The Royal Court receives four Olivier Awards

At Sunday night’s Olivier Awards, ‘The Ferryman’ received Best New Play, Best Director (Sam Mendes) and Best Actress for Original Cast Member (Laura Donnelly), while Killology by Gary Owen won Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.

‘The Ferryman’ had its world premier at The Royal Court in April 2017 and due to overwhelming success, transferred to the West End. Including current cast members, Rosalie Craig and Owen McDonnell, the play closes at the Gielgud Theatre on 19 May, before opening on Broadway in October. Don’t miss your last chance to see it in London, book here!

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Marathon fuelling breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – ‘breaking the fast’ and providing much-needed fuel for your day. The London Marathon is fast approaching (22 April) and with all that extra energy needed, it really is the perfect opportunity to breakfast like a king. Here is a list of suggestions around Chelsea offering marathon-worthy breakfasts.

The Good Life Eatery

59 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea SW3 3DH

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This popular healthy hangout will help you on your day to eating healthier and cleaner. Grab one of their superfood smoothies, maybe ‘The Incredible Hulk’ or the ‘Rio Deal’ whilst you wait bowls and plates of delicious food to arrive. Pick from acai bowls to superfood salads to fill you up and provide you with all the energy you need to check off those 26.2 miles.

Wulf and Lamb

243 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

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The vegan restaurant offers a wonderful ‘Rise & Shine’ menu. They say that veganism can you help you on your fitness journey; providing antioxidants to help muscle recovery and grains providing slow release energy and many more benefits; so this should definitely be a pit-stop for you. Highlights include the ‘Full Wulf Breakfast’, a potato layer cake, barlotti bean ragout, scrambled ackee, lemon spinach and sautéed or the ‘Fluffy American Pancakes’ which are stacked and served with maple syrup, mixed berries and vanilla cashew cream. Delicious!

KXU

241 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

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KXU is the new pay-as-you-go gym offering classes for the weightlifter, the yogi, the dancer or the spinner. Not only that, the fitness and wellbeing experience does not end there – refuel with one of their superfood smoothies and then enjoy a colourful dragon bowl, with popped quinoa and almonds on top or even smoked salmon with avocado and feta on seeded toast, freshly prepared in their kitchen.

Farm Girl Chelsea

9 Park Walk, sw10 0AJ

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This Australian-style café is new to Chelsea and offers the farm-to-table approach, all natural and nothing ‘funny’ which might affect your fitness performance. Whilst you wait, order one of their Super Lattes – you might have spotted these on Instagram, coming in a range of pastel colours and with a great many health benefits. Tuck into Apple Pancake should you fancy something sweet, buckwheat pancakes with amber maple syrup, apple and cinnamon sprinkled with coconut shavings, or if you prefer savoury, the Oven Baked Aubergine is for you, aubergine traditionally baked in a tomato and chickpea sauce with a mint and tahini yogurt dressing.

 

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Salon Sloane is one of London’s Best Hairdressers

Everybody knows that no-one has time for a bad hair day and Harpers Bazaar pulled together the best hairdressers across London to save you from any beauty disasters.

Salon Sloane on Pavilion Road was included and we couldn’t agree more. John Vial, the founder, is a familiar face with those backstage at Fashion Week and Hannah Garboardi is just one of the plethora of talented stylists who will become your ‘go-to’ for that perfect sun-kissed look.

Having styled everyone from George and Amal Clooney to Lindsay Lohan and Victoria’s Secret Angels, the team are a sought after group. Make sure you book soon so that even when your day isn’t perfect, your hair can be!

For further information on the salon, click here.

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Hot Cross Bun Doughnuts

Bread Ahead, Pavilion Road’s much-loved bakery, has launched a limited edition Hot Cross Bun Doughnut and this is one you dough-n’t want to miss!

About Time Magazine has described it as the ‘ultimate Easter treat’ and one of the finest mash-ups for Easter and we cannot wait to try it. Their famous doughnut recipe is laced with raisins, candied peel and a hot cross bun mixed spice and is filled with a smooth vanilla custard to take the traditional hot cross bun that one step further.

They will be available from 3 – 15 April and once they’ve gone, they’ve gone!

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Easter on Pavilion Road

To make things a little easier for you this Easter should you be dashing out for any last minute treats or simply ‘out and about’ shopping, we have compiled the store opening times on Pavilion Road for you.

Should you need specific times, we do recommend you contact the store directly.

Good Friday: All stores and restaurants will be open except Salon Sloane

Saturday: All stores and restaurants will be open

Easter Sunday: All stores and restaurants will be open except:

Little White Company

Heidi Klein

Moyses Stevens

Bread Ahead

T.Ba

Cosmetics a la Carte

London Cheesemongers

Sarah Chapman

Olivia Von Halle

Kate Spade

Provenance

Salon Sloane

Pavilion Wine

Natoora

Easter Monday: All stores and restaurants will be open except Pavilion Wine, Bread Ahead and Salon Sloane.

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Pubs in Chelsea

Chelsea is filled with some of the most handsome pubs. Whether you want a relaxing gastropub, somewhere with an evening buzz or a place for a lingering weekend session, we have compiled only a handful of suggestions to cater for your needs.

