ST. JAMES’S HOTEL & CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW 1857 THE BAR POP-UP AT SOMERSET HOUSE’S PHOTO LONDON FAIR
12th – 15th May 2022
London, United Kingdom, 2022-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — St. James’s Hotel & Club Mayfair is excited to announce that visitors to Somerset House’s Photo London Fair from 12th – 15th May will be able to experience their new 1857 The Bar – a port-specialty offering that was first launched in October 2021.
The pop-up bar will be situated in the main pavilion at one of the leading photography art fairs in Europe, celebrating the very best of past, present and future of photography. With an established connection to art at the hotel, represented in the Rosenstein Collection of 20th century European artworks, this is a fitting partnership.
1857 The Bar at St. James’s Hotel & Club
1857 The Bar serves the widest variety of port found in any London bar, including limited, rare and unusual wines, aged tawnies, single quintas and vintage ports.
Also on offer is the oldest wine in the UK to be sold by the glass. The bar showcases the exceptionally rare Graham’s 1882 Ne Oublie port that dates back to the arrival of Andrew Symington in Portugal that year – this is the only bar where this is currently served to the general public. This port is named after the family’s original motto and is bottled in a hand-made crystal decanter within a Smythson leather presentation box.
Catering to both port lovers and newcomers to the drink, there are also port cocktails on offer. For example, Port Sour: Graham’s Blend Series No. 5 specifically intended for the bar scene and non-traditional port drinkers, mixed with egg white and lemon and Queen of the Night: Graham’s Tawny 10 year old port, Blandy’s 10 year old Verdelho, Seignette Cognac VS, Crème de Rose.
1857 The Bar also caters for non-port drinkers, with a range of premium spirits, classic cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Photo London at Somerset House
Held annually each May at Somerset House, the Fair is a celebration of the photographic medium in all its forms, creating a focal point for photography in London with events and special presentations taking place across the city.
The 2022 edition places a particular focus on fashion photography through two major solo exhibitions by legendary fashion photographers Nick Knight and Frank Horvat. Writer and curator Tim Clark is the advisory curator for this year’s Discovery section, presenting sculptural works and interactive installations, while author, curator and museum director William A. Ewing curates this year’s Talks programme. New to the Fair is the PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai Presents section featuring works by leading galleries and artists from China.
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Notes to Editors
St. James’s Hotel and Club
St. James’s Hotel and Club is a member of Althoff Collection and Small Luxury Hotels. The hotel is home to 60 beautiful bedrooms and suites, many with spacious terraces, the restaurant, bar and beautifully designed, intimate events spaces.
Seven Park Place By William Drabble
Seven Park Place by William Drabble is an intimate and stylish Michelin Starred restaurant, created by Executive Chef William Drabble and re-launched in 2019 in collaboration with Russell Sage Studios, taking inspiration from the Art Deco period. William, known as ‘Billy’, has created his own inimitable menu, influenced by classic French cuisine but made using the very best British produce. Billy, who prides himself on his excellent supplier relationships, particularly loves to cook with the freshest lobster and Lune Valley lamb, both of which can be found on his menu all year round, with varying seasonal accompaniments.
Seven Park Place has been an intimate and chic backdrop over the last decade for impressive. Awarded one Michelin star, only one year after opening and four AA Rosettes, this re-launch represents a new chapter for the brand.
An entirely new addition to Seven Park Place, an intimate wine tasting room enclosed within glazed concertina doors and a decorative brass vintage screen is now tucked in a private corner towards the rear section of the restaurant. Featuring mobile poseur tables, high banquette seating, and an impressive central tasting counter with a custom-made glass chandelier overhead, this new space fully showcases the restaurant’s extensive wine collection.
Here, diners can take part in an exclusive Sommelier pairing experience. They will be introduced to rare and unusual wines, as well as champagne from the new pouring brand Duval-Leroy, to accompany beautiful, seasonal dishes for the ultimate date-night experience.
St. James’s Hotel & Club is situated just off St. James Street, a stone’s throw away from London’s most exclusive shopping destinations, New Bond Street and Jermyn Street. Green Park is also easily accessible through at secret shortcut via one of the hotel’s back entrances.
Now in its seventh edition, Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community. From the capital’s major museums to its auction houses, galleries large and small, right into the burgeoning creative communities in the East End and South London, Photo London harnesses the city’s outstanding creative talent and brings together the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors, dealers and the public to celebrate photography, the medium of our time.
193 Gallery (Paris); AFIKARIS (Paris); Aho Soldan Foundation (Helsinki); Albion Barn (Oxfordshire); ALBUMEN Gallery (London); ALMANAQUE FOTOGRAFICA (Mexico City); Alzueta Gallery (Barcelona); ARTITLED contemporary (Herpen); Atlas (London); Bildhalle (Zurich); black Box Publishing (Cape Town); Bene Taschen (Cologne); Camera Work (Berlin); Colnaghi (London / New York); Crane Kalman (Brighton); Curatorial (Los Angeles); ELEVEN FINE ART (Twickenham); England and Co (London); Ester Woerdhoff (Paris); Euqinom (San Francisco); FishEye (Paris); Flowers Gallery (London); Gabriel Wickbold (São Paulo); Galerie Clementine de la Ferroniere (Paris); Galerie Christophe Guye (Zurich); Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris); Galerie Peter Sillem (Frankfurt); Galerie Sophie Scheidecker (Paris); Galerie Thomas Zander (Cologne); Galerija Fotografija (Ljubljana); GBS Fine Art (Wells); Goodman Gallery (London, Cape Town, Johannesburg); Grob Gallery (London); Hershkowitz (London); Hi-Noon (London); Holden Luntz (Palm Beach); Iconic Images (London); Imitate Modern (London); Import Export (Warszawa); Jean Kenta Gauthier (Paris); Lee Miller Archive (East Sussex); Ls10 Gallery (London); Magnum (London, Paris and New York); Messum (London); Nil Gallery (Paris); Open Doors (London); Parafin (London); Person Projects (Berlin); Peter Fetterman (San Francisco); Photon (Ljubljana); Please Queue Here (London); Podbielski Contemporary (Milan); Podgorny Robinson Gallery (Saint Paul de Vence); Purdy Hicks (London); REFLEX (Amsterdam); Robert Morat (Berlin); ROLAND BELGRAVE PHOTOGRAPHY (Brighton); SCAD (London); SEAGER (London); Sholeh Abhari Gallery (Marbella); Shtager Gallery (London); Smith-Davidson Gallery (Amsterdam); The Photographer’s Gallery (London); The Gallery of Everything (London); The Rendon (Los Angeles); Valera Bella (Milan); Matthew Liu Fine Arts (Shanghai); HdM GALLERY (Beijing, London); Gaotai Gallery (Urumqi); Three Shadows +3 Gallery (Beijing, Xiamen); Thames & Hudson (London); Setanta Book (London); DoBeDo Publications (London); Kehrer Verlag (Heidelberg); GOST Books (London); Hoxton Mini Press (London); Dewis Lewis Publishing (Stockport).
Opening dates and times
Collector Preview (by invitation only): Wednesday 11 May 13:00-21:00; Public Days: Thursday 12 May 12:00-21:00; Friday 13 May 12:00-19:00; Saturday 14 May 12:00-19:00; Sunday 15 May 12:00-18:30
Day Ticket – £ 29.00. More tickets options available at photolondon.org/tickets