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
"The handsome red brick buildings in Knightsbridge heighten the area's character and elegance."William Richardson
"Chelsea's streets are great to wander around and admire the stunning architecture!"Hayley Thomas
Where do Chelsea locals go?
The Hollywood Arms
Located in the heart of Chelsea, The Hollywood Arms is a luxurious bar and restaurant serving premium drinks and fresh British food.
Submitted by Beth
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
Wonderful homemade lunches in a lovely environment. Relaxed and cheerful!
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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...
Submitted by Clodagh
Tapas-style appetisers, game dishes and a rustic interior - an excellent restaurant for lunch and dinner with friends and family.
Submitted by Jamie
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
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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Jeff de Bruges
Belgian boutique chocolate in the heart of South Kensington. Great for currency with the mother-in-law!
Submitted by Will
The perfect place to pick up a gift for the women in your life - classic handbags and luxurious accessories.
Submitted by Simon
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.
Submitted by Clodagh
'50s café in Earl's Court that also includes a deli, a gallery and a club!
Submitted by Beth
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?
"One of the largest private houses built in London was Crosby Hall - frequented by amongst others, Sir Thomas More and Sir Walter Raleigh. It was originally sited in the Royal Mile, however in 1910 it was moved brick by brick to Cheyne Walk in Chelsea after the Bank of India wanted to use the original site for its offices."
Child-friendly activities near Chelsea
Culture Kids Music ClassesCurzon
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.
Baby Rhyme TimeChelsea 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
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
BudokwaiVirgin Active Chelsea
Fantastic sports place for the little ones. Great equipment and room. Very high level of judo and karate.
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
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.
Stay & Play Under 2Cheyne Children's Centre
Friendly FREE sessions for under 2s to meet other children and engage in a variety of activities whilst you get the chance to meet other local parents/carers and grab a cup of tea. 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.
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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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