London Oktoberfest

London Oktoberfest

London Oktoberfest

Date:  28 September 2017 – 8 October 2017
Where? Millwall Park, Canary Wharf
Web: www.london-oktoberfest.co.uk

Since 2011 London’s Millwall Park has been the epicentre of one of the largest cerebrations in the United Kingdom.  The London Oktoberfest has something for everyone: music, laughter and, of course, beer! It’s one of the most popular family festivities, and this year the number of attendees is expected to reach more than four thousand. But where did it all begin?

 The glass is always half full

The story, as always, starts with a girl. In this case, it was the beautiful Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen who was set to marry Crown Prince Ludwig of Germany.  Prince Ludwig was later to become King, but before that day he gleefully tied the knot with his blushing bride. All the citizens of Munich were invited to celebrate the joyful day and in doing so, raised several glasses to toast the happy couple. The celebration took place on 12 October 1810 – from which some are still recovering. To this day, every October, we still celebrate the happy occasion, hence… Oktoberfest.

What’s happening?

Millwall Park, located close to the city next to Canary Wharf, will be a transformed into  Himmel (that’s German for ‘heaven’ in case you don’t know). Traditional, authentic German beer and food will be available and there will be several musical items.

A large tent furnished with long tables to be shared by everyone attending will house the festivity. Waitresses and waiters beautifully dressed in Dirndls and Lederhosen will be serving food and drinks in a relaxed family environment.

Getting in

Tickets are available through the website (www.london-oktoberfest.co.uk) and there are several different options to suite your budget.

  • Tickets: General Admission £0 – £10
    Includes admission and a seat at the event. Seating is unreserved and will be on a first come-first served basis.
  • Bavarian Tickets £10.50 – £20.50
    Includes admission and a guaranteed seat at the event, one Mass of Bavarian FestBeer (1.5 pints) and a Brezel.
  • Oktoberfest Package £26.44
    Includes a guaranteed reserved seat and admission with two Mass (1.5 pints) of FestBeer and a German Schnitzel with special Bavarian fries. In addition, there will be an Underberg shot and a welcome Brezel. (Sunday: one beer less).
  • VIP Package £42.60
    Includes a guaranteed reserved seat and priority VIP entrance and VIP toilets. Includes two Mass (1.5 pints) of FestBeer, one glass of Schlumberger Sekt, main course of roast duck with red cabbage and mashed potato and an Underberg shot. In addition, there will be a welcome Bavarian snack plate. (Sunday: one beer less).

At B+B Belgravia, we always recommend that you drink responsibly. If you are travelling in a large group, we recommend that you select a designated driver for the evening. Or even better yet, why not stay the night at B+B Belgravia? We are perfectly located, close to all the fun and excitement of the London Oktoberfest. For more information, please contact us on Tel:+44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / email: [email protected].

Prost!

Date:  28 September 2017 – 8 October 2017
Where? Millwall Park, Canary Wharf
Web: www.london-oktoberfest.co.uk

London Design Festival (16 – 24 September 2017)

London design festival 2017

London design festival 2017

London design festival is back again and this time it is bigger and better than ever before. For 8 days, towards the end of September, London is transformed into an eclectic display of design disciplines set to ignite the imagination of everyone attending the event.

The wide range of creative installations and events celebrating contemporary design can be seen in many locations across London including Granary Square, Tottenham Court Road, The Old Truman Brewery on Hanbury Street and Oxford Circus – everywhere from well-known museums to small local studios. In fact, the whole city is abuzz with preparation for this world-famous event.

Every year since 2003 the festival showcases the work of designers, architects, artists and retailers.. The large-scale installations, exhibitions and events make for some very interesting viewing to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Once again, the main hub will take place at The Victoria and Albert Museum, hosting a wide range of activities, from talks and workshops, to installations and exhibitions.

Some Highlights to look out for include:

The offices of the Broadgate buildings will feature a construction of playful coloured shapes, brightening up the world around them. Camille Walala brings a playground of colours to the City of London with Villa Walala. 16-24 Sep

British designer Ross Lovegrove brings ‘Transmission’. This 21.3m three-dimensional tapestry, set against other 15th-century hunting tapestries, can be explored at the V&A’s Room 94. 16-24 Sep

Spark your imagination with the Design Frontiers group exhibition at the Somerset House, showcasing cutting-edge designs in automobile, fashion, graphics and more, which resulted from collaborations between leading designers and their enlightened clients. 18-24 Sep

Accommodation

If you are attending The London Design Festival this month please plan ahead. Accommodation is usually in high demand so book now to avoid disappointment. B+B Belgravia is perfectly located in the heart of London within walking distance from V&A. Victoria station is 3 minutes walk from B+B and allows easy access routes to many of the festival events.

For more information, you can contact us on Tel: +44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]

BBC Last Night at the Proms

BBC Proms

BBC Proms

BBC Last Night at the Proms

Every year the musical world of Britain explodes in a profusion of classical vibes with the return of the annual BBC Proms. The event runs from 14 July – 9 September, thrilling audiences with 8 weeks of concerts, talks, workshops, family events and more, concluding with the famous Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by the BBC, the Proms (otherwise known as the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts) are the highlight of the summer season. The daily offering of orchestral concerts presents some of the best classical performances around today. Predominantly held in the Royal Albert Hall in central London, the event will include more than 70 concerts across the UK.

