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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.

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.

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 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!

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!

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.

Liz Earle

Liz Earle

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

The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery

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

Rabbit

Rabbit

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

Nam Long

Nam Long

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

Westfield Park

Westfield Park

A hidden gem in the Lots Road Village area of Chelsea.

The Good Life Eatery

The Good Life Eatery

For all things healthy but delicious! The 'Choc Norris' smoothie (Almond milk, raw cacao, avocado, banana, almond hazelnut butter) is an excellent choice...

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.

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!

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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

"Also known as the 'Trembling Lady', the Albert Bridge vibrates when there are too many people walking over it, which is why there is a sign ordering troops to break their march when crossing."

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

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

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Child-friendly activities near Chelsea

Antenatal classes at Chelsea and Westminster by Natal Hypnotherapy


Chelsea and Wesminster hospital are running 2 day birth preparation courses from Natal Hypnotherapy. The workshops are for you and your partner to learn simple effective tools and techniques to help you be more prepared for labour. 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

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

Parent & Baby Swimming Lessons In Knightsbridge

Aquilla Health & Fitness Centre
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

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

Nct Early Days postnatal course


Now your baby has arrived, your emotional and practical preparation for parenthood will have moved in to a new phase. But don't worry, we're here to help support you through these joyful new, but sometimes challenging, times. We have a wealth of essential, evidence-based information, as well as a range of postnatal courses and workshops - designed especially for you and your baby. 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.

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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