This month we’ve launched an exciting new collaboration with our distinguished neighbours at The Landmark Hotel and Lisson Gallery, Marylebone. What better summer combination could there be than Art, Antiques and High Tea? Would you like your art market expertise served with a side of prosecco and cucumber sandwiches? Then this experience is perfect for you. Our resident specialist in Chinese and Japanese antiques and fluent Mandarin speaker, will meet you and fellow participants at the Winter Garden entrance of the Landmark Hotel to escort you on a short walk to our historic market. Your guide will talk you through some of her favourite unique pieces and take questions on what to buy, when to buy and how to start a collection. Not looking to buy but up for a browse? Feast your eyes on our wide selection from Alfies and enjoy the day as a learning experience.
Once done at Alfies it will be over to visit to the Lisson Gallery’s summer exhibition , Afterimage: Dangdai Yishu . The exhibition brings together a number of prominent Chinese artists working from the 1960’s-90’s and offers a critical viewpoint on the development of their art and of the genre as a whole, taking into account the local and global contexts of their production. The experience ends on a high note (quite literally) with a traditional High Palms High Tea in the exquisite Winter Garden Restaurant. We’re sure the art and antiques you have explored throughout the afternoon will provide plenty to discuss over your finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with preserves, Cornish clotted cream and assorted cakes and pastries. The tour has been specifically designed to give you a rare insight into the workings of the Art and Antiques Industry, a sense of its history and a taste of neighbourhood character. We hope each guest will find something different to marvel at and come away with a new interest in some of the pieces, genres and themes they have explored.
The Art and Antiques High Tea is now available to book through The Landmark Hotel website.
Dates: 15th July 2019 to 7th September 2019
Availability: Tuesday – Friday
Time: 4 hours / 1pm to 5pm (Tour: 1pm-3:30pm / High Tea: 3:30pm-5:00pm)
*Maximum group of 8 persons
Groups of 1- 2 persons: £75 per person / Groups of 3- 4 persons: £65 per person / Groups of 5- 8 persons: £60 per person
Afterimage: Dangdai Yishu at Lisson Gallery
The Winter Garden dining hall at The Landamark Hotel, where High Tea will be served