Events


Christmas Services at Holy Trinity
Dec
24
to Jan 1

Christmas Services at Holy Trinity

Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve

8:30am Holy Communion

11:00am Sung Eucharist

4.00pm Crib Service

11:30pm Midnight Mass Sung Eucharist

Monday 25 December - Christmas Day

8:30am Holy Communion

11:00am Sung Eucharist

Monday 1 January - New Year’s Day

11:00am Eucharist and drinks reception

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Charles Dickens at The Vestry
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Charles Dickens at The Vestry

Enjoy a candlelit evening with Charles Dickens Fellowship and local readers. We will be listening to a selection of stories from Charles Dicken's extensive collection on Christmas. 

The introduction will be given by Dr Tony Williams 

Dr. Tony Williams and Mr. Paul Graham, Hon Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship and Board Member of the Charles Dickens Museum.

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/directory/dr-tony-williams/

Charles Dickens was married in St Luke's Church and you will have the chance to see the license and other documents and items commemorating the occasion. 

A Christmas Dinner – one of the Sketches By Boz
A Christmas Tree – A piece written for Household Words in 1850
Christmas at Dingley Dell – from Pickwick Papers
Pip’s awful Christmas Dinner – from Great Expectations
Christmas in Cloisterham – from Edwin Drood
Christmas day in the Paris morgue – from Travelling Abroad one of the Uncommercial Traveller Pieces

Enjoy mince pies and mulled wine whilst savouring the moment as Christmas gets ever closer. 

Tickets are FREE but must be booked in advance through this link.
Email hello@kingsroadchristmas.london for enquiries.

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Simon Callow's Dickensian Christmas
Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

Simon Callow's Dickensian Christmas

From the Victorian splendour of St Luke’s Chelsea (the church in which Charles Dickens married) join Simon Callow, the BBC Singers and conductor Ben Palmer for carols, readings, mulled wine and mince pies – the perfect start to Christmas.

Tickets:
Adults - £20
Children 16 and under - £10

All tickets include a complimentary glass of mulled wine, or soft drink, and a mince pie to be enjoyed after the concert.

For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

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Holy Trinity School Sings The King's Road
Dec
20
2:00 PM14:00

Holy Trinity School Sings The King's Road

For the second year the school choir from Holy Trinity School, Sloane Square will sing the King's Road from World's End to Sloane Square. They will be ably conducted by Mr Kieran Parsons who will bring a catalogue of carols to life within 1 hour - it's a race against time to sing the carols before the bell rings at 4pm.

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Carols by Candlelight
Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Carols by Candlelight

Join us on 18 December for a special end of year celebration

The majestic St Luke’s Church is the perfect setting for this festive affair with carols led by Icosa Chamber Choir, a dynamic chamber choir made up from some of Britain’s best young singers who perform a varied repertoire of classical choral music to a very high standard; along with the Singing for Breathing Choir, and celebrity guest reader, actor John Nettles. 

Mulled wine and mince pies will follow.

Tickets £5 - £20

To book go to https://www.rbhcharity.org/Event/carols-by-candlelight-royal-brompton-hospital

All money raised from this event will help build two specialist isolation rooms within Royal Brompton’s intensive care unit to treat our most critically ill patients, and allow for their families to be with them every step of the journey. 

Location: St Luke's Church, Sydney Street, London, SW3 6NH

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Christmas Services at The Wren Chapel
Dec
17
to Dec 25

Christmas Services at The Wren Chapel

The Royal Hospital Carol Service

Sunday 17th December 18:00, doors open 17:30

Christmas Eve - Sunday 24th December

08:30 Holy Communion

09:00 Catholic Mass, MTI Chapel

11:00 Matins with carols (no choir)

18:00 First Communion of Christmas (with choir)

Please note our new time to enable and encourage In-Pensioners, staff and regular worshippers to be able to attend. There will be no later service on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day - Monday  25th December

08:30 Holy Communion

09:00 Catholic Mass, MTI Chapel

11:00 Choral Matins, doors open 10:30

Everyone Welcome!

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Build a Festive Firtree Workshop
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Build a Festive Firtree Workshop

Join us on Saturday 16th December for a Christmas family workshop, delivered by artist-educator Hanna Whiteman. 


