Upmarket boutiques and eateries paired with a stunning setting along the Thames
"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
"Connecting Battersea and Chelsea, you can look out from Battersea Bridge towards desirable Chelsea Embankment."William Campbell
Where do Chelsea locals go?
The Kensington Creperie
Every crêpe imaginable, amazing for people watching... Order the crêpe complete and wonder how you ever made do without one before.
Submitted by Will
Jeff de Bruges
Belgian boutique chocolate in the heart of South Kensington. Great for currency with the mother-in-law!
Submitted by Will
This Tuscan restaurant in Chelsea is the real deal! The food is traditional and authentic and there's a cute covered patio area too.
Submitted by Beth
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!
Submitted by Andrew
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.
Submitted by Arthur
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.
Submitted by Daisy
A must on a nice summer's evening, this beautiful restaurant serves delicious European dishes in stunning surroundings.
Submitted by Alex
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.
Submitted by Daniel
A great place for lunch on a sunny day overlooking Chelsea Harbour.
Submitted by Clodagh
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!
Submitted by James
In Duke of York Square Monday to Sunday, Startisans is a hub for start-up food stalls specialising in quirky, imaginative meals.
Submitted by Clodagh
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"
"Great shopping and beautiful surroundings"
"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."
What do you like about Chelsea?
Did you know?
"During the 19th century there was a concentration of artists living in Chelsea, including Turner, Whistler and Singer Sargent."
Child-friendly activities near 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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Why not explore some other local areas:
- South Kensington
- Sloane Square
- Earls Court
- Imperial Wharf
- Nine Elms
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