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The Big Easy

The Big Easy

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

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!

Chelsea Farmers' Market

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.

Startisans

Startisans

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

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.

Lockonego

Lockonego

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

Wulf and Lamb

Wulf and Lamb

Super Instagrammable and super delicious vegan dishes - worth it!

The Botanist

The Botanist

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

Bluebird

Bluebird

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

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.

The V&A

The V&A

With over 4.5 million items in its collection, The Victoria and Albert Museum is a celebrated part of London's cultural heritage.

Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli

Luxurious Italian clothing in the heart of Chelsea.

The Chelsea Ivy Garden

The Chelsea Ivy Garden

Breakfast to dinner, beautiful setting and massive heated garden!

Smythson

Smythson

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

La Famiglia

La Famiglia

This Tuscan restaurant in Chelsea is the real deal! The food is traditional and authentic and there's a cute covered patio area too.

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

"The River Westbourne is one of the River Thames' many tributaries and now flows through an underground pipe owing to the development of the land over it. At Sloane Square Underground Station, there is evidence of its existence where the pipe is exposed above the platform."

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

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The architecture of Kensington breathes a historic aura that is unique to its streets..

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Sloane Square is definitely the place to go if you're looking for both upmarket boutiques and high street stores in one area.

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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

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

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

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.

Violet Melchett


Violet Melchett Children's Centre wants to work with families, children and practitioners to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. This can mean supporting those in the earliest years in learning or helping children to develop life skills. 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.

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