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Guidance for Hatton Garden retailers planning to reopen on 15th June
Provided that they meet the government’s new COVID-19 secure guidelines, we are expecting non-essential retail businesses to be able to reopen from 15th June. This is exciting news for Hatton Garden jewellers and retailers who are raring to get back to business; and we want to ensure that you feel ready and able to reopen safely when the time comes.  This is why we’ve collated the necessary steps businesses need to take in order to become COVID-19 secure according to the latest government advice, which will best prepare you to welcome back your workers and customers on 15th June. This includes carrying out a specific compulsory risk assessment and demonstrating that...
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How to ensure your team feels supported as remote working continues
The doors of many Hatton Garden offices are likely to remain closed for a little while longer, since the government’s recovery plan offers no clear guidance as to when non-essential workers might be able to return to their places of work.  But each business and the people behind them remain our biggest priority. Although office work has been displaced for the moment, we know it continues remotely for many teams dispersed throughout London and beyond.  We also know that it can feel increasingly difficult to stay motivated and feel connected when it has been so long since you’ve seen your team in person. So we wanted to share some tips on how businesses can...
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Holiday Entitlement During COVID: A Guide for Hatton Garden Businesses
At Hatton Garden BID we are committed to keeping our local businesses and community up to date as we move through these uncertain times. As part of this continued effort, we wanted to provide some clarity on the latest government advice on holiday entitlement during the coronavirus crisis. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released official guidance with regards to annual leave for employees both in work or on furlough. This is in line with emergency legislation passed for carrying forward annual leave, and reflects the unprecedented circumstances which both employers and their employees are currently navigating.  In essence, the necessary updates...
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Hatton Garden's Guide To Safe Travel During COVID-19
*Last updated 13th May 2020* This guide aims to help individuals living or working in Hatton Garden understand how to travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak in England. It provides the official government line on walking, cycling, using private vehicles (for example cars and vans), and travelling by taxis and public transport (for example trains and buses). You should avoid using public transport where possible. Instead try to walk, cycle, or drive. If you do travel, thinking carefully about the times, routes and ways you travel will mean we will all have more space to stay safe.   Is your journey necessary? To help keep yourself and your fellow passengers safe, you...
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What does the Government’s Recovery Strategy mean for Hatton Garden?
*Last updated 13th May 2020* On Monday 11th May the government published its COVID-19 Recovery Strategy, so we wanted to update you on what it means for the valued businesses and residents of Hatton Garden. The strategy is made up of a series of steps which aim to gradually lift the existing restrictions on social distancing and ease the economy back to work. This is a long-term strategy for managing the coronavirus until we have a reliable treatment. It’s important to note that the steps will be subject to constant review and implemented as and when it is deemed safe, over the coming weeks and months. Additionally, measures will be more targeted and reactive than they have...
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Hatton Garden BID has a new Project Director: Debbie Akehurst
The Hatton Garden BID is pleased to welcome a new Project Director to the team this month. Debbie Akehurst has replaced Sarah Nelson and brings a wealth of experience in social and economic regeneration, built up over a 25 year career.  Working across the public, private and third sectors, Debbie has joined Primera at a crucial time for the BID, not least as we continue to face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also with BID’s renewal ballot on the near horizon in 2021. Debbie’s experience of developing partnerships and bringing people and sectors together to deliver better outcomes will be invaluable to the businesses and stakeholders of Hatton...
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Why in store retail experiences will matter more than ever after lockdown ends
The retail industry as a whole has been hit hard by COVID-19, with the luxury sector feeling some of the harshest effects. However, we’ve seen spending rebound post-lockdown in China across all industries, including luxury. When Hermès reopened their second-largest store in Guangzhou they took £2.7million in one day.  While an increase in digital sales and online presence is expected to stick in the long-term, in-store experiences will certainly not stop altogether. The brands emerging from this not only surviving, but thriving will be the ones who can corner the online market and then successfully convert new digital customers into their retail spaces. Offering a...
