London area of Chelsea guide
What to do and where to stay in London's Chelsea neighbourhood
Football is traditionally a working class sport, but an ordinary fan of Chelsea FC earns around double the national average income, a statistic that tells you everything you need to know about this fabulously wealthy riverside neighbourhood. Two long high streets, the King's Road and the Fulham Road run parallel to the river, meaning that nowhere in the neighbourhood are you ever more than a few minutes' walk from a world-class restaurant, an exciting little boutique, or an antique shop with hotels more concentrated up towards fashionable Sloane Square. The artists of the nineteenth century and the pop singers of the 1960s made their homes here, and there are still a few remnants of the areas Bohemian past. Though the art galleries tend to sell tasteful landscapes, and the cafes no longer host all-night parties, the doyenne of contemporary British art Charles Saatchi chose Chelsea to be the home of his new gallery, and Vivien Westwood's punk boutique is still open on King's Road.
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Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3
The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a significantly ...
114-116 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3
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Chelsea clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ...
Chelsea gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Chelsea.
Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ...