The Finer Things in Life


Written by Aksel Ritenis


The cinema at the soho hotel showing National Theatre Live's Prima Facie on screen

Join us at The Soho Hotel on Thursday 21st July for a live screening of the National Theatre’s production ‘Prima Facie’ and enjoy a two course menu and cocktail from Refuel Bar & Restaurant. The first in a new series of National Theatre Live screenings, Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End. £60 per person.


A comfortable lounge area in the Drawing Room. A large comfortable grey sofa looks on to a colourful ottoman with a tub chair either side. There are paintings by Duncan Grant and Dora Carrington, among others, hanging on the walls and a window with patterned curtains to the right.

Join us on 23rd July for an opportunity to discover Charlotte Street Hotel‘s unique collection of original Bloomsbury art which inspired Kit Kemp’s characterful interiors. Learn how to successfully hang art to make it fun and interesting in a living space, drawing inspiration from the original works by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. The guided tour will continue on to visit some of Fitzrovia’s most inspiring galleries before returning for lunch or afternoon tea in Oscar Restaurant. £110 per person.


A cocktail and a selection of bar snacks

Bringing one of Italy’s most beloved traditions to the heart of London, visit The Potting Shed at Dorset Square Hotel to enjoy our new aperitif menu. Available every day from 5pm – 8pm, relax into the evening with one of the hand crafted cocktails accompanied by a complimentary small plate in the bar. Choose from a selection of classic aperitifs including a traditional Aperol spritz, garabaldi and negroni or a glass of Pierre Mignon champagne.


A photograph from the stage production of My Fair Lady showing Dame Vanessa Redgrave as Mrs Higgins and Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle. Credit Marc Brenner

The critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning My Fair Lady is now playing at the London Coliseum until 27 August. This glorious production is a must-see this summer and a truly loverly way to celebrate London’s theatre scene back in bloom! Join us in nearby Brumus Restaurant at Haymarket Hotel for dinner before taking your seats to experience the revival of this much-loved musical. £90 per person including a 2 course set menu with a special ‘My Fair Lady’ cocktail and tickets to the show.


Lady in yoga pose

Don’t miss the launch of tickets this July for Ham Yard Hotel’s sell-out summer rooftop yoga series. Returning for 2022, from 6 Aug – 13 Sep experience Third Spaces popular Dynamic Pilates and Vinyasa Flow yoga classes under the expert guidance of leading instructors. Each class will be followed by a healthy yet hearty buffet brunch on the roof terrace with sweeping views over the Soho skyline. Tickets are £42 per person and will be on sale from Monday 11th July.


Closeup of two wooden beehives in a leafy garden on Ham Yard Hotel's private roof terrace.

Join the buzz this summer as we celebrate The Art of Beekeeping with host of the acclaimed ‘Queen Bees’ podcast Esther Coles. Join us on 22nd August to discover Ham Yard Hotel’s hives at home on the roof terrace as you learn about why bees are so essential to our eco-systems. Taste different types of honey and let your creativity flow by making your own candle from beeswax. £40 per person including honey themed canapés and cocktails on arrival.



Ham Yard Hotel

Telephone: 020 3642 2000
Covent Garden Hotel

Telephone: 020 7806 1000
Haymarket Hotel

Telephone: 020 7470 4000
Number Sixteen

Telephone: 020 7589 5232
The Soho Hotel

Telephone: 020 7559 3000
Dorset Square Hotel

Telephone: 020 7723 7874
Charlotte Street Hotel

Telephone: 020 7806 2000
Knightsbridge Hotel

Telephone: 020 7584 6300
Crosby Street Hotel

Telephone: 212 226 6400
The Whitby Hotel

Telephone: 212 586 5656
Food and beverage attracts a 12.5% service charge.

Firmdale Hotels PLC. Registered office 18 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2SP. Registered in England & Wales – Company Number 1588612.

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Aksel Ritenis

Axel is the Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine "for the Finer Things in Life" and has been the custodian of the magazine for over 10 years and leader of a team of freelance Journalists and Community Members who continue to make it all happen!-Join the Team at Connoisseur Magazine!

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