Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chelsea with Peppa Pig

On Saturday 9 February, head to Duke of York Square to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig with a fantastic Chinese edition of the Fine Food Market and a special appearance from Peppa Pig.

The Market will be open from 10am-4pm with a selection of exclusive market stalls including:

Dumplings from The Ugly Dumplings

Baozi and Chow Mein from Bite Mi

Banh Khot (dragon eggs mini cakes) and spring rolls from Rao Deli

Nonya Sauces

Dak Gang Jung & man du (chicken and dumplings) from Goko

Noodles and fortune cookies from Suria + Co

Chinese inspired cakes from Nick Fu

Peppa Pig’s Chinese New Year in Celebration in Chelsea, from 11am until 4pm at the Square, will bring fun for all the family. Start with an arts & crafts session where children can make their own red envelope, greeting banner and headdresses. There will be Peppa Pig storytelling sessions and your chance to meet Peppa Pig himself as well as our traditional lion dancers.

See you there!

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Pavilion Road Christmas Opening Hours

Whether you’re picking up a spontaneous gift or have left your Christmas shopping to rather last-minute, Pavilion Road has the perfect artisanal stores for the festive season. We’ve given you a helping hand and compiled the opening hours over the festive period…

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

24 December – All stores and restaurants will be open except Salon Sloane, KXU, The Roasting Party and Cosmetics a la Carte

25 December – All stores and restuarants will be closed

26 December – All stores and restaurants will be open except:

Wulf & Lamb

Natoora

Salon Sloane

London Cheesemongers

Heidi Klein

KXU

Provenance

Bread Ahead

The Roasting Party

Moyses Stevens

Olivia von Halle

Natoora

Pavilion Wine

Cosmetics a la Carte

27 December – All stores and restaurants will be open except:

Salon Sloane

Wulf & Lamb

London Cheesemongers

Provenance

Bread Ahead

31 December – All stores and restaurants will be open except Cosmetics a la Carte and Bread Ahead

1 January – All stores and restaurants will be open except:

T.Ba

London Cheesemongers

Heidi Klein

KXU

Bread Ahead

Provenance

Moyses Stevens

Olivia von Halle

Natoora

Pavilion Wine

Kate Spade

2 January – All stores and restaurants will be open except London Cheesemongers and Bread Ahead

3 January – All stores and restaurants will be open except Bread Ahead

4 January – All stores and restaurants will be open except Bread Ahead

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Christmas Shopping Event 1 December

Join us for a spectacular day of Christmas shopping on 1 December – a Saturday filled with festive fun and sparkle to see stores and restaurants offer exclusive Christmas promotions for one day only. Where better to start your Christmas shopping and welcome in this special season than in the heart of Chelsea? Festivities include complimentary horse and carriage rides, delicious drinks and nibbles, wreath making with Chelsea Physic Garden, fantastic gifts with purchase and other unmissable in-store activities.

If you missed your chance to join in with the wreath making classes at Chelsea Physic Garden, join them at one of their three two-hour classes on Duke of York Square with places for ten lucky people. Classes are £45pp, from 10.30am-12.30pm, 1-3pm and 3-5pm and are bookable here.

From the finest designers and flagships on Sloane Street to the affordable luxury in and around Duke of York Square, and Pavilion Road’s independent boutiques and gourmet retailers, Chelsea is the ultimate shopping destination this December.

Make sure you visit the Festive Food Market for gourmet treats, carol singers and Christmas favourites throughout the neighbourhood to top of your seasonal celebrations!

A full map of activity can be downloaded here.

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Weekend highlights

Horse and carriage ride

Begin your shopping experience in festive style with a complimentary horse and carriage ride. Starting at Sloane Square leaving on Symons Street outside The White Company, enjoy the sparkling Christmas lights and soak up the atmosphere.

