SUMMER FETES: CONNAUGHT VILLAGE, W2




 


Now in its fourth year and following its huge success last year, Connaught Village, with the organisers of  The Hyde Park Estate, will be celebrating another Summer Festival street party this Wednesday afternoon.
The excitement is already mounting. From his balcony, A-Gent of Style can see the banners, posters and flyers going round, new window displays appearing every day and the bright yellow ‘Warning’ parking restrictions going up.



From 2.30pm until 8pm, head down to one of Central London’s hidden treasures  which will be transformed into a traditional village fête to celebrate the quintessentially mercurial British summer during an afternoon of family-friendly merriment, community spirit and fun for all ages.
No doubt that The Summer Festival will delight everyone with its live music, food demonstrations with top chefs, street food, art shows, fairground rides, street performers, children’s entertainment, craft workshops and flower arranging.

Connaught Village Summer Festival 2013

Connaught Village Summer Festival 2012


The ever popular Hyde Park Dog Show will also be returning from 4pm for another installment of, ahem, ‘paw-dropping’ canine cuteness amongst a red carpet, a white picket fence and parading pooches.

Connaught Village Summer Festival 2013

Connaught Village Summer Festival 2012


Amongst the Village’s triangle of shopping streets – Connaught Street, Porchester Place and Kendal Street will all be closed to traffic – the mix of fashionable retailers, art galleries and restaurants will be open late during The Summer Festival to showcase their latest collections, offers and complimentary drinks.




Nestled away in Bayswater between Marble Arch and Paddington, this charming enclave north of Hyde Park is made up of beautiful and exclusive Georgian terrace houses, which have attracted the likes of Tony and Cherie Blair, TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, DJ Paul Oakenfold and GQ editor Dylan Jones to name but a few, but also independent and specialist boutiques such as the delectable artisan bakery Cocomaya, the Haute Coiffure salon Daniel Mikhael or the Horiyoshi III boutique (where Tilda Swinton buys her oversized tatoo-printed scarves) and an array of cosmopolitan restaurants which have all given Connaught Village a soul and an identity amongst the too many faceless suburbs of London.



So come and celebrate with us on Wednesday!





And here is a list of the Village’s traders:

Fashion:

  • Atelier Mayer: vintage womenswear
  • De Roemer: womenswear
  • The Dresser: second-hand designer clothes
  • Sylvie Quentin: womenswear
  • ME & EM: womenswear
  • Horiyoshi III: clothing by Japan’s foremost tattoo artist
  • Kashket and Partners: ceremonial, military, civilian tailors
  • Viola: vintage designer shop
  • Chrysaliss: second-hand shop
  • Ritva Westenius: bridal couture designer
  • Bianca Furs: furrier

Independent retailers:

  • William Mansell: horologist and jeweller
  • Bourlet: Fine art framer
  • Connaught Jewellers
  • Prewett Miller: florist
  • Daniel Mikhael: haute coiffure
  • Hair & Beauty @17
  • Medicetics: beauty salon
  • Hair of Connaught Village
  • Fe: hair and beauty salon
  • Spirited Wines of Connaught Street
  • Wallers: newsagent
  • Crispins: supermarket
  • Hyde Park Veterinary Centre
  • Pharmacy
  • Griffin House Hotel
  • Connaught Village Dentists
  • Elegant Drycleaners
  • Jeeves of Belgravia
  • Nancy Drycleaners
  • Skola Travel Agents

Eateries:

  • The Duke of Kendal: pub
  • Cocomaya: fine chocolatier and artisan baker
  • Assal Patisserie
  • Pardis: Persian cuisine
  • Colbeh: Persian cuisine
  • Le Chef Masgouf: Persian cuisine
  • Casa Malevo: Argentinean cuisine
  • Stuzzico: Italian cuisine
  • Dolce: Italian cuisine
  • Bombay Palace: Indian cuisine
  • Le Pain Quotidien: bakery and European food
  • Markus Coffee: cafe
  • Connaught Coffee Shop: cafe

Art Galleries:

  • Barbara Stanley Irish Art & Fiumano Fine Art
  • Park Gallery
  • Indar Pastricha
  • Light Gallery
  • Mark Gallery

Interior Design:

  • Savannah: interior design studio
  • Connaught Kitchens: kitchen designers
  • Connaught Carpets: carpets and rugs
  • Connaught Interiors: interior design studio
  • Clarke & Reilly: creative studio
  • Rosewood Gallery; oriental carpets and rugs
  • Trevi Interiors: design studio



 

 

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