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6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 4AJ
 
 
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Mon-Sat: 11am-11pm; Sun: 12noon-10.30pm
 

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The SurpriseWith sofas, fireplaces, and very quirky art, The Surprise is just that, a little haven in the heart of Chelsea. The wine list is chosen by John Clevely, Master of Wine, and is like the pub, small but perfectly formed. Our menu serving up "small plates" means there's no need to choose just one great British dish, but you can have many, Rupert's best is 4.

With real ales on tap, and tankards for every house in the street, just call out your house number and we'll fill it for you.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Sloane Square Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

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Whitelands House Pure Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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My Chelsea London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  33% off
35 Ixworth Place, SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
A boutique hotel that is striking a balance between traditional and contemporary, myhotel Chelsea promises to offer its guests elegant pleasures, personal attention and contemporary style. ... More
 
 
 
Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  28% off
26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
Stylish antique d'cor, a peaceful but convenient location, and spacious, airy rooms are all essential to this hotel's appeal. Yet it is the unbeatable service that ... More
 
 
 
Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  29% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 10 minutes from The Surprise
The Sydney House Chelsea is a converted town house located in a Grade II listed building, just moments from the King's Road in London's fashionable Chelsea ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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The Pig's Ear
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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Foxtrot Oscar
London > Restaurants >
79 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Surprise
Foxtrot Oscar is the ultimate Sloane hangout. Overworked city gents, ladies who have had too much lunch to face cooking dinner, and those who can afford ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Surprise
Gordon Ramsay's level of celebrity has reached such a fever pitch that it has become very nearly impossible to get a table at the small restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
45 Radnor Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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Pete Morton
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 20th February 2017 - 8.30pm
The Surprise, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th January to 28th February 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Surprise, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th November 2016 to 28th February 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Surprise, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from The Surprise
Contemporary paintings by Richard Aldrich, David Brian Smith, Dexter Dalwood, Raffi Kalenderian, Ansel Krut, Martin Maloney, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryan Mosley and David Salle....More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 10 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 11 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 14 minutes from The Surprise
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
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National Trust: Carlyle's House
London > Attractions > Museums
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Surprise
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Iksel London Showroom
London > Shopping > House and Garden
121a Kings Road, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
Original custom-printed wallpapers. ... More
 
 
 
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Habitat King's Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
208 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
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184 King's Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 20 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 28 minutes from The Surprise
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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The Surprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as The Surprise
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23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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 - ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 15 minutes from The Surprise
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
London > Nightlife > Bars
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V | 16 minutes from The Surprise
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from The Surprise
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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The Wild Party
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Apollo Victoria Theatre 1.44 miles from The Surprise

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Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from The Surprise

A showcase of prints comprising of 50 works by 50 artists, including Phoebe Greenwood, Darrell Hawkins and Ana Bangueses....More

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Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from The Surprise

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Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Surprise

A selection of pictures from acclaimed photographers spanning from the 19th century to the present day, with a heavy focus ...More

Glastonbury: Land And Legend
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Surprise

An immersive film and sound installation about the Glastonbury Festival through time, space and people. Showcasing footage captured onsite in ...More

Silver Speaks
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Surprise

An exhibition displaying work by practising British silversmiths, exploring the development of traditional silversmithing to the more contemporary practices....More

Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Surprise

Lockwood Kipling, father to Rudyard Kipling, was an influential but largely unknown figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and ...More

 
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Tours | Until 1st March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Surprise

Following Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity launched another festive trail in 2014 and it continues through this year's ...More

 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Surprise

Taking its title from the famous 1968 Beatles song, this major V&A exhibition ...More

 

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