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We love independent boutique b+b Belgravia

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

We want to share our b+b and our Love of Belgravia ,  to explain why we are proud to be part of the boutique fabric of this independent neighbourhood.  Belgravia is quiet, peaceful and exclusive in comparison to it’s neighbours . Buildings are tall white townhouses organised in quiet streets and squares – it has always been considered a fashionable part of London and has attracted fashion houses – Jenny Packham’s  wedding boutique window is a joy and Allison Rodgers offers a discerning service to very high profile Belgravia residents including Cherie Blair and Nigella Lawson.

The independent spirit is alive. Just around the corner  is Elizabeth Street – home to Mungo and Maud – Luxury dog & cat accessories for the contemporary home & lifestyle. We love a browse here and often suggest our guests take their pooches for a perusal whilst staying with us!  And not to forget Peggy Porschen. I dare anyone to try to pass  without stopping to gaze at her inimitable fancy cupcakes and sipping on a capuccino whilst watching the world go by. Peggy offers a super range of baking courses and we provide 4* accommodation within walking distance of the famous pink front door. The artisan foodie culture is alive and well in Belgravia.  Olivo’s Sardinian collection has expanded into divine ice creams and gelatos whilst OlivoCarne still serves the best steaks around. No visit to Belgravia’s foodie scene is complete without a glass of something cheeky in the Ebury Street Wine Bar. Gourmet food acclaimed throughout the world and still going strong after 52 years!

Walking is  the way to explore – we are within 10 minutes easy stroll of Victoria Station – tube, rail and bus networks throughout the City and beyond. ..And just around the corner is the famous Buckingham Palace Road leading directly to the Palace and Parks. But this leads us away from Belgravia and perhaps we will explore further afield in our next blog…!

 

 

Belgravia in the mood for Love and Romance

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Love is in the Air.

With Belgravia well established on the London map as a great borough for Food, Drink, shopping and celebrity watching, we are proud to part of this fab community .

Thinking of spoiling your loved one to a fantastic ‘experience’ rather than a pressie, you could do a lot worse than treat them to an overnight trip to the City of London.

Here is a very short suggestion of the Top Romantic spots in our very special neighbourhood..

Peggy Porschen Cakes – THE bespoke cake design company occupying a very pink corner of Ebury Street! B+B Belgravia have looked after Peggy’s guests attending her superb masterclasses for a long, long time. Peggy’s Spring 2014 focus are Cakes In Bloom  - Peggy will share her love and help teach her students the art of sugar flower creation….how romantic is that?!  This is also the perfect spot for sipping a cappuccino and watching the world go by.. with pink cup cake, of course!

Thomas Cubitt – we have always rated this lovely pub on a sunny corner.. al fresco dining during the spring/summer or cosy dining room during the winter months. The Thomas Cubitt has been recently voted in the Top Ten London Dating Hotspots and mentioned in the Telegraph for this reason. We love the wine list and premium beers and spotted some very famous Chelsea residents enjoying the ambience as well..!

Belgravia Gallery – a true gem ..this month our neighbours have exhibited poems written by Nelson Mandela and drawing s of him alongside his reflections of Robben Island. A must for Culture Vultures and anyone who supports the finer things in life..

Bijoux Spa – right opposite us, this super French run spa is a favourite for cosmetic well being procedures. Discreetly situated behind a beautiful, pretty, twinkling shop front – we challenge any of our guests to walk by without being tempted…!

…there are many many more independent treasures on the doorstop of B+B Belgravia – whats stopping you from booking THE most romantic weekend in this tranquil corner of the capital …a warm welcome awaits.

 

 

Hix Belgravia set to open its doors

Friday, January 13th, 2012
Mark Hix

Mark Hix

Belgravia is set to welcome a new restaurant – Hix Belgravia, run by internationally renowned chef Mark Hix. The restaurant will be in the Thompson Belgraves Hotel just off Sloane Street, and will include a “Mark’s Bar” like the equivalent in Soho.

Mark Hix is famous for his original take on traditional British dishes, but promises that Hix Belgravia will take on more of an international flavor. Hix says he has had “fun” with the menu and is going ‘off-piste’ this time, promising his loyal gourmet followers that if they are expecting his signature British style, they can think again.

Belgravia is known for its impressive restaurants, from the authentically French La Poule au Pot and the Michelin-starred Rousillon. Even Marcus Wareing, famous for his partnership and arguments with Gordon Ramsey, is now a Belgravia local, having established himself at The Berkeley.

Hix Belgravia

Hix Belgravia

B+B Belgravia and Studios@82 guests can get a 10% discount on lunch at three local Belgravia restaurants – The Thomas Cubitt, the Pantechnicon and The Orange. The offer is available Monday through to Friday in the First Floor Dining Rooms from 12 till 3pm.

Hix Belgravia will bring something new to the area, something eclectic and adventurous, and will be welcomed with open arms! Mark Hix is famous for his oyster bars and his innovative restaurants in London and Dorset, but it won’t be long before he’s famous for being in Belgravia!