What to book: Frida’s Parlour

Visit an interactive installation in Belgravia inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Mexican residence

Frida’s Parlour, an interactive installation modelled on La Casa Azul (The Blue House) – the Mexico City residence of the legendary 20th-century artist Frida Kahlo – is set to open in Belgravia this weekend.

Launched to coincide with Belgravia in Bloom, a week-long floral festival held across the district, as well as with the V&A’s landmark Frida Kahlo exhibition, the Parlour will serve as a social space throughout the day, with free entry for all visitors. During the evenings, the venue will play host to a series of hands-on evening workshops inspired by Kahlo’s unique style (booking essential here). Try your hand at floral embroidery with Lora Avedian, mix a Mexican cocktail with the Cubitt House team or craft your own jewellery with Luminaire Arts. 

Inside the Wallpaper Room, visitors will be able to take their own Kahlo-inspired selfie against a green floral backdrop in the style of Nickolas Muray’s famous portrait. Plus, the first 50 guests will receive a limited-edition tote bag designed by the artist Zabou, whose mural depicting the artist can be seen in Belgravia’s Eccleston Yards, 

Frida’s Parlour is open from 19 May to 16 June at 141 Ebury Street, London.



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