Chelsea & Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Guide

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Chelsea & Knightsbridge


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Chelsea & Knightsbridge


W E LCO M E Chelsea and Knightsbridge’s exceptional combination of culture, shops, great food, drink and rich heritage positions it firmly among the world's most inspiring destinations. Whether you’re looking for the best shopping, dining and spa experiences, ultimate fitness or you simply need a great dentist – this guide has it covered. We hope you enjoy exploring and continually finding something new in this extraordinary neighbourhood.

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OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD Enjoy ultimate luxury on Sloane Street to the artisans of Pavilion Road, favourite brands on Duke of York Square and eclectic boutiques of the King’s Road, combined with cutting-edge culture and mouthwatering food.


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SHOP International haute couture, cutting edge directional, iconic British design or eclectic independents; whatever your style, you’ll find it here.



& OT H E R STO R I E S 72 King’s Road, SW3 4UG 020 3402 0160 Women's clothing, shoes, bags, accessories and beauty.

A M E R I C A N V I N TAG E 105 King’s Road, SW3 4PA 020 7276 3066 Ready-to-wear clothing and accessories collections for women and men.

29 LO W N D E S 29 Lowndes Street, SW1X 9HX 020 7201 2590 A luxury fashion and jewellery boutique with a unique roster of international brands including Herve Leger, Alexandre Vauthier and Redemption.

A N N E FO N TA I N E 14 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NB 020 7838 9210 Anne Fontaine is a French women’s shirt designer. The cut and fabric of her creations suit every woman’s needs in terms of comfort and elegance.

AD HO C 153 Kings Road, SW3 5TX 020 7235 0229 Fashion, accessories and fancy dress – an Aladdin’s cave of colour and sparkle.

A N T H RO P O LO G I E 131-141 King’s Road, SW3 4PW 020 7349 3110 A unique collection of women's clothing, accessories, home décor, furniture, beauty, gifts and more.

AG E N T P ROVO C AT E U R 16 Pont Street, SW1X 9EN 020 7235 0229 Luxury British lingerie brand. A L B E RTA F E R R E T T I 205-206 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX 020 7235 2349 Italian designer boutique selling elegant feminine day and eveningwear pieces with intricate detailing. ALL SAINTS 14 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 0404 Menswear and womenswear that’s all about mixing the old with the new – restyled with a contemporary edge. 8


A N YA H I N D M A RC H 157-158 Sloane Street, SW1X 9AB 020 7730 0961

A leading British accessories designer synonymous with beautiful craftsmanship, exceptional quality and an element of humour. A N YA H I N D M A RC H B E S P O K E 15 Pont Street, SW1X 9EH 020 7838 9177 Award-winning store offering uniquely personalised products for men and women. Choose from leather or fabric and embellish with an inlaid photograph or embossing in your own handwriting. BA & S H 168 King’s Road, SW3 4UP 020 7349 9871 Famed for its glamorous meets carefree style, Ba&sh’s floral-print dresses, floor-grazing skirts and tailored coats encapsulate their signature Parisian flair.

B A A R & B A SS 336 King’s Road, SW3 5UR 020 7351 9352 Baar & Bass offers beautiful own brand designs and exclusively curated pieces, combining fashion, lifestyle and an eclectic mix of treasures. B A L E N C I AGA 203-204 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX 020 3425 8000 Parisian fashion house, Balenciga, is known for its street style menswear and womenswear. B E R LU T I 27 Lowndes Street, SW1X 9HY 020 7823 2300 Berluti has been known as one of the finest shoemakers since 1895 and offers bespoke menswear as well as ready-towear clothes, shoes and accessories. 9

B I M BA Y LO L A 92 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 7584 8174 A Spanish based label that designs beautiful clothes aimed at the working woman. BL AIZ 227-229 King’s Road, SW3 5EJ 020 7352 9363 Blaiz sources products inspired by the vibrant cultures of Latin America, with unique South American designers offering clothing, swimwear, lingerie, footwear and jewellery. B LU E V E LV E T 174 King’s Road, SW3 4UP 020 7376 7442 Blue Velvet specialise in luxury women's footwear, made exclusively in Italy and Spain from the finest leather and natural materials. B LU E M I N T 15 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 3694 Men’s beachwear, swimwear, tailored swim shorts, printed trunks, T-Shirts and accessories for beach and poolside. BODEN 20-23 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 0330 333 0000 Renowned for outstanding quality, this British brand delivers serious style with an injection of fun. Think feminine, flattering pieces with unique details and vibrant colours and prints. BO GGI MIL ANO 28 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AB 020 7823 5044 Boggi offers traditional and stylish Italian men’s ready-to-wear. The collection includes casual and formal wear, as well as personal tailoring.



