Things To Do - Chelsea
Chelsea really needs no introduction. Gorgeous houses, beautiful streets and plenty to see. Here is a Tramble taking in our favourite bits.
Being an affluent place to live it is no surprise that London's wealthy and famous flocked to Chelsea to set up home. That is one of the reasons we created our Chelsea Literature Tramble, to showcase the successful authors that have walked these streets. If you are a literature fan we would recommend trying this one out.
the river and physic garden
Our Tramble heads down to the nearby Thames, through intricate streets, past the Chelsea Pensioner Grounds and to the Chelsea Physic Garden.
There is quite a bit to see in the Gardens from the edible plants to the beehives. However, at £10 each for a summer visit it is a touch steep for those that aren't overly keen about peaceful gardens!
We love the Thames Path and there is plenty to see along this small stretch along the Chelsea Embankment to Albert Bridge. At the bridge there are two interesting pieces, The Boy With Dolphin sculpture and the mysterious Green Cabbie Hut.
The Kings Road
Called The Kings Road because it was exactly that, enjoyed exclusively by the King until 1830. Now this famous stretch is synonymous with fashion and style. We love the cafes and coffee stops and the relaxed atmosphere.
There are plenty of spots to eat and drink. We would recommend The Chelsea Ivy Garden (195 -197 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EQ | 020 3301 0300 | Website), The Phene (9 Phene St, Chelsea, London SW3 5NY | 020 7352 9898 | Website) or Rabbit (172 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4UP | 020 3750 0172 | Website). Another popular choice would be Bluebird (350 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU | 020 7559 1000 | Website).
finish off at the saatchi gallery
The Saatchi Gallery has now been open for over 30 years showcasing some of the collection of Charles Saatchi and other contemporary art. Rounds off a good visit to Chelsea.