The Ham Yard Hotel
Type of event
One Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT
In the midst of Soho and moments from Mayfair, The Ham Yard Hotel has an urban village feel. The hotel revolves around a tree-filled garden with a bronze sculpture centrepiece by Tony Cragg. Interiors are designed by Kit Kemp in her award-winning modern British style. Alongside the hotel’s 91 individually designed bedrooms and suites are 24 apartments, 13 independent stores and a restaurant and bar with outdoor dining.
There is also a drawing room and library, Spa and Gym, theatre, private event rooms and a 1950’s style bowling alley. The rooftop terrace, another of the Ham Yard Hotel’s private events spaces, has sweeping views of the Soho skyline.
The Croc Bowling Alley
The Croc is a spectacular private events space which houses an original 1950’s bowling alley, stylish lounge, bar and dance floor. Imported from Texas and manufactured by the iconic Brunswick company, the monochrome bowling ball returns include original features such as hand warmers and visible return runs.
On the 4th floor of the hotel there is a large, leafy roof top garden with sweeping views over the London skyline. There is a lounge area scattered with Whitman benches, upholstered seating and a bar. Watched over by two ancient olive trees and surrounded by apple and pear fruit trees, the garden blooms all year round with seasonal flowers from poppies and lemon verbena to jasmine, creating a wild meadow. Raised beds made of railway sleepers and picket fencing form salad, herb and vegetable gardens, its produce served in the restaurant’s daily specials. During the summer months, strawberries, gooseberries, broccoli, kale and thyme can be found growing. Placed at the back of the garden sit two bee hives which are tended to by a dedicated bee keeper. With over 600 bees in residence, honey is produced and used by the bar staff in the cocktail menu.