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 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

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

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

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

T.Ba

London Cheesemongers

Heidi Klein

KXU

Provenance

Moyses Stevens

Olivia von Halle

Natoora

Pavilion Wine

Kate Spade

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

London Cheesemongers

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WIN a copy of Wild About Chelsea

This December we are celebrating; Christmas, our 3rd birthday and the launch of the wonderful coffee table book, ‘Wild About Chelsea’.

‘Wild About Chelsea’ is the latest addition to the ‘Wild About’ series by photographer Andrew Wilson and historian Caroline MacMillan where they uncover the unexpectedly green and wild places hidden in local neighbourhoods. ‘Wild About Chelsea’ (RRP £21.99, Waterstones) beautifully showcases Chelsea at it’s finest and makes a wonderful coffee-table addition

Getting into the festive spirit, we have five copies to giveaway to lucky InChelsea readers. To enter our draw, email contact@cadogan.co.uk with the subject line, ‘Wild About Chelsea’.

T&Cs

  • Five winners will be chosen at random and notified via email on Monday, 17 November
  • Each winner will receive a copy of Wild About Chelsea
  • Books are non exchangeable or refundable
  • There is no entry fee or purchase required to enter this competition
  • You details will not be passed onto any third parties.

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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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Pavilion Road Tasting Tour, London Restaurant Festival

London Restaurant Festival Competition T&Cs

Didn’t quite make it in time to pick up tickets to the Pavilion Road Tasting Tour on 4 October? Visit our Pavilion Road Instagram (@pavilionroad) for the chance to win two tickets to the sold out evening.

T&Cs

  • To enter, you must follow @pavilionroad on Instagram
  • The competition will close at 7.59pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018
  • The winner be contacted after the competition closes on Wednesday 3 October 2018
  • The prize includes two complimentary tickets to the  London Restaurant Festival Pavilion Road Tasting Tour on Thursday, 4 October at 6.30pm
  • London Restaurant Festival will arrange the prize with the winner
  • The prize must be redeemed on Thursday, 4 October. No monetary or produce exchange will be allowed

 

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Papersmiths Opens on Pavilion Road

Charles Dickens said there is “something very comfortable about having plenty of stationary” which is why for all stationary addicts, Papersmiths, the latest arrival on Pavilion Road, is the destination for you.

Opening on 18th September, you will be able to purchase beautiful design-led stationary and paper goods created by designers and makers across the globe. Floor to ceiling shelves house a print section including journals, periodicals and books covering graphic design, interior design, fashion, food and drink, philosophy, psychology and business.

For gifts, Papersmiths also offer a monogramming service in store; adding an extra personal touch.

There is also a children’s area, including activity and picture books by contemporary illustrators as well as art and writing supplies to keep the little ones entertained whilst you browse the shelves.

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Chelsea Awards

Chelsea is blessed to enjoy some of the best shops, restaurants and cultural experiences in London and across the globe. These experiences don’t come without someone or a whole team putting in the effort, often unearthed behind the scenes who make it a wonderful place to work, live or visit. It is now time to nominate your heroes; to honour the hard work and creativity that goes into making Chelsea a world-class destination. To celebrate these people, teams and organisations, the awards will be presented at an event in Spring 2019.

To ensure the awards reflect the local opinion, we are actively seeking entries and nominations from everyone in the community. The eventual winners will be decided from all the entries by a panel of six independent judges representing different parts of the community who are recognised for their success, expertise and knowledge of Chelsea.

During the months leading up to the awards ceremony, we will be sharing stories of our interesting nominees for a taste of why they are so special to the neighbourhood. More information on how to vote online will come shortly, however, in the meantime if you know of a business, team or individual who makes Chelsea the special place it is, please email celebratechelsea@pubbiz.com

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Where to celebrate World Chocolate Day

7th July brings one of the happiest days of the year, World Chocolate Day. Chocolate is known for releasing endorphins, so feel no guilt as you indulge on this special day. Make sure you explore Chelsea to see what sweet treats you can find.

