On & Around the Street

Chelsea Summer Fête 2019

Chelsea Summer Fête is back this Saturday, 22 June, and it’s set to be even more fun and action-packed than ever before.

From 11 am to  6 pm across Duke of York Square and Pavilion Road, discover all the fun of a traditional British fête, with tempting gourmet treats, live entertainment programmed by Cadogan Hall and plenty of things to see and do for everyone.

The Running Track by Saatchi Gallery will be open for the day, kicking off with a yoga class hosted by local gym KXU at 11am. There’ll be a football skills session for all hosted by the Chelsea FC Foundation from 1 pm-2:30 pm, as well as polo-swing practice, hosted by Westcroft Park.

For the first time ever, the Duke of York Square Running Track will become a racecourse of Austin J40 pedal cars that compete for the prestigious Settrington Cup at the Goodwood Revival, the world’s foremost historic motorsport event (13-15 September 2019). Heats will take place from 12 pm, when children aged 5-10 years old will compete for the chance to take part in this year’s Goodwood Revival.

Children’s entertainers Sharky & George will again be hosting the ultimate summer party throughout the afternoon, while those looking for a moment of quiet will enjoy storytime with Peter Jones and Partners. Be sure to check out the National Army Museum pop-up for an interactive army experience, while the much-loved Chelsea Pensioners will be back by popular demand with a pottery stand, and the Chelsea Physic Garden flower crown workshops will run throughout the afternoon.

If you’re looking for a more sybaritic experience, head to Pavilion Road, where Pavilion Wine will open its Summer Wine Bar, while London Cheesemongers will host a nearby cheese and wine bar, expert mixologists will be serving up drinks at the Hans’ Bar & Grill cocktail stand, and drop by the Ice Cream Union street stall to sample some unique ice creams and sorbets.

Elsewhere, Provenance Butchers will be running a BBQ; there’ll be pastries and pizza at the Bread Ahead stall; and a seafood BBQ from The Sea, The Sea, the brilliant new ‘fishmonger by day, seafood bar by night’.

Download a leaflet and map of what’s going on across the area here. And don’t forget to let us know what you’re up to by tagging #ChelseaSummerFete and @SloaneStreetSW1.