Have fun making your own sparkly snowy miniature Christmas trees. Use a range of materials including glitter and tinsel to build a 3D festive fir, perfect as a table topper, ornament or gift. 

Workshops run from 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm
Price: £5 per person - Book Now

Age Group: Family workshop, suitable for children & adults alike.
All children need to be accompanied by an adult. 

For further information please email education@saatchigallery.com

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National Army Museum
Dec
16
to Jan 21

National Army Museum

Christmas at the National Army Museum

Join us for a programme of free events over the Christmas period

National Army Museum 2017 Limited Edition Bauble

The National Army Museum 2017 bauble is inspired by embroidered silk postcards in our museum collection, designed onto bone china and finished with hand painted gold leaf.

The embroidered mistletoe design is from a postcard sent by Private Philip Poole to his mother Eliza for Christmas 1917 during the First World War. He was 20 years old, undertaking logistical transport duties with the Army Service Corps on the Western Front. Philip’s message wished his mother a Merry Christmas, ‘From your loving son.’

Embroidered silk postcards were a popular keepsake from the trenches. Although crafted by out-of-work French civilians and refugees, their fine detail meant they were not cheap to buy.

The bauble is Limited Edition, with only 100 created in Stoke by our designer and maker Glorious Mud Ceramics. Each bauble is individually numbered 1 to 100 on the base.

£19.00

With carols from the Royal Hospital Choir at 5pm, free Play Base “taster” sessions and create your own tree decorations activities, available throughout the evening. Café open for drinks and snacks throughout the evening. Suitable for the whole family.

Christmas story-telling

Tuesday 19th December

Thursday 21st December

Thursday 28th December

Join us for a series of First World War themed Christmas stories, brought to life with costumed actors.

Six drop-in sessions per day held in our spacious atrium, each session lasts 30 minutes: at 1130am, 12noon, 1pm, 130pm, 230pm & 3pm each day.

Recce racers – family activity

Sat 9th – Sun 10th December

Sat 16th December – Sunday 7th January (daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day).

Free – Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 4.30pm to take part in a free session.

A fun activity for all the family - discover how the army uses vehicles for its reconnaissance missions. Have a go at making your own rubber-band powered vehicle and drive it across our snowy terrain. Will your time be the one to beat?

The National Army Museum is open daily 10-530pm apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. 

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea SW3 4HT. www.nam.ac.uk

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Christmas Show: Once Upon a Snowflake
Dec
14
to Dec 22

Christmas Show: Once Upon a Snowflake

Paper Balloon present their popular alternative Christmas show with a captivating blend of shadow puppetry, storytelling and enchanting original songs from Darren Clark. This funny, quirky and different show is perfect for family audiences of ages 3 and up.

Running until 22nd December.

Show Times
Tue: 10:00AM & 2:00PM
Wed: 2:00PM (With extra 10:00AM show on 20th Dec!)
Thu: 10:00AM & 2:00PM (No 2pm show on the 14th)
Fri: 10:00AM & 2:00PM
Sat: 2:30PM & 5:30PM
Sun: 2:30PM & 5:30PM

Running Time
Approx. 50 Mins

Tickets - Book here
£12 / £10 Conc. / £9 Under 12’s
Worlds End residents recieve a discount with proof of address.

For Group Bookings or Enquiries call the Box Office on: 020 7352 1967

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Bar Hum-bug at Dovehouse Green
Dec
9
12:30 PM12:30

Bar Hum-bug at Dovehouse Green

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Who doesn't enjoy a little winter warmer while they stroll the mile long parade that is King's Road? We are looking forward to welcoming the team from the Bug Bar who is turning their retro VW bar into a seasonal funmobile. Enjoy a drink and a chat whilst making some Christmas decorations with the little ones. 

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Winter Wanderland
Dec
8
to Jan 11

Winter Wanderland

We are building a Winter Wanderland next to Chelsea Fire Station - over the next few weeks we will be creating a magical scene with artists and schoolchildren and over the Christmas season there will be different activities bringing the space to life. Keep checking back for more information. With thanks to Sloane Stanley Estate for supporting the initiative and to the Imperial College for making it possible. Thanks to Marguerite Horner, the mural artist and the other six artists taking part. Thanks also to The Hampshire School, Hill House, Chelsea Academy, Holy Trinity and Christ Church for their art department participation. 