Salted Caramels, Artisan du Chocoalt

 

Sample chocolates of every flavour at Artisan du Chocolat on Lower Sloane Street. This institution is a haven for those with a sweet-tooth where you can spoil yourself with the most luxurious chocolate sweets from ‘milk salted caramel honeycomb’ and ‘pistachio pearls’ to ‘Rosé & Strawberry Truffles’ which must all obviously be consumed in mass.

Belgian Chocolate Brownies, Bread Ahead

 

As you wonder the artisan street, grab a tea-time treat from Bread Ahead. Their chocolate brownies are so indulgent and moreish, you sure to be back the next day… and the next!

Sloane’s Dark Chocolate Fondant with Cherry Sorbet, Hans’ Bar & Grill

 

The latest restaurant on Pavilion Road is Hans’ Bar & Grill and it’s namesake is Sir Hans Sloane, the man credited with bringing the Cadbury’s drinking chocolate recipe we know and love today to the UK.  Enjoy a feast of fine cuisine, but make sure you save room for when the desert menu appears which will have you swooning as you catch sight of the chocolate puddings on offer. The salted caramel cheesecake pot with vanilla ice cream will have your tastebuds dancing with delight and the dark chocolate fondant with cherry sorbet is the most exquisite end to a fantastic meal.

Make Your Own Magnum, Magnum Pleasure Store

 

Do not miss the Magnum Pleasure Store on Duke of York Square this summer; the ultimate destination for those who prefer their life on the sweet side. Create your own Magnum masterpiece, choose your chocolate flavoured shell and watch the masterpiece materialise in front of your very eyes. Flavours include coconut, fudge, honeycomb, pistachio, popping chocolate balls, crushed raspberry – the list could go on!

 

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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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From India with Love…

A small, beautiful Indian inspired and exquisitely decorated herd of elephants have arrived on Sloane Square. Decorated by some of India’s finest artists, designers and creative talents, they are part of the Elephant Family’s latest fundraising campaign entitled ‘from India with love’.

On display from 26 June to 18 July, the aim of this beautiful installation is to firstly, throw a kaleidoscope of colour across London as well as spread a strong conservation message for the protection of endangered Asian elephants. With as few as 40,000 Asian elephants remaining in the wild, this smaller London herd of 30 sculptures is a gentle reminder that there has never been a more urgent need to protect animals at the threat of extinction.

Whilst visiting, you are able to get up close with the elephants. Share their message with the hashtags: #elephantparadelondon and #fromlondonwithlove

If you are an aspiring elephant adopter, you have the opportunity to bid for your favourite elephant in an online auction here. All money raised from the online auction and the live auction of the Concours d’elephant Cavalcade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 28 June, will support conservation projects across Asia.

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Afternoon tea, Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Jumeirah Carlton Tower wins Afternoon Tea of the Year

Jumeirah Carlton Tower, just off Sloane Street, has one the coveted prize of Afternoon Tea of the Year 2018 and Harpers Bazaar agrees too!

Competing in a live cook off against 100 other hotels, their task was to create the most delicious afternoon tea in 30 minutes as if preparing for a guest. Their ‘Symphony’ afternoon tea was the winning entry; inspired by the movements of a Symphonic orchestra and from the resident harpist which serenades diners throughout the afternoon. Their contemporary take a on a classic saw judges try savoury brioche treats of smoked salmon with duck egg mayonnaise and on the sweeter side, a mini tiramisu with whipped coffee ganache, a Sicilian pistachio éclair with cranberry compote and a coconut and lemongrass sorbet to cleanse the palette.

For the summer months, the pastry team have created a British Summer Season Afternoon Tea to celebrate the special events which take place across the country including Royal Ascot, The Proms, Chelsea Flower Show and Wimbledon. Enjoy spinach bread with asparagus, basil and rosary goats cheese. For something a little sweeter, enjoy treats from the Season, “The Perfect Serve”; a Wimbledon white chocolate crema tart with apricot compote and lemon truffle tennis ball or maybe “The Bookies Favourite” will take the top spot for you; banana and chocolate brownie with peanut butter cream top hat, inspired by Royal Ascot.

Afternoon tea is served in the Chinoiserie Lounge daily at £45 per person or £55 with a glass of Champagne. Book your table here.

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