Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event 7 December 2019

Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event 2019

The Chelsea Christmas Shopping Event returns on 7 December 2019 for a day of festive fun and sparkle. The Christmas magic will be brought to life in London’s most enchanting neighbourhood with giveaways, discounts and other exciting offers on this one day only. Enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights, Festive Food Market, wreath making, Father Christmas, carol singing and more, on foot, or aboard one of the complimentary horse and carriage rides. From the designer shopping on Sloane Street and the treasure trove of affordable luxury around Duke of York Square and along the King’s Road, to Pavilion Road’s independent boutiques and gourmet retailers.

Download the map of activity here.

Duke of York Square

  • Boden– Shimmy to live music, indulge on complimentary drinks and treats, enter into an in-store competition and take home an exclusive gift when you spend £50+
  • Castore – keep your head toasty with a complimentary hat when you spend a minimum of £100
  • Dermalogica – Receive a complimentary personalised headband when you purchase any product on the day, whilst also sipping on delicious refreshments
  • Dubarry – celebrate Christmas with bubbles and pies
  • Essentiel Antwerp – Feast on complimentary Belgian treats and receive a a gift with purchase (whilst stocks last)
  • Free People – live music, complimentary festive fizz and a gift with purhcases (only valid when you spend at least £50)
  • Joseph – seasonal refreshments in store
  • L.K.Bennett – They have partnered with premium stationers, Papier, to offer you a complimentary L.K.Bennett x Papier personalised notebook or 2020 diary with any purchase (full price items only) whilst enjoying complimentary refreshments
  • Monica Vinader – 15% off in-store, minimum spend applies
  • NARS _ Up your beauty game this festive season with complimentary Studio 54 holiday collection makeovers finished with a ‘disco polaroid’ picture to take home, immerse yourself in the collection and get ready to party. Enjoy complimentary Champagne, receive 10% off all purchases when quoting ‘Studio 54’ all day and with the purchase of three products, you’ll receive an additional gift
  • Penhaligons – they will be serving English Sparkling wine with Charbonnel et Walker chocolates in store and if you spend £130, there will be goodie bags to take home
  • Richard Ward – Book a full priced hair service and receive a complimentary Fusio Dose hair treatment
  • Rigby & Peller – enjoy 10% off all day, plus a gift with purchase when you spend a minimum of £150 alongside festive refreshments
  • Slowear – gift with purchase when you spend £500 and receive complimentary fizz in store
  • Sunspel – shop an exclusive 20% off and sip on complimentary drinks
  • Taschen – Enjoy 10% off (minimum spend) and a free gift with purchase, this excludes limited edition titles
  • The Black Penny – Receive 50% off selected wines when dining-in
  • Vilebrequin – sip on Prosecco and receive a complimentary gift when you spend minimum £310

Sloane Square

  • Artisan du Chocolat – 20% discount
  • Brora – enjoy the 12 days of Christmas with an exclusive each day
  • Club Monaco – Receive complimentary mistletoe and a glass of prosecco whilst shopping
  • David Mellor – 20% off all David Mellor designs
  • Haines – refuel with 20% off their Christmas chocolate range
  • Hugo Boss – In-store festive sweet treats, a calligrapher to personalise your gifts, complimentary gift wrapping and the chance to win exclusive prizes
  • J Crew – Festive offers and refreshments in store
  • Kiki McDonough – Add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas with champagne in-store and a gift with purchase when you spend £500
  • Peter Jones – Listen to the festive tunes of the Borough Brass Band from 1-5pm and visit the pop-up Sipsmith shop on the ground floor
  • Poetry – Receive a cashmere gift set with each purchase (minimum spend and whilst stocks last – shop quickly!) and enjoy complimentary champagne
  • Really Wild – Sip on Sloe Royals by Sipsmith, munch on mince pies and enjoy 15% off full priced Really Wild items
  • Tateossian – Enter into the voucher lucky dip, with values ranging from £20-£50 and redeemable against purchase of over £150 until the end of January 2020.
  • The White Company – Little White Company cookies available in store and the little ones can hang their Christmas wish on their tree. Complimentary gift wrapping station for all purchase and complimentary personalisation for the first 100 customers (embroidery and/or calligraphy)