The Cross Keys

1 Lawrence Street, SW3 5nB

With it’s celebrated history and famous patrons, The Cross Keys is the oldest and one of the  most popular pubs in Chelsea. Built in 1708, it has a long list of iconic visitors who have frequently passed through its doors, including artists Turner and Whistler, writer Agatha Christie and musicians, Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones. The best afternoons are spent in front of the roaring fire on the plush leather sofas, made all the better with plates of their home-made sausage rolls and scotch eggs.

The Chelsea Potter

119 King’s Road, SW3 4PL

The Chelsea Potter was built in 1842 as the ‘Commercial Tavern’, however its name changed in 1958 after William de Morgan, the founder of the Chelsea Arts Pottery. Its positioning on the King’s Road and long standing history made it a favourite of the likes of Jimi Hendrix and its popularity still remains today. The outdoor seating sees drinkers spilling out onto the buzzy road and gives its reputation as one of the best spots for people watching.

The Surprise

6 Christchurch Street, SW3 4AJ

Just around the corner from Tite Street, where Whistler and Oscar Wilde once entertained, this pub is one of the best surprises in Chelsea. The gastropub has a bold menu filled with quintessentially British dishes created with the freshest ingredients and a fantastic wine list to match. It’s extremely popular with the residents on Christchurch Street; each house has its own tankard to fill with ale.

The Phene

9 Phene Street, SW3 5NY

With a heritage stretching back to 1853, this really is a Chelsea institution. It’s famed for its piece-de-resistance; The Phene Garden, a green oasis and the perfect spot for a drink in the sunshine. It also offers some very sophisticated pub-grub, and since its 2017 renovation, now provides even more delicious food in a relaxed and luxurious setting with a  fantastic range of options for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs.

The Sydney Arms

70 Sydney Street, SW3 6NJ

This lively local pub has earned its reputation as one of London’s leading racing pubs. Be sure to find a high profile face in the business who will be gripped to a race on one of the pub’s many screens, or having a catch-up with other racing enthusiasts. This is a prime spot for cheering on your favourite sporting star or relaxing at the bar with friends with a plate of their award winning Newmarket sausages.

Hopefully there will be somewhere to take your fancy which will soon become your ‘local’!

 

 

 

 

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Time Out Love London Awards 2018

Where is your favourite spot in Chelsea? Do you have a favourite bar, a restaurant or shop that you just cannot resist?

It’s time to enter into the annual Time Out Love London Awards and shine a light on a local spot that you think deserves the love.

Voting is open online here from 6 March to 10 April. The process is easy; simply create a free Time Out Account and you can vote for as many venues as you like. The ‘Winner’ and ‘Runners-up’ will be announced on 1 May so start make sure you get voting so your favourite spot in Chelsea does not miss out!

 

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The Fold has arrived

Luxury women’s brand, The Fold, is set to open very soon in Chelsea. Offering a clean and modern aesthetic, the designs come with an impeccable finish and durability and are set to embrace and inspire the professional woman. From luxury merino knits, solutions to the ‘smart-casual’ dilemma and the answer for desk-to-dinner, The Fold’s unique and indulgent designs are becoming every professional woman’s’ wardrobe essential.

Their doors open on 26 February where you will be able to shop the full selection and receive 1-to-1 styling sessions from their personal stylists. From the week of 5 March, they will be hosting a number of events to celebrate their  opening but also to inspire and advise women.

5 March: Join for a coffee with their founder between 10am and midday, Polly McMaster, at their store bar as she chats about running your own brand, dressing successful women and the opening of their new store.

7 March: From 12-4pm, enjoy an afternoon tea with the head designer and take a sneak peak at the new season.

8 March: Book your ticket for this exclusive launch event between 6-9pm to take part in an evening of networking, drinks, canapés and a discussion of careers, passions and progression. Gaby Roslin will present the evening in celebration of International Women’s Day. Tickets cost £15 and all proceeds go to Smart Works.

9 March: Between 2-6pm, personal stylists will be on hand to answer your style dilemmas and Steph Collins, make-up pro, will be there with all her tips. Take part in sessions helping you on various dilemmas, ‘desk to dinner’ and the art of power dressing.

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Saatchi Gallery Membership

Have you recently visited the Saatchi Gallery; one of Chelsea’s most exciting cultural hubs and the world’s most popular museum on Social Media? With inspiring exhibitions every year, why not consider a membership which, with an additional extensive list of benefits, is too good to miss.

For only £12 a year, perks of the membership include invitations to Saatchi Gallery launches, opening receptions, champagne galas, private previews and talks, discounts in the Saatchi Gallery store as well as Gallery Mess, their delicious restaurant.

Each year, the exhibitions get stronger and stronger attracting visitors from far and wide. A membership is the perfect opportunity to make sure you don’t miss out on all the news, events and exhibitions; click here to find out more.

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11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea Exterior

Banish the January blues with 11 Cadogan Gardens

With Christmas now feeling a lifetime ago, it often seems like there’s nothing in January to look forward to. 11 Cadogan Gardens is here to help you beat those winter blues with 30% off their rooms.

Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in the new year to recharge your batteries after the busy festive period in one of the beautiful rooms and suites at 11 Cadogan Gardens in the heart of Chelsea. They are offering 30% off (excluding Petite Doubles) for stays from 1 January to 31 March 2018.

With such an irresistible offer, we recommend you book now either online here or by calling 020 7730 7000.

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