London News: Things to Do at Firmdale Hotels this JulyBy Angelica Malin
Looking for some fun things to do in London this month? Here’s some events at our favourite Firmdale Hotels that you don’t want to miss:
The Soho Hotel is hosting a live screening of the National Theatre’s production ‘Prima Facie’ and a two course menu and cocktail from Refuel Bar & Restaurant. Restaurant bookings are available for pre-screening and post-screening at Refuel Bar & Restaurant. The screening starts at 7pm in a luxuriously appointed state-of-the-art screening room.
Jodie Comer (of Killing Eve fame) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.
£60 per person including a two course meal with a welcome cocktail and live screening.
Charlotte Street Hotel is welcoming art enthusiasts for guided tours of Kit Kemp’s personally curated art collection, before journeying on an intimate walking tour to some of Fitzrovia’s most prestigious galleries, led by Firmdale Art Ambassador Olivia Paterson. Guests will find out how to collect and successfully hang art, making it fun and interesting within a living space followed by a three-course lunch at Oscar Bar & Restaurant.
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.
£110 per person, including walking tour and three-course lunch from a set menu.
Visit Brumus Bar & Restaurant at Haymarket Hotel on Thursdays from 6pm to 7.30pm to enjoy live jazz music and a variety of martinis from a specially crafted menu including a Fifty Fifty with Malfi gin, Noilly Prat, orange bitters and a lemon twist.
Guests will enjoy jazz music from Georgia Chanel and Joe Guy. Graduates of the British Institute of Modern Music, Georgia and her collaborator guitarist Joe Guy take today’s hits and transform them into postmodern jazz songs. A perfect mix of new and old – Georgia and Joe take guests on a journey ranging from eclectic deep soul to jazz numbers.
Please note, Jazz and Martinis at Brumus excludes Thursday 21st July