Chelsea is one of the most popular places for London visitors and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it house some of the city’s top luxurious hotels including San Domenico Hotel London, but Chelsea is also home to artistic shops, exquisite galleries, and more, all offering one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for souvenirs for friends and family back home. In particular, we recommend a stroll down the famous King’s Road.
With that being said, if you are planning for a trip to London (and Chelsea in particular!) you simply must check out these 6 must-see sites and shops.
Visit the Saatchi Gallery
The Saatchi Gallery is aptly named after its founder- Charles Saatchi and features some of the best examples and exhibitions of his artwork.
The gallery itself is a private art collection that’s impossible to not fall in love with. And, with no entry fees (ever!) visitors are free to pop in and out. This is especially convenient if you’re staying at a hotel in Chelsea as the gallery is located just at the top of King’s Road.
Lose Yourself in the Chelsea Physic Garden
While away a couple of hours at the Chelsea Physic Garden. This perfectly maintained, lush and green garden offers the perfect respite from the busy city and is calming and rejuvenating after a long day.
Fancy some fun facts? The garden was initially known as the Apothecaries’ Garden and was established in the year 1673 and more than 5,000 species of plants can be found in the garden.
Learn Some Football History at the Chelsea FC Stadium
The stadium, Stamford Bridge, is the home ground for Chelsea FC and is located next to Fulham Broadway, on the western side of Chelsea. A tour through the stadium will take you through the history of the stadium, the history of the team, as well as give you a tour of rooms such as dressing and the press room. Talk about VIP access!
There is also a museum inside the stadium for any nostalgic football fans out there.
Do Some Shopping At the Duke of York Square
Just next to the Saatchi Gallery is the Duke of York Square. This shopping centre is one of the most popular open-air retail centers in London. On a nice, sunny day, why not walk into the shopping outlets and treat yourself to some retail therapy. Here, you’ll find everything from coffee table books to aprons. If you’re staying at accommodation in Chelsea London, this is almost certainly a spot you’ll visit more than once.
Explore Further Down King’s Road
Stuck in your hotel room with nothing to do? Get out and explore!
Just down King’s Road is a range of shops stocking everything from designer clothes to household items. With so many famous brands having storefronts, we’re certain you’ll find something you’re fond of.
Visit Antique Stores
The Furniture Cave Lots Road Auction House both have one-of-a-kind antique offerings for those who prefer something old or borrowed as opposed to something new. You can find everything here, from antique rugs and stylish mirrors to paintings, household ceramics, and jewelry.
There you have it – 6 places unique to Chelsea perfect for visitors of all kinds, from football fanatics to shopaholics.