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Nam Long

Nam Long

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

Wyndham House

Wyndham House

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

The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery

A gallery for contemporary art opened in 1985. The gallery has moved locatiom multiple times, ending in Chelsea.

Bluebird

Bluebird

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

The Anglesea Arms

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!

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.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

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

Startisans

Startisans

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

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.

Wulf and Lamb

Wulf and Lamb

Super Instagrammable and super delicious vegan dishes - worth it!

Burton Court

Burton Court

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

Smythson

Smythson

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

Muriel's Kitchen

Muriel's Kitchen

Healthy homemade salads, tempting sweet treats and delicious breakfasts to rival any brunch menu, Muriel's Kitchen is part of a small yet well-established chain.

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.

Jeff de Bruges

Jeff de Bruges

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

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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

"The most central of London's Magnificent Seven cemeteries, Brompton cemetery has been the location for many recent films including Johnny English and Sherlock Holmes. Notable internments include inventor of the Christmas Card Henry Cole, photojournalist Tim Hetherington and the actor Brian Glover."

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

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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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Stunning Brompton Cemetery is one of the 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries built in London in the mid-1800s.

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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

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

Parents Forum

Cheyne Children's Centre
Parenting advice workshops with the Council's family engagement officer. Topics covered will include: home safety bedtime routines positive parenting dealing with disobedience and lots more. Drop-in. Come along and tell us your views and ideas. Crèche and refreshments provided Website

Blueberry Playsongs

Curzon
Music classes for children. ""Love this classes. My daughter is enjoying live guitar music and nice singing.

Pilates

Curzon
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.

Pregnancy Yoga in South Kensington


Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant woman. Pregnancy yoga is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile, and helps to relieve discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy such as back pain, tightness in breathing, sciatica, SPD, and swelling of the joints. It also gives you space to strengthen, open and relax your entire body, creative a positive and centered mindspace to prepare your for your labour. Website

Budokwai

Virgin Active Chelsea
Fantastic sports place for the little ones. Great equipment and room. Very high level of judo and karate.

Lulubaby


Lulubaby antenatal classes offer support and advice for the first time mother. With a team of professionals we guide you through your remaining pregnancy delivery and beyond. Lulubaby covers all aspects of childbirth, prepares mothers for life with a baby, supports you once your baby has been born, has a team of experts including: midwife obstetrician paediatrician anaesthetist G.P. breastfeeding consultant obstetric physiotherapist nutrition adviser and complimentary therapist. 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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