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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Peggy Porschen Opens on the King’s Road

This spring, Chelsea welcomes a new pastel parlour to the King’s Road. In a striking fairy-tale pink, Peggy Porschen opens its doors offering a new all-day dining concept and private event space allowing visitors to relax and enjoy the delicious sweet treats.

The Salon, the Lounge and the Pink Peony Bar all offer beautiful backdrops surrounded by flowers to enjoy the new all-day dining menu, and of course her renowned cakes and bakes. As well as the dreamy sweet treats on offer in the picturesque décor, cake lovers can delight in watching one of Peggy’s resident cake artists at the “live chef’s station” and witness award winning sugar craft and decoration techniques.

Picking your favourite will be tough – so we suggest to try them all. Menu favourites will of course be present, including the ‘Best Cupcake in London’ (according Time Out); Banoffee, a banana chocolate chip sponge with banana and toffee centre, topped with banana frosting and a slice of fresh banana. The menu will of course have seasonal highlights, including the Speckled Nest Vanilla Cloud Cake; wonderfully light and fluffy vanilla chiffon sponge baked with real vanilla, layered with pink meringue buttercream and finished with speckles and a mini egg chocolate nest on top. Tummy rumbling just at the sound? Check out the full menu here. Keep your eyes peeled for the all-day dining menu arriving in Summer!

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Matcha Express!

If you don’t know where to begin with matcha, start at T2 Tea.

Ever wanted to learn all the tips and tricks for this highly-prized powdered elixir? T2 are running Matcha Express sessions in-store every Saturday from February 16 until April 6 so you can whisk it like a pro. There’s no need to book, just pop in to T2 Tea between 12pm – 1pm every Saturday throughout those dates – there’s a  session every 20 minutes!

 

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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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Hottest new opening in Chelsea: Belmond Cadogan Hotel

After a historic renovation, the wait is finally over for the hottest opening in Chelsea; Sloane Street’s Belmond Cadogan Hotel. It’s walls tell incredible tales from glamour to scandal, from Oscar Wilde to Lillie Langtry and now it re-opens in the heart of Chelsea offering a luxury home-from-home retreat in its next chapter.

It’s impressive doors on Sloane Street, with doormen dressed in uniforms reminiscent of 1960s London and the Mary Quant King’s Road era welcome you in to a roaring fireplace and sweeping staircase leading up to the 54 bedrooms. Impressive details include a bronze cast of 600 books, honouring Oscar Wilde’s story, and 400 pieces of original artwork lining the walls, commissioned from mostly British artists paying homage to the artistic enclave that is the Belmond Cadogan. Further details and playful touches, include Oscar the peacock, glittering in Swarovski crystals and the bespoke tea sets and hand-knitted tea cosies in bedrooms.

The “Best of British” dining is led by Head Chef, Adam Handling, and guests can expect daringly modern and innovative recipes which are enhanced by the restaurants sustainability ethos. Expect theatrical dishes such as Lamb Wellington and his signature creation, Truffle Cheese Doughnuts.

Each of the 54 bedrooms and suites are unique and offer nothing bust the most exception experience for guests. Working fireplaces, large bathrooms with deep, freestanding roll-top baths with bespoke book and champagne holders ensure a home-from-home experience for guests. Each guest also has private access, through 21 Pont Street, as well as access to the exclusive Cadogan Place Gardens so they too can feel like a Chelsea resident.

For more info and to book, visit their website here.

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Exclusive T2 Offer

Thirsty? Receive 20% off when you sign up to Tea Society or are already a Tea Society member from 21 February to 3 March.

T&Cs

  • Offer only available on the specified dates for Tea Society Members and New sign ups
  • 20% off can be redeemed as many times as they like during offer period
  • Offer can be used in conjunction with the Storage tin offer.
  • Offer not available to team purchases
  • Offer not in conjunction with any other discounts e.g. Student Discount, Bundle offers
  • Offer does not apply to gift cards.
  • Offer excludes Sale items
  • Offer excludes Tea Time, teas purchased with the 20% discount cannot earn a stamp.

More info on their website here.

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And the winner is…

AND THE WINNER IS… the latest exhibition to arrive at Iconic Images Gallery will showcase the works of six globally recognised photographers and present seminal images from a golden age when photographers were allowed to be up close and personal by the stars of the stage and screen; when photographers were allowed honest and intimate access to the stars’ lives.

The lives of these iconic photographers, Terry O’Neill, Douglas Kirkland, Norman Parkinson, Milton H Greene, Julian Wasser and Eva Sereny, were so intertwined with the stars and the images provide an inside story of the relationships between the people in front of and behind the camera. See Terry O’Neill’s famous private shoot with the film star who would become his wife, to a selection of rare contact sheets from Norman Parkinson and Eva Sereny’s one in a million shot capturing Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in one of the greatest chase scenes on film.

Iconic Images, 13a Park Walk, London, SW10 0AJ

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Harry Potter Night

On 7 February, pack up your wands and pick up your brooms and fly over to Waterstones on the King’s Road for a fun-filled afternoon of Harry Potter themed games and activities. Come dressed in your finest wizarding robes and celebrate all things Hogwarts!

More info here.

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Fill it up Friday at T2

Purchase or bring in any T2 Flask on a Friday to T2 on the King’s Road, and they will fill it up with their delicious, freshly brewed tea for free.

See in store for T&Cs.

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