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Startisans

Startisans

In Duke of York Square Monday to Sunday, Startisans is a hub for start-up food stalls specialising in quirky, imaginative meals.

Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli

Luxurious Italian clothing in the heart of Chelsea.

Caffe Concerto

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

Australian War Memorial

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.

Liz Earle

Liz Earle

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

Colbert

Colbert

An amazing French restaurant on Sloane Square with some outside seating! Eggs Benedict and Royale served all day long.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

From dinosaurs to volcanoes, a great day out for all the family!

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

A designer emporium for fashionistas that boasts not just fashion, but beauty and food as well!

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

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

Smythson

Smythson

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

The V&A

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.

Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen Cakes

An Instagram-worthy star location, with amazing cakes, teas, and coffees and a great pink exterior

The Pantechnicon Rooms

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.

The Chelsea Ivy Garden

The Chelsea Ivy Garden

Breakfast to dinner, beautiful setting and massive heated garden!

BRGR.CO

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!

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

"World-renowned King's Road is aptly named owing to its historic route from St James's Palace to Fulham that was reserved solely for Charles II."

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

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

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It's always worth a visit to the Saatchi Gallery - it's free and the exhibitions often showcase some weird and wonderful art.

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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

First Touch FC

Hyde Park
First Touch FC run a wide variety of football courses for children of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide comprehensive weekly football training that allows junior players to develop their footballing abilities and build confidence in their skills. Website

Fire Tech Camp

Science Museum
Fire Tech Camp provides computer tech holiday camps in the UK. Our expert trainers teach the skills to build apps games robots code and other cutting-edge technologies. Mother-of-two Jill Hodges founded Fire Tech Camp in 2012 after experiencing the lively tech camp scene for children in the USA and failing to find something similar for her own kids back in the UK. The London camps are based in Imperial College. Time at the computer screen is broken up with creative activities games in Hyde Park and an excursion to the nearby Science Museum. Camps include: * Video Game Design (ages 9-14) * Robotics (ages 9-12) * Intro to Physical Computing and Arduino (ages 14-18) * Java & Greenfoot Coding (ages 12+) * Python Coding (ages 14+) * Stop Motion and 2D Animation (ages 9-12) * 3D Animation with Movie Storm (ages 12+) * Digital Music (ages 9-12 and 12-17)

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

Kiddikicks

Imperial Cinema
Fun football coaching for children from 18 months to 7 years. Timetable: Nippers - 18months to 2.5 yrs - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-10.45am Runners - 2.5 yrs to 3.5 years - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.45am - 11.30am and 3.30pm-4.15pm Racers - 3.5yrs to 5 yrs - Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.15pm-5pm Over 5s - Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-5pm Prices vary depending on age group.

Rhyme time

Chelsea Library
It's a very busy venue. 2 charismatic guys are singing with the guitars. Great place to be.

Parent and Toddler Group

St. Peter's Eaton Square
This is a small and intimate playgroup. It's the best one for meeting local mums and learning more about the area. There is also a nice set of toys for infants and toddlers. Website

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