Hans’ Bar & Grill Easter Specials

Perfect for the year-round chocoholic, or those looking for an indulgent Easter treat, Hans’ Bar & Grill down one of Chelsea’s most beautiful streets, should be top of your go-to list for Easter Sunday.

It’s namesake, Sir Hans Sloane has been credited with bringing the milk chocolate that we know, and adore (!) today, to the UK – and it’s menu, of course, is a chocoholics dream.

As part of 11 Cadogan Gardens, one of Chelsea’s boutique hotels, the two have a selection of special Easter promotions which are entirely irresistible.

For those that have successfully survived 40 days and 40 nights without chocolate, cake and all things delicious, Hans’ Bar and Grill have no better way to celebrate the end of Lent than with their Easter Sunday Afternoon Tea. Tuck into traditional favourites, as well as a couple of cocoa surprises, all for just £29 per person (or £39pp, including Champagne).

Dining in the restaurant for lunch or dinner? All children will receive a complimentary Easter egg. Make sure they save it for pudding! Check out the menu here.

11 Cadogan Gardens, 50% discount on suites

Easter is a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, but sometimes you just don’t want them running riot in your house. For anyone with family staying over the Easter period, 11 Cadogan Gardens are offering 50% off suites – with a full English breakfast too (saves you on the washing up!). For more info, visit their website here.

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Easter Chocolate Market

Make sure you mark Saturday 13 April in your diaries – the day Duke of York Square becomes a complete haven for chocoholics!

The weekly fine food market will see London’s finest chocolatiers descend on the Square, overseen by the statue of Sir Hans Sloane – who notably introduced milk chocolate to Europe!

The market will be open from 10am – 4pm with a selection of special artisan chocolate market stalls –

  • Sir Hans Sloane Chocolate
  • Susie Keane
  • Diana David
  • Peacoc
  • Lavolio
  • Baci from Speciality Foods (offering iconic Italian Chocolate)
  • Bad Brownies
  • London Chocolate

In addition to these delicious additions, a number of the much-loved regulars will be offering exclusive innovation chocolate decision. An extensive array of mouth-watering treats for sugar-fiends will be available including chocolate sushi from Aki Maki, chocolate flavoured Vietnamese spring rolls from Rao Deli, 10 different flavours of chocolate fudge from Cookies and Creams, as well as chocolate Guiness cake from Nick Fu – just to name a few!

Head into Partridges to carry on your chocolate travels where four Royal Warrant holders will showcase some of their finest cocoa offerings; include Prestat, Bedicks, Charbonnel and Walker, alongside freshly made chocolate flavoured Chelsea Buns.

See you there!

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Tiny Tea Bluebird

Tiny Tea at Bluebird

The Easter holidays are around the corner so it’s the perfect time for you to start filling your little ones’ diaries so they don’t drive you hopping mad – and who said mini people couldn’t do a proper play date? Bluebird on the King’s Road see their much-loved Tiny Tea returning from 8 April – 14 April so they too can pretend to be like adults for the day.

An afternoon tea, but for kids, includes some of their favourite tea-time treats such as ‘Decorate your own cupcake’, Nutella stuffed doughnuts and baby fruit scones – plus mini strawberry milkshakes!

Tea costs £12 per teeny tot and is suitable for those aged 3-10.

More info and booking info can be found here.

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Joy Rose at 606 Club

If you’re in the know, you’ll know – and you’ll know who Joy Rose. Her remarkable vocal talents have resulted in performances with Sting, Bluey (Incognito) and Jason Rebello (Jeff Beck). With her formidable vocal range and power, she produces tracks which she describes as “a fusion of jazz, soul and gospel”.

Now on tour and recording with Incognito, her performances have become much more exclusive and this rare evening on 7 April at Chelsea’s jazz club, 606, features Lex Cameron (keyboards), Bobby Quigley (guitar), Chris Dodd (bass) and Sam Agard (drums).

Book your tickets here.

