The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is offering guests this summer insider access to some of London’s top attractions. The Red Carnation Summer of Culture is a series of enriching evenings that combine hotel experiences with privileged access with experts to London exhibitions and performances.
The season of events runs throughout July and August, and bookings are now open. Options include:
Printmaking With Edvard Munch (July 16)
The Montague on the Gardens in Bloomsbury has collaborated with The British Museum to offer an exclusive workshop, themed around the hit exhibition Edward Munch: Love and Angst. This evening will explore the father of Expressionism’s contribution to printmaking history. Using Munch’s work as a starting point, guests will create their own print with oil-based inks, wood blocks and copper plates. The experience also includes tickets to the exhibition, which closes on July 21, a welcome drink and a selection of barbecue dishes from The Montague’s Beach Bar menu.
“Moving to Mars” Afternoon Tea (August 1)
The Milestone Hotel & Residences in Kensington has created an exclusive afternoon with the curator of the Design Museum’s Moving to Mars exhibition. Eleanor Watson will give an insight into the collaborations, commissions and recreations that brought the exhibit to life. As guests discover how a Mars colony might evolve, from the spaceships to the habitats that people will live in, they will dine on a specially created space-themed afternoon tea in The Conservatory at The Milestone Hotel & Residences.
The Future of Food (August 1)
The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge will welcome Catherine Flood, curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s FOOD: Bigger than the Plate exhibit, to join guests for an evening of canapés, cocktails and conversation about the future of food. The menu for the evening has been designed with sustainable ingredients and to produce zero food waste, reflecting Red Carnation’s passionate commitment to ethical practices. The V&A exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to explore how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable and delicious food future; and this exclusive evening at The Egerton will explore these topics and more.
Dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (August 20)
Under the glass ceiling of The Chesterfield Mayfair’s Conservatory, guests will enjoy an exclusive, private performance from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, while dining on a special menu developed by head chef, Nathan Hindmarsh. Hosted by Huw Davies, deputy managing director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the evening of food and music will include a Q&A session with the musicians.
The Art of Tenugui (August 23)
Led by an expert from Japan House, this culturally immersive evening at The Rubens at the Palace in Victoria will explore the Japanese art of gift wrapping using a tenugui, a cotton fabric and a sustainable alternative to using disposable materials. During this interactive workshop, cultural experts will discuss Japanese art and design in the hotel’s Leopard Bar. Guests will dine on a selection of Japanese cuisine created by the hotel’s sushi chef Suren, and enjoy a welcome sake cocktail or Champagne.