King’s Road

  • Astrid & Miyu – From 4-7pm receive 15% off and enjoy complimentary drinks
  • Blaiz – 15% off purchases all day
  • Blink Brow Bar – 15% off all products and services, excluding lashes
  • Calvin Klein – Exclusive customisation, wrapping services and receive a gift with purchase
  • Cefinn – Enjoy festive nibbles, a 10% discount on all purchases and with each purchase, Cefinn will donate 10% of each sale to their chosen charity
  • Eileen Fisher – Fizz, B Corp snacks, 15% off the new collection and the chance to win a £300 gift card in a raffle – good luck!
  • French Connection – spend over £100 and receive a complimentary festive homeware accessory.
  • JAM Industries – Complimentary beers whilst you shop
  • Lema – Indulge with delicious mince pies as well as enjoying up to 40% off ex-display items
  • Lucas Hugh – Receive a complimentary gift box and wash-bag as well as a gift with purchase
  • ME+EM – Champagne and festive treats
  • Peggy Porschen – Refuel with a complimentary Chai Spiced Latte when you choose to eat-in
  • Peloton – Purchase one of the award-winning bikes to receive a complimentary gift. Festive refreshments available whilst you shop
  • Pretty Ballerinas – 20% discount
  • RIXO – Complimentary mince pies and drinks in store. Receive a special RIXO Christmas decoration with any purchase
  • Sirplus – Receive a complimentary pair of bamboo socks with every purchase and enjoy free beers whilst shopping
  • Sticks’N’Sushi – Receive a complimentary festive cocktail whilst dining (booking is not essential but recommended)
  • Superga – Make the most of complimentary gift wrapping and choose design to be hand-painted on your shoes by their in-store artist
  • Tabio – A choice of free “furoshiki” gift wrapping or complimentary embroidery on transactions over £30
  • The Big Easy – Start the day with a bottomless brunch, an exclusive menu for £29.50pp from 12-4pm
  • Trotters – Special appearances from Dunwoody the pig and complimentary balloons for the little ones
  • Twinset – Complimentary prosecco and mini Panettone as well as gift with purchases
  • Yamamay – Celebrate the festive season a complimentary hot chocolate bar serving mince pies and gingerbread. Customers can also receive a mini-Pandoro Panettone with purchases

Pavilion Road

  • Bread Ahead – Purchase the new and exclusive Panettone doughnut
  • Chelsea General Store – Tastings in-store and receive a complimentary baby-Panettone when you spend £50+
  • Cosmetics a la Carte – 15% off purchases (minimum spend), complimentary bubbles and party make-up demonstrations
  • Hans Bar & Grill – Relax and refuel are a day’s shopping and indulge in a festive afternoon tea (£35  with Veuve Cliquot). Enjoy a selection of savouries; smoked salmon, creme fraiche and caviar blini, beetroot and goats cheese tartelettes; homemade festive spiced scones with clotted cream and Partridges fig jam; and the sweetest treats: orange and cinnamon creme brulee tart, gingerbread men and a pistachio, white chocolate and cranberry macaron. Yum!
  • Heidi Klein – Enjoy 15% off, gift with purchase (a minimum spend of £250) and complimentary drinks in-store
  • Ice Cream Union – Try samples of the latest Christmas flavours
  • Kate Spade – Come in store to enter for a chance to win a Kate Spade handbag from their new designer, Nicola Glass. Make the most of the complimentary gift wrap cart so their muses can help you finish all your holiday shopping needs. With each handbag purchase you will also receive complimentary monogramming and whilst shopping, indulge in mince pies and mulled wine
  • Moyses Stevens – Freshly made Christmas wreaths in stock
  • Natoora – Sample wonderful Panettone and varieties of citrus
  • Olivia von Halle – Champagne upon arrival and receive complimentary monogramming on orders made in store on the day
  • Provenance Butcher – Enjoy complimentary festive pigs in blankets
  • Salon Sloane – The destination for great hair, incredible service, world-class hairdressing and an expertly designed space; Salon Sloane was created with client experience at its core. A collaboration of world-leading hair stylists and colourists who’ve attended to the tresses of high-profile clients, from supermodels and Spice Girls, to Victoria’s Secret runway models. Visit the exquisite salon for an express blow dry that will leave you with luxe locks within 30 minutes, cost £35.
  • Sarah Chapman – Experience the meditation station with their Skin Glow LED Light Pod treatment for just £20 (normally £40) alongside a complimentary gift with purchase when entering an in-store competition
  • T.Ba – complimentary family sherry with chocolates and a gift with your purchases
  • The Sea, The Sea – With every glass of champagne you purchase, enjoy three complimentary oysters