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Mother’s Day Baking Workshop

Why not spoil your mother this Mother’s Day with the most delicious workshop at Bread Ahead? On 31 March, from 2-5pm at their exclusive Mother’s Day workshop, you will create the classic Overnight White Tin Loaf, simply moreish Devonshire Splits and the Rich Tea and Fruit infused Bara Brith.

The expert bakers guarantee that you will leave laden with baked delights and a rumbling tummy. We suggest you get home, put the kettle on and enjoy the spoils of your workshop with your family.

£90pp. Places will sell out fast – book yours here.

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FLUX

FLUX is one of London’s leading exhibitions which showcases some of the most talented and dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists. FLUX is used as a platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and celebrates them on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.

From 14-17 March, visit the National Army Museum to see FLUX, curated by Lisa Gray, the founder, and a complimentary display from over 100 artists including Pedro Sousa Louro (mixed media), Helen Dyne (glass artist) and Teresa Wells (sculpture).

This year, guests can expect a selection of unique offers from ‘Mini Masterpieces’ where smaller artworks by FLUX artists can be purchased for £300 or less, a collectors gift with all purchases and exclusive display of 12 artworks by Charles Salvador.

More information and how to book can be found here.

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Carmignac Photojournalism Award: ‘Arctic: New Frontier’ by Yuzir Kozrev and Kadir Van Lohuizen

Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen were awarded the 9th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award dedicated to the Arcitc; the endowment allowed them to carry out their pioneer double polar exhibition ‘Arctic: New Frontier’.

The photographs in ‘Arctic: Frontier’ are an alarming testimony to the speed of transformation in the region and the upheavals that are taking place on a global scale.

The forces of tourism, militarisation, exploitation of gas and mineral resources, and the opening of trade routes mean that the Arctic is today the site of classes between countries and multinationals who are locked in a chaotic competition for control of these zones, which have taken on strategic importance on the history of humankind due to the effects of global warming.

On display from 15 March – 5 May. More info can be found here.

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It’s the Surreal Thing

From 15 March – 14 April, visit Saatchi to see an exhibition of new works by the artist, Sr. X in the Prints & Originals Gallery.

These works are striking and unforgettable, created both in the streets and in the studio. He employs retro imagery, pop culture icons, surrealist twists and dada mischief to produce his works of satirical brilliance. Sr. X subverts the constant advertising that we are exposed to and the images of aspirational perfection that are directed at us all.

These works on display were created in the last six month and reveal Sr. X’s staggering imagination. He uses creativity as a weapon against conformism and the sugary sweet diet of contemporary consumerism. Familiar elements remain such as pulp magazine portraits, cartoon figures and advertising slogans.

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London Design Week at Chelsea Harbour

Chelsea Harbour offers the best in design and decoration; home to 120 showrooms and 600 of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands. From 13-15 March, visit the ultimate interior design collective with more than 100 showroom events to inspire, excite and enlighten you; from meet the designer sessions to hands on making, all of which are free to attend.

With opportunities to meet leading international creatives, take part in panel discussions and recipe advice and inspiration, the festival will aim provide enlightenment on industry ideas and tricky topics. Melissa Hemsley will also be taking to the kitchen at Espresso Design, demonstrating recipes from her latest book and guests enjoy a Nordic breakfast in bed at Jensens’ Beds as well as indulge in Asian flavours at Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.

The full extent of the exciting programme can be found here. See you there!

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Annoushka X Patricia Mitchell

Annoushka X Patricia Mitchell Exhibition

As part of the “Art at Annoushka” programme which launched in 2011, showcasing original artworks from a roster of International artists, Annoushka welcomes artist and mixed media sculptor, Patricia Mitchell from 11-31 March.

The exhibition flows on from Patricia’s elaborate window installations which celebrated the arrival of Annoushka’s latest collection – The Beetle. This spring, Patricia’s lifesize beetles, crafted from paper and naturally edge lit neon Perspex, will grace the windows of the boutique. She brings to life the dragonfly, the bee and the butterfly with black gloss Perspex with paper cut foliage as well as hand painted dragonflies coloured with lacquer to create a striking aesthetic.

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