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A stylish boutique just around the corner from Paddington station.
You’ll struggle to find many hotels as stylish as The Pilgrm, which combines throwback details such as polished parquet flooring and sturdy iron radiators with modern touches to create a warm, lived-in feel. There’s not a huge amount of space in this place, which is why wardrobes have been done away with in favour of wall rails, some rooms come with sinks by the bed and there’s no check-in desk. But if anything, this just adds to the hotel’s satisfyingly pared-back aesthetic.
Rooms are connected by a maze of corridors and hallways. Follow them for long enough and you’ll arrive at the first-floor lounge and terrace, where The Pilgrm serves an outstanding breakfast and brunch – we particularly enjoyed their spin on the Full English. Later in the day you can hang out and enjoy cocktails and snacks while curled up on one of the room’s cosy velvet sofas.
Paddington is primarily known as a transport hub thanks to its eponymous train station, but it’s also an ideal place to base yourself if you’re looking to explore west London. Posh neighbourhoods like Kensington and Chelsea are just a couple of stops away on the tube, which means you’re also within spitting distance of popular sights like the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, V&A, Harrods and Buckingham Palace.
1. Hyde Park: For enjoying a picnic in London’s most iconic green space.
2. Floating Puppet Theatre Barge: For a classic puppet show with a modern twist.
3. Pergola Paddington: For sampling some of London’s best eats.
Time Out Tip:
Grab an espresso from Workshop Coffee on the ground floor on your way out – they’re one of the city’s finest roasters.