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.

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!


Shopping highlights and the map will be available soon. Keep your eyes peeled.


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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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Hot Cross Bun Doughnuts

Bread Ahead, Pavilion Road’s much-loved bakery, has launched a limited edition Hot Cross Bun Doughnut and this is one you dough-n’t want to miss!

About Time Magazine has described it as the ‘ultimate Easter treat’ and one of the finest mash-ups for Easter and we cannot wait to try it. Their famous doughnut recipe is laced with raisins, candied peel and a hot cross bun mixed spice and is filled with a smooth vanilla custard to take the traditional hot cross bun that one step further.

They will be available from 3 – 15 April and once they’ve gone, they’ve gone!

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Time Out Love London Awards 2018 – The Results!

Did you vote in the annual Time Out Love London Awards? We hope you helped your favourite local spots to victory…

The results are in!

Wulf & Lamb, Pavilion Road’s favourite vegan restaurant won ‘Most Loved Local Restaurant’ in Chelsea. Book now to enjoy fiercely kind food, including Chilli ‘Non’ Carne and the mouth-watering mac ‘n’ cheese. Whether you’re after comfort food or something a bit healthier this summer, this spot is perfect.

Runner-up for ‘Most Loved Local Shop’ in Chelsea was London Cheesemongers, the cheese shop that everyone needs to visit to pick their favourite seasonal, traditional and artisanal cheeses.

The ‘Most Loved Local Music Venue’ in Chelsea was none other than the 606 Club, our favourite spot for an evening of British Jazz.

Saatchi Gallery also won ‘Most Loved Local Culture Spot’ in Chelsea. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest exhibitions for your culture fix in Duke of York Square.

Where will you go first?


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Chelsea Chinese New Year Market

Did you know that February sees the beginning of Chinese New Year – and 2018 is the Year of the Dog, an animal that symbolises luck.

To celebrate, Duke of York Square will be hosting a special Chinese food market on 17 February with a delicious array of Chinese delicacies and traditional entertainment – including a Lion Dance at lunchtime and Lantern Quiz running throughout the day.

If you are a dog-lover, Pet Pavilion will be on hand with a ‘Best Dressed Dog’ competition, along with treats such as Pawsecco, Puppycinos and express treatments.

The Duke of York Square Saturday Fine Food Market will be open for business as usual between 10am and 4pm, will all weekly vendors along with a selection of authentic Chinese stall-holders. Entry is complimentary.


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Rag & Bone Christmas Shopping Event

Head to Rag & Bone on Sloane Square on 13 December for a wonderfully festive evening of Christmas shopping featuring Camille Chariere – from Camille Over the Rainbow – including fizz and nibbles.

Camille Chariere will be offering her advice on the perfect party outfit and gift guidance from 7pm to 9pm whilst you sip on champagne in store. She has over 600,000 followers on Instagram and her blog is internationally recognised as a destination for a mixture of emerging and luxury fashion, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Plus, don’t miss out on a free gift with every purchase. See you there!


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Pure Leaf Pop-Up

Pure Leaf, the premium tea brand, is joining us on Sloane Square this month for an exclusive pop-up. They are offering tea lovers and thirsty shoppers the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the streets of Chelsea for some respite and refreshment while trying their ethically sourced teas.

The store, with us until 23 December, offers a truly unique tea experience to shoppers. This includes:

  • a wide range of hand brewed loose teas,
  • the chance to taste and purchase ten distinctive blends of tea, masterfully crafted for an exception taste
  • the opportunity to curate bespoke gift sets, with advice on selecting the right blends for friends and family

Join the masterclass with Pure Leaf’s Master Blender, Joyce Muendo, taking place on 13 December between 12pm – 1pm. Discover the mastery of Pure Leaf’s blends, the origins of the exceptional quality of the tea leaves and how to make the perfect brew. Book your place here.

Pure Leaf London will tantalise even the most expert tea-drinker’s taste buds with it’s indulgent flavours – from bursts of fruity aromas and pods of Madagascan Vanilla to deliciously scented Jasmine and sweet and spicy Chai. Do pop in, warm up and try their delicious teas while you can!

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