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Intriguing Art and an Enchanted Forest

South Place Hotel Launches New Exhibition and Bar Concept

South Place Hotel, a boutique retreat in the heart of London, is launching a new exhibition of intriguing works by celebrated East London artist, Pure Evil. The artist’s Warhol-inspired Nightmare Series adorns the walls of the hotel’s first floor exhibition space, the perfect destination for a slice of culture before unwinding over a signature cocktail in the hotel’s new Enchanted Forest, a magical bar and lounge filled with stunning autumnal installations.

The Nightmare Series by Pure Evil

Inspired by the golden age of cinema and glamour, Pure Evil’s Nightmare Series depicts world-famous icons such as Jackie Kennedy, Grace Jones and even Snoopy, in a vibrant Warholian style contrasted by melancholic tears that fall from the subjects’ eyes. The pieces were influenced by a collection of 1960s pop art books belonging to the artist’s father and utilise unconventional hues to convey subliminal meanings.

The buzzing hotel is an ideal location for the exhibition, which is renowned for its impressive art collection covering each of the stylish bedrooms and communal spaces. The display by Pure Evil is the latest in a series of guest installations, which have included popular works by Sophie TEA and Sara Pope.

The Enchanted Forest

After exploring the artwork, the hotel invites guests to step into its new Enchanted Forest, a whimsical space featuring a striking installation of autumn botanicals draping from above. The bar has been redesigned in collaboration with Woodford Reserve and features an enticing menu of innovative cocktails such as Violetta, a delicious combination of Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, violet liqueur, Angostura bitters and demerara syrup. Visitors to the Enchanted Garden are transported into a seasonal wonderland where the hustle and bustle of the Big Smoke feels a million miles away.

Situated just moments from Liverpool Street Station, South Place Hotel is a hub of tempting bars and restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Angler for intricately crafted seafood dishes and South Place Chop House, which celebrates the very best of British with a contemporary menu of meat and vegetarian feasts. Providing a warm welcome to guests throughout the day and into the evening, 3 Bar is where the cosmopolitan City meets the stylish East End for fresh morning coffee and crafty evening cocktails.

An overnight stay costs from £245 per room. Visit

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Published 08th October 2021

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