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Join our FREE First Aid Webinar: Wednesday 6th May
Being able to administer First Aid is an essential life skill; and one that is particularly useful in the workplace. Earlier this year Hatton Garden BID teamed up with Blue Earth Training to deliver a hugely popular First Aid at Work Course. The response was so positive that we've decided to work with them again, this time to deliver a free webinar for BID Members so that you learn the basics of First Aid from home. This first session will cover the theory of CPR and it's practical use on adults, children and babies. If you're interested in joining us on Wednesday 6th May at 11am, head to our Eventbrite to sign up.  
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Everything You Need To Know About The Goldsmiths' Company COVID-19 Fund
The Goldsmiths’ Company announced the launch of their COVID-19 Fund this week. The Fund aims to help those in the jewellery trade who are in financial difficulty due to the coronavirus. It could be a lifeline to many struggling jewellery businesses in the current crisis, as the Government’s CBILS prove difficult to attain. At present, just 21% of businesses that have applied for these loans have been accepted so far. Launching at the end of the month, you will be able to apply online for either a grant or loan from The Goldsmiths’ Company if you are a member of the jewellery, silversmith and allied industries. You must also be self-employed, a sole trader, or running a...
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The Hatton Garden Easter Quiz - Answer Reveal!
Well done to everyone who has played along with the Hatton Garden Easter Quiz over the past two weeks - we were seriously impressed with your local and historical knowledge!  Keep your eyes on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the coming days to find out who the lucky prize draw winner is.   We're sharing the full question and answer list here - so you can have a go if you missed them the first time around, or share them will your office colleagues to see how they score.  Have you thought up any Hatton Garden trivia questions of your own? Share them with us, and we'll post them on our social channels for everyone to enjoy.  Happy...
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Coronavirus: Why communicating with your customers is more important than ever
We’re in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and the focus of most businesses is on crisis management. Thinking about troubleshooting is of course really important, but don’t forget to look ahead at the opportunity this period is offering too.  The changes we’re seeing in consumer behaviour are really a rapid acceleration of existing trends - significantly a shift to digital - and it seems likely they’ll continue even once the crisis is over. With a huge surge in online traffic and activity, this is such an important time for your business to be visible online and echo consumers’ new priorities. Get talking to your customers to make sure you’re...
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How To Make The Most Of Store Closure Time To Future-Proof Your Business
How To Make The Most Of Store Closure Time To Future-Proof Your Business  As business owners across the country temporarily close their physical stores and reduce their hours due to the latest government restrictions, now is the time for retailers to think about expanding the services they offer and future-proofing their businesses. Hopefully we will not face another crisis of this magnitude in our lifetimes, but we should do all we can to bolster our businesses against such catastrophic global events should we have to face a similar crisis again.  This will mean different things to different people depending on where you are with your business. You might want to build...
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Digital Communications During The COVID-19 Crisis: A Guide For Businesses
Digital Communications During The COVID-19 Crisis: A Guide For Businesses With Government policy dictating that all non-essential shops must close for the forseeable future, many business owners will be wondering what the best methods are for keeping their customers informed and engaged from the safety of their homes.  The good news is that it's never been easier to remain connected with your core customer base via online platforms - and there's even potential for reaching out to new demographics!    This guide outlines how you can easily utilise the power of digital communication to help your business prosper rather than pause.  Whether you're a...
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Message from BID Chief Executive Ruth Duston
  Together We Are Stronger: Ruth Duston OBE, OC The COVID-19 national emergency is a rapidly changing crisis impacting all our lives. In a little over a week we have moved from a largely ‘business as usual’ strategy being adopted by the Government to this week, getting used to living in a society with the strictest restrictions on our personal liberties since the Second World War...and there may still be more to come.    It’s seems hard to overstate how huge an impact these changes will have on our country, our businesses, families and loved ones.    The recent economic support packages announced by the Government indicated the...