On Saturday 5 August audiences can enjoy a performance by The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, featuring Francisco Coll and Thomas Adès. Audiences can also look forward to performances such as Gurrelieder – a love story of gigantic proportions.

The extravaganza reaches its climatic finale on Saturday 9 September 2017 with final performance held in Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and The Glasgow Green.

There’s more

But wait…it’s not all just classical music. There is something for everyone. The Kinks frontman and all-round legend, Sir Ray Davies will headline this year’s Proms in the Park: Hyde Park. Hosted by Michael Ball, Sir Ray Davies will be joined by leading soloists including bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, singer and actress Elaine Paige, 1970s sensation Gilbert O’Sullivan, as well as two of the UK’s most iconic pop groups: Steps and Texas, who provide early evening entertainment alongside a performance from the cast of Five Guys Named Moe.

Truly, this is as an event that cannot be missed. Tickets are going fast and accommodation around this time of year is in high demand. If you would like to reserve a room at B+B Belgravia, please contact us as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]

The Belgravia Dog Show & Cocktail Paw-ty 2017

 

The Belgravia Dog Show & Cocktail Paw-ty 2017

The Belgravia Dog Show & Cocktail Paw-ty 2017

The Belgravia Dog Show & Cocktail Paw-ty is presented in association with Chestertons on Friday, 23 June 2017 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

The event promises to offer a fantastic array of canine festivities for you and your family (including four legged friends). There will be a scrumptious fayre, delicious cocktails, delightful doggie disco, competitions and exhibits from a variety of pet-friendly companies.

We are also proud to announce that ALL profits from the show will be donated to Dogs Trust (www.dogstrust.org.uk/). This fine trust (formerly the NCDL) is the UK largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 17,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK – and one in Dublin. A most worthy cause.

Part of the event will involve the much-anticipated set of competitions to be enjoyed by competitors and spectators alike. These include: dog with waggiest tail, dog with prettiest eyes, dogs who look, like their owners, best dancing dog, best on lead and heals, and last but not least, cutest puppy

As a public announcement, we would like to advise everyone attending the event to keep their fury friends on a lead at all times. As you can image, there will be much excitement and the organisers cannot accept responsibility for visitors.

Children under 3 and dogs accompanied by an adult enter free of charge. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day, subject to availability.

If you are attending the The Belgravia Dog Show & Cocktail Paw-ty and would like to avoid the long drive home; why not stay the night in our perfectly located bed and breakfast. We are pet friendly and our wide range of accommodation has everything you would need. For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / [email protected] or visit www.bb-belgravia.com.

The Belgravia Dog Show & Cocktail Paw-ty 2017
The Belgrave Square Garden Committee
Friday, 23 June 2017 from 17:30 to 20:30 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Tickets: 12.00

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 23 – 27 MAY 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

With Spring in full bloom and the wonders of summer greenery awakening after a cold winter, Britain prepares itself once again for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Held in the prestigious grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the show attracts horticulturalists and gardening enthusiasts from across the globe. The show has inspired millions through showcasing the very best in garden design and is one of the most popular events on the UK calendar.


Nick Mattingley, RHS Director of Shows, says:
“As with every RHS Chelsea Flower Show for more than a century, designers, nurseryman and leading lights are pulling out all the stops to make this the best gardening event in the world.”


M&G Investments, title sponsor for the show, has proudly renewed their sponsorship until 2017.  Jacqui Haskins, M&G’s marketing director draws close similarities between the worlds of horticulture and investments. He said: ‘At M&G we pride ourselves on nurturing talent and taking a long-term view – both key components that can be applied to horticulture and garden design.”

This year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will feature nine show gardens, five fresh gardens, nine artisan gardens and more than 100 floral displays.

Don’t miss the 2017 RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden designed by Professor Nigel Dunnett, Urban Horticulture and Vegetation Technologist. Professor Dunnett will demonstrate the multiple benefits of plants and gardens in an urban environment. He will also provide a vision for the future development and use of private, communal and social spaces in the places where we live.

You might also be interested to learn that Gary Breeze, 2016 winner of Best Fresh Garden, has designed a garden featuring the replica of an 800-year-old boat which was discovered in the Norfolk Broads.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is proud to announce the return of Ishihara Kazuyuki for his 12th year running. Ishihara Kazuyuki will be presenting Gosho No Niwa – The Kyoto emperors of Japan inspired gardens.

Planning your visit

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is very popular and tickets are running out fast. Do not hesitate to book your tickets as soon as you can. If you are planning a trip to the capital, we would like to invite you, as our guests, to stay at B+B Belgravia. Located less than 15 minutes’ walk from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, B+B Belgravia offers boutique accommodation in comfortable, eloquent surroundings.

Date:  23 – 27 MAY 2017
Time: Tuesday to Friday:  8am – 8pm / Saturday: 8am – 5.30pm
Address: London Gate, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR
Website: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show