30 September 2020
Our autumn food market was a fantastic success thanks to our local traders and those who came down to join us.
Our members, Grazing Goat and Montagu Kitchen, showcased their delicious food and drink at the three-day event in Portman Square Garden, alongside a variety of stalls serving tasty treats by other local eateries – Etna Coffee, Jikoni, Lurra, and Boxcar.
The open air market on 22, 23 and 24 September also featured wellbeing activities, such as mindfulness practice hosted by the University of Westminster, boxing with BXR, a Beatles Walking Tour and pilates with W1 Physiotherapy & Pilates, to ensure mind as well as body were nourished. Casino Barracuda Club invited visitors to spin their Wheel of Fortune to win a prize and the Wallace Collection showcased some of their armoury artefacts. Kids were catered for too with sporty activities organised by Seymour Leisure Centre.
Also joining us were our charity partner, City Harvest London, whose work tackles two of the biggest issues facing society – food waste and food poverty. Their exhibition, ‘Kindness is Powerful’ featured powerful photography by Andrew McLeay.
The event was organised by BakerStreetQ in partnership with Portman Marylebone and gave visitors a chance to get out in the fresh air and celebrate our businesses. The market was attended by prominent Instagram influencers who further spread the word about our Quarter’s brilliant businesses. Enhanced safety and hygiene protocols were followed throughout.
BakerStreetQ Chief Executive Penny Alexander said: “We were delighted to work in partnership with Portman Marylebone on Autumn Graze. For us it was an important opportunity to showcase and promote all the area has to offer while providing those working and living locally with a vibrant and safe setting to enjoy”.
You can continue supporting our passionate retailers, restaurants, bars and cafés whether you are working from the office or from home. Many offer takeaway or delivery so shop local if you can or support them online and help keep the area a wonderful place to work, live and visit.