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Chelsea and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Chelsea and surrounding areas

"Connecting Battersea and Chelsea, you can look out from Battersea Bridge towards desirable Chelsea Embankment."

William Campbell

"The lights on Grade II listed Chelsea Bridge twinkle brightly at night."

Joseph Divito

"Peter Jones is a much loved establishment on Sloane Square and one that many locals visit almost every week!"

Clodagh Blain

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Where do Chelsea and surrounding areas locals go?

The Good Life Eatery

For all things healthy but delicious! The 'Choc Norris' smoothie (Almond milk, raw cacao, avocado, banana, almond hazelnut butter) is an excellent choice...


Luxurious leather goods with a very high price tag, but perfect for special occasions and treats.


KX (pronounced Kicks) is a private members health club for elite clients on Draycott Avenue, with a spa, gym and restaurant. Well-known for its famous yet discrete members.

Chelsea Farmers' Market

A collection of shops and restaurants catering for a range of palates, it's the place to be on a sunny afternoon.

Kate Spade

The perfect place to pick up a gift for the women in your life - classic handbags and luxurious accessories.

Muriel's Kitchen

Healthy homemade salads, tempting sweet treats and delicious breakfasts to rival any brunch menu, Muriel's Kitchen is part of a small yet well-established chain.

Duke of York Square

Watching Wimbledon on a sunny day in Duke of York Square is a great way to pass the day! There is also a market every Saturday selling upmarket, handmade products and food.

Jeff de Bruges

Belgian boutique chocolate in the heart of South Kensington. Great for currency with the mother-in-law!

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Ask for a garden table and sit near the fire pit.....

Pimlico Fresh

Freshly prepared salads and cakes certainly make lunchtimes more appealing...

The V&A

The V&A on a summer's day in The John Madejski Garden - quintessential South Kensington!

The Botanist

Overlooking Sloane Square, this chic restaurant also has a well stocked bar where they serve classic and adventurous cocktails.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Peace and quiet, where one goes to ponder and work out all at once!

Parson's Nose

A top-quality butchers that also offers butchery classes. As well as a branch on Old Brompton Road, there are two additional shops in Putney and Fulham.


A must on a nice summer's evening, this beautiful restaurant serves delicious European dishes in stunning surroundings.

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"Sanitary pioneer, Thomas Crapper opened his first shop at 120 Kings Road in 1907. Ever the shrewd businessman, he installed large plate glass to show off his wares to the passing punters, but this proved too much for many ladies who fainted at the site of so many toilet bowls!"

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Child-friendly activities near Chelsea and surrounding areas

Story Time

Chelsea Library
Story Time is a free library program for children 2 to 5 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The format operates on a drop-in basis. Stories are followed by songs and a craft activity. Website

Music and Movement Classes

Pippa’s Poppets
We use music to enhance physical and emotional development and playing percussion instruments introduces rhythm and coordination at an early age. Website

Rhyme time

Chelsea Library
It's a very busy venue. 2 charismatic guys are singing with the guitars. Great place to be.

Blueberry Playsongs

Music classes for children. ""Love this classes. My daughter is enjoying live guitar music and nice singing.

Jigsaw Toddler Group

Chelsea Methodist Church
The Jigsaw Club - working in partnership with West London Action for Children, this activity is aimed at parents and carers with pre-school children of 5 years and under. There is a range of workshops on a variety of parenting related themes and the children play in a safe environment. Lunch is provided. Website

Baby Rhyme Time

Chelsea Library
Songs and rhymes for children under two years old. Children and their carers can join in songs and rhymes or listen to stories. Website

Pregnancy Yoga in South Kensington

Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant woman. Pregnancy yoga is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile, and helps to relieve discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy such as back pain, tightness in breathing, sciatica, SPD, and swelling of the joints. It also gives you space to strengthen, open and relax your entire body, creative a positive and centered mindspace to prepare your for your labour. Website
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