Christmas pop up party: Eve Leibe Gallery

Join us for mince pies and mulled wine at our Christmas pop-up party on Saturday 4th December at 3pm. We are extremely grateful to the Eve Leibe Gallery for hosting this month’s event and we’re delighted to give HyPER members the opportunity to explore this new arrival in Connaught Village. Eve Leibe will be talking to us about the philosophy and mission of their artwork and the fascinating journey they’ve taken over the last 3 years, eventually ending up in the heart of the Hyde Park Estate. Chat to current exhibiting artist Nell Brookfield who will be inContinue reading “Christmas pop up party: Eve Leibe Gallery”

Cycle lane consultations

2 consultations are currently underway relating to cycling facilities in the Hyde Park Estate area. The first is being run by Westminster City Council regarding the temporary cycle lanes that were installed to mitigate the impact of reduced public transport capacity as a result of the pandemic. These are the lanes on Bayswater Road, Westbourne Terrace and in the Estate itself. Respond to the Council consultation on the Council’s website at this link. The second consultation is being run by Transport for London regarding the temporary cycle lane on Park Lane. Respond to the Park Lane consultation onContinue reading “Cycle lane consultations”

Connaught Village Christmas Celebrations

This Thursday 25th November, from 3pm to 8pm, take part in celebrations in Connaught Village for the beginning of the Christmas season, with an afternoon of festive craft workshops, live music performances, promotions and complimentary offers. The Tree of Love, Joy and Hope in the centre of the village will be receiving a festive makeover, with well-known quotes from the iconic British film, Love Actually, fashioned into dazzling neon signs. Connaught House School Choir are performing classic Christmas carols mixed with a few modern hits to get you into the festive spirit. Once your Christmas shopping has beenContinue reading “Connaught Village Christmas Celebrations”

Portsea Mews regeneration

Proposals have just been released for the redevelopment of Portsea Mews. Once home to Hardman & Collis (said to have been central London’s oldest car repair garage), the area is now in a poor state of repair and is suffering from antisocial behaviour. The proposals are for a mixed-use development of residential accommodation and office space, including a new entrance from Porchester Place in Connaught Village.

Next pop up party – Mud Australia

We are delighted to invite all HyPER members to our next Pop-Up party, which Mud Australia have kindly offered to host. Have you ever walked past their shop window and marvelled at the incredible ceramics inside? Well now’s your chance to find out more. Come to our party at 5pm on Saturday 6th November, at 11 Porchester Place, W2 2BU. Mud will be revealing what lies behind their work and offering us a glass of Australian wine as we enjoy their creations. Attendance is free to all HyPER members so please encourage your friends to sign up andContinue reading “Next pop up party – Mud Australia”

Next pop up party – Buchanans Cheesemongers

You, your family and friends are warmly invited to the first in a series of HyPER “Pop Up Parties” on Saturday 2nd October, at 11:30 a.m. at Buchanans Cheesemonger, 5A Porchester Place, London, W2 2BS. We are deeply grateful to Lucy and Rhuaridh for hosting the event at which they and their wonderful staff will unveil the mysteries of cheese maturation in a brief presentation. You will be offered a glass of fine cider and invited to sample some of Buchanans Cheesemonger’s signature cheeses. Participants will be given a voucher to spend in the shop.

Halima Nałęcz – Kaleidoscope: A Celebration of Colour

A temporary art gallery opens this week in celebration of a prominent local artist. Halima Nalęcz arrived in England in 1947 and became a prominent part of the London art scene of the 1960s and worked for more than 40 years as a promoter of new and emerging artists. During this time, she helped to jump-start many high-profile careers and became an accomplished artist herself. The exhibition, “Kaleidoscope: A Celebration of Colour”, is a modern-day recreation of the Drian gallery and opens this Thursday 9th September at 14 Porchester Place.

Horseplay on Hyde Park Estate

Hyde Park Estate had some highly unusual quadruped visitors yesterday in the form of two American Miniature therapy horses, Digby and Mr P, who came with their handlers, Katy Smith and Vicky Bentley Johnson. They were celebrity guests at an event in Bathurst Mews where they met Effie (pictured) who was shy with the horses at first, but who grew in confidence to the point where she was gleefully leading them up and down the mews. “It was our first visit to London since the pandemic”, said Katy, “and we’re thrilled to be getting back up and running.”Continue reading “Horseplay on Hyde Park Estate”

20mph speed limit consultation

Transport for London has published a consultation for changing the speed limit to 20mph on roads that they control in the local area. These include Park Lane, Marylebone Road, Grosvenor Place and parts of Edgware Road amongst others. This would bring these roads into line with all other roads within Westminster, which already have a limit of 20mph. See the full map of the proposed changes. Further details and the ability to comment on the proposals are available on the TfL website. The consultation is open until 18th August 2021, with the new speed limits proposed to beContinue reading “20mph speed limit consultation”

HyPER features on the BBC

Listen to a special episode of Tales from Tyburnia. In it, Chris Gunness was interviewed by Jo Good on BBC London, about the joys of Bathurst Mews, our excellent local businesses, the superb work of HyPER and the delights of living with horses.

News from Connaught Village

Read the latest news from Connaught Village, including new openings as well as temporary uses for shops that are currently not being used.

Next episode of Tales from Tyburnia released

Listen to the latest episode of Tales from Tyburnia. In it, Joe Porter, the Station Interface Manager at Paddington Station, reveals some of the day-to-day dramas at one of Britain’s great Victorian institutions and looks ahead to where Paddington is going in the twenty first century, as Crossrail and the completion of the redevelopment of the concourse loom.

Next episode of Tales from Tyburnia released

Listen to the latest episode of Tales from Tyburnia. In it, Tony Heywood, former head gardener for the Church Commissioners on the Hyde Park Estate sets out a vision for the responsible use of gardens and squares on the estate, and introduces us to the ‘conceptual gardens’ he creates with his wife and collaborator, Alison Condie.


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