Motcomb Street relaunched as food and fashion destination

Motcomb Street’s new look was unveiled with a party at the end of September, with an impressive turnout from celebrities and keen shoppers.

Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing and Punch Foods founder Alexandra Dudley were recently on Motcomb Street to relaunch it as a food and fashion destination in the heart of Belgravia.

The event featured stalls from some of Belgravia’s favourite food outlets, including The Good Life Eatery, The Fine Cheese Co., and Rococo Chocolates. Errol Douglas salon took its hair styling services to the secret garden in Halkin Arcade, where visitors were offered hair braiding by the staff.

Guests with a sweet tooth were treated to an edible sherbert fountain, designed by sensory experts Bompas & Parr. Live jazz and soul bands, including London Afrobeat Collective and Old Dirty Brasstards, provided the soundtrack to the evening.

Joanna Lea, Director of Retail at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “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.”

Other improvements to the area include free public Wi-Fi on the street and the countdown to the reopening of The Pantechnicon in spring 2018. The Pantechnicon was built in 1830 as an antiques bazaar and later became one of London’s most exciting lifestyle hubs, with exclusive fashion, food and beauty brands setting up shop.

Once the refurbished building reopens, Motcomb Street will be a huge shopping destination for locals and anyone visiting the capital for the day, and this is just a small part of Grosvenor’s wider vision for its London estate.

“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,” Joanna said.