Chelsea consists of the iconic King’s Road and a lot of several world-class restaurants, shops and galleries as well. It comprises of a lot of things, other than colored chinos and flashy cars. Here are some of the things that you can do in Chelsea and you will have a good day out, guaranteed.
Stroll around Chelsea Physic Garden
The Chelsea Physic Garden is the best-kept garden of the capital, which was founded in 1673. This space has a very rich history and houses that have more than five thousand species of plants. The doors to the garden are open every day for the visitors and are the perfect spot when it comes to enjoying. Feeling hungry for some snacks? Stop at the Tangerine Dream Café, which serves very delicious tea in the afternoon with a twist. Lavender scones and beer that is homemade, is their specialty.
Learn about the Inhabitants of the Royal Chelsea Hospital
All those people who are interested in history would relish when it comes to this hospital. It is a foundation that was set three-hundred years ago, which is home to many of the retired soldiers as well. The uniformed veterans of the army host spaces for a tour, which consists of many buildings that were designed by the architects of St. Paul’s cathedral named Christopher Wren. The most celebrated gardening event of the year is held here during the month of May.
Discover the Saatchi Gallery on a rainy day
It is a private collection of art. It never fails to disappoint with its exhibitions that have forward-thinking. The entry to this gallery is free and is a prime location at the top of King’s Road. This makes one of the perfect places to spend a couple of hours. The Gallery Mess Café is also worth the mention. They serve ice-cold champagne and jigs of Pimm’s during the summer.
Chelsea FC’s home stadium
The bridge is located near Fulham Broadway at the western edge of Chelsea. It is home to the champions of the premier league that run on a daily basis, offering an action-packed insight into the team. Moreover, the museum is a must-visit for all the phenetics of football.
Duke of York Square
In between the Saatchi Gallery and Peter Jones, The Duke of York Square gives London the best and most chic experience of open-air retail. Get mini facials done from Dermalogica or treat yourself with Zara’s outposts. You can also go to the Sunday market for rain and shine along with a good vegan breakfast and pistachio laden cannoli.
Search around for historical Blue Plaques
You can spend your afternoons or mornings exploring the Blue Plaques of London on a leafy walk through Chelsea. For more than one-hundred and fifty years, the blue plaque has been the home for many workplaces for the famous figures. There is no shortage of such people in the area. Former residents include George Eliot, Alfred Hitchcock, Oscar Wilde and Sylvia Pankhurst.
Visit the independent boutiques on King’s Road
Your trip is incomplete if you do not wander along King’s Road. It is a picturesque street that is running parallel to the River Thames. You will find a mixture of several independent boutiques in this place. The designers offer high street staples as well. The stores include the Nike store, which is a store that has been dedicated to women’s fitness and there is a shop at The BlueBird, for fashion brands that are under the radar. If you are looking to buy beautiful things, then Anthropologie is what you need.
Take a Break on Pavilion Road for a spot of brunch
It is just a few steps away from Sloane Square’s Tube station. The Pavilion Road is a cobbled street with a charming village feel. You can work up and sweat at the boutique gym before you start feasting on the brunch at Hans Bar and Grill or Granger and Co.
Browse the Lots Road and The Furniture Cave for purchasing antiques
The retail stores in Chelsea are not just the designer stores for clothes. Between the paths of Lots Road, there is an antique institute that hosts auctions every Sunday. You will be able to find everything over there, starting from Persian rugs to Louis XV style mirrors. There is also a furniture cave that is located at the end of the King’s Road. It is also worth visiting if you are looking for antiques. This space has been spread over three floors and is a must-visit if you are a fan of antiques.