- June 24, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Belgrave Square Garden, a generous five acres in size, opens its gates to the public for a week in June for an array of exciting events – a barbecue and a dog show, to name a couple. This year, in partnership with Chestertons, Grosvenor and The Belgrave Square Garden Committee are adding a classic car show to the roster, acting as a very shiny four-wheeled cherry on the cake that is this week of events.
The garden’s inner circle will host close to 150 vintage and classic vehicles, which will come from local owners in London and from across the country. The 96 Club, an elite collection of classic car enthusiasts, will also be taking part along with Waterloo Classics Car Club.
More than just the cars
With so many different cars on show, visitors will be able to spend an entire afternoon with friends and family admiring the displays, but that’s not all there is. A bar, a barbecue, an ice cream stand and cigar stand will be set up to provide food and refreshments, and live music from The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Jazz Band will provide the soundtrack to the day.
Amanda Bond Elliott, Chairman of The Belgrave Square Garden Committee, emphasises how much of a community event it’s set to be. “There is so much to do, I hope people will spend a few hours looking around and getting something to eat and drink too,” she says. “It would be great if people brought their families and dogs to enjoy the – hopefully – sunny day.”
Craig McWilliam, Grosvenor’s CEO, is a car enthusiast and was keen for the event to go ahead. Previous years had seen children’s parties and cinemas fill the vacant day in the week of festivities, but Amanda’s idea was to fill it with something that could take place every year like the barbecue and dog show. With support from the Grosvenor senior management team, the wheels were set in motion and the event was organised.
This year marks the seventh year that Belgrave Square Garden has hosted community events and is a prime example of bringing the community together. With so much going on during the day, why not head down and make the most of all there is to do.
Venue: Belgrave Square Garden