Shopping highlights

Duke of York Square

  • Enjoy delicious light refreshments in Aesop
  • Taschen are offering a 10% discount if you spend over £75 and shoppers will receive a free copy of “Man Meets Woman” (worth £10, while stocks last)
  • Mention the Christmas shopping event and whilst dining, sip on a complimentary cocktail at Manicomio
  • Receive 15% off when you spend £300 in Monica Vinader
  • Neck & Neck are have a 10% discount in-store and receive complimentary gift wrapping with your purchases as well as delicious Christmas candies
  • Sip on complimentary prosecco whilst you shop at LK Bennett and with your purchases, receive a luxury cosmetics bag to take home with you
  • Enjoy fizz in store, and for every £310 spent in store, shoppers at Vilebrequin will receive a gift with purchase
  • Head to NARS for your Christmas beauty overhauls. The first five customers who book in for a paid service will receive a deluxe goodie bag and the offers do not stop there; the expert team will be on  hand to offer ten minute festive transformations. Should you share a selfie of your new look (T&Cs apply), you will also be entered in to a prize draw to win a fantastic NARS prize. Throughout the day, make sure you also make the most of their complimentary gift wrapping
  • Boden have complimentary monogramming on selected purchases, particularly their wonderful cashmere, to add a personal touch to your gifts. English sparkling wine from Nyetimber will be served all afternoon whilst you shop, and should you spend more than £50, receive a gift with purchase (whilst stocks last)
  • Indulge with Gallery Mess’ Festive Afternoon Tea and their exclusive prices for the day only; £22 for one, £39 for two with the option of bottomless prosecco for two hours at £22 per person
  • Stop off at T2 on the King’s Road for complimentary tea tastings as well as 15% off in-store (20% for T2 members)
  • If you’re shopping at Daniella Draper, tuck into their festive drinks and nibbles and if you spend over £200, receive a True Grace Christmas candle
  • Treat your little ones to a visit to Trotters and feast on mince pies and leave with a special balloon
  • To help fuel your days shopping, enjoy prosecco and panettone at Twinset and receive a pouch bag with every purchase
  • Enjoy a special cocktail with Polpo on the  terrace
  • Receive 10% off all day in Trilogy
  • Dubarry will be fully stocked with complimentary Bubbles and Pies for hungry shoppers
  • Liu Jo will be serving festive drinks and offering exclusive in-store promotions to help with your winter wardrobe
  • Quench your thirst with complimentary drinks and make the most of the 10% discount at Franchetti Bond
  • Visit the new story library at Miista and with every purchase select your favourite book to take away for free, as well as complimentary gift wrapping
  • For every purchase over £100, receive a complimentary handbag tube gift set (worth £19) from Ortigia
  • Spend over £150 in Rigby & Peller and take away a Noble Isle stocking filler box and receive £10 off when you spend more than £200
  • Picking up some presents in Links of London, enjoy a glass of fizz and shop their exclusive 10% and 20% discounts on 18kt gold
  • Enter into a fantastic £500 giveaway at swimwear store, Bluemint
  • Enjoy Christmas cookies and cinnamon tea whilst shopping at Dermalogica. With every purchase you will also receive a complimentary Flash Glow Holiday SkinSolver Facial Treatment with every purchase
  • If you head further up the King’s Road you will find Baar & Bass who are offering a 15% discount in store for this day only as well a complimentary gift with every purchase

