london: one day walk

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we talked about the launch of andaz liverpool street's room with a view program in a previous post. aimed to emphasize the property's intrinsic connection to london's creative community, the program is a year-long collab with leading local artists who spice up guestrooms with bespoke designs. following a much-publicized launch last july, the second installment with artists patrick vale and paul davis has just been revealed. baptized the one day walk room, the illustrations are inspired by the notion of being a flâneur in the east london scene, someone who walks with a purpose only to be in tune with their immediate surroundings, considering the history and the stories that these surroundings now capture.

very much a personalized map of the neighbourhood, one day walk frivolously documents a nine-hour journey that starts simply with a bacon sandwich at the artists' fav breakfast spot, st. john bread and wine, and then leads them to the area's most iconic monuments including hawksmoor church, st. paul’s cathedral, brick lane, thames river and columbia road. vale added illustrations of london’s historical architecture while davis chose to create amusing observational drawings and overheard comments of what modern life is like in the east end. location: andaz liverpool street, 40 liverpool street [city].

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