B OT T EGA V E N E TA 33 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NR 020 7838 9394 A leader in luxury fashion, best known for its signature leather goods including handbags, luggage and leather wallets. B R A N DY M E LV I L L E 33 King’s Road, SW3 4UD 020 7730 8535 Brandy Melville specialise in ready-to-wear basics and accessories for teenage girls and young women. B RO R A 8 Symons Street, SW3 2TJ 020 7730 2665 334 King’s Road, SW3 5UR 020 7352 3697 Beautiful clothing and fine Scottish cashmere for women, men, children and babies.

C A LV I N K L E I N 68 King’s Road SW3 4UD 020 7838 0647 Calvin Klein Underwear offer garments for men and women, as well as ladies’ night and swimwear. CALZED ONIA 128 King’s Road, SW3 4TR 020 7584 2868 An Italian fashion brand specialising in socks, leggings, stockings and beachwear. CARINE GIL SON LINGERIE COUTURE 11 Pont Street, SW1X 9EH 020 7235 9491 Carine Gilson lingerie is hand-stitched in her Brussels workshop. Discover camisoles, chemises, robes and shorts made from fine Chantilly lace and silk. Chloé, Sloane Street

B RU N E L LO CU C I N E L L I 159 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BT 020 7730 5207 Brunello Cucinelli offers luxury Italian fashions for both men and women. B U C K L E I G H O F LO N D O N 83 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA 020 7730 0770 Family run business specialising in bespoke tailoring, dressmaking, formalwear hire and alterations – all undertaken on the premises.

CEFINN 156 King’s Road SW3 4PA Chic, grown-up fashion for the multitasking urban woman. Smart, modern and feminine London-based label founded by Samantha Cameron. CHANEL 167-169 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QF 020 7235 6631 Boutique offering ready-to-wear clothing from the famous French fashion house, along with shoes, accessories, fine jewellery, perfumery and cosmetics.

B U D D LO N D O N 93 Lower Sloane Street SW1W 8DA 020 7993 7505 Quintessential haberdashery and shirtmaker since 1910, creating readyto-wear and bespoke shirts and nightwear for men and women, as well as offering men’s dresswear, weddingwear and accessories. 11

“With its unique and youthful mix of money, majesty and mayhem, the King's Road has come a long way since it served as the private carriageway for Charles II. Ever since the Sixties, it’s throbbed and shimmied to a succession of different beats, but today stands as an urban utopia where the regal meets rock’n’roll and the illustriously bohemian makes way for the well-heeled interloper” GQ

C H LO É 152-153 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BX 020 3402 8514 Chloé combines femininity and romance with the effortlessly cool. C L AU D I E P I E R LOT 186 King’s Road SW3 5XP 020 7352 4482 12


French womenswear embodying a Parisian carefree attitude and lust for life across their collection which includes a spectrum of smart to casual pieces. C LU B M O N AC O 33 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AQ 020 7953 9100 Source of a mix of modern and vintagestyle fashions for men and women, plus accessories and handbags. C O M P TO I R D E S C OTO N N I E R S 188a King’s Road, SW3 5XP 020 7352 5249 Fashion-forward French womenswear chain producing stylish casualwear, shoes and accessories. CORNELIANI 160 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BT 020 7493 7921 Corneliani is an Italian luxury menswear manufacturer best known for its suits and sport coats. COS 19 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 3428 2740 Cos is for men and women who want high-end design and good quality at an affordable price. D E LVAUX 183-184 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QP 020 7235 2979 Outstandingly crafted Belgian luxury leather goods and accessories since 1829. DIOR 31 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NR 020 7245 1330 World-famous French fashion-house offering luxury ladies ready-to-wear clothing, leather goods, shoes and fine jewellery.

D O LC E & GA B B A N A – H O M M E 6 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LF 020 7201 0140 Italian design house offering readyto-wear collections for men, together with a wide selection of shoes and accessories. D O LC E & GA B B A N A – WO M E N 175 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QG 020 7201 0980 Boutique offering Dolce & Gabbana’s range of ladieswear, shoes and accessories. D U BA R RY O F I R E L A N D 34 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7823 4227 Renowned outdoor clothing, known for its quality and comfort. ECCO 33h King’s Road, SW3 4LX 020 7730 4945 Comfortable and stylish shoes, boots and trainers for men, women and children. EILEEN FISHER 80 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 7589 2977 Ethical, timeless womenswear and accessories designed to work together, wear effortlessly and be part of a responsible lifecycle.

