Sofitel London St James: a tribute to the 20th century

November 9, 2014

You can never feel alone in London. Or bored. Or common. The city has lots to offer, thanks to exciting events, brilliant ideas and beautiful people. This Friday we celebrated at the Sofitel London St James the Studio Harcourt exhibition. The Studio is in the UK for the first time, displaying a hand picked selection of some of the most iconic figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. Coinciding with Studio Harcourt’80th anniversary, this exceptional display includes exclusive portraits of international legends, including Karl Lagerfeld, John Malkovich, John Galliano and Edith Piaf. I was truly impressed with the portraits seen, and the genuine emotion and character captured in the iconic Harcourt black and white style. The exposition is opened until 25th of November, and starting with 21st November a pop up Harcourt photography studio will be present at Sofitel London St James, allowing members of the public to join the list of stars who have had their portrait taken by Studio Harcourt’s team of top photographers.

To welcome the Studio Harcourt exhibition, the hotel’s bar, St James, has announced their autumn-winter cocktail menu inspired by some of history’s most iconic names of the 20th century. The bar’s expert mixologists have created an eclectic mix of bespoke cocktails, to celebrate the characters, passions and most relevant moments of the chosen personalities during the era. We loved all the cocktails, as each tells a story through their carefully selected ingredients, pairings and presentation. No matter who you consider to be your 20th century great, this autumn-winter collection will ignite your passion for history’s biggest names.