Gavin Chetty

The Pilgrm

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  • Why:Work
  • When:November 2017
  • Who:Solo
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The Pilgrm
The Pilgrm The Lounge, the social-hub of the hotel.

The Lounge, the social-hub of the hotel.

The Pilgrm Take a moment to appreciate the cast iron staircase that has been painstakingly restored by stripping back 50 layers of paint built up over the past 100 years.

Take a moment to appreciate the cast iron staircase that has been painstakingly restored by stripping back 50 layers of paint built up over the past 100 years.

The Pilgrm Quintessential London townhouse staircase.

Quintessential London townhouse staircase.

The Pilgrm In place of a reception there’s ground floor cafe. Online check-in via the hotel’s website is quick and easy.

In place of a reception there’s ground floor cafe. Online check-in via the hotel’s website is quick and easy.

The Pilgrm A modern interpretation of a utilitarian Victorian washroom.

A modern interpretation of a utilitarian Victorian washroom.

The Pilgrm Clever wardrobe / rails. Apparently, it’s called a ‘wail’.

Clever wardrobe / rails. Apparently, it’s called a ‘wail’.

The Pilgrm Repurposed parquet-flooring acting as a headboard.

Repurposed parquet-flooring acting as a headboard.

The Pilgrm Rooms are pared-back and simple but exude an understated luxuriousness.

Rooms are pared-back and simple but exude an understated luxuriousness.

Highs & Lows

  • The customer service is fantastic, the team are down to earth and welcoming.

  • The integrity of the design is admirable. The building has been sensitively restored back to its Victorian shell and any modern or repurposed additions have been thoughtfully chosen. The hotel stands in homage to British industry and craftsmanship.

  • It’s very affordable.

  • The high-brow selection of design, lifestyle, and food magazines found in each room are on point.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Townhouse

  • Vibe

    Laidback, welcoming, understated cool.

  • Location

    It’s spitting distance of Paddington Station.

  • Rooms

    73

  • Music

    Yes, it’s pitch-perfect.

  • Year Opened

    2017

  • Designed By

    Designed in-house.

  • Health & Wellness

    Nope

  • Restaurant

    A neighbourhood café on the ground floor. And, an elegant Lounge on the first floor, acting as something between a restaurant, café, and cocktail bar.

  • Bar

    Yes, there’s a superb selection of cocktails that are made in collaboration with top bars from around the world.

  • Minibar

    No, but there are pantries throughout the building.

  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Very reasonable for central London.

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