The Mark: Craft of the Urban Rooftop Garden

A distinctive rooftop garden nestled in the heart of Westminster where an apiary takes center stage.

Comprised of a botanical garden and honeybee colony exclusively tended for our hotel, the rooftop at St. Ermin's Hotel is abuzz with activity.

THE MARK at St. Ermin’s Hotel – Hotel No. 42

The rooftop at St. Ermin’s Hotel in London showcases a distinctive urban garden where the extraordinary botanicals play second fiddle to a working apiary, where millions of bees create delicate and delectable honey.

The honey and botanicals harvested from the roof are used to deliver a series of sweet experiences woven throughout each visit to this iconic Westminster hotel. Used in signature dishes and handcrafted cocktails, at breakfast and during afternoon tea, the golden honey lends not only local flavor, but a connection to the local.

 

Honey and Botanicals

Beyond their culinary uses, the main showcase for the garden occurs each evening during a special wine hour.

Nightly at 6 p.m. in the hotel lobby, the hotel’s culinarians engage with guests over wine and canapés. The head chef created the canapés in celebration of the seasonal herbs and ingredients harvested from the rooftop to evoke an appreciation for hyper-local cuisine and inspire in our guests a new perspective into what an urban garden can produce.

It’s an extraordinary experience at St. Ermin’s hotel where sweet and savory mix with organic sensibilities and an urban setting. These are dichotomies truly worth celebrating.