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

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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!

The Chelsea Ivy Garden

The Chelsea Ivy Garden

Breakfast to dinner, beautiful setting and massive heated garden!

Burton Court

Burton Court

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

Wyndham House

Wyndham House

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

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!

Liz Earle

Liz Earle

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

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.

The Big Easy

The Big Easy

Best value weekday lunch meu. Think glass of Prosecco and sizzling plate of chicken fajitas for £10.

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...

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Ask for a garden table and sit near the fire pit.....

Jak's

Jak's

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.

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.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

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

Wulf and Lamb

Wulf and Lamb

Super Instagrammable and super delicious vegan dishes - worth it!

The Kensington Creperie

The Kensington Creperie

Every crêpe imaginable, amazing for people watching... Order the crêpe complete and wonder how you ever made do without one before.

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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

"Sanitary pioneer, Thomas Crapper opened his first shop at 120 Kings Road in 1907. Ever the shrewd businessman, he installed large plate glass to show off his wares to the passing punters, but this proved too much for many ladies who fainted at the site of so many toilet bowls!"

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

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

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The pedestrianised area of Exhibition Road is a great spot for grabbing a quick bite to eat while visiting the nearby museums.

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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

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

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

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.

Latino Bambino

Aquilla 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

Creche

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

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

Story Time

Chelsea Library
Story Time is a free library program for children 2 to 5 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The format operates on a drop-in basis. Stories are followed by songs and a craft activity. 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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