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How To Optimise Your Website For e-Commerce
Every business owner knows how daunting it can be to set up an e-commerce space. Whether it's creating a new website or establishing your business’ social media presence, the world of online retail can be a minefield. But in today’s current climate, shifting your business online is essential so that it can thrive rather than just survive. Plus, there are lots of platforms out there to help business owners transition to online retailing easily. Here’s how to get started.   1. Ensure your website is sleek and easy-to-use Your website is the first stepping stone to having a great online business. It gives a crucial first impression to...
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How YOU Can Support Hatton Garden’s Independent Businesses During Coronavirus Closures
With streets deserted, offices closed, and pubs, cafes and restaurants unable to host customers, it’s a tough time to be a small business owner in Hatton Garden. Most would agree that it’s difficult enough to balance the books at the best of times, but now it seems like a near impossible struggle. But our independent businesses are at the very heart of what makes Hatton Garden special, and if you want to see their resurgence then YOU need to help them weather this storm!   The good news is that every single person has the power to make a difference, and your small actions can have a huge impact on the future of this neighbourhood.  Follow Hatton Garden...
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Coronavirus: The best platforms for connecting staff when working remotely
One of the biggest dilemmas that many businesses face when allowing staff to work from home is staying connected. The great news is that there are hundreds of free apps and tools out there to make collaborating whilst working from home easier. If working from home is new for you and your team, here are some of our favourite products to get you started. Why not give them a try?   1. Slack Slack is a free app available for both Windows and Mac devices. It’s an alternative to email, allowing you to chat with colleagues one-to-one or as a group, which comes in handy when working on specific projects or when you need a quick response. Slack allows you to send...
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Coronavirus: How to transition into working from home
Everyone knows working from home can be a difficult transition, especially if you’re used to working in an office, shop, or even a bar or restaurant! There are distractions around the house; and if you live with other people it can be difficult to get the peace and quiet you need. Team working is also made all the more tricky by the distance. But when executed right, working from home can be enjoyable and productive.  Depending on your industry you may be busier (or far less busy) than usual at this moment in time. If the latter is true, this is a great time to think about how you might be able to do things differently at work, brainstorm opportunities for new business and new...
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Coronavirus: What support is available for Hatton Garden businesses?
The latest from Hatton Garden BID and Camden Council *This article was last updated 20th March 2020* As we continue to adapt to the ever-changing picture that is the coronavirus crisis, we wanted to update you on what exact support is available to Hatton Garden businesses from both the government and Camden Council. The main thing to know is that you are supported, and Hatton Garden BID are working closely with the Council to alleviate some of the pressure that's currently being felt by lots of our valued local businesses. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you'd like to share with Hatton Garden BID, please contact Sarah on...
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Coronavirus management advice from the Hatton Garden BID
The official advice on managing and containing Coronavirus is changing daily. We’ve collected the following official resources that you can check to keep you and your business informed and updated on the latest developments. Our top priority is helping residents and businesses in the area to stay safe and continue to thrive.    Official Government and NHS advice resources At 2pm every day, The Department of Health and Social Care updates their Twitter page with the latest COVID-19 statistics and advice. The NHS website has their latest advice and information about COVID-19, including when to self-isolate. Public Health Matters further explains contact...
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Get it right this Valentine's Day with expert advice from Hatton Garden
Valentine’s Day should be stress-free and romantic, but finding the perfect gift can be a difficult process. Whether you're shopping for your Valentine, galentine or simply for yourself, Hatton Garden's wealth of jewellery experts are here to help you cut to the chase by revealing the trends, cuts and gems worth their weight in gold this month.  COLOURED GEMSTONES & FINE, LAYERED NECKLACES   Camilo Vargas, Senior Gemmologist at Holts Gems, said: "Gone is the trend of picking something out of a shop window last minute. Those proposing or looking for a special Valentine’s gift should cherish the journey of creating something sentimental...
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The 2020 Camden Wedding Fair is coming - reserve your stall now!
