Upmarket boutiques and eateries paired with a stunning setting along the Thames
"Peter Jones is a much loved establishment on Sloane Square and one that many locals visit almost every week!"Clodagh Blain
"The handsome red brick buildings in Knightsbridge heighten the area's character and elegance."William Richardson
"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
Where do Chelsea locals go?
A must on a nice summer's evening, this beautiful restaurant serves delicious European dishes in stunning surroundings.
Submitted by Alex
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
Cool bar and good Vietnamese food - if you like rum, drop £17 on a Flaming Ferrari!
Submitted by James
A family-run butchers selling not only meats, but deli items, cheeses and condiments.
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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.
Submitted by Clodagh
Luxurious leather goods with a very high price tag, but perfect for special occasions and treats.
Submitted by Simon
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.
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Overlooking Sloane Square, this chic restaurant also has a well stocked bar where they serve classic and adventurous cocktails.
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Hire a cricket pitch or get help from a tennis coach in the grounds of the grand Royal Hospital Chelsea.
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Wonderful homemade lunches in a lovely environment. Relaxed and cheerful!
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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
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?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near Chelsea
Latino BambinoAquilla 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
Parent & Baby Swimming Lessons In KnightsbridgeAquilla 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
Rhyme timeChelsea Library
It's a very busy venue. 2 charismatic guys are singing with the guitars. Great place to be.
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
Baby and Toddler SwimChelsea 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
Jigsaw Toddler GroupChelsea 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
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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- South Kensington
- Sloane Square
- Earls Court
- Imperial Wharf
- Nine Elms
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