Storied stays

Storied stays

Pair your Smith stay in London with a one-of-a-kind SideStory experience.

SideStory is now officially part of the Smith family. We'll be adding plenty more experiences in the coming months, but their top-of-their-game guides continue to show you the city's hidden secrets: the most photogenic corners, tucked-away market stalls, out-of-sight street art and exclusive ateliers. You can find out more at sidestory.co.

Well Crafted - Fashion experience

with Hannah Teare | fashion stylist

Leave the bright, bold surroundings of Ham Yard Hotel and head for Bond Street to join Hannah Teare (former fashion director of Tatler and consultant for Vivienne Westwood, Graff and more) as she shares her passion for British heritage brands, explains what makes a classic garment and leads a tour of tucked-away ateliers and cult craftsfolk. From traditional menswear to flamboyant millinery, the capital’s sartorial secrets are uncovered during this three-hour exploration.

A two-night break including a SideStory Experience
from £499.00

A person

Treasure Trove - Antique experience

with Mark Hill | BBC antiques expert and broadcaster

If you’ve been admiring the upcycled items in your Pimlico pad and want to up your antiques knowledge, join Mark Hill – an expert on the BBC's legendary Antiques Roadshow, no less – to explore one of the capital’s treasure troves. You’ll start with a coffee and an introduction to 20th-century design before strolling through a stylish North London suburb, rich with mid-century furnishings, ceramics, artworks, clothes and trinkets – and bargains galore. Mark’s expertise will help you get an understanding of the antiques world and what makes something collectable. We’re sold.

A two-night break including a SideStory Experience
from £339.00

A person

Go East – Street art-spotting experience

With Karim Samuels | graffiti artist

East London’s dynamic street-art scene has been brightening walls since the swinging Sixties, and it just keeps getting better. Explore the world of London street art with knowledgeable Zimbabwean artist Karim Samuels; he’ll guide you through the many layers of urban art that have appeared over the years, clue you in on the difference between Graffuturism and Aerosol Realism, highlight notable works and regale you with personal stories about fellow pavement-stalking artists. You’ll head back to your boutique stay, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell, street(art)wise and inspired.

A two-night break including a SideStory Experience
from £315.00

A person

Marylebone Morsels – Gourmet city tour

With Celia Brooks | TV chef

Marylebone Village was becoming a foodie-flocked hotspot before Nuno Mendes brought the crab doughnut to Chiltern Firehouse. Let thoughts of fragrant fromageries, hip chocolatiers and lavishly stocked market stalls tempt you from your concierge-attended, apartment-style suite at Bond Street stay, No. 5 Maddox Street. You’ll sip and nibble your way along New Cavendish Street and beyond for half a day, guided by Saturday Kitchen regular, BBC Good Food Magazine contributor and former private chef to Stanley Kubrick. Celia Brooks. In between tastings, you’ll find unique culinary treats – subtle Japanese knives and colourful Arabian spices – before heading home full and and with a few foodie insights.

A two-night break including a SideStory Experience
from £414.00

A person

  • Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay cheaper elsewhere? We’ll match the price and give you a $75 voucher.

  • Smith Extra on arrival

    Enjoy extras such as a picnic lunch, champagne or spa treatments, on the house