Celebrate the start of October
Celebrate the start of October with an abundance of art in London, from Frieze to PAD, plus a pop-up private members' club from Prada.
Freize London & Frieze Masters, Regents Park (Thursday – Sunday)
More than 130 galleries and 60,000 visitors congregate in Regents Park this weekend for Frieze London for four days of international contemporary art. The exhibition runs alongside Frieze Masters, which displays important and rare work from ancient times through to the Renaissance and Modern masters. Petersham Nurseries, Moro, Gail's and XU Teahouse are among the pop-up restaurants, spread across both fairs.
Prada Mode Pop-Up, The Strand
Prada unveils a pop-up private members' club this weekend, designed in collaboration with Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates. The event transforms 180 The Strand with installations, performances and photography and is a continuation of the artist's ongoing project The Black Image Corporation, which challenges preconceptions surrounding black identity and culture. An eclectic programme of events, screenings and panel discussions, curated in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory and The Showroom is headlined by fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner, director Larry Larry Achiampong
and the artist Phoebe Boswell.
London Restaurant Festival, across London (all week)
The London Restaurant Festival, in partnership with American Express, brings together more than 250 of the capital’s finest restaurants. The month-long culinary extravaganza includes exclusive tasting menus and masterclasses at restaurants including The Savoy, Indian accent, Hide and The Greenhouse. You can also eat your way around London on a restaurant-hopping tour, which includes a small plate and a drink at five different restaurants (£47 per person).
PAD Fair, Berkeley Square (all week)
Coinciding with Frieze London, PAD – Pavillion of Art and Design – is the world's leading art fair for 20th-century artwork, design and decorative arts. Set in a chic black tent in Berkeley Square, you will find rare furniture, collectible crafts and fine jewellery and from 68 international galleries. Highlights include Objet d’Emotion by Valery Demure showcasing new creations by Melanie Georgacopoulos, Alice Cicolini and Jacqueline Rabun, and an array of furniture from Wa Design in Paris, which celebrates the synergy between French and Japanese design.
Book a night stay at one of our hotels and enjoy autumn’s charm.