Callender Howorth is a full service, London interior design firm specialising in multi-discipline luxury design for residential and commercial properties. We create elegant and unique living spaces in prestigious areas of London such as Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, as demonstrated in our diverse portfolio. If you are finding it difficult to gain inspiration or find the multitude of options available too daunting, allow Callender Howorth to take the stress away. We listen carefully to our clients and collaborate with them through every step of the process to ensure total satisfaction with our bespoke services. Our approachable and creative Hyde Park interior architects would love to discuss your ideas for your home.
What has Callender Howorth designed near Hyde Park?
A spacious and sophisticated city apartment, the Knightsbridge Penthouse is located within close proximity to Harrods department store and the spectacular Hyde Park. Our team of Hyde Park interior architects salvaged a bland, uninspiring space, transforming it into an inviting, contemporary home for our client. We created a luxurious, elegant and comfortable interior, utilising a variety of interesting materials and colours to create something truly special. With a feature mural bringing life to an otherwise dull corridor, the Callender Howorth designers were allowed free reign to set their imaginations to work. The Mayfair Mews House project combines the best of contemporary design with the charm of a victorian mews house. With three floors to transform, the Callender Howorth designers were hard at work, creating a modern home for our client to entertain large groups of guests. The property is flooded by light and exudes character.
Architecture and famous listed buildings in Hyde Park
One of the finest buildings in the area is Harrods, the world famous department store loved for its design as much as its merchandise. A grocer named Charles Henry Harrod originally opened a small shop in 1849 and was fortunate that the location was in up-and-coming Knightsbridge. Harrod was popular for his ability to seek out new high-quality imports and soon his store grew alongside his business until it took over the entire block and became the biggest store in London. The grade II listed building is known for its imposing baroque exterior and French Second Empire features. Inside, Hyde Park interior architects planned a series of cellular spaces, separated by cross walls, with arched openings to create through circulation and added uniquely luxurious decor over the years such as that seen in the Egyptian Hall. The Ritz Hotel is another Grade II listed building in the area; seen as a symbol of high society and luxury, the hotel is internationally famous. Charles Mewes and Arthur Davis who collaborated with Swiss Hotelier Cesar Ritz, who wanted the building to resemble a Parisian block of flats in the traditional belle époque style, designed the hotel, opened in 1906.
Is Hyde Park close to museums and exhibitions?
Hyde Park is one of London’s largest and most attractive open spaces. It adjoins the illustrious Kensington Gardens with its eponymous palace, which dates back to 1605 when it began life as a simple two-story Jacobean mansion. It was later expanded by Sir Christopher Wren and became a favourite royal residence. Princess Diana lived in the palace until her death and now her son Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their children continue to live in an apartment on the premises. They once lived in a two-bedroom pied-a-terre, which was styled by celebrity designer Kelly Hoppen, and other Hyde Park interior architects have found plenty of inspiration from the building. The royal couple entertained the Obamas at Kensington Palace, and visitors can follow in their footsteps and visit the staterooms. The Royal College of Art presents a diverse programme of events and exhibitions at its galleries on Kensington Gore (adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall) and Jay Mews.
Restaurants, nightlife and things to do in Hyde Park
Hyde Park is positively brimming with fantastic fine dining options in beautiful settings. One such example is the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen, located in the centre of the park on the eastern edge of the Serpentine Lake and is perfect for a post-pedalo meal. It’s open for meals at any time of day and its interior design allows you to watch the ducks through the west-facing wall which is made entirely of glass. Likewise, the nearby Lido Bar and cafe is located near the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and has stunning views of the Serpentine and park. The Hard Rock Cafe is a perennial favourite with families and there is something to suit all tastes. The Mandarin Oriental in nearby Knightsbridge is more upmarket and has a range of gourmet restaurants with amazing Hyde Park interior architecture. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is its most notable restaurant with two Michelin stars and a celebrity chef who experiments with flavours and cooking styles. Families love the annual Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, which includes a huge Christmas market, ice-skating, a circus and a giant observation wheel.
Why would you want to live there? Which famous celebrities live in Hyde Park?
Hyde park is well placed for families since there are a number of schools, including Hyde Park preparatory and pre-preparatory school. Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School is in nearby Hammersmith and has an excellent reputation as a co-educational independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 11. Alternatively, Holland Park School is has attained academy status and is noted for it’s ultra-modern Hyde Park interior architecture and bespoke classroom design. A famous former resident of Hyde Park includes J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, who lived for seven years just opposite Kensington Gardens on Bayswater Road and would often walk in the park that provided inspiration for his famous novel. Theses days, former Prime Minister Tony Blair lives in nearby Connaught Square and many other politicians, writers and celebrities live in the surrounding areas and undoubtedly call upon the expertise of Hyde Park interior architects.
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