Escape the ordinary at The Hari

Reserve the perfect break and play tourist in your own city with a staycation at one of London’s most interesting and finest hotels

Travel and Wellbeing 23 Dec 2021

The Hari in Belgravia
The lounge of The Hari Studio King Suite with views over Belgravia
Delicious Italian fare at Il Pampero
Exciting modern art is featured throughout The Hari

For those planning a New Year staycation, a slice of respite and luxury to welcome in 2022, look no further than The Hari hotel. Nestled in the heart of Belgravia, The Hari is just steps away from London’s best shopping and dining. It’s the perfect staycation destination for anyone who fancies a weekend shopping on Sloane Street and the King’s Road or simply wants a boutique retreat offering the finest in relaxation and fine dining. One need not venture out of the doors of The Hari to try some of London’s finest food and drink.

The hotel’s restaurant, Il Pampero, serves exquisite Italian cuisine with a seasonally changing menu. The glamorous interior of Il Pampero combines intricate vintage tiling with racing green walls and sumptuous booths. Don’t miss the homemade pastas and the restaurant’s extraordinary take on a classic tiramisu.

The extraordinary tiramisu at Il Pampero
The extraordinary tiramisu at Il Pampero

The Hari recently partnered with award-winning Sussex wine producer Bolney. The wine producers specialise in pinot noir, which as one would expect forms the base of their lauded Classic Cuvée, but also means that, unusually for an English vineyard, their red wines are exceptionally good. Start your weekend staycation in style by ordering a bottle of Bolney to be waiting for you in your suite.

The Hari Bar is also known for its prowess in cocktail making – the menu is extensive and extremely tempting. Suited to a hotel which celebrates art and artists as much as The Hari, the bar and garden terrace offers a selection of art cocktails, each inspired by a different artwork. Up, Up and Away is inspired by Banksy’s Girl With Balloon, for example, and is cleverly finished with a bubble of smoke to resemble the famous artwork while the Make A Splash cocktail is inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock and comes spattered in edible paint. Elsewhere, the hotel demonstrates its love of art in adorning the walls with original artworks by an eclectic collection of artists. During lockdown the hotel even gave over some of their empty rooms to two young artists, Emmanuel Unaji and Matilde Merli, to give them a place to work and then displayed their artworks throughout the hotel.

Baths in The Hari's Studio King Suite are irresistible
Baths in The Hari’s Studio King Suite are irresistible

On 6 January The Hari will be hosting an awards ceremony for the Best Art Vinyl 2021, an award dedicated to celebrating the creativity and beauty of record covers. In partnership with the event, in January The Hari’s windows will be taken over by a unique and exciting art installation celebrating the 50 record covers shortlisted for this year’s awards.

Once you’ve eaten, drank and experienced the art, pampering should be on your agenda. For the best pampering experience, try and reserve the Studio King Suite. It is sumptuous and comfortable with plenty of living room and incredible views across Chesham Place and the rooftops of Belgravia. But the piece de resistance has to be the bath set into 180-degree windows in which you can soak and watch the lights come up over west London as the sun goes down.

If you choose to venture out, ask the hotel for recommendations on where to go – The Hari prides itself on being an expert on the local area. But with everything inside the hotel feeling like an escape from the ordinary, it would be perfectly understandable to never want to leave.