27 October 2021

Hot & Happening at Hyde Park Corner NOW!

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Hot & Happening at Hyde Park Corner NOW!

It’s not called the silly season for nothing! There is so much happening at Hyde Park Corner, in October, you’ll need to visit more than once to experience it all! Let’s get right to it and tell you what you can look forward to!

KōL Izakhaya

KōL Izakhaya is the culmination of a project of passion by brothers Alexis and Viron Christopher (who you may know as the previous owners of Willoughby & Co.) KōL brings a unique interpretation of curated Japanese street food to life through the work of Executive Chef, Katsuhiko Miyamoto, his team, and the rich experiences of the Christopher siblings in all thing’s seafood and Japanese. KōL offers an elegant yet casual dining experience with the highly energised Robata Grill at its epicentre, inspired by the Izakaya street culture of Japan where vibrant, informal Japanese taverns serve drinks along with small, delectable dishes sharing style. This new addition to the Hyde Park Corner offering is equally suited to casual after-work gatherings, or a lingering, lively social occasion KōL looks forward to hosting patrons for power lunches, special occasions or just daily sushi fixes at the ice-clad sushi bar and it’s gorgeous living-wall backdrop.

Nicholas & Co

Once again, the opening of Nicholas & Co. on Friday, 22 October is a sign that the Festive Season is upon us! A shopping experience at Nicholas & Co. means a curated collection of Christmas decor, home fragrances and unique collectables. This store has been transformed into a world of festive cheer where each themed tree is adorned in glass baubles, classic finials, elegant bows and moving trains to create the romance we all cherish at Christmas with a trendy twist. The store concept and product range are undoubtedly international however specialised local artists were commissioned to bring to life an assortment of magnificent ornaments to add sparkle to any holiday tree. Christmas and baking go hand in hand and this season Nicholas & Co. will stock collections from Nordic Ware, an international favourite heirloom bakeware range of designer Bundt pans, cookie stamps and professional sheet pans and more. Before you even enter the store, you will be enchanted by the lure of home fragrances with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, clove, berry and sugared pear. This store will also be available for private shopping soirées. Contact Gareth on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bronze Exhibition

This hotly anticipated annual event has been a crown-pulling stunner on the Hyde Park Corner calendar since 2014! Christopher Greig is not only a purveyor of handcrafted jewellery and fine timepieces like his internationally acclaimed great-grandfather Charles but is also a designer and artist. His talent is evidenced in his many commissioned works of jewellery, beautifully sketched and finely executed. His love of art and Nature has always been evident in the bronze sculptures displayed in the elegant Bronze Exhibition. It can be said that nature and beautiful things are an abiding passion of the Greigs, and two family members have emerged as talented sculptors of wildlife- Christopher’s mother, Italia and brother, Donald. Their work will be showcased in Centre Court until 1 November.

Vino In Piazzo

Ciao! From Friday, 12 November until Sunday, 14 November, The Italian Embassy will be hosting a celebration of authentic Italian cuisine with a tasting session of wines imported from Italy alongside food stalls showcasing cuisine by local Italian restaurants. The ‘festival’ will culminate in a ‘by invitation only fine dining event featuring dishes prepared by an Italian Michelin starred chef. This event will be open to the public on parking level 2 Woolworths rooftop parking deck - buon appetito!

Santa Shoebox

It’s Santa Shoebox time again at Hyde Park Corner! Show your support for one of the country’s most beloved children’s charities, Santa Shoebox and collect your free box at the Customer Service Desk, pledge via the Santa Shoebox Project website, fill it, decorate it and drop it back off at Hyde Park Corner by 31 October, so that it can be distributed. Items to be included in your Santa Shoebox donation:

  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Soap & a facecloth
  • Sweets
  • A toy
  • Stationery
  • An outfit of clothing

Gift Cards

What’s better than receiving a gift? Receiving one you chose yourself! Hyde Park Corner Gift Cards are now available from the Concierge Desk! Give the gift you know won’t be re-gifted this Festive Season!

PS – Catch all the latest and greatest big screen action at Nu Metro Hyde Park Corner. Nu Metro will now open 7 days a week with a mix of action, adventures, thrillers, comedy and family movies ensuring that you’ll never get stuck without movie fun at competitive ticket prices this summer! Book Tickets Here. View the full set of precautionary Covid-19 protocols here #StaySafe #CinemaSafe

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NOTE: All Covid protocols are in place.

Visit Hyde Park Corner on the corner of William Nicol Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue. For more information on enjoying a lifestyle that’s made for you, visit our website.


Hyde Park Corner Operating Hours:

Hyde Park Corner is currently operating under adjusted Level 1 restrictions.

Monday to Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sundays and Public Holidays: 10am – 3pm

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ABOUT HYDE PARK CORNER: The hallmark of a Hyde Park Corner shopping experience is the desire to repeat it!

Hyde Park Corner is the epitome of ‘fifty and fabulous’. Since 1969, when it opened as the first fully enclosed decentralized shopping centre in South Africa, this benchmark of South African retail has remained current, relevant, and diverse. Constant re-invention through a series of considered updates both in terms of tenant offering and aesthetics, has been key in consistently offering our customers the benchmark which is synonymous with the Hyde Park Corner retail experience.

Our mall’s trademark offering for discerning shoppers combines a choice of innovative brands intermingled with convenience and a refreshingly authentic flair. Hyde Park Corner’s light and spacious centre in a prime Johannesburg location is home to hundreds of international brands within 110 iconic bespoke retail stores. And because shopping and dining are synonymous with a satisfying shopping experience, six alluring restaurants cater to a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from fine dining to meze on the move.

Hyde Park Corner is the place where creativity and comfort magically connect… a place where shopping for art, antiques, superb fashion, unique homewares, or quirky craftsmanship, is a reality. The Cortina Fashion Court bears testimony to our flair for securing a distinguished blend of international iconic fashion brands and blending them perfectly with the very best in Proudly South African brands. The centre also provides a wide range of medical, dental and health professionals, high-tech banks, cinemas, travel agencies and other services – our offering follows a holistic approach to shopping.

Whether you are popping in on the way home from work for a quick bite or making a day of it with friends, the centre’s timeless elegance remains a huge draw card for local and international visitors.