Sloane Square

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with 20% in-store at Artisan du Chocolat
  • Pick some delicious Roast Chestnuts at Annoushka’s chestnut cart on Pavilion Road then receive an exclusive 15% discount and entry into a festive competition
  • Keep warm this winter and pick up some cashmere gloves on special offer this Saturday only at The White Company
  • Deck the halls with mistletoe, offered with every purchase from Club Monaco
  • Personalise your gifts with complimentary personalisation on selected items, receive a special gift with purchase and warm up with a complimentary hot chocolate at BOSS. Customise your hot chocolate with different toppings at the hot-chocolate stand, marshmallows and cream and all the sweet treats you can imagine
  • Spend over £250 at Tateossian, then you can take home one of their beautiful Coral Lapel Pins
  • Present a shopping receipt from the shopping event at the Sloane Square Hotel and receive 50% off all drinks at the first floor wine bar
  • Stock up your tableware at David Mellor ready for the festive season with 20% off all David Mellor designs
  • Enjoy a staple Christmas treat at Colbert who are offering complimentary mince pies all Saturday
  • Receive 20% off purchases when you present the shopping event map at Samuel French Bookshop
  • Sip on bubbly with Christmas nibbles and pastries in Tom Davies and treat a loved one to their Exclusive Experience Gift Voucher (worth £495)
  • J Crew will be on hand with complimentary refreshments as well as an exclusive 20% discount for one day only
  • Refresh with refreshments at Bentleys on Lower Sloane Street
  • Treat the leading lady in your life to something from Libby London and be entered into an exclusive £250 prize draw and receive free alterations on anything purchased that day
  • Visit Peter Jones for a full festive experience; listen to the sounds from a brass band, catch Father Christmas and enjoy a gin and tonic at the Tanqueray gin bar on the ground floor
  • Champagne Colour Consultations at Kiki McDonough – a glass of champagne along with a personal colour appraisal looking at which gemstones and jewellery designs suit the client best. Clients will also receive a goody bag to take home. Appointments are 30 minutes in length, and they ask that you book in advance

Sloane Street

  • Embrace the festive season whilst you shop listening to live Christmas carols in-store at Escada
  • Book your spot at Jo Malone London’s Festive Floral Centrepiece Masterclass to create the perfect accessory for your Jo Malone London Candle and the finishing touch to any sparkling celebration. Sip on festive festive and tuck into homemade mince pies from 12-4pm. Booking fee £25
  • Rag & Bone are offering delicious refreshments as well as entry for shoppers into a gift card raffle
  • Head to Giorgio Armani and Armani Casa for an exclusive shopping service with sparkling prosecco and Armani Dolci chocolates
  • The Fold have decked out their store with Christmas decorations and are offering mulled cider and delicious treats for all shoppers. All visitors will be invited to enter into a festive competition to win an assortment of luxury prizes; from a limited edition silk scarf to a VIP shopping spree, as well as gift card and personal styling session. If you don’t win won of these prizes, make sure you make the most of the 30% discount available on the day
  • Relax at The Rib Room Bar at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and receive 50% off signature cocktails, selected wine and champagne from 5-7pm then enjoy the music from the resident jazz band from 7.30pm
  • Roger Vivier will be offering a special welcome to shoppers, as well as well-deserved glasses of champagne
  • Shop at Giuseppe Zannotti and enjoy refreshments and festive treats. Should you spend over £1,000 you will also receive complimentary gifts to take home with you
  • Visit the illustrator in-store at Fendi to pick a unique gift and tuck into champagne, mulled wine and mince pies
  •  If you’ve got a full house this Christmas, Yves Delorme are offering complimentary guest towels (100% cotton) when you spend more than £40 and receive a 10% discount along with a  special gift if you spend more than £150. Enjoy Laduree macaroons whilst you shop
  • Enjoy Christmas canapés at Chanel
  • Visit Boutique 1 for an exclusive 15% off all brands to find your party outfit and get your sugar hit from complimentary festive cookies
  • When you shop at Delpozo, make sure you visit the in-store illustrator who will be on hand to sketch your portraits (with purchase only), feast on the complimentary refreshments and make the most of the  30% discount (on selected illustrations)
  • La Perla are hosting a ‘What’s Your Bra Size’ event as well as offering prosecco and showcasing their latest collections
  • Cassandra Goad will be transformed into a land of gold and chocolate. Exquisite jewels and delicious treats; children can explore the land of gold in search of chocolate treasure whilst you admire the sparkling jewels with a glass of mulled wine. An advent competition will also begin this Saturday, with the chance to win a pendant or pair of cufflinks
  • Bulgari will tempt you with their typical Italian Christmas refreshments
  • Smythson’s illustrator in-store will be able to sign or illustrate your Christmas cards for a unique and special touch
  • Whilst in awe of Cartier’s jewels, enjoy complimentary Cartier cookies and champagne
  • Emilia Wickstead’s flagship store will be serving complimentary champagne and Christmas treats
  • Shopping at Anya Hindmarch for your Christmas presents, enjoy festive drinks and receive an exclusive gift with purchase (minimum spend applies)

