Chilgrove Gin Tasting

Along Chelsea’s beautifully curated artisan street, Pavilion Road, sits Pavilion Wine, the wonderfully established wine shop overflowing with delicious wines perfect for every occasion.

On 14, 21 and 28 August at 7.30pm, join for a complimentary Chilgrove Gin tasting evening.

Chilgrove Gin is created in a sleepy hamlet in the Sussex countryside using an unusual technique and is made of Sussex grown botanicals and distilled from grapes. Its smooth and balanced taste is perfect, irrespective of occasion or season so why not book your spot to discover more.

 

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Strawberries & Screen

Strawberries & Screen, Duke of York Square’s popular Wimbledon screenings, return from 13-15 July. Make sure you’re in front of the giant screen on the Square to catch the finals and men’s semi-finals of Wimbledon.

Taking place on the gorgeous green, you won’t be able to miss a single swing of the nail-biting matches. Soak up the atmosphere with a glass of Pimms of fizz from Partridge’s pop-up bar, and a delicious treat of strawberries and cream. Why not bring along a blanket to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine?

The Little Foxes Club will also be on hand with softball tennis coaching for the mini-Murray’s, alongside traditional fun and games for younger children.

Complimentary VIP seating is also available to book. Check out the Duke of York Square for further information here.

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Pity

The latest play to land at the Royal Court in Sloane Square is Rory Mullarkey’s new play which asks whether things are really getting worse, and if we care.

 

A normal day. A person stands in the market square watching the world go by.

There’s ice cream. Sunshine. Shops. Some dogs. A wedding. Bombs. Candles. Blood. Lightning. Sandwiches. Snipers. Looting. Gunshots. Babies. Actors. Famine. Fountains. Statues. Atrocities. And tanks. (Probably).

Tickets are from £12, book yours here.

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Once Upon a Time

The Red Star Theatre Arts return to the Chelsea Theatre with an wonderful, family-friendly, performance of ‘Once Upon a Time’ on 8 July.

Follow the journey of Joseph Bricklehurst, a boy with a wild imagination as he’s joined by an all star cast of characters. Joe and Matilda get whisked away to far off lands by the mischievous Cat in the Hat in this charming collection of musicals.

Performances will be at 11am and 4pm at £14 an adult and £10 per child. Book yours here.

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Annoushka Jewellery: Behind The Scenes

On Saturday, 7 July head behind the scenes at Annoushka for a journey through the jewellery brands philosophy and inspiration.

From 2.30-4.30pm, enjoy an welcome talk in-store, a short talk from Design Director, Liz Olver, with time for a Q&A, a chance to flick through Annoushka’s sketch books, delicious tea-time drinks and bites to eat, plus try on some of the fabulous jewellery in store. t

Tickets cost £19.31 and can be booked here.

These will be quarterly sessions so keep your eyes peeled for the next!

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Bluebirds of War

On 6 July Dr Andrea McKenzie will discuss the experiences of the brave and dedicated Canadian nurses of the First World War.

In this complimentary talk, you will hear about the 3800+ nurses who tended to the wounded and ill soldiers of the First World War on all fronts, from Russia to Galliopoli, Salonika to France. Learn more about their role, particularly in 1918, the last year  of the war where they focused their efforts on the Western France on the front line and how through shot and shell, bombs and torpedoes, 3000 miles from their homes, these brave Canadian nurses cared for the casualties of war.

Although free, booking is recommended: click here.

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Where to celebrate World Chocolate Day

7th July brings one of the happiest days of the year, World Chocolate Day. Chocolate is known for releasing endorphins, so feel no guilt as you indulge on this special day. Make sure you explore Chelsea to see what sweet treats you can find.

Salted Caramels, Artisan du Chocoalt

 

Sample chocolates of every flavour at Artisan du Chocolat on Lower Sloane Street. This institution is a haven for those with a sweet-tooth where you can spoil yourself with the most luxurious chocolate sweets from ‘milk salted caramel honeycomb’ and ‘pistachio pearls’ to ‘Rosé & Strawberry Truffles’ which must all obviously be consumed in mass.

