The Living Wall

Bringing our exterior to life, literally

When you visit us will notice that we have a vertical garden attached to the hotel!  Standing at 350 square metres and with a total of 10,000 herbaceous plants, the striking Living Wall on the side of 41boasts a number of unique innovations.

Designed to provide waves of blossoming plants throughout the year, you will find the colourful Living Wall a unique talking point as you stroll through the area. It also provides a wildlife habitat and helps keep the hotel cooler in summer and warmer in winter - so it’s very environmentally friendly.  We take the issue of sustainable tourism very seriously and this wall will minimise the hotel’s impact on the environment but also improve the air quality in this part of London whilst providing a feast for the eyes. 

The plant list includes a wide variety of native species and those deemed attractive to insect pollinators by the Royal Horticultural Society – drawing butterflies, birds and bees (crucial in light of the decline in the bee population and the government’s recent announcement for an urgent review). Buttercups, two varieties of crocus and strawberries will particularly attract butterflies and bees. From spring bulbs to winter geraniums, the plants have been selected with seasonal colour in mind, ranging from blues and pinks to purples, whites and yellows.

The Rubens at the Palace was identified as a suitable location during the Victoria Business Improvement District Green Infrastructure Audit - one of several funded by the Greater London Authority  The wall was designed by Gary Grant of the Green Roof Consultancy Ltd and installed and maintained by TreeBox Ltd.