50-52 Pimlico Rd., Pimlico
Lulu Lytle has outfitted some of London's most upscale restaurants and hangouts, like Cecconi's, the Connaught, and Soho House. Her work, including understated leather upholstery pieces, is beautifully crafted and made in England: It's the perfect blend of elegance and coziness.
Pimlico Road Design District
Pimlico Rd., Pimlico
Interior designers, collectors, and discerning shoppers head to Pimlico Road for all things home. Don't miss Luke Irwin, Rose Uniacke, and Soane, plus many others. Check websites for individual retailers' details and opening times.
20-22 Pimlico Rd., Pimlico
Hand-knotted silk rugs are Luke Irwin's specialty: His work is incredibly luxurious, soft to the touch, and eye-catching. No two carpets are the same, as all his work is made in conversation with the client.
76-84 Pimlico Rd., Pimlico
Trained as a restorer and gilder, Rose Uniacke's eye for material is unparalleled. So it makes sense that in her store, the eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century antiques are all given plenty of space to show themselves off. Uniacke also offers an interior design service and a bespoke range made with her trademark appreciation for the age and condition of the materials she uses.
87 Pimlico Rd., Pimlico
The Northern Italian Tinello comes from the former head chef of Locanda Locatelli (and his sommelier brother). It's more relaxed, less expensive, and arguably just as delicious. Check out the Small Eats menu where delicious nibbles (think fried baby artichokes and fluffy Parma ham) go for less than £10.
44B Pimlico Rd., Pimlico
You can be sure that everything you eat at this café is organic and free from any nasty chemicals, because everything from the produce to the dairy to the breads and the meat here is sourced from the Daylesford farms in the Cotswolds and Staffordshire. And while there are sugary baked treats and the like to be had here, there are also cold-pressed juices, bone broths, and a great array of salads on offer for those in the market for a healthier pick-me-up. There are also locations in Marylebone and Notting Hill, each one a perfect spot if you're looking for some lunch or a cozy space to sit and catch up on some work.
The Artist Residence
52 Cambridge St., Pimlico
This townhouse turned hotel is tucked away on a singularly quiet, residential street in Pimlico—and it's as homey as it gets for a city getaway. Each of the ten rooms is decorated with quirky, colorful finds and limited-edition prints, in a slightly rustic yet perfectly comfortable and characterful manner that makes you feel like you're staying at a good friend's house (who happens to be an excellent host). The stay here has few bells and whistles (i.e., no gym, spa, or the rest) other than its excellent all-day restaurant, the Cambridge Street Cafe—a Brighton import—but is perfect for a short city break.