A glamorous stay at a luxury residence in Chelsea
The elusive Chelsea with its central location in West London will provide an ostentatious and genteel backdrop to your stay in London, with a myriad of wonderful sights nearby. Historically home to some of the most wealthy and fashion conscious residents of London, Chelsea remains an area of high culture and offers a rare serene atmosphere in this bustling city.
A hub for the patrons of the arts, Chelsea boasts some of the best art and antiques dealers in London and the acclaimed Saatchi Gallery offers contemporary art exhibitions which will impress even the most distinguished of connoisseurs. Ranelagh Gardens provide a breathtaking scenic break from the busy traffic of London and are the site of the famous Chelsea Flower Show every summer. In contrast, the Chelsea Physic Garden is a somewhat quieter but fascinating visit, as it has a rich history in the field of Botany. Across the river, Battersea Park provides a similarly Victorian experience and remains open until Dusk, allowing for an early evening stroll as the sun sets over London after a long day exploring the city. In the neighbouring area of Fulham lies Chelsea Football Club, one of the most successful in the Premier League and internationally. London’s largest museums are located nearby, the Grandiose architecture of the National History Museum and Science Museum providing an impressive façade to the cutting edge exhibits that are to be found within. Just across the road the Victoria and Albert Museum holds 4.5 million objects and displays exhibits on cultural trends through fashion and décor, the largest of its kind in the world and the free entrance fee sweetens the deal.
Lose yourself in the magnificent streets
On many streets, blue plaques are to be found belonging to luminaries such as Oscar Wilde and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, displaying Chelsea’s status as a home of the influential and beautiful architecture surrounds the area, making Chelsea a lovely place to simply wander around. Exquisite high class restaurants and cafes are to be found on every corner and offer a wealth of dining experiences. The Gaucho steakhouse serves steaks of almost any cut imaginable, while the Gordon Ramsey Restaurant offers eclectic dishes devised by one of London’s most famous celebrity chefs. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are many independents serving everything from exotic cuisine from the Middle East and Asia, as well as more specialist European cuisine and upmarket versions of classics to boot. The fine diner will not be left disappointed by Chelsea’s offerings.
For evening entertainment Chelsea offers numerous options but among the best is the legendary 606 club, one of London’s most famous venues offering an intimate and authentic experience for Jazz and Blues 7 days a week. Along King’s Road you will find the notorious Pizza Express that also hosts Jazz within its classy interior which you can enjoy alongside the finest Pizza. Nearby Kensington and Notting Hill offer a wealth of exclusive bars to explore and a range of gastro and traditional Pubs are scattered around serving the finest local ales. Among the most notable are 143 year old Hollywood Arms frequented regularly by local celebrities and Bart’s where you can sample unique cocktail recipes to your heart's content. Chelsea is all about the uptown and stylish and a memorable night is to be found anywhere here. Chelsea offers an inimitable experience of London and a holiday residence here is both perfectly located and comfortable to boot!