The Summer of Culture with Red Carnation Hotels


In partnership with some of London's finest cultural attractions, explore our summer experiences from the art of tenugui to printmaking.


Renowned for exceptional personal service, generous hospitality and beautiful works of art, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is proud to partner with some of the world’s finest cultural attractions.

This season, we are so pleased to announce our inaugural Summer of Culture, an enriching series of events that combines our most treasured partnerships with our exceptional hotel experiences in London.  

The Japanese art of wrapping

Learn the Japanese art of wrapping using a tenugui, with an expert from Japan House London. Hosted in the stunning Leopard Bar at The Rubens at the Palace overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, this evening will commence with a sake cocktail or a welcome glass of Champagne. Enjoy a delicious selection of Japanese cuisine, created by Chef Suren, including maki rolls, soft shell crab tempura, nigiri and edamame beans. 


Dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 

Dine in The Chesterfield Mayfair’s enchanting Conservatory under a stunning glass ceiling, to the music of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Surrounded by beautiful green foliage, you’ll listen to an exclusive performance from Joanna Marsh and Suzy Kawalec, Flautist and Harpist with the RPO. The evening will include a Q&A session with the musicians and an exclusive tasting menu created with the finest seasonal ingredients by Executive Head Chef Nathan Hindmarsh, alongside award-winning wines from our sister vineyard Bouchard Finlayson. 


Moving to Mars Afternoon Tea 

The journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time. Hosted by Eleanor Watson, curator of the Design Museum’s ground-breaking 'Moving to Mars' exhibition, enjoy a delicious space-themed Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel & Residences, opposite Kensington Palace. The afternoon will give an exclusive insight into how a Mars colony might evolve, from the spaceships to be used for the eight-month journey to the habitats that people will live in. 


Printmaking with Edvard Munch 

Enjoy an insightful evening at The Montague on the Gardens in the heart of Bloomsbury, in partnership with The British Museum and its 'Edvard Munch: Love and Angst' exhibition, which is supported by the AKO Foundation. You'll discover Edvard Munch’s contribution to printmaking history and create your own print with wood blocks and copper plates. Alongside the workshop, the evening will include a welcome drink, a selection of BBQ dishes and exclusive tickets to the exhibition. 


The future of food 

Join The Egerton House Hotel, an enchanting boutique townhouse in Knightsbridge, for a fascinating evening of discovery in celebration of the 'FOOD: Bigger than the Plate' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. We are so pleased to welcome Catherine Flood, the curator, for a lively evening of conversation about the future of food, with delicious cocktails and canapés created with zero waste, sustainable ingredients. 


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