Art Night 2016 – Parisian Chic reaches London

London is set to embrace a taste of Parisian culture with a Nuit Blanche influenced Art Night on the 2nd July in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

An annual dusk till dawn arts festival that holds the entire city in its thrall, the French ‘Nuit Blanche’ AKA ‘sleepless night’ is the inspiration behind London’s free contemporary arts festival taking place for one night only next Friday. Housing 10 international artist’s projects in 10 iconic venues across our capital, the ICA Art Night promises an awe inspiring and unique trail, transforming London from 5pm until late.

Here at the Strand Palace, we delighted to be pretty well placed to enjoy everything Art Night has to offer. Our neighbours at Somerset House will be housing a Physique of Consciousness, as hundreds of performers take to the impressive surroundings of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court. The nearby architectural gem of Two Temple Place will present two performances by artist and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis, whilst expressionistic talent Celia Hempton will convert part of the iconic building 180 Strand with a series of wall paintings in collaboration with the already established Vinyl Factory. For those interested in hidden London secrets, our forgotten Jubilee line Charing Cross underground station is also signed up to be morphed into a sensory illustration by South Korean visual artist Koo Jeong A.

Providing sustenance for a long evening of artistic revelry, factor in the Strand Palace to your Art Night route for some quick refreshment in the Gin Palace or a bite to eat at The Carvery & Grill or Daawat. For those that aren’t too keen on a ‘sleepless night’, why not make the most of one of our 785 bedrooms? With rooms starting from £99 per night, we’re perfectly placed to rest tired legs after an exciting evening of artistic revelation!

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