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Bar Hum-bug at Royal Avenue
Dec
2
12:30 PM12:30

Bar Hum-bug at Royal Avenue

Who doesn't enjoy a little winter warmer while they stroll the mile long parade that is King's Road? We are looking forward to welcoming the team from the Bug Bar who is turning their retro VW bar into a seasonal funmobile. Enjoy a drink and a chat whilst making some Christmas decorations with the little ones. 

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Brilliant Shopping Weekend
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Brilliant Shopping Weekend

When the stars align you will see them all along the mile of King's Road, Chelsea. The shopping weekend at Duke of York Square and Pavilion Road kicks off the season in style - King's Road has over 300 stores, restaurants, cafés and galleries to enjoy. 

Brilliant Inc is just one of the stores celebrating the festive moment with Prosecco and chocolates along with 20% off - just to make the weekend even sweeter. 

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Peter Jones School Choirs
Nov
30
4:15 PM16:15

Peter Jones School Choirs

Peter Jones will celebrate the season with local school choirs 

Thursday 30th November - 4.15pm - Marlborough School
Monday 4th December - 6.00pm - Kensington Prep
Tuesday 5th December - 3.30pm - Parkgate House
Wednesday 6th December - 4pm - The Hampshire School
Thursday 7th December - 4pm - St Barnabas
Monday 11th December - 5pm - Hill House Brass Ensemble
Wednesday 13th December - 3pm - Hornsby House
Thursday 14th December - 11am - St Joseph's
Friday 15th December - 11am - St Joseph's
Tuesday 19th December - 4pm - St Mary's RC
Thursday 21st December - 4pm - Chelsea Pensioners

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Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair


When: Saturday 25 November 2017
10am – 5pm

Sunday 26 November 2017
10am – 4pm

The Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair is a chance for our friends and visitors alike to discover the most stylish and exquisite gift ideas and festive inspiration.

Soak up the festive atmosphere whilst selecting unique gifts you won't find on the high street. Stay for a delicious lunch, a glass of something festive and select your own unique handmade Christmas wreath created by our wonderful team of volunteers using seeds and foliage from The Garden.

Join us for a performance of carols at the fair on 4pm on Saturday 25 November. What a wonderful way to herald in the season!

Children are free, please select the children's ticket option at the checkout.

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Let's Talk Fashion
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Let's Talk Fashion

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Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash

 Photo by  Cristian Newman  on  Unsplash

Enjoy a relaxed evening with stylists and boutique owners talking about their love of fashion and browse the collection of fashion magazines and books dating back to 1920s.

We are taking a look at both London and New York Fashion Weeks with fashion students in London and New York.

Indulge your fascination with fashion trends before joining us for a casual drink in a neighbourhood bar to carry on the conversation.

Tickets must be booked in advance here.

 Photo by  Simon Wakaba  on  Unsplash

Photo by Simon Wakaba on Unsplash

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AntikBar
Sep
27
to Sep 30

AntikBar

Our next Original Vintage Poster Auction of over 400 posters includes a unique collection of 1960-1970s Cuban propaganda and movie posters in addition to a wide variety of posters covering all subjects from around the world - travel, cinema, sport, advertising, war, propaganda. New and experienced collectors and dealers will benefit from our low starting prices with no reserves. For more information go to AntikBar's website. 

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Open Garden Squares Weekend
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Open Garden Squares Weekend

Chelsea has five gardens open over the Open Garden Squares Weekend and Battersea has one more. You can book your weekend pass here. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Cadogan Place Gardens, Carlyle House, Paulton Square, Markham Square and Thrive in Battersea.

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Ask-The-Gardener-in-Chelsea
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

Ask-The-Gardener-in-Chelsea

Join us for Ask-The-Gardener-in-Chelsea with Chelsea Gardens Guild where you can ask local gardeners, both amateur and professional, questions followed by a stroll in the gardens of St Luke's Church, Chelsea. The event will be held in the Vestry. Light refreshments will be served.

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Chelsea Flower Show
May
23
to May 27

Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show is a giant amongst floral exhibitions and a mecca for enthusiasts and professionals alike. The show takes place annually in May at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Tickets sell out well in advance, so be sure to snag yours quickly. Tickets are here

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