Chelsea is an affluent area south-west of the City of Westminster, located between Belgravia in the East, Kensington to the North and River Thames in the south. Chelsea offers a range of lovely restaurants, shops, boutiques and culture.

Sloane Square is a great place of entry to Chelsea as it is a stop on the District/Circle tube lines. The square is surrounded by posh shops and you’ll find the Venus Fountain in the centre of it.

Sloane Street starts from Sloane Square and goes north towards Knightsbridge and also has a plethora of shops along the way.

Cadogan Hall is a concert hall with concerts in a wide range of different music styles a short walk from Sloane Square.

To the west from Sloane Square is King’s Road, which can be considered the main street of Chelsea, goes all the way to Fulham. It is associated with 1960’s style and nowadays contains some 300 shops.

The first thing you’ll see along King’s Road on the left is Duke of York Square with a selection of over 30 shops and several restaurants. Some of our favourites include Manicomio located in an open area next to the shops with a lovely al fresco dining area and Vardo, which is located in the middle of the square in a magnificent round building. There’s also a little terrace on top of the restaurant that provides a good view over the square. The Fine Food Market is a food market that is held on the square on Saturdays.

Still next to the square, you’ll find Saatchi Gallery with contemporary art exhibitions.

Sloane Avenue to the north has interior design stores such as The Conran Shop, Jonathan Adler and Andrew Martin. In the iconic Michelin House building next to the Conran Shop is the Claude Bosi at Bibendum, a two Michelin-star restaurant.

Chelsea Flower Show is an annual event hosted in Chelsea dubbed as the greatest flower show in the world with beautiful garden designs and gorgeous floral displays. While Chelsea Flower show is a ticketed event, Chelsea in Bloom is another annual event that is free where many of the businesses in Chelsea are decorated with flower installations.

Walking along the King’s Road, there are several other places of interest. One of the most popular restaurants is the Ivy Chelsea Garden, with its floral decorations also offering al fresco dining in the lovely garden area.

Further along the street there is Peggy Porschen, an Instagrammer favourite with its pink exteriors and floral decorations. Next to Peggy Porschen is My Old Dutch offering traditional sweet or savoury Dutch pancakes.

Some other places to mention along the King’s Road are Limelight Movie Art with great selection of original film posters and Designers Guild, a home and lifestyle store.

Closer to the Thames, on Royal Hospital Road, you can find Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, a three Michelin star restaurant with an intimate ambience. Chelsea Physic Garden is a small botanical garden along the same road (entry via Swan Walk). Continuing further on Royal Hospital Road takes you to Cheyne Walk, a short street with lovely Chelsea houses almost next to the Thames.

Chelsea Embankment is a great place to walk or to run along the Thames and especially the section between Albert Bridge and Battersea Bridge offer great views. Also the Albert Bridge is beautifully lit in the evenings.

Places to visit in Chelsea

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Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

190-196 Walton Street Interior design store in London providing designer furniture and home decor.   decoration
Bibendum (Claude Bosi)

Bibendum (Claude Bosi)

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road Claude Bosi at Bibendum is a two Michelin-star restaurant lead by French chef Claude Bosi at the Michelin House in Chelsea. They offer both a three-course lunch and a seven-course tasting menu in the evenings.   restaurants
Boy with a Dolphin

Boy with a Dolphin

3 Oakley Street The bronze Boy with a Dolphin statue is located on Chelsea's Cheyne Walk near the Albert Bridge. Created by Sir David Wynne in 1975.   statues
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall

5 Sloane Terrace Cadogan Hall is where the BBC Proms Chamber Music Series is held and has a wide selection of contemporary, jazz, folk and world music events.   concerts
Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden

66 Royal Hospital Road One of the oldest and most renowned botanic gardens in Europe. Established in 1673, it is situated near the Thames with a microclimate that allows for uncommon plants in the UK to be grown.   garden
ConSept

ConSept

232 King's Road Lifestyle design shop with a brilliant collection of homeware such as plates and cups with unique designs. They even offer a bespoke service for plates with either your favourite personality or yourself.   homeware,decoration
daylesford

daylesford

76-82 Sloane Avenue Three-floor farmshop and café offering organic and artisan produce from their Cotswolds farm.   cafes,food
Designers Guild, Chelsea

Designers Guild, Chelsea

267-277 King's Road, Chelsea Interior design store in Chelsea offering furniture, curtains, wallpaper and paints and an interior design service   decoration,shopping
Duke of York Square

Duke of York Square

80 Duke of York Square Duke of York Square encompasses the spirit of Chelsea, with a large variety of stores and restaurants to choose from. So take a breather and enjoy the cultural experience of Saatchi on a day out.   cafes,shopping,restaurants
Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

186-188 Walton Street Isabel Marant is a French fashion designer, whose fashion brand provides collections often beautified with items such as prints or embroidery.   clothing,shopping
Jak’s Cafe

Jak’s Cafe

77 Walton Street Check out the original Jak's store, a cafe and deli in Chelsea.   food,cafes
Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

