1919 was the first time street parties were organised by residents en masse. These were sit down formal affairs and were part of the Peace Treaty celebrations. Thus began the unique British tradition of the street party held on all major national days of celebration and now whenever we feel fit, or can get a long-tern weather forecast.
The Chelsea Design Quarter is bringing back its King’s Road street party, last held around six years ago when one of the best antique showrooms in town (that will remain nameless) served the best cocktails in town. The focus is now on beautiful furnishings, but fun it must be and it welcomes the great and the good of the design world.
Orchid are even staging the dance of the Chinese Dragon – for one night only!
The Chelsea Design Quarter’s Summer Street Party on Wednesday 4th June, from 6-9pm is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the summer season in London. Enjoy a relaxed summer evening having fun strolling with the stilt walkers, dancing to the Dixieland Jazz Band and just browsing the showrooms in this design hot spot.
This interiors Mecca is home to more than 45 showrooms where classic and traditional sit cheek by jowl with contemporary and modern. Partygoers can chat to well-know names behind the showrooms such as Christopher Sharp of The Rug Company, Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting, Rupert Cavendish, Charles Edwards and Julia Boston to name but a few. Check out what’s showing at The Trowbridge Gallery and Thompson’s Contemporary, and visit the newly opened Drummonds and Waterworks and the newly expanded Lapicida.
After 9pm the music and party move to The Jam Tree!