E L A London – introducing new brands for Spring/Summer 2018

Those with a passion for fashion will know the name, Elena Antoniades.  In 2016, Elena & her husband, Ian Hart opened their concept boutique here in the heart of Knightsbridge.   Elena is not only known for her own designs but also for introducing new brands to London.  This season is no exception.

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IMAX Theatre at Science Museum

See films on one of the biggest screens in UK

The Science Museum’s screen is one of the largest in the UK. It’s almost double the size of those found at large cinema chains, measuring 16.8m from floor to ceiling and 24.3m from wall to wall. That’s the height of four double-decker buses or a car park for 64 taxis

Experience 10 times the image quality, resolution and sound than you would at a conventional digital cinema, making you feel like you’re part of the action.

Find out What’s Showing Here.



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Cine Lumière at the French Institute

The French Institute  is located in South Kensington and is part of the Institut français worldwide network promoting French language and culture and encouraging cross-cultural exchange and cultural diversity.

Founded in 1910, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni – today directed by François Croquette – comprises a language centre, a cinema (Ciné Lumière), a multi-media library (La Médiathèque), a children’s library (Bibliothèque Quentin Blake) and a café-restaurant, and welcomes 200,000 people each year.

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Floristry Classes

Floristry Classes at the Flower Bar & School Ltd

The Flower Bar & School Ltd offers several seasonal classes to introduce you to this high form of art based on ancient teachings that have been passed along history. Currently the following classes are offered at our flagship shop at 221 Brompton Road.

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Beauty, Pamper & Afternoon Tea at the Rembrandt

Enjoy beauty, afternoon tea & overnight stay at Rembrandt Hotel this Spring
Book the perfect relaxing experience in one of London’s most iconic locations, Knightsbridge at the Sarova Rembrandt Hotel.
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The Secret to Luxury Gifting

Unique gifts from Debonnaire

Who is Debonnaire Von Bismark? Vanity Fair hails her as ‘London’s best hostess’, and she is widely regarded as one of the most glamourous and stylish Countesses in town … and the next question is: why will you find her in South Ken? 

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Creating South Ken’s future …

South Kensington is the beating heart of London’s design. Rich in history, it has been a magnet for lovers of design for more than a century since the staging of the Great Exhibition in 1851, just north of the area in Hyde Park. We take a look at the area’s creative history – and a look ahead to how South Ken is framing its future …

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Pilates Perfection on Thurloe Street

Pain free for the first time in weeks!” … that’s some claim, but a genuine one from our very own Cosima Sempill-Lewis after a visit to Thurloe Street Pilates. We take a look at how the South Kensington studio is connected to the very founder of this physical fitness phenomenon. Cosima took time out to meet studio owner, Kelly Lynne Goulon, and experience this unique studio to the full …

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Royal Albert Hall Events

Events throughout the year at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is the beating heart of live events in South Kensington.  The iconic venue is host to hundreds of events every year.   If you are planning a trip to London at any time, check out what is on and book your tickets at the Royal Albert Hall here.

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How to train for your first 5km by Matt Roberts

With the warmer weather and the joy of getting outside to enjoy the great outdoors, Matt Roberts and one of the leading Personal Trainers has put together this programme to help you train for your first 5km.  Go on – take the plunge and start training today!   And for further help, why not visit the Matt Roberts Studio on Brompton Road.


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Divertimenti Cookery School – Book Now

A wonderful range of Cookery Classes available throughout the year

Divertimenti’s Cookery School is the place to learn about the culinary arts. W e have carefully selected the finest equipment, cookware, and electricals to use in the school, all of which is used by our class teachers, including multi starred Michelin chefs, and students alike.

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Amathus Drinks

Established in 1978, Amathus Drinks is a London-based specialist drinks importer, distributor and retailer offering a complete drinks solution for the UK.

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Aquilla Health Club

Discover Aquilla Health and Fitness in Knightsbridge, London, a private gym and swimming pool with a range of spa and beauty treatments. Adjacent to the Rembrandt Hotel, Aquilla has everything you need to work out and relax in stylish comfort.

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Bistro Fifteen

Bistro Fifteen is the perfect stylish, discreet retreat right in the heart of South Kensington.

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Boots on Brompton Road provides all the services you would expect from the UK’s leading pharmacy – health products and services, beauty products, mother & baby, toiletries and much, much more.

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Brown & Rosie

A contemporary showcase of quality, casual dining and crisp, modern design; Brown and Rosie is a landmark coffee shop which brings a slice of the Australian breakfast and brunch culture to London. 

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Bubbleology is at 23 Cromwell Place. But just what is Bubbleology?  Bubble Tea is the name given to the wide variety of refreshing flavoured fruit teas and milk teas served ice cold or piping hot with chewy natural tapioca balls that you suck up through a big fat straw!

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Cafe de Nata

Cafe de Nata make the most authentic and delicious premium Pastéis de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts).

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Casa Brindisa

Casa Brindisa is a fab tapas restaurant right on Exhibition Road serving freshly prepared tapas, cured meat, cheese and fish plates from Spain’s best producers.

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The Cassina showroom, designed by Architect Piero Lissoni, is set in an historic listed building in Knightsbridge, and presents London with a striking destination to experience the influential, authentic and original furniture designs that Cassina holds in its ‘I Maestri’ and ‘I Contemporanei’ collections.

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Casson Conder Partnership Architects

Casson Conder is a well established architectural practice with an excellent track record. We care about building successful relationships with our clients, based on a sound appreciation of their requirements. It is important to us for the partners and senior staff to be accessible to clients and colleagues, and to communicate effectively with them. We value working together as a team.

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Debonnaire V Bismarck Ltd

Debonnaire Von Bismark has a rather hidden away little showroom in South Kensington where she is widely regarded as one of the best in the business at sourcing luxury gifts for exclusive clients.

Her showroom is a grotto packed with luxury silks, beaded bags, exquisite pieces of furniture and one-of-a-kind items – with the Countess in charge, there is absolutely no fear of giving your friend or loved one the same gift as someone else!

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Designer Exchange

Designer Exchange was founded with the ethos of designer handbag recycling. What one person may no longer desire, another may love.

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The Divertimenti Cookshop on Brompton Road stocks an enormous range of cooking utensils, pots and pans, copper, earthenware, hand decorated tableware, oriental utensils, cutlery and glassware – in fact just about everything a food lover could possibly want. They also have a calendar of in-store events.

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E L A London

E L A London is the creation of husband and wife duo, MADAME FIGARO award-winning women’s fashion designer, Elena Antoniades, and ex-city trader, Ian Hart.

Elena and Ian joined forces in both life and business to create something different: a concept boutique in the heart of Knightbridge that provides a comprehensive luxury experience, combining retail and gallery elements.

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Fernandez & Wells

On the lower east side of Exhibition Road, just a stone’s throw from the South Ken tube, you’ll find Fernandez & Wells.

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Gail’s Bakery

Gail’s is an artisan bakery on Thurloe Street in South Ken.

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Welcome to GatorTail in South Kensington – a new, dynamic sports brand.  This new long back-boned foam roller relaxes every muscle in your body.  Available to buy online.

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Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days was founded in 1950 as an emporium of antique gifts in Mayfair, London. Today the company has evolved into a lifestyle brand and although we continue to create our signature enamel pieces we are now known as the destination for luxury giftsEnglish fine bone china and fashion accessories

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Hawksmoor Knightsbridge, with its glamorous Art Deco interior, is just off Brompton Road between Knightsbridge’s iconic department stores, Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and Kensington’s cultural institutions, the Victoria & Albert, Natural History and Science Museums and the Royal Albert Hall.

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