On Saturday 29th of February, the annual Camden Wedding Fair will be welcoming couples and top-end exhibitors from across the city.  They are still welcoming applications from stallholders, so if you're looking to engage with a new customer base and give business a boost this Spring, you should consider attending! BID members are entitled to a 10% discount when pre-booking a retail stand, a so act now to secure the prime spots (pitches are allocated on a first-come first-served basis). If you have any questions or would like to reserve your stand, please email [email protected] or call 020 7974 5633  
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Win Flowers and Cocktails With Our Leather Lane Survey
The Hatton Garden BID are carrying out research to learn more about the history of Leather Lane and how it is used and viewed by visitors today.  You may have spotted Social Anthropologist Yasmin Hales carrying out interviews with visitors and vendors on the lane, and now she needs your help! Yasmin has created a very short online survey designed to help the BID better understand the needs and wishes of the people who live and work near Leather Lane, or who visit the area.  If you take the survey you'll be entered into our prize draw, and we've got two great prizes up for grabs: a £50 voucher for Wildabout Flowers and two drinks at the Factory's...
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FREE January Wellness Events in Hatton Garden
Start 2020 the right way by making the most of our FREE programme of Wellness Events! Everybody knows that January can be a tough month. Christmas is over and we're back to work, trying hard to stick to our resolutions. But never fear! Hatton Garden BID have organised a series of great events to get your year off to a happy and healthy start. From wellness in the workplace workshops to free Reformer Pilates, check out what's going on in Hatton Garden below and help yourself feel better this January. --- Monday 13th - Friday 17th January: FREE CLASSES ALL WEEK at Ten Health & Fitness Hatton Garden If you've always been curious...
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The Hatton Garden Autumn/Winter 2019 Magazine
Check out the latest edition of the Hatton Garden magazine, which is available to download as a pdf here. It's packed full of local news, history, photos, reviews, tips and more. We hope you enjoy it!
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Hatton Garden's Christmas Market 2019
If you enjoyed our Pop Up Park this summer, you’re going to love this! Between Wednesday 4th and Friday 6th December, Hatton Garden is transforming into a cosy Christmas Market to get us all in the festive spirit.  Half of the road will be closed for FREE festive fun between 12 - 6pm each day. There’ll be Christmassy entertainment for visitors to enjoy - including soothing live music and a charity auction - as well as a heated bar and seating area serving warming mulled wine and more. Try sweet and savoury crepes, delicious cakes, and local street food, before shopping local jewellers’ Christmas collections, and purchasing thoughtful gifts from...
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Hatton Garden's Pop Up Park | 14th - 16th August 2019
Between 14th and 16th August, London’s historic Hatton Garden is transforming into a vibrant pop-up park. Free food, free drinks, free yoga, free massages and a whole lot more will be on offer to liven up your lunch breaks and after-work plans. Half of the Garden will be car-free to bring the soul of British summertime to the heart of the City. There’ll be plenty of space for visitors to sit and hang out, alongside a packed programme of events and drop-ins that are completely free.  Get active with yoga classes from cult gym Frame, or pamper yourself with a manicure and blow dry from Hatton Garden locals The Lion and the Fox. On Friday, kick off your weekend...
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Hatton Garden BID awarded £25,000 from TfL Healthy Streets Fund for Business
We’ve got some great news for all of us in Hatton Garden! Last week it was announced that Hatton Garden BID would be awarded £25,000 of funding from TfL, to totally transform the area’s waste and recycling services. This is an extremely positive development for all businesses operating in the area, as not only will it save your business money, it will also mean the streets are cleaner and air quality greatly improved.   How will the funding be used?  The funding will be used to deliver a waste/recycling collection preferred supplier, and waste consolidation scheme, across Hatton Garden. This funding will be matched by the BID to provide a minimum...
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Recruiting for a new Hatton Garden BID Ambassador
Job Title                      Hatton Garden BID Ambassador Organisation              Hatton Garden BID Reporting to               BID Manager Hours                          Monday to Saturday (5 Days) - 37.5 hrs Salary scale               £22,000 - £24,000 Location                   ...
