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

Doggy Speed Dating

Doggy Speed Dating

Doggy Speed Dating

B+B Belgravia is pet friendly and we welcome you and your furry friends to join us as our esteemed guests. This month promises an exciting event for dog lovers visiting our great capital: Doggy Speed Dating.

A dog can give a person a newfound sense of independence and confidence that they didn’t have before. Dogs are more than just pets – they are family. Inviting that special four-legged friend into your life can be somewhat of a challenge. Matching the right dog to the right owner can often be frustrating. Much like their owners, no two dogs are alike.

Fetch & Follow

Fetch & Follow are a lifestyle brand for dog owners and those who love dogs. Their company provides dog owners with items, which are thoughtfully designed while being functional and fit for the everyday practicality of owning a dog.

Fetch & Follow are hosting a Doggy Speed Dating event in the Ace Hotel in London this month and will be supported by several leading experts in the field. Tickets are £20 and include a 10-minute appointment with each industry expert, doggy charity and doggy personality. As a special treat (for good behaviour) you will receive two small plates of – Beef & Bone (roasted hanger steak & grilled bone marrow) and Spiced Corn Dog (battered & fried spiced corn on a skewer with Togarashi spice).

Tickets also include a drink – Terrier Gone Wild (wild berry and tarragon lemonade) or Salty Dog #2 (Bombay Sapphire, Pamplemousse Liqueur, Soda and salt rim) and a doggy-inspired goodie bag from Fetch & Follow.

We love our dogs and we encourage you to attend this wonderful event.

Doggy Speed Dating – hosted by Fetch & Follow
Date: 19 March 2017
Time: 12h00 to 16h00
Tickets: £20
Address: Ace Hotel London Lobby, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ
For more information, please visit:
http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/london/doggie-speed-dating-fetch-follow.

 

Dinning out in Belgravia

Dining out in Belgravia

Dining out in Belgravia

B+B Belgravia offers a fantastic breakfast to all our wonderful guests. However, if you are interested in dining out in Belgravia, we have a few recommendations for you to try during your visit.

Il Convivio

Address: 143 Ebury Street, London SW1W 9QN
Phone: 0207 730 4099

If you love the taste of Italian cuisine, you’ll love this little gem.

Il Convivio, translated from Italian means: ‘banquet’ and at this fine establishment, you should expect nothing less. The restaurant is located less than 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia.

Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 12:00 PM – 15:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

This eloquent restaurant, in glorious Georgian surroundings, serves as one of the leading Italian restaurants in the capital. Its modern Italian cuisine is highly acclaimed and praised by the critics.

Head Chef, Cedric Neri leads the team to deliver a dining experience second to none. The private setting offers corporate clients the perfect opportunity to entertain guests. There are comfortable sofas and coffee tables for relaxing as well seating available for up to 14 guests.

The delicious, mouth-watering menu offers a wide selection modern Italian delights and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. This includes A La cate, private dining and set menu options.

We thoroughly recommend experiencing Il Convivio for yourself.

 

Baker and Spice

Address: Belgravia, 54-56 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PB
Phone: 0207 730 5524

‘Convenience Without Compromise’.

The establishment is located within 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia, offering freshly made products for you to enjoy.

With excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, this wonderful bakery is the perfect place to grab a coffee and pastry. Their delicious, handmade delights are freshly made, in-house, every day. They offer a wide selection of treats ranging from cakes, pastries, breads and cookies served in a unique atmosphere.

The undisputable ‘home-away-from-home’ sensation of walking into any of the Baker and Spice stores is something to experience for yourself.

Open Monday to Saturday 07h00am to 19h00 and Sunday 08h00am to 18h00, Baker and Spice features as one of the shining beacons of Belgravia.

 

Olivomare

Address: 10 Lower Belgrave Street, London, SW1W 0LJ
Phone: 020 7730 9022

Located only 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia, Olivomare offers a seafood only based menu.

The menu is lovingly described as “Wonderful Sardinian seafood” and offers a classic section of starters. For the more adventurous, the menu has a temping selection of chargrilled stuffed baby squid and sea urchins served raw with crostini.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday 1200 – 1430 and 1900 – 2300, Saturday 1200 – 1500 and 1900 – 2300, Sunday 1200 – 1500 and 1900 – 2230 (Closed on bank holidays)

Make sure you visit Olivomare while you are staying with us. It is an experience you will not forget.