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.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Brown’s Hotel is just minutes away from Burlington Arcade, the Royal Academy of Arts and a number of London's most respected independent art galleries including Robilant & Voena and David Zwirner Gallery.
Attracting a sophisticated, but less flashy crowd than some of its neighbouring hotels, Brown's Hotel is sumptuous yet traditional, and home to Hix Mayfair, one of London's top artist-conceived restaurants.
An innovative hang in the main eighteenth-century wood panelled dining room sees a Neon sign by Tracey Emin juxtaposed with contemporary works by fellow British artists including Bridget Riley and Keith Coventry.
A white port and tonic, made with Tonnix Port from Quinta de la Rosa – the bespoke label was designed by Tracey Emin especially for the Hix emporium – or a cocktail in the Donovan Bar come highly recommended.
With Mayfair Art Weekend – originally launched as Brown's London Art Weekend – now a firm fixture in the art world calendar, the hotel's reputation as one of London's Best Art Hotels is going from strength to strength.
We can't wait to what the hotel has in store for MAW 2018.