Ham Yard Hotel - 22 February: Firmdale Art Walk at Ham Yard Hotel

  • Tony Cragg sculpture in Ham Yard Hotel courtyard surrounded by trees. Ham Yard Hotel
  • A brightly colored wall in the back with a grand piano in front, surrounded by several seating areas in sofas and armchairs. Ham Yard Hotel
  • Illuminated porcelain pots by Martha Freud etched with earthy motives as an art installation on a wall behind beautifully set dining tables in Ham Yard Restaurant. Ham Yard Hotel
  • Lobby view looking in toward the Library, with a long, wooden reception desk on the left and floor to ceiling windows fronted by large, designed urns on the right, all overhung by a quirky, colorful art installation by Hermione Skye O'Hea. Ham Yard Hotel
  • Four bright paintings arranged on a Rick Rack patterned wall in front of a staircase leading down, with railings in front towards a open space with a comfortable and colorful armchair placed to the side. Ham Yard Hotel
  • A low bench with fresh flowers on beneath a quirky wall hung clock with several smaller clocks arranged to show the time 12:52. Ham Yard Hotel
  • Marian Goodman Gallery London - a bright white room with an art instillation featuring wooden tree-like sculptures. Marian Goodman Gallery London
  • Hauser Wirth Gallery in London on Savile Row showing an installation by Isa Genzken in a large white room Hauser & Wirth

Firmdale Art Walk At Ham Yard Hotel
Saturday 22nd February 2020

Firmdale Hotels are giving art enthusiasts a guided tour of Ham Yard Hotel. Find out how to collect and successfully hang art, making it fun and interesting within a living space.

Creative Director, Kit Kemp’s passion for art is present within the interior design of all Firmdale Hotels with famous artists juxtaposed beside up-and-coming ones. Artworks range from Tony Cragg’s sculpture at the centre of Ham Yard Hotel’s courtyard, to the mesmerising A Million Times installation by Humans since 1982 and Martha Freud’s 32 glowing porcelain pots, which feature within the restaurant.

Starting in the Drawing Room of Ham Yard Hotel, visitors will be guided through Kit’s personally chosen art collection, before journeying on an intimate walking tour to some of Soho and Mayfair’s most prestigious galleries, led by Firmdale Art Ambassador Olivia Paterson.

The walk will end at Ham Yard Hotel, where guests can choose to enjoy a delicious three-course lunch or Afternoon Tea.

£110 per person, including walking tour and three-course lunch or afternoon tea

Walks last approximately 2.5 hours followed by lunch or Afternoon Tea. 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.


The next Firmdale Hotels' Art Walk will be at Haymarket Hotel on Saturday 28th March 2020.


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.