Housed on the fourth floor of Clerkenwell’s Old Sessions House, the new Sessions Arts Club is a sanctuary for Londoners seeking an escape from the city.
Guests are ushered from a discrete red door at the back of the Grade II-listed former courthouse into a lift and up to the new bar and restaurant, which boasts pieces from artist Jonny Gent and a kitchen headed up by chef Florence Knight.
A 60-seater dining room is flooded with light from a series of arched windows looking out onto the roof terrace, itself leading to an elegant marble bar and infinity rooftop pool with views over London. Meanwhile, interior elements have been cherrypicked from various markets and salvage yards, creating a relaxed, comfortable vernacular. A series of green leather banquettes on a mezzanine reflect the former courthouse’s past life.