A gourmet street party – ‘Step onto Motcomb Street’ – will mark the reopening of the newly pedestrianised boutique street with whimsical edible fancies and celebrity and influencer appearances from Marcus Wareing and Alexandra Dudley.
London, September 2017: Grosvenor Britain & Ireland is pleased to announce the reopening of Motcomb Street, which will be celebrated on Wednesday 27 September with ‘Step onto Motcomb Street’ – Motcomb Street’s first evening Gourmet Street Party.
The event, will be opened by Marcus Wareing, Founder & Owner, Marcus Wareing Restaurants; and Alexandra Dudley, founder of Punch Foods, author of cookbook Land & Sea, wellness influencer and Instagram-star.
Taking place between 5 – 10pm, it will showcase the very best of Belgravia’s fashion and food retailers, with stalls lining the street, offering guests tasters and treats throughout the evening. Popular eateries, such as The Good Life Eatery, Rococo Chocolates, Pierre Hermé and The Fine Cheese Co., will keep their doors open until 10pm.
Christian Louboutin, the luxury shoe designer, will extend its opening hours. The Errol Douglas salon will take its hair styling services to the creative Secret Garden on Halkin Arcade, giving visitors a chance to jump onto the braid trend.
They will be joined in the celebration by a host of neighbouring restaurants and hotels in Belgravia, including The Berkeley Hotel, The Hari, the Alfred Tennyson, and Lowndes Bar and Kitchen. Music will be provided by live jazz and soul bands, including K.O.G., a Glastonbury favourite, and the Old Dirty Brasstards.
The Instagram-friendly feel of the event will feature an edible Sherbert Fountain, designed by the sensory experience experts Bompas & Parr. Visitors will be encouraged to relish, capture and share on their social channels with Motcomb Street’s recently-launched free, public Wi-Fi.
Joanna Lea, Director of Retail, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland commented: “We are delighted to reopen Motcomb Street in this way. Our investment to upgrade the street’s public realm confirms our commitment to the retailers that make this part of our London estate so appealing.
“We have a vision to activate neighbourhoods with a better blend of retail, enterprise, luxury and interest that can grow our estate’s appeal to workers, residents and visitors. The revamping of Motcomb Street will help us deliver that vision.”
Future vision and The Pantechnicon 2018
The public realm improvements to Motcomb Street were commissioned by Grosvenor and Westminster City Council to ensure that the historic, boutique character and vitality of the area were retained.
Their re-launch marks the first of several important changes in the street which include re-opening in spring 2018 of The Pantechnicon. Grosvenor wants this landmark neo-classical building crown, originally built in 1830 as an antiques bazaar, to become one of London’s most exciting lifestyle hubs in heart of South Belgravia, housing some of the world’s most exclusive luxury fashion, food and beauty brands.