Escape to Lost Property Hotel Near St. Paul’s Cathedral

Expected To Be One Of The Most Instagrammable Hotels in London.

Lose yourself amongst style and culture in Lost Property Hotel, expected to be one of the most Instagrammable hotels in London and only a short walk from the beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral.

Each piece of artwork in Lost Property has been inspired by a unique moment in London’s forgotten past. This month, we’ve collated some of our favourite pieces located around the hotel that inspire, educate and provide guests with the opportunity to escape from the normalities of normal life.

The Alchemist’s Word

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
― William H. Gass,

Delving into the rich history of forgotten and lost professions, the team discovered Dutch artist Pieter Bruegh’s “The alchemist”, engraved after 1558. Alchemy is seen as the medieval forerunner of chemistry, and was the practice of attempting to transmute base metals into gold. But perhaps it is really the forefather of the stock exchange, where traders create wealth seemingly out of thin air. Bruegh’s piece became the basis for this artwork. Inspired by another Dutch artist Piet Mondrian we have taken abstracted blocks of colour to represent the progression of artistic expression from the dislocation of this world gone by to the fast-paced modernism of the contemporary era.

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Alchemist’s Word

Wrapped Up

We believe that freedom comes from losing your inhibitions. Challenging yourself outside of societal norms. Using an oil on canvas base and a mixed media integration this piece is full of the joie de vie that we all seek in our pursuit of happiness.

At Lost Property, we celebrate that sometimes, little acts of rebellion can be found in the most every day of places. The dynamic brush work and gradated colour palette of the passionate red and chic black represent the power of losing yourself from time to time.

Wrapped Up

Franklin’s Philosophy

The words: “Lost time is never found again” were written by Benjamin Franklin, the founding father of the United States, as a call to action.

He wrote them in his yearly published book “Poor Richard’s Almanac” in 1747, so called as he published it under the pseudonym Richard Saunders. The hour glass created using a lost wax engraving method is combined with a multi-layered ink on paper abstraction.

Franklin’s Philosophy

Faded Fools

“I am better than thou art now; I am a fool, thou art nothing.” Act 1, Scene 4 of King Lear by William Shakespeare.

The earliest record of the profession of the court jester, created using a etching process, dating back to mediaeval times. Employed to entertain the guests of a nobleman or monarch, the jester would dress flamboyantly, perform circus acts and magic, tell stories, and were given licence to poke fun at the nobleman and his court. This practice was a balancing act between causing ribaldry and overstepping the mark. After the restoration, Charles II did away with the jester and so the profession was lost to the annals of history.

Faded Fools

Together We Stand

The British Gazette published by His Majesty’s Stationary Office has a much less grand history than it’s name suggests. Instead of being a stalwart heavy hitting British Newspaper with a long history behind it.

The British Gazette only ran to eight editions. However, it served its purpose. On the 3rd May 1926 a general strike was called by the Trade Union’s Congress and all work in Britain stopped, including the newspapers. Winston Churchill was appointed editor of the Gazette to propagate the government’s view on the strike, and the paper reached a circulation of 2 million copies, and on the 13th May 1926 the strike was called off. This snapshot of history shows the once great power of the unions and the printed press, two parts of British society that no longer carry the weight they once did.

Together We Stand

Share The Forgotten Art Of Lost Property

For those explorers of the Capital looking to share their adventures, the historic architecture and visually striking artwork are likely to make Lost Property one of the most Instagrammable Hotels in London. Why not join us and immerse yourself in the forgotten art of London?

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