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A locals' guide to SW3

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

William Campbell

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

William Richardson

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW3 locals go?

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.

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...

Liz Earle

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

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!

Bluebird

A must on a nice summer's evening, this beautiful restaurant serves delicious European dishes in stunning surroundings.

Duke of York Square

Watching Wimbledon on a sunny day in Duke of York Square is a great way to pass the day! There is also a market every Saturday selling upmarket, handmade products and food.

Rabbit

Tapas-style appetisers, game dishes and a rustic interior - an excellent restaurant for lunch and dinner with friends and family.

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

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.

Startisans

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

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.

Kate Spade

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

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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

Burton Court

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

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Chelsea, Sloane Square, South Kensington, Battersea, Knightsbridge, Imperial Wharf, Nine Elms, Victoria, Earls Court and Pimlico

What do you love about SW3?

Why do you find SW3 a great place to live?

Janine

"Great location on the river with fantastic access to all my favourite restaurants, shops and bars"

February 2015

Veronica

"Great shopping and beautiful surroundings"

January 2015

Yousif

"It is a rich peaceful place with luxury places and so much to do, like Harrods. I love it - it has lots of landmarks and a beautiful site. Also an amazing place to walk"

January 2015

silvana

"It's international and friendly and classy and its very convenient for public transportation like bus and tube station"

January 2015

Julio cesar

"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."

December 2014

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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near SW3

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

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

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

Blueberry Playsongs

Curzon
Music classes for children. ""Love this classes. My daughter is enjoying live guitar music and nice singing.

Music and Movement Classes

Pippa’s Poppets
We use music to enhance physical and emotional development and playing percussion instruments introduces rhythm and coordination at an early age. Website

Culture Kids Music Classes

Curzon
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.

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.
  1. About SW3

    SW3 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge (part) and is covered by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea local authorities.

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