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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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