The Kimpton Fitzroy London hotel is ideally located in the eminent Bloomsbury area of central London, which has been dubbed the Capital’s intellectual hub due to the number of parks, museums and universities that it possesses. When viewing the hotel from Russell Square, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re looking at a palace. Dating back to 1898, the breath-taking exterior of Charles Fitzroy Doll’s Grade II listed building abounds with turrets, arches and even four life-size statues of British queens.
Having reopened in 2018 after an £85 million refurbishment, the interior of the hotel sumptuously infuses contemporary excellence with glorious original features. This will be evident as soon as your guests enter the main foyer and immediately experience a sea of marble, including a sweeping staircase, plus the remarkable original Zodiac floor mosaic.
The nine event spaces, which offer something for every taste, all boast natural daylight and are resplendent with original architectural features, as well as providing all the facilities and services needed to ensure your event is a great success.
The largest and finest of the spaces is the glorious ballroom, which has its own private entrance off Bernard Street. The ballroom is guaranteed to amaze guests with its stunning lobby and foyer, soaring ceiling, windows along the entire length of one wall and a dazzling mezzanine gallery that overlooks the main room.
Opened by Queen Victoria in 1857, the Victoria & Albert Museum is recognised internationally as a showcase for artists and designers. The Grade I listed museum’s reputation for sumptuous decor cannot be overstated. The resplendent architecture, extraordinary rooms, breath-taking halls and galleries, as well as its glorious garden, make it an elite venue for truly unforgettable events.
The sheer range of spaces available offers exceptional possibilities for entertaining, making the V&A Museum ideal for any kind of lavish reception. From simple standing to dinner and dancing, this unique London venue has it all
The Dome, with its towering ceiling, classical architecture and marble floors, augmented by an extraordinary central glass sculpture, is a most captivating setting for receptions and dinners. Pre-dinner drinks receptions can be held in the Dorothy and Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries or John Madejski Garden.
The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries contain some of the V&A’s finest sculptures and, coupled with a beautiful view of the garden, provides a superb setting that is certain to astonish guests. The black and white mosaic flooring enhances the collection and elegant windows open out onto the John Madejski Garden so that guests can flow between the two spaces.
Following ten years of planning and two years’ construction, the V&A’s Medieval & Renaissance Galleries opened in 2009 to great critical acclaim, showcasing the world’s largest collection from the period. Large scale works, which were once part of imposing Renaissance buildings, are displayed in the context of a cityscape, while dramatic sculptures stand in an atmospheric courtyard and garden setting. The ten galleries include the Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery, which is available to hire as a sensational space for receptions and dinners.
The largest and most distinguished area in the Museum is the Raphael Gallery, which houses some of the most important surviving examples of Renaissance art in the world. Seven Raphael cartoons are complemented by a gilded Spanish altarpiece, providing a striking backdrop.