Chelsea Summer Fete 2019

Celebrate the start of summer with the return of the annual Chelsea Summer Fete on Saturday 22 June which takes place across Pavilion Road and Duke of York Square. From yoga classes to traditional fete games and wine bars and delicious food offerings, this is the perfect day for all the family and free to attend.

Duke of York Square will become the ultimate garden party; relax and enjoy the music by roaming musicians programmed by Cadogan Hall, or take part in sporting events and games. Start your morning with a yoga class hosted by KXU at 11am, then refuel with something delicious from the Fine Food Market. The running track will be open for picnics throughout the day as well host football skills sessions by Chelsea FC Foundation from 1pm-2.30pm as well as polo-swing practice, hosted by Westcroft Park.

For the very first time, the running track will become a racecourse of Austin J40 pedal cars that will compete for the prestigious Settrington Cup at the Goodwood Revival. Heats are to be held from 12pm in which children aged 5-10 years old will compete for the chance to take part at this year’s Goodwood Revival, the world’s foremost historic motorsport event (which will be held on 13-15 September).

Enjoy your favourite stories told by Peter Jones & Partners or visit the National Army Museum pop-up for an interactive army experience. The much-loved Chelsea Pensioners will be back by popular demand with a pottery stand, and the Chelsea Physic Garden Flower Crown Workshop will also taking place throughout the afternoon. And to top it all off, children’s entertainers Sharky & George will be hosting the ultimate children’s party.

A stone’s throw away from the Square, Pavilion Road’s artisan shops will open up their restaurant and shop doors to create a wonderful street party. Wander up and down to taste exceptional foodie offerings from Provenance Butcher’s BBQ, patisseries and pizza at the Bread Ahead stall, a seafood BBQ from ‘fishmonger by day, seafood bar by night’, The Sea, The Sea and refreshing ice cream and sorbet by Ice Cream Union. Or, relax with a glass of wine or cocktail at Pavilion Wine, accompanied by cheese at London Cheesemongers, or at Hans’ Bar & Grill’s cocktail stand. Roaming musicians, face painters and balloons will there throughout the day as well as Sharky & George keeping the little ones entertained.

The Summer Fete is complimentary to attend and will begin at 11am. Please note the Fine Food Market will open as usual at 10am. The full map of activity can be downloaded here soon.

See you there!

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Longines Global Champions Tour

The Longines Global Champions Tour returns to London for another year of world-class showjumping, and will be held in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

LGCT brings together top showjumpers from around the globe to compete in prestigious locations for unprecedented prize money. This year, in its 13th year, starts in the spectacular destination of Mexico City, with the introduction of St Tropez and the addition of the magical city of Prague to the star studded 2018 calendar. The Championship spans three continents and takes in the world’s great cities including Paris, Monaco, Madrid, Miami Beach, Shanghai, Rome and Doha, and we’re delighted that London is on the agenda too.

The year’s event will feature the sport’s Olympic and World Champions, including Great Britain’s Rio Olympic Gold Medallist Nick Skelton and members of the¬†London 2012 Olympic Games Gold Medal Team.

To be part of the action, book tickets here.

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Masterpiece Art Fair

The unmissable Masterpiece Art Fair returns this summer to Royal Hospital Chelsea from 24 June – 5 July.

The art fair, at the height of the Capital’s summer arts season, offers the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.

It provides an unparalleled opportunity for new/established collectors to discover exceptional works of art from 160 international exhibitors.

This year, expect highlights from Picasso, Richter, Monet and Pissarro as well as 20 Chippendale pieces on display in Thomas Chippendale’s tercentenary year.

Book your tickets here.

 

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Live at Chelsea

Returning for its fourth year, Live at Chelsea is back as one of the highlights of the summer season. Set in the idyllic Royal Hospital, home to the iconic Chelsea Pensioners, this is a beautiful setting to enjoy a fun, music-filed summer’s evening.

Spreading across four evenings, 14 – 17 June, enjoy headliners Kaiser Chiefs, James Blunt and Imelda May.

Book your tickets here.

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