Conrad London St. James's is a living gallery with specially commissioned and unique pieces of art displayed throughout the hotel. Every wall tells a story and each piece draws influence from the hotel's location in Westminster and St. James - the most historic area of the city. Standout pieces include The Queen in her most modern interpretation to date and caricature sculptures of Britain's most recognizable politicians. Visit Conrad St. James and discover how art elevates it to much more than a luxury hotel.
The Ladder to Bronze by Tom Clark
'The Ladder to Bronze', a faceless statue of a worker climbing a ladder, dominates the hotel lobby. This piece represents 'power in the hands of the people' and the need for individuals to use politics to climb their way to success.
Equanimous 1 by Chris Levine
'Equanimous 1', part of Levine's 'Lightness of Being' collection, commemorates Jersey's 800th year of allegiance to the Crown. This holographic portrait of The Queen required an extraordinary technological process, which would have been inconceivable even 20 years ago.
London Westminster Relief by Peter Millard & Partners Studio
The bronze relief behind the Reception displays Westminster with London's neighboring boroughs in miniature scale. At first, the bird's eye view disorientates, but after a moment the distinct forms and shapes become clearer as the River Thames winds its way through the unmistakable cityscape.
The House Always Wins by Evil Robots
This unique piece by UK based artists, Evil Ed and Dan Robotic, aims to blur the lines between 'geek' and 'cool'. Taking elements of film, comic art, and popular culture, 'The House Always Wins' contains hand-crafted octopus tentacles surrounding the House of Commons and some of the most iconic characters of our time, from Daleks to Batman.
St James' Park by Peter Millard & Partners Studio, Original Painting by Luca Crestani
Crestani's original painting has been transformed through the use of lenticular printing techniques, which produce an illusion of depth and animation. Walk from one end to the next to see the full effect, as Buckingham Palace and the Horse Guards Parade flicker their lights on and off at either end of the park.
Westminster I & Westminster II by Aga Maria Pasternak
Blue Boar restaurant features two paintings by this graduate of Central St Martins. The larger work features a hall of fame of 650 Westminster faces. Inspired by the anger, hysteria and back-biting of politics, the piece '…looks into the heads…' of prominent politicians.
Various Prints by Gerald Scarfe CBE
A political cartoonist for the Sunday Times for 44 years, Gerald Scarfe has produced a number of iconic works as well as sets, plays, operas, and musicals. In Blue Boar, we celebrate this London-born heavyweight of the satirical scene by displaying a number of his prints.
3D Statuettes of British Politicians by Simon Bingle
Bingle is one of the UK's leading prop makers and set designers, who has become a well-known painter and sculptor in the last 10 years, working on numerous projects and showcasing at exhibitions across the globe. Take the opportunity to see some of his 3D Statuettes of British Politicians at Conrad London St. James.