The Grand Suite @ Artist Residence London
Breakfast in bed from The Cambridge Street Kitchen
I had the pleasure of having a staycation at the quaint little Artist Residence in the heart of Pimlico, one of the neighbourhoods I recently got to explore and absolutely fell in love with. It is to date my favourite staycation in London, courtesy of Mr & Mrs Smith. The hotel is occupied in a Regency terrace on Cambridge Street in Pimlico. It is an eclectic space furnished with a diverse mix of urban and vintage furniture, together with a range of street art from various artists, hence the name. Instead of a lobby, we walked right into the Cambridge Street Kitchen, a cute little restaurant that was packed on that Sunday afternoon. We were greeted by the most friendly staff who were already expecting us and quickly brought us to our room. We were thrilled when we found out we were to be put up in the Grand Suite, the biggest room in the humble residence. The room was everything a staycation should be about. The dream bath-tub accompanied with a complete set of luxurious bath products to indulge in. The twin marble sink with that perfect gilt-edge mirror which reminded me of those I saw in the vintage markets in Paris. The big fluffy bed facing a view of the quiet neighbourhood. And the lush velvety green cushioned arm chairs that were great to sink into whilst sipping tea and engaging in conversation with friends. I already never want to leave this little haven and spent a good half- hour snapping away photos of the suite to show off to my friends about where I was spending the night. Every part of the space was thoughtfully put together. I had a welcome cocktail at the restaurant while watching life pass by in Pimlico on a lazy Sunday afternoon. We never did leave the property throughout our stay. We watched movies, drank tea, caught up on reading....and also invited my pal, Nathan over for a glass of wine to celebrate his upcoming birthday.
After the best sleep. We ordered pretty much everything off the menu for breakfast from the Cambridge Street Kitchen and had it brought up to the room. Nathan loved the space so much he came back to join us for birthday breakfast that morning and took a bath in the dream tub. Breakfast consisted of perfectly scrambled eggs and the fluffiest pancakes which we ate in bed while sipping on freshly shaken iced tea and sharing too many laughs, it was a such a great morning. After breakfast, we discovered the basement and was told there was a Ping-Pong table- and that became the rest of our activity that morning.
Thank you, Mr & Mrs Smith! I cannot be more grateful for the perfect time I spent at the Artist Residence, the new friends I made with the staff and the lovely neighbourhood surrounded by some of the most beautiful terrace houses. I woke up to seeing kids on horses riding around the hood and squealed in delight at how cute everything about this place was. I miss every part of it so much! Find out more about Artist Residence here.