News & Events

  • Happy New Year

    I hope you had a most enjoyable Christmas and survived the New Year celebrations. Welcome to 2015 and a wonderful year ahead. The Pimlico Road has lost its festive sparkle but all the windows have a new fresh look to revive your flagging spirits.

    Sadly the Brookstone brothers at Julian Simon Fine Art have semi- retired  from our Road. They are opening an office in The Georgian House , St James’s. We wish them the best of luck and envy them their ability to spend more time in South Africa.

    Several new shops are a welcome addition to the area. De le Cuono have opened a delightful pop up shop at 44 Pimlico Road. A beautiful interior design business with wonderful textured fabrics in delicious natural materials using special hand finishes for a luxurious end product. Do make a bee line also for their stone washed crocodile skin bags and cushions. Incredibly soft for such a tuff starting material . Amy Somerville has also opened a pop up shop next door. Interior design and accessories again. I particularly like her pendant lights in the window as well as some charming furniture inside.

    Collier Webb have opened at 68 Pimlico Road. Andrew Webb has had a long association with the area having worked for several businesses here before setting up his partnership a few years ago, moving here from the Fulham Road. They have spent several months transforming the show room into a very inviting and interesting space. In his window is a huge Convex mirror in a simple bronze frame. They make very elegant tables , lights, and lanterns in bronze and iron. I admired a handsome sofa upholstered in a glorious striped fabric in a comfortable recess on the ground floor. We welcome him back home.

    Several shops have Sales on during January. Joanna Wood has a wonderful selection of Christmas accessories on sale. Look out for Linley , Biggest Blanket Co and The Dinning Chair Co for sale bargains as well.

    On the 19th of January I was invited to the Belgravia Awards Party held in the Ballroom of The Berkeley . What a splendid and most enjoyable evening. The party was sponsored by the Belgravia Magazine and the Belgravia Residents Association. The Berkeley very kindly donated the Ballroom and delicious canapés. Fortnum and Masons gave the wonderful champagne that never seemed to stop flowing. Julian Fellowes , invited by Stephen August, very kindly presented the Awards . I am pleased to say that Paulo Moschino, the charming owner of Nicholas Haslam , won the award for best Christmas Window. There was also a silent Auction held for two local Charity’s . Wonderful lots were donated by Paulo Moshino , Joanna Wood, Rose Uniake , Marc de Berny, Ossowski Daylesford and I fear others whom I may have missed. There were also lots donated from businesses in Elizabeth Street and Motcomb Street . I do hope this did well. Our thanks and appreciation go to Adrian Day and all his team at the Belgravia Magazine.

    We all look forward to welcoming you to our treasured village in the near future.

    Regards and best wishes for the year to come.

    Mark Boyce.

  • The Belgravia Christmas Sunday

    7th December 2014

    Mid November and Christmas is fast approaching. As I write we have just had all the trees in Orange Square pruned and the old Christmas lights removed. Next week the new lights shall be installed and the Christmas trees on the lamp posts put up. The large snow flake lights will be suspended across the road. Obviously this all costs a lot of money. Thankfully Grosvenor always helps us but this year the bulk of the money will come from the local business’s. We also managed to obtain a small donation from the Churchill Ward Council team for which we are most grateful.

    So what is all this in aid of ? Primarily to cheer us and all our loyal customers up as the nights draw in and darkness descends earlier and earlier each day. The main reason is of course to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Christ who brought light into the world. The light of knowledge. Added to all this we wish to celebrate another year by inviting all our friends to THE BELGRAVIA CHRISTMAS SUNDAY on 7th DECEMBER.

    In conjunction with Elizabeth Street all the shops and galleries shall be open to welcome you for a day of celebration. We shall have a Trumpet Duet to herald in the festivities . This will be followed by a Brass Quintet to play through the afternoon. Stewart our brilliant juggler and his partner, an excellent balloon artist , will be walking from shop to shop to entertain both adults and children alike. Delicious roasted chestnuts shall be on offer as well as food and drink in the Restaurants and specialist shops in the area. In the morning Father Christmas and his reindeer shall be on hand to speak to the children and listen to their secret requests for Christmas.

    There are lots of marvellous new products to view in all the shops. Brilliant Christmas decorations to buy for your home and Christmas tree. Lots of excellent presents to inspire you to fill those gaps that may still need filling. Everything that you have come to expect from this very special corner of Belgravia .
    The Pimlico Road is where Christmas starts. Please come along and make the most of what should be a most enjoyable day.

    The Pimlico Road .11am to 4pm.
    Elizabeth Street .12am to 5pm.

  • 25 Years Of Rock n’ Roll – Terry O’Neil


    Exhibition: 5th November – 3rd December 2014
    Private Viewing: 5th November 2014
    6 – 9pm including Q&A with Terry
    Location: Ransom Art, 105 Pimlico Road, Chelsea, London SW1W 8PHUntitled-1
    (Sloane Square )

    In conjunction with the book launch of Terry O’Neill’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Album, Ransom Art will exhibit a selection of images of iconic music personalities shot by Terry O’Neill. Expect a wide variety of music legends from Shirley Bassey to Janis Joplin and David Cassidy to David Bowie.

    Rock ’n’ roll is not just about the act and the music, it’s about inspiration. Where would rock ’n’ roll be without jazz? Where would pop be without rhythm and blues?” “…why can’t my rock ’n’ roll book cover the universe of music?

    Terry O’Neill

    Terry’s arrival on the scene in 1963 coincided with a revolution in youth culture:

    I took a taxi to the Abbey Road studios and found this group calling themselves The Beatles. They were lads, rough and ready, joking and laughing and jamming. They just seemed to sum up the changing mood of the times.

    Terry O’Neill

    It was an exciting time and Terry O’Neill has captured all the greats from the 60’s to the present day.

    Terry O’Neill? He was everywhere with his camera in the ’60s. He put The Rolling Stones on the front page.

    Keith Richards

    Terry will be available to interview on request and images for publication can be supplied.
    For media enquiries and high resolution imagery:
    Tel. +44 (0) 207 259 0220

    Gallery and sales enquiries contact:
    Tel. +44 (0) 207 259 0220.

    Notes to Editors

    About the artist

    Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers whose work hangs in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. For over six decades, he has photographed the frontline of fame, from the greats of screen and stage to presidents, prime minister and rock stars.

    No other living photographer has embraced the span of fame, capturing the icons of our age from Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to Amy Winehouse, from Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot to Nicole Kidman, as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan.

    He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands in 1963, pioneered backstage reportage photography with David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry and his images have adorned historic rock albums, movie posters and international magazine covers.

    Ransom Art, Chelsea
    Founded by Mark Ransom in 1990, situated on Pimlico Road in the heart of Chelsea, Ransom Art is one of the London’s leading dealers in contemporary art and photography.
    We offer rare and unique photographs and works of art from established names such as Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, William Scott, Banksy and Terry O’Neill to the more recently acclaimed Tim Woolcock and Masaki Yada. The gallery has a reputation for excellence, integrity and discretion that it continues to earn by providing an excellent service to discerning clients.
    Credit: Terry O’Neill

    RANSOM ART | 105 Pimlico Road | London | SW1W 8LS | Tel +44 207 259 0220 |