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A locals' guide to South East England

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

Hayley Thomas

"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

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

Will Pitt

What is your favourite place?

Where do South East England locals go?

Jeff de Bruges

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

The Pantechnicon Rooms

There's a shortage of good dog-friendly restaurants in London, however Pantechnicon absolutely nails it. It is certainly the best Sunday roast in town.

Wellington Arch

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

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.

Kate Spade

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

BRGR.CO

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!

The Botanist

Overlooking Sloane Square, this chic restaurant also has a well stocked bar where they serve classic and adventurous cocktails.

Browns

Set alongside Chelsea's upmarket boutiques, Browns is the perfect place to pick up designer women's clothing.

The Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

The V&A

The V&A on a summer's day in The John Madejski Garden - quintessential South Kensington!

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.

Hyde Park

Early morning runs are not too painful with sights like this!

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.

Smythson

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

The Goring Hotel

A luxurious spot for upmarket afternoon tea and beautiful rooms for a romantic getaway.

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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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"Owing to its prestigious position close to Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace, Belgravia has been home to a wealth of well known people, including Margaret Thatcher, Roman Abramovich and Mary Shelley, to name a few."

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Child-friendly activities near South East England

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

Pregnancy Yoga in South Kensington


Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant woman. Pregnancy yoga is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile, and helps to relieve discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy such as back pain, tightness in breathing, sciatica, SPD, and swelling of the joints. It also gives you space to strengthen, open and relax your entire body, creative a positive and centered mindspace to prepare your for your labour. Website

Parent & Baby Swimming Lessons In Knightsbridge

Aquilla 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

The Ark Playgroup

St. Michael's Church
The Ark Playgroup is a lively morning session for babies, toddlers, parents and carers. The children have lots of space to play with a superb range of toys, in a fun and happy atmosphere. After playtime, everyone gathers together for some children's songs and a Bible story. Coffee and juice and a snack are provided. The Ark gives children the opportunity to learn how to play in a safe environment, and mothers and carers the chance to make new friends. 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

Baby and Toddler Swim

Chelsea 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
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