Sloane Street

  • Agent Provocateur – Complimentary champagne and nibbles plus a gift with purchase (minimum spend applies, please ask in-store)
  • Anya Hindmarch – Receive complimentary Christmas cards. Visit the store and take a moment to pause and write a postcard and we will post it for you
  • Anya Hindmarch Bespoke – Complimentary typeface embossing with purchases
  • Belmond Cadogan – Enjoy a complimentary festive cocktail or glass of champagne for any bookings made in Cadogan’s Lounge or Adam Handling Chelsea Restaurant. For those visiting the bar at Belmond Cadogan Hotel, homemade mince pies by the in-house pastry team will be served with each drink. For bookings, email reservations@adamhandlingchelsea.co.uk
  • Bottega Veneta – Champagne and treats in-store
  • Bulgari – Complimentary Italian refreshments
  • Cartier – Christmas cookies and champagne whilst shopping
  • Emilia Wickstead – Complimentary champagne and Christmas treats
  • Ermanno Scervino – Refuel with Italian Panettone in-store
  • Escada – an exclusie Christmas Champagne get-together in-store
  • Fendi – An in-store illustrator will add a personal touch to your purchases alongside complimentary festive drinks and mince pies
  • Giorgio Armani – Enjoy a glass of prosecco and complimentary engraving with the purchase of any fragrance at the Giorgio Armani boutique
  • Giuseppe Zanotti – Prosecco and Italian sweet treats in store, whilst with every purchase receive a goodie bag and complimentary gift wrapping. Note the extended shopping hours with the store closing at 7.30pm
  • Hackett  – 15% discount (T&Cs applicable, please ask in store) and cocktails all day
  • Loro Piana – Christmas refreshments and champagne
  • Mackage – Beautiful gift with purchase for every jacket or coat bought
  • Oliver Peoples – Join them for a surprise gift with purchase and festive drinks
  • Pretty Ballerinas – 20% discount
  • Rag & Bone – An in-store raffle along with complimentary drinks and mince pies
  • Saloni – Complimentary champagne and special Christmas cookies
  • Sloane Street Deli – Receive two complimentary glasses of bubbles when ordering sharing charcuterie or cheese boards and enjoy Christmas treats when you order any bottle of wine
  • Smythson – Champagne and gift with purchase
  • Tanner Krolle – Complimentary embossing of gifts with initials whilst enjoying mulled wine and mince pies
  • The Fold – An exclusive discount in-store with hot mulled wine and refreshments
  • Tom Davies – Fizz and festive nibbles as well as an exclusive Christmas Bespoke voucher offer
  • Urban Retreat at The White House – Urban Retreat will unveil their 24 Days of Christmas which includes special festive promotions and an exclusive daily offer to surprise and delight customers. A complimentary Urban Retreat Christmas bauble will be given to all retail purchases over £50
  • Yves Delorme – Complimentary champagne and gift with purchase of £50 and over

 

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Christmas Cracker Workshop

In between your hunt for the perfect Christmas gifts this season, enjoy some Christmas magic and get a little creative with Jo Malone London’s festive Christmas Cracker Workshop.

Fill your cracker with a Christmas joke, chocolate treat and a 9ml Cologne of your choice before customising it with your initials whilst you enjoy festive fizz and indulgent treats in-store.

60-minute workshops will take place on 22 and 23 November 2019 in store from 10am-6pm.

To book your place, call 0370 192 5121 or drop into the Sloane Street boutique and speak with one of the stylists.

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A history of water in the Middle East by Sabrina Mahfouz

British Egyptian Sabrina Fahfouz grew up with ambitions of being a spy. She has two passports, speaks two languages and has a cultural understanding of two very different countries. But it when it came to applying for MI6, it turned out she wasn’t quite British enough.

So now she’s on her own intelligence mission – to explore who really holds the power in and over the Middle East. In a world long obsessed with access to oil, will water soon become the natural resource that dictates control, or has it been all along?

Directed by Stef O’Driscoll, the production journeys across twelve different countries using theatre, poetry and music to share stories of women across the region. From the British imperialist ownership of natural resources, to the environmental urgency of the present, water has shaped lives, policies and fortunes – and it will shape all our futures.

On show at the Royal Court Theatre from 10 October to 16 November. Tickets from £15-£25. Book yours here.

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Holy Trinity Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

The annual Arts and Crafts Festival returns to Holy Trinity Church on Sloane Street, described as the ‘cathedral of the Arts & Crafts’ by Sir John Betjeman, from 19-22 September.

The Festival aims to highlight the exquisite craftsmanship in a wide range of creative disciples, understand the symbolic relationship with the revival of Catholicism in the Church of England, and provide an urgent voice that speaks to the contemporary and relevant social context of the social Movement.