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Wear a Hat Day - Friday 29th March 2019
Friday 29th March is 'Wear A Hat Day' - the UK’s biggest brain tumour research fundraising event. In memory of Jeremy Hartsone, the owner of Beverly Hills Group, we ask you to get your hat out and donate. https://www.braintumourresearch.org/donation/donate-now?amount=5&type&fbclid=IwAR3hj6EjUU4Hb3XGF_FPzvYmJMnk61U6Dkn2Wn_BkxWv_YaN-Eecy1qOUyg
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Easter in The Garden
Design your own easter eggs whilst networking with your Hatton Garden Business neighbours. This fun workshop is facilitated by The Cocoa Den and will leave you feeling like a professional chocolatier, as there are limited spaces... dont forget to book your space now!  
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Hatton Garden Job Fair 2019
Whether you’re looking to kickstart your career in jewellery or find out more about opportunities in the creative industries, Hatton Garden is the only place to be on Friday 5 April.   From 10am to 3pm, we’ll have local businesses ready and waiting in ETC Venues (51-53 Hatton Garden) to tell you more about working in leisure and hospitality, marketing, PR, branding, design, architecture, transport, sports nutrition and of course, jewellery – both retail and design.   So what are you waiting for?   Register for your free place at https://hattongardenjobfair.eventbrite.co.uk to meet representatives from the British Academy of Jewellery, the...
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Playing Cupid
Hatton Garden. Home to London’s dazzling diamond district, foodie paradise Leather Lane Market and one of the capital’s most romantic restaurants. It’s easy to feel the love in our cobbled yards and gem-lined streets.   Whether you’re popping the question or stumbling through your first date, we have everything you need to win at Valentine’s Day this year. Many of our independent jewellers, bars and restaurants also have seasonal offers available, helping you to share the love with your bank balance as well as your beloved.   So spend some time in the Garden on 14th February and let us play cupid.   P.S. Don’t forget to tell us...
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A Sign Of The Times
On Friday 25th January 2019 a new Hatton Garden sign was installed at the junction of Greville Street and Farringdon Road, adjacent to what will become the Elizabeth Line exit from Farringdon Station.   The sign was commissioned by the Hatton Garden BID and created by design and wayfinding consultants, Maynard Design. Inspired by the rich history, culture and personality of Hatton Garden, it features engravings of historical highlights from the past 800 years — from the grisly tale of Lady Elizabeth Hatton’s death in 1626 to the origins of Leather Lane Market, now a hotspot for London foodies. The materials used were also chosen specifically to reflect the local...
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LIGHTS. CAMERA. WIN.
Christmas has arrived in Hatton Garden, bringing extra sparkle to London’s dazzling diamond district. Taking centre stage in this year’s celebrations is our stunning, walkthrough bauble illumination. Installed at the crossroads of Hatton Garden and Greville Street, it has already attracted influencers from all over town. Now there’s another reason to come and see it… We’re on the lookout for fabulous, festive photos taken in the bauble this December. And one lucky Instagrammer will win this stunning silver and red garnet necklace, handcrafted by London Rocks. Want to take part?   Post a photograph taken in the bauble on your...
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Zombies in Hatton Garden
On 29th October Hatton Garden was descended upon by a Flash Mob of Zombies!  Check out our awesome video if you missed it, you'll be in for a spooky surprise!
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How To Buy Diamonds In Hatton Garden
  Jewellery is an investment, often among the most important you make in a lifetime. So how can you make sure you get it right? Here are a few tips from the Hatton Garden BID to help get you started…   Learn about the Four Cs – carat, clarity, colour and cut. Used by jewellers the world over to determine a diamond’s overall quality, they will help you understand what you’re buying.  Do your research before you visit us. Google our businesses, explore their websites and social media feeds, check them out on TripAdvisor etc.  Always buy from a shop. Don’t be persuaded to go elsewhere, however tempting the offer or persistent the...
