July 2022 - 23rd July: Firmdale Art Walk at Charlotte Street Hotel

23rd JULY AT 10.30AM

Following the success of our celebrated art walks at Haymarket Hotel and Ham Yard Hotel, we are welcoming art enthusiasts to Charlotte Street Hotel for guided tours of Kit Kemp's personally curated art collection. Find out how to collect and successfully hang art, making it fun and interesting within a living space.

The design of Charlotte Street Hotel is inspired by the work of the Bloomsbury Set, an influential group of artists who studied together near Bloomsbury in London during the first half of the 20th century. Kit Kemp has featured and paid homage to them throughout the hotel with work by the principal artists of the group, Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, and Duncan Grant, found in the Drawing Room and Library. Kit also commissioned artist Alexander Hollweg to create a modern-day mural for the walls of Oscar Bar and Restaurant. It depicts everyday scenes of modern life, inspired by a photograph of an original mural by Duncan Grant of very elegant ladies coming out of a London Underground station, which Kit Kemp came across in a 1912 issue of Illustrated London News.

Explore Charlotte Street Hotel's unique art collection, before journeying on an intimate walking tour to some of Fitzrovia's most prestigious galleries, led by Firmdale Art Ambassador Olivia Paterson.

The walk will end back at the hotel, where guests can enjoy a delicious three-course set menu lunch in Oscar Bar & Restaurant.

£110 per person, including walking tour and three-course lunch from a set menu. 

Walks last approximately 2.5 hours followed by set menu lunch. Each walking tour will operate with a maximum of 12 guests but a minimum number of 6 guests must book in order for the tour to go ahead. Please note that lunch and afternoon tea reservations are sat within your own booking groups. If you have any questions, please contact oscar@charlottestreethotel.com and they will be happy to assist. 


Olivia Paterson is the curator of Firmdale Art Walks and is the Firmdale Arts Ambassador. Paterson has a BA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and an MA from Edinburgh University in Contemporary Art Theory. She has worked with some of Europe’s leading private collections and blue-chip galleries, organising exhibitions and advising both corporate and private acquisitions.