Unless you’re made in Chelsea, there’s a slim chance the Duke of York Square is at the top of your radar. But after being invited along to an evening which showcased everything this swanky shopping complex has to offer, here’s five reasons why it’s worth a visit:
It’s where you’ll find a branch of the world-renowned Taschen store
This is the maker of sexy art, design and photography books, many of which will look incredibly dope on a coffee table.
It’s also got a wonderful Italian spot in the form of Manicomio
This classy restaurant offers both indoor and alfresco dining, and considering the area, a reasonably priced set menu – you can get a three course meal for £23.75.
It’s the home of Saatchi Gallery
The next time you’re forced to queue up for nearly two hours for another Saatchi gallery exhibition – the nerve of that Louis Vuitton show! – get fed and watered somewhere around the DOYS beforehand (they’ve got a Polpo cafe) so at least you’re not starving to death. That said, the Rolling Stones exhibition is on until 4th September and since it’s ticketed, you’ll be spared the hassle to get in.
There’s a party for the Queen on June 12th
Her majesty is turning 90, so there’s going to be a street party with plenty of fine food, booze and cake – and we’re all invited!
And the Square is hosting a screening of the Wimbledon semi-finals and finals from 8-10th July
Strawberries & Screen will be your chance to pitch up on bean bags, munch on picnic food, sip Pimms and catch all the action at SW19 for free.
Have you been to the Duke of York Square? What do you love about it? Tell me all about it in the comments!