Playtime at the Piccadilly Hotel, London 1920s/30s London Menu Art
Playtime at the Piccadilly Hotel, London 1920s/30s Menu
Playtime at the Piccadilly Hotel, London 1920s/30s

Play Time at the Piccadilly Hotel, London 1937

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Musical evenings at London’s Piccadilly Hotel used to be relayed to dance halls across London. This performance in 1937 was relayed to the Hackney Empire: "Billy Gerhardi is a South African, born in Durban.  Tiring of the job of selling orange groves and houses in the sunny Union, he came to London with his violin tucked underneath his arm. His first job was as violin and conductor of "The Ragpickers," an American team playing at the Hammersmith Palais de Danse, but he was quickly in the West End spotlight where he has remained ever since." From
The Piccadilly Hotel was built in London in 1908 and was one of the capital city's most luxurious places to stay. There were 300 bedrooms, several top-class restaurants and Masonic Temples in the basement. 
Staff drew water from the property's own well so guests did not have to drink from the city's then questionable public water supply. By the time a guest of the hotel could sip a Piccadilly Cocktail from this 1937 menu, there were no concerns regarding the quality of the ice in one's glass. 
The hotel is now the Le Meridien Piccadilly.

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom printed with border for matting and framing.

All printed in USA.

Each product is accompanied by a copy of the interior menu where available.

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