60 Sloane Avenue Design store founded by American designer Jonathan Adler, selling design products from pottery to furniture.   homeware,decoration
Julian Chichester

Julian Chichester

1-4 Queen's Elm Square A contemporary design store that focuses on quality craftsmanship and sustainability. They have a large collection of furniture as well as a possibility for custom and bespoke furniture.   decoration,shopping
Katharine Pooley

Katharine Pooley

160 Walton Street Visit Katharine Pooley's home furnishings boutique which provides high-end bespoke designs with a strong focus on British craftsmanship.   decoration,shopping,homeware
Limelight Movie Art

Limelight Movie Art

313 King's Road Original film poster and lobby card retailer, and a selection of limited edition photography about Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.   shopping,decoration
Manicomio

Manicomio

83-85 Duke Of York Square Italian restaurant & bar with an A La Carte menu and a large selection of drinks. Also has a large al fresco dining section to enjoy a warm summer day.   food,restaurants
Mira Mikati

Mira Mikati

172 Walton Street Mira Mikati provides apparel with a heavy focus on detailing and classically bespoke tailoring with timeless silhouettes and vibrant colours.   shopping,clothing
Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader

71-72 Duke of York Square Monica Vinader is a London-based designer creating simple and affordable jewellery. They use sustainable and ethical stones and precious metals.   jewellery,shopping
My Old Dutch

My Old Dutch

221 King's Road Dutch pancake restaurant with both savoury and sweet options, such as cheese and bacon, or bananas and chocolate sauce. They also sell the Dutch mini-pancakes, "poffertjes", with a variety of toppings such as chocolate sauce, strawberries or ice cream.   food,restaurants
No. Fifty Cheyne

No. Fifty Cheyne

50 Cheyne Walk Charming and elegant restaurant located near the Thames that specializes in open-grill meat and fish. They serve lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and desserts.   food,restaurants
& Other Stories

& Other Stories

72 King's Road Women's clothing store offering a variety of products, from shoes to bags and jewellery.   shopping
Peggy Porschen Chelsea

Peggy Porschen Chelsea

219 King's Rd, London The Chelsea location of the bakery and cafe with fancy cakes and cupcakes and tea, coffee and champagne with a recognisable pink storefront.   bakeries,cafes
rag & bone

rag & bone

13-14 Sloane Square rag & bone is an American brand originally from New York, with influences from classic British tailoring.   shopping,clothing
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

68 Royal Hospital Road Gordon Ramsay's three Michelin star flagship restaurant in Chelsea. Their Inspiration Table is a culinary experience like none other, as is their whole menu.   restaurants
Rococo Chocolates, Chelsea

Rococo Chocolates, Chelsea

321 King's Road British high-end chocolatier offering hand-made chocolates and confectionary. One of their five branches, and a must-visit for all with a sweet tooth.   food,shopping
Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

Duke of York's HQ, King's Road Gallery which is home to works created by many emerging artists from around the world, mainly showcasing contemporary art. The gallery recently became a registered charity.   galleries,museums
Silvera

Silvera

241-245 King's Road Home interior designer store with cross-cultural influences. A large group of French and international brands and designers make Silvera a popular place to shop.   shopping,decoration
The Black Penny

The Black Penny

55 Duke of York Square Popular coffee house with a patio, offering breakfast, brunch and drinks.   food
The Conran Shop

The Conran Shop

81 Fulham Road The Conran Shop is one of the most well-known design shops in London, selling contemporary furniture and homeware.   decoration,homeware
The Ivy Chelsea Garden

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

195 -197 King's Road The Ivy Chelsea Garden is a restaurant offering British Cuisine in an elegant setting, including al fresco dining in the garden area. It is located on King's Road in Chelsea.   restaurants
Timothy Oulton

Timothy Oulton

Bluebird Chelsea, 350 King's Road Furniture store with a variety of categories, including living, dining, storage, lighting and home accessories. They specialise in handcrafted British leather furniture.   decoration,shopping
Vardo

Vardo

9 King's Road One of a kind restaurant inside a stone and glass circular pavilion at the epicentre of the Duke of York Square in Chelsea. A traditional Vardo wagon inspires their style, and they offer a large all-day menu, from pizzas to puddings.   restaurants
Waterstones

Waterstones

158 King's Road British bookshop chain with all the books you could ever want, from new best-sellers to children's books and more.   shopping
Zara

Zara

65 Duke of York Square Popular Spanish clothing brand offering women's, men's, and children's clothing and accessories.   shopping

Getting there

Chelsea has only one tube station, Sloane Square, which is a nice entry point to Chelsea right on the border to Belgravia. On the Thames, there is a river boat pier with can also be used to get to Chelsea. There are also a number of bus routes going from central London to Chelsea.

Nearby

Chelsea itself has a lot of places to visit. Outside of Chelsea, South Kensington museum area is relatively close depending on where from in Chelsea you are starting from.