Book your tickets for an exciting programme of events here.

Programme:

Thursday 19 September 

Personality, Philosophy & Practice, John Ruskin in 2019

The bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth. The gala opening will explore the personality, philosophy and practice of Ruskin with a Discussion and Q&A. Contributors will include Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Andrew Hill and Sarah Woods, whilst moderated by Gerard Brown.

Tickets: £10, drinks reception and book signing

Friday 20 September

Schools workshop: Image & the imagination: Exploring Stained Glass, 10am – 3pm

Hosted by Genista Dunham, a stained glass artist trained in the traditional method and influenced by Medieval Art.

Discussion: Fabric of Society, 7.30-9pm

Explore the powerful relationship between textiles and the role they have and continue to play in global trade and society. Discussion between Jonathon Hope, Katy Emck CBE and Nigel Atkinson, hosted by Sanjeev Davidson.

Tickets: £10, drinks reception and opportunity to view, discuss and purchase the contributors’ work

Saturday 21 September

Exhibition: Thomasina Beck

Embroidered waterclour on gesso flower paintings. Free admission.

Demonstration: Paul Jewby – master craftsman and wood sculptor

Throughout the day, free admission.

Guided Tours

12pm, 2pm, 4pm by Open House and Holy Trinity guides

Talk: Christopher Whall’s Stained Glass, 11am

Talk by Peter Cormack, leading authority on the stained glass windows by Christopher Whall in Holy Trinity followed by guided tours. Free admission.

Illustrated Talk: The Alchemy of Stained Glass, 2.30

Festival artist in residence, Genista Dunham. Talk, followed by public stained glass workshop.

Talk: free admission. Workshop tickets: £10

Performance Premiere: Mass Movement, 7.30pm

A programme of music and dance that celebrates art is the expression of man’s pleasure in labour, also includes the premier of two new contemporary dance pieces.

Tickets: £15 (concessions £10), includes post-performance informal discussion and drinks

Sunday 22 September

Sung Eucharist: Apprentice’s Service, 11am

Sunday Eucharist dedicated a celebration of image and imagination with guest Preacher Reverend Richard Lloyd Morgan

Illustrated talk: Exploring Stained Glass: ‘The light and the dark’ Thomas Denny, 2pm

Leading British contemporary stained glass artist and landscape painter. Free admission.

Workshop: Image & Imagination, 3.30 

Led by Genista Dunham. Tickets: £10

Performance: Ayodeji Malcom Guite, 5pm

Poet Malcom Guite performs a selection of his work. Free admission.

Workshop: Choral Evensong and Benediction, 6pm 

Beautiful evening service led by professional choir of Holy Trinity.

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter – In Concert

Fra Fee (The Ferryman) and Christine Allado (Hamilton) are joined on stage by Wendi Peters (Coronation Street) to perform the acclaimed new British musical, The Clockmaker’s Daughter.

Set in the fictional time of Spindlewood, The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a musical fairy tale built around themes of prejudice, discrimination, animosity and fear of the unknown. Like most towns of age, Spindlewood has its traditions. But no practice, custom or old wives’ warning is so firmly adhered to as ‘The Turning of the Key’.

Purchase your tickets to this must-see performance here.

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Discover One of Chelsea’s Hidden Gems

For one very special weekend in June, 8th and 9th, some of London’s hidden green spaces are opened up to the public for enjoyment and discovery as part of Open Garden Squares. This is your opportunity to visit one of Chelsea’s exclusive private gardens; explore the history, enjoy delicious refreshments and listen to a wonderful live jazz trio.

Open from 10am – 5pm, Cadogan Place North and South will be one of London’s finest green spaces open to the public. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere and enjoy one of Chelsea’s hidden gems for this weekend only. Tickets can be purchased here.

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London Craft Week: Artisan Chelsea

Returning for its fifth year, London Craft Week returns to London for a magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill and Chelsea is delighted to be part of it. Celebrating the masters of creativity, Artisan Chelsea will join a curated programme of events which will allow you meet the markers and gain access to exclusive exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops.

The Weave Workshop at Anya Hindmarch, 9 May & 11 May

  • See the brand’s craftspeople demonstrate the intricate weaving technique used to create the Neeson Collection. Weave your own design to take home. Booking necessary.

Macgregor and Michael: A Leather Masterclass at Bentley’s, 8-11 May

  • Join traditional leather craftsmen, Neil Macgregor and Valerie Michael as they recreate a Victorian Gladstone bag and reveal their techniques. Booking not necessary.

