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Chelsea and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Chelsea and surrounding areas

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

Joseph Divito

"The pedestrianised area of Exhibition Road is a great spot for grabbing a quick bite to eat while visiting the nearby museums."

Will Pitt

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Chelsea and surrounding areas locals go?

Liz Earle

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

The Botanist

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

Bluebird

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

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!

Brunello Cucinelli

Luxurious Italian clothing in the heart of Chelsea.

Kate Spade

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

Jeff de Bruges

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

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 Kensington Creperie

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

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.

Rabbit

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

Wyndham House

A family-run butchers selling not only meats, but deli items, cheeses and condiments.

The Anglesea Arms

Charles Dickens was a local at this pub when he lived over the road at 11 Selwood Terrace. The Great Train robbery was also planned from the back room in this pub!

The V&A

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

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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

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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near Chelsea and surrounding areas

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

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.

Stay & Play


Come and play with your child, in a relaxed, friendly environment. You will have the chance to have a chat with other adults, make links for child care, gain friends, get new ideas and have fun with your child/children. 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

Latino Bambino

Aquilla Health Club,
Dance away the baby weight with the help of your baby! Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. 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

Gentle + fun! kids yoga classes at triyoga

Beaufort House
Yoga is for everyone - you're never too young (or too old) to start. Kids yoga classes are a wonderful way to increase children's co-ordination self-awareness confidence and self esteem while they stretch and strengthen their bodies. Using yoga children can learn to relax concentrate and be gentle in a fun and creative environment. Website
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