A bold step away from cookie-cutter minimalism, Haymarket Hotel, owned by husband and wife team Tim and Kit Kemp, fuses contemporary and classical references in an ultra-central London location. It’s a landmark building designed by the legendary John Nash, the master architect who developed most of Regency London, including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and the adjoining Haymarket Theatre.
The hotel on Suffolk Street comprises 50 individually designed bedrooms and suites, an exclusive 2-5 bedroom townhouse, Brumus Bar & Restaurant, conservatory and library. There are several private event spaces including The Shooting Gallery, a vast space on the ground floor which can seat 70 for dinner. There is a gym and treatment room plus a spectacular 55 foot (18m) long pool with a bar, lounge and music and lighting system. Interiors, by Kit Kemp (Firmdale Hotels co-owner and Creative Director), are a remarkable combination that honours the building’ s noble lineage whilst updating it with a contemporary English point of view.
24 hour reception
3 things to try when you’re there
The afternoon tea, the swimming pool and the hotel’s cocktails
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Guestrooms are individually furnished with custom-made pieces and an emphasis on rich texture and colour.