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THE BEAUMONT’s Presidential Suite, when opened up to adjoining rooms, becomes a five-bedroom suite. PHOTO: Kate Martin.
A Daimler awaits at the valet. PHOTO: Kate Martin.
The Mayfair property’s impressive facade. PHOTO: Nick Ingram.
The Art Deco-inspired lobby. PHOTO: Nick Ingram.

Cool Brittania

by C California Style

THE BEAUMONT’S Jeremy King and Lauren Gurvich King share their secret LONDON.

Restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King of The Wolseley, The Delaunay and Fischer’s fame knew they wanted Art Deco murals to cover the walls of The Colony Grill Room, the London restaurant located inside the duo’s first hotel, The Beaumont (thebeaumont.com). They called on S.F.-based artist John Mattos, whose inimitable work blends the digital with an authentic ’20s feel to transform the classically styled room. Elsewhere, the grand-yet-intimate property boasts a Turkish hamam spa, an inhabitable artwork by sculptor Antony Gormley and a coveted Mayfair location, close to the West End’s best galleries and shops. Below, King and his wife, interiors stylist Lauren Gurvich King (who also worked on the property), share their favorite local haunts.

THE RIVER CAFE We love chef Ruthie Rogers and we can always find a million reasons to go to this wonderful restaurant. rivercafe.co.uk. • D.R. HARRIS & CO. LTD. Jeremy’s apothecary for 35 years is based in St James’s [district] and supplies The Beaumont with its toiletries. It also has royal warrants to the Queen and Prince of Wales. drharris.co.uk. • BERRY BROS. & RUDD Also in St James’s, this historic wine supplier has changed little since it opened in 1698; their wholesale division supplies all of our restaurants. bbr.com. • HEYWOOD HILL All of the books for The Beaumont were chosen in this jewel of a bookshop. heywood​hill​.com. • ANYA HINDMARCH A standout British handbag and leather designer—see her creative bespoke collection on Pont Street. anya​hindmarch​.com. • PAUL SMITH Jeremy has been friends with Paul since the ’70s…whilst all his shops around the world are unique, there is something particularly special about his Albemarle Street shop, where extraordinary furniture and fashion sit side by side. paul​smith​.co​.uk. • ANDERSON & SHEPPARD This new ready-to-wear shop on Clifford Street makes one of Hollywood’s favorite tailors more accessible. anderson-sheppard.co.uk. • THE WALLACE COLLECTION Near The Beaumont on Manchester Square, this is the perfect museum on so many levels, featuring both fine and decorative arts. wallace​collection.org. • SUSIE DRAFFAN.