The Stafford London Launches ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ Starting Saturday 13th June
18 May 2015
- Monthly Literary Afternoon Tea Events with a different author one Saturday each month
- Hosted by Liz Hoggard a leading UK journalist, the events include Afternoon Tea, Q&A and Book Signing
- First ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ Event is scheduled for Saturday 13th June
Nestled amongst Royal Parks and Palaces, The Stafford London is located in the heart of St James’s and is one of the UK’s finest five-star hotels. This summer, the hotel launches a series of monthly literary afternoon tea events with a different author each month talking about their latest book.
The informal events will include a Q&A with the author hosted by Times and Observer newspaper interviewer Liz Hoggard (pictured below) who herself, is author of several titles. The ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ offer attendees the opportunity to not only hear intimate accounts of the writing process behind each book but also the opportunity to purchase a signed copy, all over afternoon tea with a glass of champagne.
The first salon is on Saturday 13th June with Andrew Wilson, Alexander McQueen biographer whose new book ‘Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin’ is out now. The book will be available on the day to purchase.
The literary afternoon tea salons will be held in the hotel’s Sutherland Room and include afternoon tea, cakes and finger sandwiches before and during the event and a glass of champagne at the end of the event. Tickets are priced £15.00 per person. The ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ start at 3.00pm and run until 5.00pm making them the perfect pre Saturday night out event in the heart of the city.
The ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ dates for 2015 are: Saturday 13th June, Saturday 25th July, Saturday 22nd August, Saturday 19th September, Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 14th November with 2016 dates to be announced. The events are open to everyone including guests at the hotel and Londoners.
An independent historic hotel near Green Park, Buckingham Palace and Mayfair, The Stafford London is as timeless as the city it belongs to. Founded in 1912, it has 105 individually decorated bedrooms and suites split across the Main House and the Carriage House.
The hotel has the feel of a private residence. In fact the Lyttelton lounge and restaurant are the former dining room and drawing room of Lord and Lady Lyttelton (who owned one of the finest townhouses in London in the 17th century).
A descendant of the aristocratic Lyttleton-Spencer family, Edward Spencer the 8th Earl Spencer, was the father of Diana, Princess of Wales. For 300 years the Spencer family have included rather extraordinary women dedicated to the arts, politics and charity. The hotel’s signature afternoon tea is dedicated to Lady Lyttelton.
The Lyttleton restaurant is open daily serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and serves Modern European dishes by Head Chef Carlos Martinez.
The American Bar at The Stafford is an institution in its own right. During WWII The Stafford served as a club for American and Canadian officers until 1945. Today, The American Bar’s collection of memorabilia is a mix of items donated by guests of the hotel, celebrity fans have also signed photographs for the walls. The bar is open until 1am daily.
16 – 18 St. James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NJ 020 7493 0111 www.thestaffordlondon.com
To book call the hotel quoting ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’