Gerald Scarfe, renowned British artist and caricaturist has lent his name and artistic vision to Rosewood London’s Scarfes Bar in Holborn. Gerald’s collection of amusing and conversation-provoking paintings, highlighting his best work, adorn the marble walls turning Scarfes Bar into a living canvas, described by Gerald as “my personal art gallery, where you can see my life on these walls”. Gerald’s collection of original and one-off paintings, a permanent feature in the bar, add a unique twist and depict well-known historical and famous faces recounting the colourful history of the United Kingdom in Gerald’s witty and satirical way. There is also a smaller changing exhibition in the heart of the bar. Dubbed the ‘artfully current’ corner, this wall is what Gerald deals with on a daily basis as a political cartoonist. Featuring a collection of prints from Gerald’s archive, the current affairs corner will continuously change as topics in the news arise. Scarfes Bar inspired by the atmosphere of a drawing room and the sophistication of a gentleman’s club, features a roaring fire, low-key lighting, a collection of cosy velvet armchairs and shelves filled with over 1,000 antique books hand-picked by a Portobello antique dealer. The bartenders are true connoisseurs of their craft from advising on beers and matching wines to preparing specially-curated cocktails. Complimentary live music seven nights a week further adds to the conviviality of this artfully social bar where potions and paintings meet.