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Chelsea Physic Garden

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.

Burton Court

Burton Court

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

BRGR.CO

BRGR.CO

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!

Parson's Nose

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.

Bluebird

Bluebird

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

Liz Earle

Liz Earle

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

Rocca

Rocca

Amazing pizzas and fresh homemade pasta. Cheap and very cheerful!

The Hollywood Arms

The Hollywood Arms

Located in the heart of Chelsea, The Hollywood Arms is a luxurious bar and restaurant serving premium drinks and fresh British food.

The Big Easy

The Big Easy

Best value weekday lunch meu. Think glass of Prosecco and sizzling plate of chicken fajitas for £10.

Wulf and Lamb

Wulf and Lamb

Super Instagrammable and super delicious vegan dishes - worth it!

The Chelsea Ram

The Chelsea Ram

A charming pub with rustic interiors set in the middle of a quiet residential area. It serves fantastic food and has seating outside too.

Rabbit

Rabbit

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

Startisans

Startisans

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

The Kensington Creperie

The Kensington Creperie

Every crêpe imaginable, amazing for people watching... Order the crêpe complete and wonder how you ever made do without one before.

KX

KX

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.

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

"In 1695, London got its first museum on Cheyne Walk, when James Salter began to display curiosities in cabinets around his barber's shop. His collection included a giant's tooth, a necklace made of Job's tears and a sandal that once belonged to Pontius Pilate's wife!"

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

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Beautiful nighttime views from Chelsea Harbour make you feel at the epicentre of the greatest global city...

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

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

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  3. 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.

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Child-friendly activities near Chelsea

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

Creche

Chelsea Leisure Centre
Let the little ones spend the day here, one adult stays and while the other plays; or tire the children out at the playground and take them with you. Also, during term time you can make use of the local playgroups and library times Website

Parent & Baby Swimming Class in Knightsbridge


This pool is ideal for these types of classes as it is generally kept at a constant temperature of 32°C or above. Please take special note that no push chairs will be permitted into the club. Website

Jigsaw Club

Curzon
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.

Employment Advice

Cheyne Children's Centre
Free drop-in back to work support sessions with the Council's employment advisor. Advice covering employment coaching money management CV writing and advice on volunteering experience. Website

Culture Kids Music Classes

Curzon
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 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

About Chelsea

Chelsea is an area of Central London, bounded to the south by the River Thames, where its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King's Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea. The district is part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Chelsea consists of two main postcodes (SW3 and SW10) but also includes small sections of SW1. The most desirable part of Chelsea to live is around Sloane Square and Knightsbridge tube. Around here, Chelsea meets Knightsbridge. This property market attracts considerable (international) attention, and is a very complex market as it consists mainly of short leases under Earl Cadogan as freeholder.

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