TIP As a general guide, head to Sloane Street for ultimate luxury, Duke of York and Sloane Squares for accessible luxury and King’s Road for more bohemian independents. Pavilion Road is the place for artisan food and drink.

E M I L I A W I C K ST E A D 162a Sloane Street, SW1X 9BS 020 7235 1104 Beautiful womenswear famous for its made-to-measure pieces as well as chic and luxurious ready-to-wear collection. EMILIO PUCCI 170 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QG 020 7201 8171 This boutique stocks ready-to-wear clothes and accessories for women, and a small range of men’s accessories. E R I C B O M PA R D 29 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7730 9826 Leading French cashmere designer, specialising in luxury clothing and accessories for men, women and children. 13

E R M A N N O S C E RV I N O 198-199 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX 020 7235 0558 Ermanno Scervino, the Italian couturier, offer free spirited and innovative luxury womenswear. E S C A DA 129 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX 020 7245 9800 Escada is a luxury womenswear brand which stands for modern elegance, cool glamour, and sensual femininity. This store presents ready-to-wear clothes and accessories, as well as sunglasses and jewellery. E SS E N T I E L A N T W E R P 27A Sloane Square, SW1W 8AB 020 7730 9393 A unique Belgian fashion brand which stands for refreshing, offbeat and luxurious women’s fashion. Think prints and feminine touches that make for fabulously fun designs. FAT FAC E 126 King’s Road, SW3 4TR 020 7581 9380 14


A relaxed lifestyle clothing and accessories brand for women, men and kids. FENDI 26 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NE 020 7838 6288 Founded in Rome in 1920, Fendi is a globally recognised bag and clothing brand known for its elegance, craftsmanship and innovation of style. FR ANCHET TI BOND 50-51 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7823 5550 Fine leather accessories, with a particular emphasis on sumptuous ladies’ handbags and shoes made in classic designs by the best Italian artisans. F R E D DY 67 King’s Road, SW3 4NT 020 7730 3560 Freddy brings you sports clothing products which combine technical requirements, comfort and attention to current style trends, with a perfect sense of balance.

F R E E P EO P L E 38-39 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 3973 4744 Bohemian apparel, accessories and shoes for women.

With a vintage bohemian feel, Ghost is a British fashion house that creates designs for women known for their feminine aesthetic and modern silhouettes.

F R E E P EO P L E M OV E M E N T 141 King’s Road SW3 4PW 0207 351 9401 Women’s activewear from the Californian fashion label Free People.

G I A M B AT T I STA VA L L I 29 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NE 020 7235 3380 Ultimate Italian glamour, the house is known for its statement red carpet gowns.

F R E N C H C O N N EC T I O N 140-144 King’s Road, SW3 4UU 020 7225 3302 Women’s fashion, men’s clothes and homeware brand mixing innovative flair with classic pieces. FRENCH SOLE 323 King’s Road, SW3 5EP 020 7351 1634 Women’s shoes and accessories with a full range of styles. GA P 122 King’s Road, SW3 4TR 020 7823 7272 Shop for casual women's, men's, maternity, kids' and baby clothes at Gap. G EOX 33g King’s Road, SW3 4LX 020 7730 6787 Italian outfitter for men, women and kids, known for its waterproof and breathable shoes and apparel.

GINA SHOES 189 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QR 020 7235 2932 Gina shoes are crafted in luxury materials, made in London and famous for their high quality workmanship. G I O RG I O A R M A N I 37-42 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LP 020 7235 6232 Iconic Italian fashion designer, famed for dressing celebrities for the red carpet. The boutique offers ready-to-wear, accessories and fine jewellery. G I U S E P P E Z A N OT T I 49 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LU 020 7838 9455 Zanotti’s creative flair is not just limited to the women’s range, he also produces contemporary and creative designs for men.

G E R A R D DA R E L 90 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 7225 7010 Gerard Darel offers a range of classic French designs and accessories for women. G H O ST 120 King’s Road, SW3 4TR 020 7581 8607 15

G U CC I 18 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NE 020 7235 6707 Flagship Gucci store offering luxury fashion products for men and women and showcasing the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship, alongside beauty, décor and jewellery. H AC K E T T 137-138 Sloane Street, SW1X 9AY 020 7730 3331 A British menswear label with reputation for distinctive cut, the finest cloths, the use of colour and the quality of its products. HAPPY SO CKS 109A King’s Road, SW3 4PA Funky, colourful socks for men, women and kids.



