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South East England

A locals' guide to South East England

"From the BBC Proms to world renowned stage shows, the Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful and historic venue."

Will Pitt

"The architecture of Kensington breathes a historic aura that is unique to its streets.."

Will Pitt

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

William Richardson

What is your favourite place?

Where do South East England locals go?

Liz Earle

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

Kate Spade

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

Royal Artillery Memorial

This World War I monument is very impressive, even on a cloudy day.

Hyde Park

Stunning views at sunset in London's back garden....


Luxurious leather goods with a very high price tag, but perfect for special occasions and treats.

Wellington Arch

In this corner of Green Park, there's a number of memorials that remind us of Britain's rich history.

The V&A

With over 4.5 million items in its collection, The Victoria and Albert Museum is a celebrated part of London's cultural heritage.

Australian War Memorial

I love its design and you get to experience a bit of culture walking from this pretty corner of Green Park to Hyde Park.

The Grenadier

A local pub tucked away and open since 1818. It gets incredibly busy with people coming after work and is one of the most haunted pubs in London! They serve a fantastic beef Wellington too!

Burton Court

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

Grosvenor House Hotel

A wonderful place to enjoy an afternoon Champagne tea!

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.

Jeff de Bruges

Belgian boutique chocolate in the heart of South Kensington. Great for currency with the mother-in-law!

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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

Mount Street Gardens

A great place to sit and have your lunch in the sunshine.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Knightsbridge, Sloane Square, South Kensington, Victoria, Mayfair, Chelsea, Kensington, Pimlico, Paddington and Bayswater

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"In 1898, Harrods installed the first escalator in England. Staff were close by to administer brandy to those traumatised by the journey!"

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Child-friendly activities near South East England

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

Serpentine Lido

Outdoor pool so weather dependent. Includes child-safe paddling pool and children's playground. A great place to sunbathe and enjoy the sunshine! Website

Parenting support & advice

Parenting Consultancy company offers support and advice to parents on topics such as feeding, weaning, sleeping difficulties, temper tantrums & post natal depression amongst others. Website


Lulubaby antenatal classes offer support and advice for the first time mother. With a team of professionals we guide you through your remaining pregnancy delivery and beyond. Lulubaby covers all aspects of childbirth, prepares mothers for life with a baby, supports you once your baby has been born, has a team of experts including: midwife obstetrician paediatrician anaesthetist G.P. breastfeeding consultant obstetric physiotherapist nutrition adviser and complimentary therapist. 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.

Jigsaw Toddler Group

Chelsea 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

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
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