Chelsea for Beginners: Our favourite things to do in Chelsea

Chelsea, one of London’s most affluent and prestigious areas, is the perfect place to stay when visiting the capital. If you find yourself booking into the Draycott, our luxury 5-star hotel, or the surrounding area, then here are our top things to do in Chelsea.

Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery entrance

    1. The Saatchi Gallery
      Situated in the picturesque Duke of York Square, the Saatchi should be top of any modern art lover’s list of things to do in Chelsea. Featuring up and coming contemporary artists, the Saatchi is a haven of peace, tranquillity and creativity in the heart of SW3.
    2. Brompton Cemetery
      Although taking a tour of a cemetery might not be something you think should be on your list of things to do in Chelsea, Brompton Cemetery, one of London’s Royal Parks, boasts some of the finest green space in the borough.
    3. Shopping on Sloane Street
      Residents of Chelsea know that the best place to shop is Sloane Street – home to Tiffany & Co, Hermes and Prada, it is the perfect spot for designer shopping London.
    4. Bluebird Chelsea
      Tucked away behind a gated front on the infamous King’s Road, enjoy an evening drink or brunch date at the Bluebird Chelsea. This notorious restaurant and place to be seen should be on everyone’s list of things to do in Chelsea.
    5. Hunt for Antiques
      Chelsea is awash with antique treasure troves, perfect for those with an eagle eye. The Furniture Cave is a 30,000 square feet antique shop that cannot be missed and Bourbon Hanby Arcade is full of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.
    6. Brompton Cemetery - Parrot and Gravestones

      Brompton Cemetery – Parrot and Gravestones

    7. NYC-Inspired Brunch
      The New York brunch scene has taken London by storm and Eggs Benedict accompanied by unlimited Prosecco seems like the perfect way to spend an afternoon in Chelsea. Visit either Tom’s Kitchen, the Eel Brook or Megan’s for this unique brunch experience.
    8. Chelsea Physic Garden
      Take a break from the city at London’s oldest – and somewhat secret! – botanical garden. With 5000 plants and a selection of rare, endangered species, a stroll through Chelsea Physic Garden will make you forget that you are even in London.
    9. The National Army Museum
      Explore our rich British History at this local museum in the heart of Chelsea. Mark the centenary of the Somme or take part in activities and events from season to season at The National Army Museum.

    With so much to see and do in the area, these are just a list of a few of our favourite things to do in Chelsea.

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