The Artist Residence is a gorgeous little boutique hotel tucked away in a quiet street in Pimlico, London, just five minutes away from Victoria Station. This ‘rustic-luxe’ hotel has ten bedrooms, including a very impressive ‘Grand Suite’, that feature comfortable yet stylishly quirky features that give each room its own feel and identity.
Rachel and I arrived at the Artist Residence during our April trip to London and were immediately struck by how quaint and yet stylish the interior of the building was. From our entrance through the unassuming yet perfectly acquainted entrance through to entering the Grand Suite (our accommodation for the evening), we were struck by how much attention had been paid to detail in the décor.
The Grand Suite, situated on the first floor, lived up to our expectations. With an elegant ironwork four-poster bed, seating area and desk space, there was plenty of room for Rachel and I to catch up with emails before getting ready to hit the town. The bathroom area – complete with freestanding bathtub, was well appointed. There was also coffee making facilities and tea, biscuits and water free of charge and a fully stocked mini bar (sadly, not complimentary!). The room was air conditioned, which would be perfect for hot summer months, and there was free high speed Wi-Fi. The room was light and airy, thanks to the full-length sash floor windows.
Downstairs, the hotel had a cosy lounge area, the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining guests. Adjacent to this is a private dining area that could seat up to 12 people. Again, these areas were furnished comfortably and featured gorgeous artwork. We found the lounge area a perfect place to have a quiet drink before a night out.
For those wishing to dine during their stay at the Artist Residence, there is a great restaurant on site – 64 Degrees – that offers small plates of delicious food (think ‘amuse bouche’). Rachel and I sampled a number of dishes, prepared especially for us, and highly recommend the style of food. In fact, the staff members were wonderful and were happy to create the bespoke dishes for us. The restaurant also offers a delicious breakfast menu. As well as serving a selection of teas (served in cute cast-iron pots), coffees and cold drinks, there are a variety of food options from toast and yoghurt and granola, to cooked options such as buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, omelettes, full English and more.
As well as food, 64 Degrees offers a great cocktail selection and we were able to sample drinks that are unlikely to feature in run of the mill cocktail bars. The restaurant is intimate and has a great bare-walled industrial décor that doesn’t feel cold or sparse in the slightest. Even if not staying at the Artist Residence, we would highly recommend a visit to the establishment.
Rachel and myself enjoyed a comfortable night at the Artist Residence – although the Pimlico location is near to many central London amenities and attractions, it is lucky to be situated in a quiet residential location, enabling visitors to feel like they can escape from the hustle and bustle of busier areas. Complete with cosy lounge and intimate feel, the hotel is almost like a home away from home.