Each year, Taste of Design selects new and intriguing venues up and down the UK, with a long-term intention to bring the show and the brands to every corner of the country. Venues are chosen for their beauty, interesting history, gardens and ambience, as well as their geographical location. The objective is to provide attendees with an enjoyable, beautiful and relaxing environment, as well as providing the opportunity to view luxury interiors products and services in a sympathetic setting.
HAMPTON COURT, LONDON | 10TH MAY 2016
Situated in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Hampton Court palace is one of the most iconic venues in the UK with an incredibly rich history. The palace’s gardens stretch more than sixty acres, running down to the River Thames. The garden’s appearance largely reflect their layout from the late 17th century and now feature sparkling fountains, beautiful displays of flowering bulbs and 750 acres of royal parkland.
WESTONBIRT SCHOOL, GLOCESTERSHIRE | 11TH MAY
Originally founded by the Martyrs’ Memorial and Church of England Trust, Westonbirt School is set within 210 acres of beautiful rural surroundings. The School’s impressive grounds include a lake, amphitheatre, fountains and a set of beautiful Italianate gardens. The school’s prominent building centres around the reception and great hall which feature incredible marble detailing.
KNEBWORTH HOUSE, HERTFORDSHIRE | 18TH MAY
Knebworth House has global notoriety both for its history of music concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton. Each successive generation of the Lytton family has left its mark on the house, making Knebworth a fascinating journey through five hundred years of rich history. The house itself features casts a striking silhouette with turrets, domes and gargoyles.
BELVOIR CASTLE, LEICESTERSHIRE | 19TH MAY
Belvoir Castle has been the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for one thousand years. The castle itself sits atop a hill in rural Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir. The castle and gardens provide a truly idyllic setting within beautiful surroundings.
CLAYTON HOTEL, DUBLIN | 25TH MAY
Formerly known as Bewley’s Hotel Ballbridge, the Clayton Hotel is an iconic Victorian building demonstrating both traditional design and contemporary elegance. The hotel is conveniently located a walking distance from Dublin city centre.