H&G Summer Series 2019 – In conversation with Kit Kemp at Ham Yard Hotel,SOLD OUT

In our second centenary celebration, Homes & Gardens hosts an evening with Firmdale Hotels' co-owner and creative director.


In the second of our events celebrating 100 years of Homes & Gardens, we're offering you the opportunity to discover Kit Kemp's style secrets in an intimate conversation with the internationally renowned interior designer. And what better venue that the roof terrace of Kit's masterpiece, the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho.

Homes & Gardens' Editorial Director, Sarah Spiteri will delve into Kit’s gloriously colourful work, and explore her experiences as a designer of textiles, homeware and home fragrance. Get the inside track on how Kit puts together her breathtaking, one-of-a-kind schemes, exploring her love of British art and passion for pattern.

Tickets on sale here: Homes & Gardens in conversation with Kit Kemp, £30pp, Eventbrite

Kit's story is a fascinating one. Without wanting to give too much away, Kit has been an interior designer and hotelier for more than 30 years, Throughout that time, she's worked alongside her husband Tim to launch such iconic venues as Ham Yard and the Charlotte Street Hotel. In recent years they have crossed the Atlantic and brought their unique take on British charm to New York, opening the Crosby Street and Whitby hotels.

'A good hotel', Kit has said in an interview with the Evening Standard, 'should have that sense of arrival and an adventure throughout the building, because if you come off a huge aeroplane, you feel rather mass-produced.'


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For our evening with Kit, you'll make your way up to the roof garden at the beautiful Ham Yard Hotel in Soho. Hear Kit share her style secrets while enjoying glorious cityscape views, wine and delicious canapés. Situated on the fourth floor, the exclusive roof garden can usually only be enjoyed by in-house guests, so this is a rare chance to take in its exquisite planting, indulgent open-air lounge and bar.

You can also catch a glimpse of Ham Yard's famous bee hives, cared for by the hotel's dedicated bee keeper, Camilla.

Event details: 6.30-8.30pm, 10th June 2019 at Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, London W1D 7Dt.

We hope to see you there.