Pavilion Road

  • New to the  street, Papersmiths will be monogramming selected notebook designs with their hot foiling machine for the first time in-store
  • Heidi Klein are offering an exclusive 10% off all items in-store as well as serving drinks and nibbles throughout the day
  • Curate the perfect British beauty gift with free gift wrapping at Cosmetics a la Carte. Catch their complimentary make-up drop-in clinic with a glass of champagne and head out with a beautiful new look
  • Moyses Stevens will be fully stocked with freshly-made wreaths and all your Christmas decorations to kick off the festive season
  • Add something personal and a touch of sparkle to your purchases from Olivia von Halle who are offering a same day glitter monogramming service. Available in amethyst pink or green flash, up to three letters can be chosen to be placed, for free, on the pocket of a pyjama or on the front of an eye mask
  • Head to Pavilion Wine for a day of Perrier Jouet Champagne tasting. Sample their latest product ‘Blanc de Blancs’ and sale by glass of cuvees and their famous ‘Belle Epoque’. Jonathon Simms (Champagne Ambassador for Pernod Ricard, owners of Perrier Jouet) will be on hand from midday to share his expertise, and their will also be mulled wine and cognac for those who feel the cold
  • Indulge with a Festive Afternoon tea from Hans’ Bar & Grill, available exclusively for £25, including a glass of champagne.
  • Picking up something cosy from The White Company, don’t miss out on a free gift worth £20 when you spend £100
  • Try something new this season and enjoy a complimentary scoop of an exclusive Christmas flavour when any ice cream is purchased at Ice Cream Union. Exciting flavours include Christmas pudding, brandy butter and mince pie
  • Refresh with radically seasonal Sicilian mimosas and festive treats from Violet cakes (of Royal wedding fame) and screenprint your own Christmas tote to take away at Natoora
  • Visit Sarah Chapman to be in with the chance to win a years supply of best-selling Overnight Facial, and as a thank you for entering, you will receive a complimentary travel sized product especially selected for your skin type (while stocks last)
  • Feast on complimentary festive pigs in blankets from Provenance butcher
  • Warm up with hot mulled mead at London Cheesemongers, try their Christmas themed tasting menu and complete the visit with mince pies
  • Book a blow dry at Salon Sloane and receive a complimentary hair treatment and Revlon Professional Hydro Nutritive conditioner
  • Enjoy festive sips and snacks at Kate Spade. The Kate Spade cookie cart will be in store from 11am – 6pm (and Sunday 12-3pm) where customers can personalise their bespoke cookies upon purchase. There will also be prosecco and festive snacks to celebrate
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Wild About Chelsea – Book Launch

This new coffee table book celebrates the green and wild places to be found in our much-loved neighbourhood. Join photographer Andrew Wilson and historian Caroline MacMillan at Waterstones on the King’s Road between 2-4pm this Saturday, 1 December, for a glass of festive fizz and discover more of the hidden gems on your doorstep. Need we mention this makes the perfect present for Chelsea-philes and/or collectors of the ‘Wild About’ series. See you there…

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Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair

Soothe any holiday season stress at the annual Christmas Fair at the Chelsea Physic Garden on 24 and 25 November.

