Summer has finally arrived in London. From warm evenings amid the hustle and bustle of Soho to soaking up the midday sun in one of London’s luscious parks, there is so much to see and do in the English capital. Here at Red Carnation Hotels, we have curated a round-up of our exclusive events, re-openings, places to stay and pop-ups for our guests this year.

Re-opening The Stables Bar 

Enjoy a Smoking Old Fashioned in our Stables Bar

We are delighted to announce that the iconic Stables Bar at The Milestone Hotel & Residences will be reopening its doors on 14th June after an exciting refurbishment. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to extend a warm welcome to all our guests, inviting them to experience the magic of this remarkable and newly upgraded space throughout the summer season.

Cocktails & Cultural Tours

The Beach Bar at The Montague

The Beach Bar at The Montague on the Gardens is now in full swing for the summer. With refreshing cocktails and canapés for guests to enjoy in an incredible venue, complete with sand, a beach-hut style thatched roof, palm trees, and a backdrop of a beautiful beach. Please note The Beach Bar is open until 20th September 2024 and is available for exclusive hire or hotel residents only.

The British Museum 

If you're looking to immerse yourself in Bloomsbury’s cultural quarter, we have a private Tour of the British Museum open exclusively to guests of The Montague. Carefully curated by experts in the respective fields, this tour gives guests unrivalled access to some of the world's most remarkable collections.

Wimbledon summer pop-ups

We have two exciting pop-ups this summer at The Rubens at the Palace for our treasured guests.

The exclusive tennis-themed pastry available at the pop-up, 'Sweet Serve' 

In collaboration with Lanson Champagne and Paula Stakelum, our Global Director of Chocolate and Pâtisserie, we have created ‘Sweet Serve’, a pop-up dedicated to celebrating Wimbledon. Paula has crafted an exclusive tennis-themed pastry for guests to enjoy with a glass of refreshing Champagne Lanson. The festivities will take place in our Leopard Room, where elegant decor by Lanson and live tennis screenings will combine to give Wimbledon the electric atmosphere it deserves. 

Date: 1st to 14th July

Time: From 11am to 6pm

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Enjoy canapés in our Leopard Room before the Wimbledon Champagne Dinner 

Additionally, we have an exclusive Wimbledon Champagne Dinner in collaboration with  Champagne Lanson. Held in our Leopard Room and Palace Lounge, and featuring live music from our resident singer, Sourya, this is the perfect event to toast to a memorable summer in London. 

Date: 11th July                 

Time: From 6:30pm

Price: £169 per person

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Celebrating the V&A

The V&A Suite at The Egerton House Hotel

Our V&A Suite at The Egerton House Hotel has recently undergone a stunning refurbishment. This luxurious space now features exquisite decor, state-of-the-art amenities, and elegant furnishings, creating an atmosphere of unparalleled sophistication and comfort. Experience the perfect blend of modern luxury and timeless charm in our beautifully updated suite. 

A short stroll away from The Egerton, the V&A Museum is a must-visit for any guests visiting London. With several complimentary tickets available for guests staying at The Egerton, the V&A is a cultural institution where tourists and Londoners unite.

NAOMI: In Fashion at the V&A 

Opening on 22nd June, the highly anticipated NAOMI In Fashion dives into the incredible career of international supermodel, Naomi Campbell. Another exhibition currently showing at the V&A is Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence, which looks at the architectural style of Tropical Modernism, developed in West Africa in the 1940s. Lastly, the exhibition Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection is a masterclass of the world’s leading modern and contemporary photographers.

Al fresco drinks in Mayfair

Butler's Restaurant overlooking the courtyard at The Chesterfield

Open on selected dates this summer, the courtyard at The Chesterfield Mayfair is the ultimate outdoor venue in central Mayfair. Perfect for hosting drinks receptions or summer parties, this elegant space offers a private, sophisticated atmosphere amid lush greenery, providing an idyllic setting for memorable events. Please enquire for more information. 

Enjoy golden hour at bbar 

The terrace outside bbar overlooking Victoria

Soak up the summer sunshine on the sun-washed terrace outside bbar. The 'City Spritz' is a favourite among our patrons. Made with Hendricks gin, Pinot Grigio, elderflower cordial, ginger ale, fresh mint and cucumber, this refreshing cocktail is the perfect way to toast a summer to remember. 

Sleep under the stars at Hotel 41

The Conservatory Suite, Hotel 41 

For a unique and luxurious stay, visit Hotel 41 and enjoy the panoramic view of the stars from our Conservatory Suite. This stunning split-level suite has an intimate lounge, fireplace and guest bathroom on the upper level, with stairs leading to a large bedroom. On a clear summer’s night, spot numerous constellations in the vast night sky. 

A summer of culture in Edinburgh

Edinburgh's iconic skyline

Edinburgh is humming with culture during the summer months. From the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, there is a plethora of things to see and do in the Scottish capital. Our boutique hotel, 100 Princes Street, is located in New Town but is also walking distance from the city’s Old Town, making it the perfect place from which to immerse yourself in Edinburgh’s cultural scene.