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.
In London since 2013, The Ace Hotel, Shoreditch is part of a hipster chain of art-focused hotels originating in Portland, Oregon. Located just minutes from Brick Lane, a host of independent galleries and the Barbican Centre, it's cool to its very core.
The Hotel also boasts an in-house creative agency, Atelier Ace, which develops the interiors and branding of the group and oversees any prospective fashion collaborations the brand may embark on.
When staying at the hotel, borrow a stack of vinyls from reception and snuggle up in their famous bathrobes, or borrow bikes in the day to snoop around the local area. If you fancy a bite to eat, visit the underground bar at their onsite restaurant, Hoi Polloi.
*The Ace Hotel is currently offering a Jean-Michel Basquait Boom for Real package until 28 January, so now is as good as time as any treat yourself to a night away, and see one of the best exhibitions of 2017.