Belgian Chocolate Brownies, Bread Ahead

 

As you wonder the artisan street, grab a tea-time treat from Bread Ahead. Their chocolate brownies are so indulgent and moreish, you sure to be back the next day… and the next!

Sloane’s Dark Chocolate Fondant with Cherry Sorbet, Hans’ Bar & Grill

 

The latest restaurant on Pavilion Road is Hans’ Bar & Grill and it’s namesake is Sir Hans Sloane, the man credited with bringing the Cadbury’s drinking chocolate recipe we know and love today to the UK.  Enjoy a feast of fine cuisine, but make sure you save room for when the desert menu appears which will have you swooning as you catch sight of the chocolate puddings on offer. The salted caramel cheesecake pot with vanilla ice cream will have your tastebuds dancing with delight and the dark chocolate fondant with cherry sorbet is the most exquisite end to a fantastic meal.

Make Your Own Magnum, Magnum Pleasure Store

 

Do not miss the Magnum Pleasure Store on Duke of York Square this summer; the ultimate destination for those who prefer their life on the sweet side. Create your own Magnum masterpiece, choose your chocolate flavoured shell and watch the masterpiece materialise in front of your very eyes. Flavours include coconut, fudge, honeycomb, pistachio, popping chocolate balls, crushed raspberry – the list could go on!

 

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Chelsea’s Coolest Ice Cream Spots

With the beautiful sunshine looking like it’s going to stay, everyone is after an ice cream and ice cream cravings cannot be taken lightly! So we’ve put together a list of the coolest local ice cream spots, so you will be s’creaming for more…

 

Head to Amorino on the King’s Road for an authentic gelato experience. This hotspot does remind you that ice cream really can make you happy. from sorbet, smoothies, grozen granitas, milkshakes, ice creams and ice cream macaroons, their offering is extensive. The highlight is their handcrafted floral shaped ice cream. Enjoy blooming marvellous flavours of strawberries and cream, blueberry cheesecake, tiramisu, lime and basil, and more!

Venchi, a tiny bit further down the King’s Road, has over 140 years of Italian heritage and expert gelato making experience. The ‘Cuor di Cacao’ is a must trya; a frozen gelato served with an extra dark chocolate base, milk, cream and devilishly delicious chocolate sprinklings.

Duke of York Square’s latest arrival is the Magnum Pleasure Store. Head in to create your Magnum masterpiece with experts on hand to dip in an outer shell of your choice and colour and cover it with toppings galore. Don’t forget to Instagram before you demolish it!

The Pan N Ice pop-up is a must-visit too, up on the 5th floor in Harvey Nichols. Making ice rolls in front of your very eyes, these unique creations need to be tried this summer – heatwave or not. On 7 July, they will also be offering 100 free ice creams to lucky shoppers, so don’t miss out!

 

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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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From India with Love…

A small, beautiful Indian inspired and exquisitely decorated herd of elephants have arrived on Sloane Square. Decorated by some of India’s finest artists, designers and creative talents, they are part of the Elephant Family’s latest fundraising campaign entitled ‘from India with love’.

On display from 26 June to 18 July, the aim of this beautiful installation is to firstly, throw a kaleidoscope of colour across London as well as spread a strong conservation message for the protection of endangered Asian elephants. With as few as 40,000 Asian elephants remaining in the wild, this smaller London herd of 30 sculptures is a gentle reminder that there has never been a more urgent need to protect animals at the threat of extinction.

Whilst visiting, you are able to get up close with the elephants. Share their message with the hashtags: #elephantparadelondon and #fromlondonwithlove

If you are an aspiring elephant adopter, you have the opportunity to bid for your favourite elephant in an online auction here. All money raised from the online auction and the live auction of the Concours d’elephant Cavalcade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 28 June, will support conservation projects across Asia.

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