If you love art, look east. You've Shoreditch, home to hip galleries and hundreds of busy brushes. You've Old Street, where graffiti artists go to work on their walls and underpasses. And you've Featherstone Street, an apartment to leave any aesthete in awe. Each wall is alive with abstract art, from hazy swirls of red to heavy dabs of black, while sculptures in bronze and stone glint in the daylight. Let your eyes be lost in contemplation, or step onto the balcony for the street scene below. With London all but on your doorstep, this is one canvas whose every corner is covered.
Your hosts being art dealers, the pieces on their walls are ever-changing. And while there's no permanent collection, one thing is constant: they always feel at home in their arty surrounds.
A gallery all to yourself? That's what stepping into this home feels like. Think light falling from floor to ceiling windows, walls of white and, at every turn, artwork. Paintings, busts, sculptures you'll want to look in every direction at once. But take your time. The sitting room is ample, the kitchen equipped for every need and the bedroom is calmness itself. Which gives you the chance to contemplate your next move. Will you turn to the pop-up shops of Shoreditch, the skyscrapers of the City or to the galleries of the West End?