The making of a London design legend

She’s best known as the co-owner and Design Director of Firmdale Hotels (including the Ham Yard Hotel next door to Brummells’ London store), and Kit Kemp’s unfailing ability to march to the beat of her own drummer is no doubt part of the reason for her meteoric success.

Blonde, bright and breezy, Kit Kemp’s talent for fusing busy details and colours to create international marvels is unparalleled. Ham Yard Hotel which opened in 2014 was hailed as one of her greatest successes in her career so far, turning what was once part of the grimy end of Soho into a regular haunt for celebrities and luvvies alike, with theatre after-parties and screenings in its 190-seat cinema and names including Taylor Swift, Daniel Craig and Sir Mick Jagger dropping by.

Brummells of London finds out more