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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

"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

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

William Richardson

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW3 locals go?

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.

Bluebird

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

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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

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...

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.

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!

Liz Earle

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

Burton Court

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

Startisans

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

Kate Spade

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

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.

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.

Caffe Concerto

Café and restaurant with live music.

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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"Sanitary pioneer, Thomas Crapper opened his first shop at 120 Kings Road in 1907. Ever the shrewd businessman, he installed large plate glass to show off his wares to the passing punters, but this proved too much for many ladies who fainted at the site of so many toilet bowls!"

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Child-friendly activities near SW3

Jigsaw Club

Curzon
Stay'n Play. Local mum says: One of our favourite activities. Super spacious room. They provide free lunch every Wednesday. They also do singing and crafts there. Fantastic place.

Violet Melchett


Violet Melchett Children's Centre wants to work with families, children and practitioners to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. This can mean supporting those in the earliest years in learning or helping children to develop life skills. 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

Christ Church ABC

Christ Church Chelsea
The group aims to create a happy and safe area for children to enjoy a relaxed and fun time with their parents and carers. It also offers an opportunity for the adults to meet new friends and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while their children are busy. Each week there is a story time and a singalong of the children's favourite songs and nursery rhymes. £1 donation per session Website

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

Rhyme time

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

Blueberry Playsongs

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