Lobby of Claridges Hotel London c. 1935. Designer Guy Oliver refurbished the art deco icon in 2011 maintaining the historical integrity of the famous ballroom.

Lobby of Claridges Hotel London c. 1935. Designer Guy Oliver refurbished the art deco icon in 2011 maintaining the historical integrity of the famous ballroom.

VINTAGE GLASS NEGATIVE 27    Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK. Promenading at the Spa in the South Bay. In the distance, on the left, is the Grand Hotel. The man in the light suit in the group walking towards us is carrying a large camera. I would date the photograph at circa 1905. This image is a low resolution version of the original negative, captured photographically rather than with a scanner.

VINTAGE GLASS NEGATIVE 27 Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK. Promenading at the Spa in the South Bay. In the distance, on the left, is the Grand Hotel. The man in the light suit in the group walking towards us is carrying a large camera. I would date the photograph at circa 1905. This image is a low resolution version of the original negative, captured photographically rather than with a scanner.

'Dick's Bar' Regent Palace Hotel, Piccadilly 1930. You can stil get a cocktail there - it's now Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street http://www.brasseriezedel.com/bar-americain According to 'Architecture Today' Magazine, the interiors of Brasserie Zédel are “probably the best and most authentic series of 1930s interiors in this country". I carried out the paint analysis here http://patrickbaty.co.uk/2010/12/11/regent-palace-hotel-2/

'Dick's Bar' Regent Palace Hotel, Piccadilly 1930. You can stil get a cocktail there - it's now Brasserie Zédel, 20 Sherwood Street http://www.brasseriezedel.com/bar-americain According to 'Architecture Today' Magazine, the interiors of Brasserie Zédel are “probably the best and most authentic series of 1930s interiors in this country". I carried out the paint analysis here http://patrickbaty.co.uk/2010/12/11/regent-palace-hotel-2/

Tallulah Bankhead, drinking Champagne from her shoe, Ritz, London, 1951. I have never seen this one before! LOVE it!

Tallulah Bankhead, drinking Champagne from her shoe, Ritz, London, 1951. I have never seen this one before! LOVE it!

New Year's Eve at the Savoy Hotel, London, cover illustration for The Gentlewoman magazine, Christmas 1910 Max Cowper

New Year's Eve at the Savoy Hotel, London, cover illustration for The Gentlewoman magazine, Christmas 1910 Max Cowper

The Palm Court of the Carlton hotel in 1899, captioned in The Illustrated London News as "A Fashionable Resort of Today"

The Palm Court of the Carlton hotel in 1899, captioned in The Illustrated London News as "A Fashionable Resort of Today"

A Menu by Auguste Escoffier for the Savoy Hotel in London

A Menu by Auguste Escoffier for the Savoy Hotel in London

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