Grand Designs: The Best Art Hotels in London
Desperate to impress a first date? In need of a culture fix and a long gossip, martini in hand? Or, dreaming of a treat night away from home following the festive frenzy?
Then, art lovers, cocktail sippers and jet-set travellers rejoice! Our ultimate insider's guide to the very best art hotels in London is just what you're looking for.
With artfully designed rooms, Instagrammable interiors, and on-trend bars and restaurants, these boutique hotels give traditional luxury – and, even the city's best museums and galleries – a run for their money.
Now, all you have to do is book.
The Mandrake hotel has recently opened and we're intrigued. With 30 guest rooms decorated in six different styles across four floors, all professing to be hipper than hip, The Mandrake is undoubtedly one of London's coolest new hotels.
While the sumptuous bedroom interiors, surrealist designed suites, Michelin-starred restaurant, and central greenhouse full of exotic plants have got people talking, the formidable art collection has got collectors, dealers and artists around the world swinging from the rooftops.
Art is undoubtedly at the forefront of the Mandrake's DNA. With a permanent collection of acquired and commissioned works, carefully curated by in-house curators, it is a haven for provocative, sensual, exotic and highly creative contemporary works.
It's worth checking out the celebrated 'Artist in Residence' programme, too. Supporting contemporary and emerging artists working across all disciplines and genres, the programme aims to inspire hotel guests and visitors to engage and interact with their surroundings. What are you waiting for?