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Haymarket Hotel

1 Suffolk Place London SW1Y 4HX

  • FIRMDALE ART walks
    at haymarket hotel

    Firmdale Hotels are giving art enthusiasts a guided tour of Haymarket 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 at Haymarket Hotel include Tony Cragg’s fluid stainless steel sculpture, a striking monochrome painting by the artist, John Virtue and a 22-foot-long installation of tiny stones by Sue Lawty in the hotel's lobby. Downstairs in the impressive pool area there is a spectacular lighting scheme that uses strong contrasts of light and shadow and an ever-changing colourful light installation by Martin Richman.

    Visitors will be guided through Kit’s personally chosen art collection, before journeying on an intimate walking tour to some of Mayfair and St James' most prestigious galleries, led by curator Olivia Paterson.

    The walk will end back at the hotel, where guests can choose to enjoy a delicious three-course lunch or Afternoon Tea in Brumus Bar & Restaurant.

    £99 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 first art walk at Haymarket Hotel will take place on Saturday 19th January. 


    Olivia 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 at blue-chip galleries such as Timothy Taylor, Hauser & Wirth and Inigo Philbrick, organising exhibitions and advising clients. Olivia has also spent time at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses and acts as an independent arts writer.