Ham Yard

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In the heart of Soho, in the immediate vicinity of Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Mayfair.
An accomplished blend of extravagance and cosiness. Textiles in rich colours in a multi-ethnic style, an opulent parlour, painstaking attention to detail, and a welcoming central courtyard with tall oaks and a bronze sculpture by Tony Cragg all come together to inspire an urban village feel.
Restaurant, bar, library, parlour, drawing room, bowling alley, roof terrace with garden, small spa including gym, theatre / screening room, and 13 independent shops in the courtyard.
Fresh-market seasonal cuisine, stylish afternoon tea, with menu changing weekly.
91 individually designed rooms of rather generous size, judging by London standards, and 24 apartments. Every room is unique – Kit Kemp keeps surprising you again and again. The rooms meet the standards you expect in 5-star hospitality. All come with floor-to-ceiling windows and baths in mottled grey granite – a peaceful counterweight to the brightly coloured rooms.
Personal, solicitous, and ever so friendly. The smart-looking upbeat young service staff swiftly tend to the guests' needs.

Ham Yard Hotel, London

The Ham Yard Hotel, opened in summer 2014, is the latest addition to the portfolio of Tim and Kit Kemp. The Kemps, an ambitious couple of hoteliers, own nine boutique hotels so far – eight of them in London and one in New York City. The Ham Yard Hotel is the largest and most exclusive one in the string of high-end boutique hotels held by their group, Firmdale Hotels. The U-shaped hotel is accessed via an urban village square that features five fully grown oak trees, and a bronze sculpture by Tony Cragg. The colourful parlours and rooms are done in the signature style of English designer and co-owner Kit Kemp. The interiors are dominated by rich colours. Wallpapers, textiles, and rugs were all designed by her. A particular eye catcher is the enormous wall clock in the lobby, composed of 135 small timepieces whose rotating hands align every minute to tell the time. In the basement, you will find an original 1950s bowling alley that Kit Kemp had flown in from Texas just for the purpose. "Contemporary English" is what she calls her interior decorating style with its lavish attention to detail. Kit Kemp keeps coming up with ever new surprises for her guests and fans, and there is nothing to suggest she will ever run out of ideas for new projects.
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There is a wonderful roof terrace with vegetable and herb garden, lounge, and a magnificent view across the Soho rooftops.
Breakfast during peak time can get quite frantic. Be sure to allow for some extra time.

Location: London | London

Ham Yard
1 Ham Yard · W1D 7DT London


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