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An Afternoon in Chelsea, London

For a lovely afternoon in London, we suggest spending the day on and around King’s Road in Chelsea. Far from the tourist-packed West End, King’s Road is loved by locals, Royals, and celebrities alike. It’s charming, full of history and beautiful architecture, and has plenty to do.

We suggest starting at Sloane Square and heading from there. Pick and choose from our favorites in the area to plan a quick tour of the area or a leisurely day shopping, visiting galleries, immersing yourself in history, and eating at some of the best restaurants in the area. For history buffs and photographers, keep an eye out for Bywater Street, which is dotted with iconic pastel houses, and Godfrey Street, home to stunning architecture.

Food & Theatre

While in Sloane Square, take note of The Royal Court Theatre; built in 1888, the theatre has long been renowned for its contemporary productions. If you plan ahead and purchase tickets to a show, be sure to stop in and have a drink or a bite at The Royal Court Bar and Kitchen – it’s open before and after every showtime (matinées included) and all profits directly support the work of the theatre.

If you’re lucky enough to know a member, head on over to Chelsea Arts Club, a private members-only club for artists. There you’ll find excellent food, as well as billiards tables, a bar, a snooker table, and, of course, private art exhibitions. If you don’t happen to have plans with a member, The Cadogan Arms might be an obvious (and delicious) choice– you’re sure to see socialites and young Royals abound – but our all-time favorite spot in the neighborhood is The Chelsea Pig, one of the oldest pubs in the neighborhood. It’s hidden away from tourists, absolutely charming inside, and has an excellent menu, including their renowned Stargazy pie. Cheers!

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Art

After exploring the square, walk down King’s Road to Saatchi Gallery – the gallery, free to enter and open daily, shows a wide range of emerging and contemporary artists. It frequently exhibits art students and recent graduates; it’s a great way to acquaint yourself with the aesthetics and interests of young working artists in the UK. Continue down King’s Road to find plenty of luxury shopping stores, many housed in gorgeous historical buildings. Stop at Chelsea Old Town Hall for a glimpse into history; the late Victorian building has been home to many prestigious weddings, including those of Judy Garland, Pierce Brosnan, and Richard Burton.

Just steps away, you’ll find Peggy Porschen, the perfect place for a cake or sweet treat. Choose from cupcakes, layer cakes, French macarons, and even full afternoon tea. Next, step onto Old Church Street for a visit to Manolo Blahnik followed by a trip to the Foundry Gallery. The gallery specializes in art that explores the dynamic between art and architecture; unlike a traditional gallery, Foundry does not represent artists – instead, they select three artists per year to exhibit in gallery-funded shows exploring the themes of art and architecture in whatever way fits the artist’s creative practice.

Outdoors

Step off King’s Road just slightly and you’ll find some wonderful destinations. The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to over 300 army veterans, known as The Chelsea Pensioners. The building itself is a stunning historic site designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Be sure to check their website before heading over as visiting rules change quickly in response to Covid-19. Not far from there, you’ll find the Physic Garden, one of the few botanic gardens in London. Visit the garden’s event page to see what’s happening when you’re in town – often the garden offers workshops, fairs, storytelling, and other events.

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