Over 100 stands selling unique gifts and produce from the finest British suppliers will fill the Garden. Enjoy warming winter herbal lattes and generous helpings of reviving mulled wine, tuck into seasonal refreshments and even stretch those vocal cords with some carols.

Take part in a wrapping masterclass from Jane Means, the gift-wrapping expert, to ensure your presents are dressed in the glorious packaging they deserve. Father Christmas will be on hand for the little ones to sort out the naughty, the nice and those who are a bit of both.

Yule not be disappointed!

Tickets are £6 (children free). Book yours here.

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Violante Nessi – Pop-Up

Violante Nessi, the Italian womenswear brand have landed on Ellis Street, for this winter only. The eponymous fashion designer seeks to celebrate the values of true Italian fashion and rediscover elegance in her designs, designing for women who are proud of their femininity and passionate about life itself.

Throughout November and December, they will be hosting a number of exciting events perfect for your diaries:

Violante Nessi & Raw Press Cocktails: 22 November, 5-9pm, hosted by Bianca Luna (from Grazia.it) & Annabel Maldomado (Business of Fashion)

Violante Nessi Christmas Cocktails partnered with Truffle Italia, The Good Life Eatery and Select.to, 27 November, 5-8pm, hosted by Violante Nessi and Fionna Benveniste

Violante Nessi Party Collection presentation, 1 December 10am – 7pm, hosted by Violante Nessi and Fiorina Benveniste-Schuler

Violante Nessi & Cipriano Cocktail, 13 December 10am-9pm, hosted by Olivia Innocenti-Buckley and Olivia Buckingham

Violante Nessi Holiday Cocktail, 20 December 5-9pm, hosted by Violante Nessi

Visit 4 Ellis Street, the first Violante Nessi boutique, for womenswear embodying pure elegance and made of impeccable quality.

 

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Brush Letting Calligaphy Workshop

Take part in this exciting workshop with Graphic Designer and Head Letter, Claire Price, from CTP Creative. Brush up your calligraphy skills at this artistic ink and nib workshop and learn how to create your own unique style and produce striking shapes and letter forms. You will leave the workshop with new calligraphy know-how with a new nib and ink in hand to continue honing your new skills.

For further information or to book your place, click here. Tickets cost £20 which is redeemable against purchases of £30 or more.

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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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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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Chelsea in Bloom 2018

Chelsea in Bloom 21- 26 May

Chelsea in Bloom is back! The annual floral festival returns from 21 – 26 May. Duke of York Square, the King’s Road, Pavilion Road, Sloane Square and Sloane Street will be transformed as, in the biggest year yet, over 60 shops, restaurants and hotels compete in this year’s competition to create beautiful displays with fresh flowers. This year’s theme is ‘Summer of Love’; inspired by the romance of the Royal Wedding, as well as a wider concept embracing the original ‘summer of love’ in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. It is a theme rooted in the local area – from the Palace to the King’s Road. Plus don’t miss the huge giant floral love heart taking place in the Square, blasting everyone with love from day-to-night.

Now in its 13th year, Chelsea in Bloom is the complementary alternative to the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. Enjoy Sloane Square’s ‘Wedding Breakfast’ and pop up bar from The Botanist, where you can pen your best wishes to the Royal couple – before popping them in a giant heart at Duke of York Square – we will make sure they get delivered the Palace! Pavilion Road will host a giant floral wedding ring and Sloane Street will be graced by regal swans.

In it’s biggest year yet, there are a lot of sights to take in. Explore at your leisure with a self-guided tour using one of the  Chelsea in Bloom maps; pick yours up the Information Point on Sloane Square or soon to be downloadable from the website. Or why not enjoy being chauffeured in an exclusive Chelsea in Bloom rickshaw tour; the next best alternative to the Royal carriage. To book your, visit the Information Point.

For more information on what’s going on or to vote for your ‘People’s Champion’, visit the Chelsea in Bloom website. Don’t forget to share your wonderful images throughout the week using the hashtag #ChelseaInBloom

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