Grand Designs: The Best Art Hotels in London
Desperate to impress a first date? In need of a culture fix and a long gossip, martini in hand? Or, dreaming of a treat night away from home following the festive frenzy?
Then, art lovers, cocktail sippers and jet-set travellers rejoice! Our ultimate insider's guide to the very best art hotels in London is just what you're looking for.
With artfully designed rooms, Instagrammable interiors, and on-trend bars and restaurants, these boutique hotels give traditional luxury – and, even the city's best museums and galleries – a run for their money.
Now, all you have to do is book.
At Ham Yard Hotel you'll find more home comforts than any mansion going. There's the Croc Bowling Alley, which has Howard Hodgkin's paintings on its walls, a cinema on site, and a stellar art collection, too.
With interiors curated by co-owner and Design Director Kit Kemp, Ham Yard Hotel is a magpie's dream. From Tony Cragg’s sculpture at the centre of the hotel's courtyard to the mesmerising A Million Times installation by design duo Humans since 1982, Kit Kemp's collection is an eclectic mix of old and new.
For real art enthusiasts the Firmdale Art Walks are highly recommended: starting in the Drawing Room of Ham Yard Hotel, visitors will be guided through Kemp’s art collection, before embarking on a walking tour of some of Soho and Mayfair’s most prestigious galleries.
The Art Walks will take place on Saturday 13th January, 3rd February and 3rd March 2018 from 10.30am-2.30pm.