An Emporium of British Craftsmanship at Smythson, 8 May

  • Discover Smythson’s rich and rather curious craftsmanship history and enjoy a rare glimpse of how each piece is brought to life. Join them for a glass of champagne in this one-of-a-kind workshop. Booking not necessary.

Liberty Shorts-Making Workshop at The Fashion School, 12 May

  • Join The Fashion School in Chelsea, a hub of responsible fashion, to make a pair of beach or bed shorts in signature Liberty-printed fabric. Beginner friendly, booking necessary.

Artisan Ice-Cream Tasting at Ice Cream Union, 8-10 May

  • Learn how artisan ice creams are produced and how it differs from industrially produced varieties. Booking necessary.

The Craft of Cheesemaking at London Cheesemongers, 8-9 May

  • In a delicious tasting, discover examples from producers and maturers who work tirelessly to turn a variable raw ingredient into a household favourite, cheese. The tasting will substitute as a light meal, including 6-10 cheese, bread biscuits and interesting wines and beers. Booking necessary (18+).

Designing a Jewel in Support of Horatio’s Garden at Cassandra Goad, 8 May

  • To celebrate the work of Horatio’s Garden, a charity which helps spinal injury patients in NHS hospitals, Cassandra Goad launches her new quote pendant, inscribed with inspiring words from the family of the charity’s’ namesake. Booking necessary.

Making Chelsea: A Talk and Tour on Curating a Characterful Area, 11 May

  • Crafting the neighbourhood for over 300 year – from exquisite detailing on historic buildings to the wider urban environment, past to present, micro to macro – join Cadogan to discover Chelsea from the perspective of the craftsmen who made it.

Restoring a London Legend at Belmond Cadogan, date TBC

  • Following a historic renovation, the Belmond Cadogan Hotel reopened this year. Rediscover the London legend with an afternoon tea or cocktail at Adam Handling Chelsea.

 

 

 

 

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Just Opened: Chelsea General Store

The Chelsea General Store has just opened! Each product is very carefully and thoughtfully sourced so you will be able to find everything you need (and want!) to fill your kitchen cupboards. The shelves are lined with locally sourced products and have hunted down the best products from every category including a splendid collection of spirits, fine chocolates & truffles, extra virgin olive oils, delicacies from Sicily…

See you there!

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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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Veganuary

For those who’ve committed to Veganuary or merely fancy dipping their toe into the world of veganism, Chelsea should be your first port of call on the Vegan trail with a number of restaurants offering extensive vegan options. There will be no need to pick at a plate of limp lettuce or fearing the forgoing of your weekend bacon sarnie; here are some of our top suggestions for your health fix and happy tummys.

Wulf and Lamb on Pavilion Road is becoming widely known as a vegan hub. Tuck into comfort classics (vegan of course) as we hit the coldest months of the year. Expect creamy linguine and a mac ‘n’ cheese to die for, and craving a burger? Well you can get that too – the Wulf Burger, a seitan burger topped with tomato, baby gem, pickle, red onion and cashew aioli in a brioche bun. Get ready for the latest menu additions coming on 7 January too, pizzas!

The Good Life, just up on Sloane Avenue, is a haven for the healthy (or those trying to be). The menu offers breakfast all day long as well more substantial meals, including chestnut and almond waffles with coconut yogurt, berry and chia compote with a banana mash and a hillbilly chilli; a three bean chipotle chilli with coconut yogurt, chives and roasted sweet potato accompanied with quinoa or brown rice. Not only that but the fridges are filled with delicious juices for those on a detox and the sweet treats to take-away are enormously popular.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is also a must-visit with a year-round vegan menu, offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options for the health-conscious. The warm Asian salad is a plate of colour and exciting flavours; watermelon, pak choi, broccoli, cashew nuts, sesame, coriander and a hoisin sauce and we hear the roasted butternut squash and grains should be your main of choice.

Tucked away on Ellis Street is Raw Press. Once discovered, vegans and wannabe vegans will return time and time again. There is an extensive menu of juices, smoothies and acai bowls and a revolving menu of different salads for lunches when you’re craving some colour and vitamins this January. For something a little naughtier, try the ‘Forbidden rice bowl’ or the nachos which come with a cashew ‘sour cream’, pumpkin ‘cheese’, guacamole and a salsa. Healthy has never been so indulgent… or easy!

Heading to Duke of York Square? Click here for delicious vegan options at the Square.

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