Audrey Green & Larry's Bar at London's National Portrait Gallery

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Historic & Heritage
  • Company/Firm
    Run For The Hills
  • Lead Designer
    Anna Burles
  • Other Designer(s)
    Philippe Bougué, Art curation by NPG curator Sabina Jaskot-Gill, artist Justin Hibbs, Tom Onions
  • Architect
    John Glover
  • Interior Designer
    Run For The Hills
  • Hospitality
    Daisy Green Collection
  • Construction Company
    Barnwood Ltd
  • Photo Credit
    Katya De Grunwald
  • Location
    The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
  • Project Date
    June 2023
  • Developer
    The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

London’s historic National Portrait Gallery in Central London underwent a major 3-year re-development, opening in 2023 with an all-new F&B offering. Including Audrey Green, the new ground floor café.

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ inspired, the design scheme is contemporary as a counterfoil to the beautifully restored heritage architecture and mosaic floors. A statement veined marble coffee counter with soft concrete fluting, is flanked by spectacular artworks celebrating the worlds of ballet and music.

Larry’s Bar, named after legendary Sir Laurence Olivier, is one floor below, a day through night destination serving cocktails, wine, and delicious food. Atmospheric and seductive, Larry’s is filled with intimate booths in marbled velvets and leathers, its bar designed into the fabric of the centuries’ old historic vaults.

The breath-taking art featured comes from the Gallery’s world-renowned archive. Curated by NPG gallery curator Sabina Jaskot-Gill, artist Justin Hibbs and Daisy Green owner Tom Onions. Themed into collections of iconic portraits celebrating London’s vibrant arts and music scene.

A unique, immersive drinks and dining experience for art lovers in the UK capital.

Run for The Hills is an award-winning multi-disciplinary design studio based out of London specialising in hospitality design. Founded by Chris Trotman and Anna Burles, the studio is renowned as the go-to design team for premium casual dining lifestyle brands, designing highly original bars, restaurants, boutique cinemas, members clubs, boutique residential and hotels. Their work combines branding, interiors and web design, creating highly original in-venue graphics and art, interwoven seamlessly within their effortlessly cool interior designs.