5 Motcomb Street: Luxury chocolate brand, Rococo Chocolate’s flagship store is just around the corner from The Hari – located on the picturesque, Motcomb Street.
From hot chocolate in their Chocolate Café or freshly baked cake in their Moroccan-style garden, to chocolate masterclasses and tasting sessions, Rococo Chocolates is a must for all chocolate lovers.
69 Kinnerton Street: Candles do much more than setting the mood. It states our tastes; it’s a matter of etiquette.
Over at Kinnerton Street, master chandler Rachel Vosper blends natural bees wax with essential oils to create scented candles that seem to originate from the lost grimoire of an alchemist. Keen to pick up the secret art of chandlery? Reserve a spot at Rachel’s bespoke candle making classes.
87-135 Brompton Rd: Harrods, the world’s most famous department store and one stop shop for all things fashion, luxury gifts, food and accessories is a stone’s throw from the hotel on Brompton Road.
One of London’s most iconic landmarks, Hyde Park is less than 10 minutes’ walk from The Hari.
Be sure to visit the Diana, Princess of Wales Fountain, enjoy a trip down the Serpentine or join the vast number of joggers, cyclists and walkers enjoying the beautiful scenery that the largest of all London’s Royal Parks has to offer.
22 Edbury Street: Cold war spy turned writer Ian Fleming might have preferred life in Jamaica, but he also called 22 Ebury Street home.
Bond himself, in the shape of actors Sir Sean Connery and Sir Roger Moore, was Belgravian for a while. Even sinister Bond’s nemesis Scaramanga had Belgravian roots, being played by Belgravia-born Sir Christopher Lee. You only live twice, indeed!
40 Elizabeth Street: Entering into the Donna Ida boutique on Elizabeth street (the street renowned for its memorable shopping and dining experience in Belgravia) is entering into an ultra chic denim dream world! Make sure you check out her lifestyle brand too – complete with candles, nightwear, outerwear and accessories.
180 Ebury Street: Visit the house where Mozart, arguably the most gifted musician in classical music history, wrote his first ever symphony at the mere age of eight! Located less than a kilometer away from the hotel.
87 Sloane Avenue: Hidden in a nondescript apartment block, Barts Speakeasy revives the fear and thrill of the Prohibition era. If you know the password the door is open from 6pm ’til late every day. Strong cocktails, eclectic furniture and live piano: the perfect recipe for naughtiness.
The official residence of Her Majesty The Queen is just 1.6km away from The Hari. Buckingham Palace is open to the public during the summer months and for a limited number of tours in December, January and at Easter each year.
Cromwell Road: 1.4km from the hotel, the Victoria & Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Cromwell Road: On the same road as the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Natural History Museum is an amazing visitor attraction and leading science research centre. Within walking distance of The Hari.
Exhibition Road: Just 1.6km away from The Hari, London’s Science Museum is the go to place to discover award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects and tales of scientific achievement. A great and educational day out for all of the family.
Imperial College Road: The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941 and a range of other exciting events throughout the year.
Kensington Gardens: Be charmed by the stylish royal residence a mere 10 minutes’ drive or 30 minute walk from us at The Hari. With lots of things to do and explore, you’ll get a real insight into the life of a Royal.
Christmas is the most magical time of year in London, with lots of festive fun to be had for the whole family. Take a trip to one of the capital’s Christmas markets, get your skates on in style at London’s iconic outdoor ice rinks or enjoy a festive shopping trip with a difference. Whatever way you want to get into the festive spirit, here is The Hari’s guide to the best things to do in London at Christmas this year.
Every year Hyde Park hosts London’s biggest Christmas market, Winter Wonderland. Now in its 12th year, the market has become a landmark event for Londoners and tourists alike, offering endless entertainment for all ages. Discover magical and mythical creatures in The Enchanted Forest, take a trip to Neverland and watch the fairy-tale of Peter Pan on ice, or simply soak up the Christmas spirit at one of the many festive bars or street food stalls. Only a short walk away from The Hari, Winter Wonderland will be open from 23rd November 2018 until 6th January 2019, from 10am to 10pm.
Christmas Festival at Royal Albert Hall
Just a stone’s throw from The Hari, the iconic Royal Albert Hall enjoys a festive makeover in the countdown to Christmas to create an enchanting experience of music, dance, film, comedy, and much more. The Hari’s favourite festive events include Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, brought to life by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s world-class dancers and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Christmas Tree at Trafalgar Square
See the capital’s famous Norwegian Christmas tree standing tall in Trafalgar Square over the festive season. Why not also sing carols around the tree during one of a series of concerts held in London’s famous square?
Ice skating in London
Ice skating is always top of the Christmas to-do list in London, hence why so many temporary outdoor ice rinks pop up across the capital during the winter months. Some of the best are housed in London’s most iconic locations, including Somerset House, The Tower of London and, our neighbours, The Natural History Museum to name just a few.
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We are delighted to have partnered with Rachel Vosper, leading British candle chandler and home fragrance expert, to create a personalised candle and scent for The Hari.
Rachel and her team have long been regular guests of The Hari and as a local business in our community it made sense to collaborate on this project. Designed and created in her studio in Belgravia, Rachel has created a scent that is a lavish blend of graceful florals; orange blossom and Casablanca lily ignited with amber resin, smooth sandalwood and exotic nuances of ylang. A true representation of the hotel.
The Hari candles will be on display throughout the hotel and are available to buy at £30 each.
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We are extremely excited to announce that we are now working with Born Free Foundation, an international charity organisation that focuses on protecting wild animals, including endangered ones, ensuring they are treated with compassion and respect.
To celebrate our collaboration, we have just launched our brand new Jasper Cocktail – a mesmerising mix of gin, spiced liquor, grapefruit, orange, lemongrass and ginger with egg white on top.
We can’t wait for you to drop by The Hari Bar to try it, and when you do, £1 from each drink sold will be donated to Born Free’s tigers, Jasper & Roque.
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Take a trip to the Tate Modern to see Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy. One of the most significant shows the gallery has ever staged, visitors will embark on a month-by-month journey through 1932, a time so pivotal in Picasso’s life and work that it has been called his ‘year of wonders’. More than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness.
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If you haven’t already heard about Hari favourite, Hamilton The Musical, where have you been hiding?
Inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton”, written by historian Ron Chernow, Hamilton The Musical tells the tale of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, a West Indies immigrant who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War.
Using a mix of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap and R&B by the global sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda, the multiple award-winning musical follows the epic journey of Hamilton. Starting as a child born out of wedlock, you observe his marriage to a wealthy heiress and his flight to become America’s first Treasury Secretary, ultimately leaving a vast legacy in forging the country’s financial system.
This year alone the production has claimed seven Olivier Awards (having been nominated for a record-breaking thirteen), adding to the eleven Tony Awards it scooped from a record-breaking sixteen nominations on Broadway in 2016. Among others, it also received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Due to its sensational success, demand for tickets is sky high and it’s not uncommon for the show to be sold out months in advance.
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Until Sunday 4 November, The Victoria & Albert Museum is exhibiting ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’ – an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been seen outside Mexico.
Because we love the exhibition so much, we are offering all of our guests wishing to attend an exclusive Hari discount. Please speak to our concierge team (email@example.com) for more information.
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