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A locals' guide to SW3

"Chelsea's streets are great to wander around and admire the stunning architecture!"

Hayley Thomas

"It's always worth a visit to the Saatchi Gallery - it's free and the exhibitions often showcase some weird and wonderful art."

Amit Sharma

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

William Campbell

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW3 locals go?

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.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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

Chelsea Physic Garden

A must for anyone interested in botanics and horticulture. They put on lots of workshops throughout the year and there's a fantastic Christmas fair too.

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...


In Duke of York Square Monday to Sunday, Startisans is a hub for start-up food stalls specialising in quirky, imaginative meals.


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


The newest gourmet burger joint on King's Road - great for an indulgent but fast lunch. Don't miss out on the mac 'n' cheese!


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.

Kate Spade

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

Burton Court

Hire a cricket pitch or get help from a tennis coach in the grounds of the grand Royal Hospital Chelsea.


Tapas-style appetisers, game dishes and a rustic interior - an excellent restaurant for lunch and dinner with friends and family.

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

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.

Liz Earle

Premium skincare with a premium price tag, but worth every penny!


While you're having your locks groomed in this upmarket salon, there's an excellent coffee and takeaway menu available from Eight over Eight!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Chelsea, Sloane Square, South Kensington, Battersea, Knightsbridge, Imperial Wharf, Nine Elms, Victoria, Earls Court and Pimlico

What do you love about SW3?

Why do you find SW3 a great place to live?


"Great location on the river with fantastic access to all my favourite restaurants, shops and bars"

February 2015


"Great shopping and beautiful surroundings"

January 2015


"It is a rich peaceful place with luxury places and so much to do, like Harrods. I love it - it has lots of landmarks and a beautiful site. Also an amazing place to walk"

January 2015


"It's international and friendly and classy and its very convenient for public transportation like bus and tube station"

January 2015

Julio cesar

"Chelsea - it's a beautiful area in London. I'm live near Sloane Square station, is really nice, fancy and really close to the center of the city."

December 2014


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"On his lunch break, John Wyndham used to enjoy his sandwiches in Chelsea Physic Garden. One day noticing a strange looking flower, it inspired him to write Day of the Triffids."

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Child-friendly activities near SW3

Sing and Sign

The phenomenon that everyone is talking about! Sing and Sign shows you how to help your baby communicate BEFORE speech. It's easy! Baby signing taught through music song puppets and instruments. Free taster session www.singandsign.co.uk

Christ Church ABC

Christ Church Chelsea
The group aims to create a happy and safe area for children to enjoy a relaxed and fun time with their parents and carers. It also offers an opportunity for the adults to meet new friends and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while their children are busy. Each week there is a story time and a singalong of the children's favourite songs and nursery rhymes. £1 donation per session Website


Do you want Core strength Flexibility Muscle Tone and Good Posture? Group pilates classes in Chelsea and private pilates classes in the convenience of your home in Knightsbridge Chelsea SW1X SW1W and SW3 areas.

Baby and Toddler Swim

Chelsea Leisure Centre
We provide a gentle introduction to baby swimming in a playful, fun and safe environment with a progression that will develop natural swimming skills. Website

Culture Kids Music Classes

Culture Kids music classes are like no other as each class is based on one of more than 40 different lesson plans. There is a different theme each week and not one of the classes is repeated within the school year. During the class the children listen and play along to music look at flash cards and photographs explore toys and props dance sing dress up read stories and do role play which all adds up to a fun packed 45 minute session.

Jigsaw Club

Stay'n Play. Local mum says: One of our favourite activities. Super spacious room. They provide free lunch every Wednesday. They also do singing and crafts there. Fantastic place.

Rhyme time

Chelsea Library
It's a very busy venue. 2 charismatic guys are singing with the guitars. Great place to be.
  1. About SW3

    SW3 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge (part) and is covered by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea local authorities.

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