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6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 4AJ
 
 
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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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Sloane Square Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
 
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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 £91  35% 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 £158  31% 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 £116  24% 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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The Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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The Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Surprise
Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since 1999, underwent an elegant makeover in ... More
 
 
 
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The Pig's Ear
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
The Pig's Ear off the Kings Road is a decent Chelsea gastropub, popular with the Sloane Ranger set with Prince William the best example of the ... More
 
 
 
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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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Ziani
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
45 Radnor Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
Italian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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The Art of Persuasion: Wartime Posters by Abram Games
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th April to 24th November 2019 - 10am-5.30pm
The Surprise, Royal Hospital Road, SW3 | 2 minutes from The Surprise
Exploring the life and legacy of iconic designer Abram Games and focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist'....More
 
 
 
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Bernadette Robinson: Songs Of Bernadette
London > Events > Music  Dates: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th September 2019 - 8.30pm
The Surprise, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
The Olivier Award nominee pays tribute to Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas and presents songs by contemporary writers including Damien ...More
 
 
 
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Nancy Cadogan: Mind Zero
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 22nd September 2019
The Surprise, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from The Surprise
One of 93 women artists chosen for The Ned's permanent Vault 100 exhibition, highlighting the disparity between male and female CEOs, Nancy Cadogan opens her first ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 10 minutes from The Surprise
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
 
 
 
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 11 minutes from The Surprise
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 14 minutes from The Surprise
Chickenshed theatre company has been working to make theatre inclusive for over 30 years and in 2011 they launched a new theatre programme in Kensington and ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Surprise
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National Army Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from The Surprise
More than 23 million pounds has been spent on re-development of the National Army Museum which reopens in 2017 to reveal a radical ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
Art gallery Proud Chelsea brings top quality rock 'n' roll photography to the heart of King's Road. There are several strings to the Proud bow - ... More
 
 
 
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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
Habitat is a furniture shop which also sells kitchenware and decor items which puts the emphasis on simplicity, functionality, beauty and affordability. Originally the brainchild of ... More
 
 
 
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Maitre Choux Chelsea
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
59 Kings Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
Choux pastry specialist Maitre Choux is the creation of three Michelin star chef Joakim Prat, and his business partner Jeremie Vaislic. Specialising in perfect and oh-so-pretty ... More
 
 
 
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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
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 20 minutes from The Surprise
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 28 minutes from The Surprise
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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, ... More
 
 
 
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
 
 
 
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Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
Situated on the south side of the Thames, facing Chelsea, Battersea Park caters for everyone within its 200-acre space. Firstly, there's lots of water - ... More
 
 
 
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The Surprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as The Surprise
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Surprise
Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since 1999, underwent an elegant makeover in ... More
 
 
 
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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
Located under Cambridge Street Kitchen and part of the Artist Residence, the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar bar takes iconic ... More
 
 
 
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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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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Art of Persuasion: Wartime Posters by Abram Games
Exhibitions | Until 24th November 2019 

National Army Museum 2 minutes walk from The Surprise

Exploring the life and legacy of iconic designer Abram Games and focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist'....More

Bernadette Robinson: Songs Of Bernadette
Music | Until 17th September 2019 

The Pheasantry 4 minutes walk from The Surprise

The Olivier Award nominee pays tribute to Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas and presents ...More

Nancy Cadogan: Mind Zero
Nancy Cadogan: Mind Zero
Exhibitions | Until 22nd September 2019 

Saatchi Gallery 7 minutes walk from The Surprise

One of 93 women artists chosen for The Ned's permanent Vault 100 exhibition, highlighting the disparity between male and female ...More

 
Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation
Theatre | Until 21st September 2019 

Royal Court Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Surprise

National Theatre of Scotland presents experimental theatre maker Tim Crouch's new work, which explores the relationship between performers and a ...More

Hand Embroidery Brand Launch - SS20 Showcase
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2019 

Testbed1 11 minutes walk from The Surprise

Ellis + Noronha exhibit contemporary works that demonstrate a modern twist on heritage hand embroidery....More

Food: Bigger than the Plate
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 16 minutes walk from The Surprise

Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 16 minutes walk from The Surprise

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a ...More

 
Top Secret
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2020 

Science Museum 19 minutes walk from The Surprise

This exhibition explores over a century's worth of communications intelligence, exhibiting hand-written documents, declassified files and previously unseen artefacts....More

Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 19 minutes walk from The Surprise

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Natalie Duncan
Concerts | On 16th September 2019 

606 Club 19 minutes walk from The Surprise

Original tunes from the Nottingham-raised, jazz ans soul singer-songwriter and pianist....More

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Vegan Oktoberfest
Foodie Events | On 4th October 

Greenwich Market

Proving that you don't need meat to to enjoy Oktoberfest, Greenwich Market will once again host its Vegan Oktoberfest in 2019. From vegan wurstl and knodel to a refreshing variety of vegan-friendly beers, it will ...More

Old Bengal Bar
Old Bengal Bar
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Located in a beautiful Grade II listed building originally owned by the East India Company, ...More

 
Human Stories: Circa No Future
Human Stories: Circa No Future
Exhibitions | From 4th October 

NOW Gallery

West Indian photographer Nadia Higgins is given her ...More

 
The Builders Arms
The Builders Arms
Dining 

Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since ...More

 
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
Theatre | From 19th September 

Coronet Theatre

Oscar-winning dramatist Christopher Hampton writes a shocking allegorical ...More

 
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Exhibitions | From 10th October 

British Museum

Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by ...More

 
Shot in Soho
Shot in Soho
Exhibitions | From 18th October 

Photographers' Gallery

Soho, the gritty, colourful cousin to Mayfair, its well heeled neighbour, is continually captured on ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
The Royal Opera: Don Pasquale
Concerts | From 14th October 

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera presents a new production of ...More

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
Dance | From 1st November 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Coralli ...More

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Mixed Programme
Dance | From 29th October 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Angela's Ashes: The Musical
Angela's Ashes: The Musical
Theatre | From 24th September 

Croydon Fairfield Halls

A musical adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling 1996 ...More

 
Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures
Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures
Exhibitions | From 25th September 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

The Estorick Collection provides the chance to witness ...More

 
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Sitting on the 10th floor of The Standard, London, Decimo is Peter Sanchez-Iglesias' first restaurant ...More

 
Luigi's Bar
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