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Happy Halloween
Don't miss out on Hatton Garden's spooky Halloween Hunt! There are prizes to me won and lot's of fun to be had! Simply follow the details below:  
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In the Family
The heart of the UK’s diamond trade, Hatton Garden’s global reputation has much to do with the family businesses that have made it their home. Among these is Mark Hicks, a third-generation independent jeweller, who founded Farringdons Jewellery in 2006 as a stall in The Heart of Hatton Garden Jewellery Emporium. Mark’s son Liam joined the family business in 2011, when Farringdons moved to its current home on Greville Street. We spoke to Mark and Liam about fly-pitching, buying vintage and one of London’s best kept culinary secrets... How did you catch the jewellery bug, Mark? My Dad worked the markets – Bermondsey, Camden Passage, Covent Garden, Portobello...
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Introducing the Garden Card
Hatton Garden has introduced its first privilege scheme in 400 years. Initiated by the Hatton Garden BID (Business Improvement District) and launched in late September at The Craft Beer Co. on Leather Lane, The Garden Card unlocks exclusive offers from the myriad businesses who make Hatton Garden their home.   Individuals can register for The Garden Card free of charge here and enjoy opening offers from Anglo Restaurant, Bleeding Heart Tavern, Bounce, Dynasty Jewels, Harmony Jewels, Holts Gems, Konditor & Cook, Mediterranean Food Bar, Regency Jewels, The Office Group, and Tresor Paris, with many more businesses set to join the scheme in the coming months.   Commenting...
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The Garden Card Launch
The staff, residents and visitors to Hatton Garden will soon have access to an amazing loyalty card, “The Garden Card”, which will be full of exclusive offers and discounts. We will launch the card 27th September. Make sure you don't miss out on a fantastic evening and register now via - https://thegardencard.eventbrite.co.uk
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Playing In The Garden
As the temperature soared to a sweltering 30 degrees last Thursday (5th July), locals and visitors took to the streets for the 2018 Hatton Garden Party. Traffic gave way to street entertainers, food and community stalls; while artisan jewellers set up shop in Bleeding Heart Yard, alongside the British Academy of Jewellery and the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, for a pop-up market sponsored by Seaforth Land. JUDGE the poet, who has previously performed for Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela and Bjorn Borg, wowed the crowd with his sharp, spontaneous verse, as a town crier directed visitors towards human statues, stilt walkers, jugglers and acrobats. Fifty teams competed for...
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Bleeding Art - The Unveiling
A huge thank you to everyone who joined the Bleeding Heart Group and Hatton Garden BID on Thursday 24th May for the unveiling of Bleeding Art - a one-off mural commissioned for Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 and live painted during the three-day festival. Created by renowned street artist ATMA (who also directed Bleeding, our 2017 commission for Clerkenwell), the mural was inspired by the grisly murder of Lady Elizabeth Hatton, the second wife of Sir William Hatton, whose family once owned the area around Hatton Garden. Urban legend says her body was found in the courtyard on 27th January 1646, “torn limb from limb, but with her heart still...
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Hatton Garden Party
We’re having a party  Join us for the Hatton Garden Party on Thursday 5th July 2018 as we celebrate the colourful past and brilliant future of this London gem. We're closing Greville Street, Leather Lane and Hatton Garden to traffic from 12-8pm to make way for delicious food and drink, jewellery-making workshops, an artisan jewellery market, street performers, music, treasure hunts and more.   #HattonGDNParty  #DiscoverHattonGDN
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Bleeding Art
Hatton Garden BID and Bleeding Heart Group invite you, your neighbours and members of staff to see street artist ATMA live-painted mural, inspired by the bloody and poetic history of Bleeding Heart Yard during Clerkenwell design week, from the 22nd until the 24th May 2018. We will unveil the final artwork on Thursday 24th May from 5.30 in Bleeding Heart Yard with...Bloody marys. This is an unmissable event and we welcome you to join us for a drink and to network with local people celebrating the history and creativity of Hatton Garden.  
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