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Upmarket boutiques and eateries paired with a stunning setting along the Thames

"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

"The handsome red brick buildings in Knightsbridge heighten the area's character and elegance."

William Richardson

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

Will Pitt

What is your favourite place?

Where do Chelsea locals go?


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

Nam Long

Cool bar and good Vietnamese food - if you like rum, drop £17 on a Flaming Ferrari!


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!

Jeff de Bruges

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


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

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.


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


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

Burton Court

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

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 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!


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.

Little Chelsea Fish Market

A lovely restaurant specialising in seafood dishes made using fresh fish delivered daily from boats off the English coast.


A cool underground restaurant, bar and club serving the best Mediterranean food within a family environment, and delivering spectacular hospitality and preserving good old-fashioned values.

Kate Spade

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

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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

What do you love about Chelsea?

Why do you find Chelsea 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

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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"Mad inventor and all round eccentric, Vincent de Groof took off in his latest creation from Cremorne Gardens: an ornithopter, which resembled a cabin slung below a hot air balloon, that when cut free he could glide by flapping the mechanical wings using a system of gears and pedals. Sadly, once the rope was cut the machine plummeted to the ground in Sydney Street and he did not live to tell the tale."

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Child-friendly activities near Chelsea

Stay'n Play Under 5's

Cheyne Children's Centre
It's one of the best outside spaces for the nurseries in Chelsea. It's very big. Plenty of toys to play outside. If it's raining the room is a bit on a small side for toddlers, but you can visit fantastic sensory room there. You can also call on any day of the week and book the sensory room for you and your friends. It's great experience. Website

Stay'n Play

Worlds End Under Fives Centre
The World's End Under Fives Centre provides free play activities for parents, carers and children under five, each weekday morning from 9.30am until 11.45am, 51 weeks a year. We have well equipped indoor and outdoor facilities, so there is lots of fun to be had! Using the Drop In is an informal affair. You do not have to be a member of the centre, there is no waiting list and you do not have to have used the service before. First time users are especially welcome to join us. We have an open-door policy, so all you need to do is arrive on any weekday morning between 9.30am and 11.45am. 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

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


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

Stay & Play Under 2

Cheyne Children's Centre
Friendly FREE sessions for under 2s to meet other children and engage in a variety of activities whilst you get the chance to meet other local parents/carers and grab a cup of tea. Website

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
  1. 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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