London Craft Week is an event designed to celebrate the best of British craftsmanship across the city. Many events during the week (May 3rd to 7th) are taking place in the capitals best hotels.
Opportunities this week will include the chance to see exquisitely tailored clothes, learn the art of batik, and try your hand at making pastries. If you’re out and about in London during the week, don’t miss these events.
Fashion lovers will find plenty to do during the week, including a couple of fascinating hotel events. At The Beaumont, there’s a chance to see an exhibition of custom-tailored clothes from Savile Row tailors.
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The outfits have all been inspired by the hotel’s fictitious founder, Jimmy Beaumont. The exhibition is open all week, and there’s also a special dinner at the hotel on May 4th.
Furniture and Interiors
There’s a lot going on that will appeal to anyone interested in furniture making or interiors. At the London Edition, you can learn about making bespoke, handmade sofas in a conversation between Insley & Nash and George Smith.
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And at The Savoy, you can delve into the world of Savoir Beds on the 4th, hearing about the techniques and process.
Firmdale Hotels are particularly well-known for their quirky, colourful interiors by Kit Kemp, and she’ll be talking about Crafting Rooms with a Story at Charlotte Street Hotel on the 3rd, along with designer and painter Melissa White. They will reveal their new collaborative design scheme and discuss the project.
Food and Drink
For food and drink, there are opportunities to learn about quality alcoholic beverages. Visit Mondrian London to learn about how Talisker, the only single malt made on Skye, comes to be.
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Or if you’re more partial to the grape than the grain, learn about Ridgeview sparkling wine at Flemings Mayfair.
Anyone who prefers food to drink can head to the Hotel Cafe Royal, where Sarah Barber (the hotel’s executive chef) will run a pastry making workshop on the 4th. The hotel is a partner of the event, so you can find several other things going on there during the week.
Of course, London’s hotels aren’t the only locations during Craft Week. You can find hundreds of exciting workshops and events across the city on the official website. If you’re planning a last-minute trip, you can get reduced rates at the two partner hotels – The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane – when you quote London Craft Week.
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Photo credits: London Craft Week, The Beaumont, London Edition, Mondrian London.