotel has 10 bedrooms that have been restored and individually decorated in modern rustic and eclectic style featuring artworks from local artists. I had the opportunity to view all rooms and all the amazing art on display! The vibe is very relaxed and homely yet modern, and the rooms are designed to accommodate kids too.
You enter the hotel through The Cambridge Street Café, which is open all day serving breakfast through to dinner with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce. There is also a quieter corner if you want to meet up for a working lunch or just change the environment for a few hours and work outside your office. Downstairs is a very cosy Clarendon Cocktail Cellar and a private bar which serves unusual cocktails inspired by art. What a genius idea!!
Now that’s what I call “eclectic luxury”. Just go in for the experience, if you fancy some inspiration!! Once you enter, the vibe is amazing!
For further information, please visit Artist Residence website.