H A RV E Y N I C H O L S 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5000 Luxury department store, Harvey Nichols offers designer fashion, beauty, food and wine at its flagship store in Knightsbridge. HEIDI KLEIN 257 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7259 9418 The go-to destination to cultivate your most beautiful holiday wardrobe yet. Women’s one-pieces and bikinis, alongside holiday accessories. HERMÈS 1 Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PX 020 7823 1014 Fashion house renowned for its leather goods, ready-to-wear clothing, silk and accessories. “Exquisite contemporary products combining a passion for beauty, tradition and innovation.”

HOBBS 84-86 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 7581 2914 Offering elegant and sophisticated casualwear, pin-sharp tailoring and premium occasionwear. H O GA N 10 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LE 020 7245 6363 High quality leathers offering chic design with functionality – shoes, bags and accessories. H U G O B O SS 35-38 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AW 020 7259 1240 The flagship store for Hugo Boss in the UK, offering menswear, womenswear and accessories. I N T I M I SS I M I 56 King’s Road, SW3 4DU 020 7584 6350 Italian designer specialising in bras, briefs, lingerie and pyjamas for men and women. J.C R E W 16 Sloane Square, SW1W 8ER 020 7881 8530 J.Crew is style over fashion and offers timeless outfits and accessories for men and women. JA EG E R 145 King’s Road, SW3 5X 020 7871 8220 Established in 1884, Jaeger is a British designer fashion brand and retailer of menswear and womenswear. JA N E TAY LO R 253 King’s Road, SW3 5EL 020 8392 2333 Jane Taylor is a milliner, handcrafting beautiful hats for all occasions.

TIP Haines on Sloane Square is London’s oldest news kiosk – it stocks a huge range of magazines and newspapers, along with confectionery and cigarettes. The kiosk is designed by star architect Thomas Heatherwick no less!

J I G S AW 6 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 4404 Luxury British fashion clothing and accessories for women, men and children. J I M M Y FA I R LY 170 King’s Road, SW3 4UP Disrupting the eyewear industry to offer top quality glasses at a fair price and with a positive social impact. J I T RO I S 6F Sloane Street, SW1X 9LE 020 7245 6300 Jitrois is viewed as one of the preeminent high-end luxury goods houses specialising in leather and fur. JOSEPH 76 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 2395 16 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NB 020 7735 1991 British fashion brand offering an essential framework of luxury essentials, new and modern classics for men and women. JOSEPH THE OUTLET 53 King’s Road, SW3 4ND 020 7730 7562 The Joseph Clearance Shop has last season's stock, including samples and unique items, with up to 70% discount all year round. 17

K AT E S PA D E 2 Symons Street, SW3 2BF Utility, wit and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of Kate Spade. The graceful, exuberant approach to the everyday expressed through the range of handbags, jewellery, shoes and homeware. KUJ T E N 98 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 7589 9888 Kujten is a french brand of cashmere sweaters, clothes and accessories for men and women. L A PERL A 163 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QB 020 7245 0527 Feminine and delicate Italian lingerie, as well as swimwear, nightwear and fashion. LIU JO 104 King’s Road, SW3 4NB 020 7590 0861 18


Liu Jo bring authentic Italian tradition and elegance to ready-to-wear. Find cashmere jumpers, embellished sneakers and leather bags. L . K. B E N N E T T 18-21 King’s Road, SW3 4LY 020 7881 0766 The British affordable luxury brand offering stylish women’s fashion and clothing. LO RO P I A N A 47-48 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LU 020 7235 3203 Luxurious fashion for men, women, children and the home, crafted from the finest materials. LO U I S V U I T TO N 190-192 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX 020 7998 6286 One of the world’s most famous luxury fashion brands, selling leather goods, clothing, accessories, jewellery and shoes.

LU C A S H U G H 147 King’s Road, SW3 5TX 020 7183 5896 A leader in women’s activewear incorporating futuristic concepts to enhance technical performance.

M I I STA 41 King’s Road, SW3 4LY 020 7730 4111 Luxury shoe label Miista’s design aesthetic is contemporary, cool and crafted to last.

LU LU L E M O N AT H L E T I C A 38-42 King’s Road, SW3 4UD 020 7584 0005 Self-described ‘yoga-inspired athletic apparel company’ specialises in the finest yoga and running gear.

M I SS O N I 193 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX 020 7823 1910 Italian fashion house’s UK flagship, famous for knitwear in bold colours and the eternal zig-zag prints.

M AC K AG E 135 Sloane Street SW1X 9AX Brand with a mission to elevate luxury outerwear with its unique balance of fashion and function alongside an unwavering commitment to outstanding quality. MA JE 148 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ 020 7824 8560 182a King’s Road, SW3 5XP 020 7352 4272 Contemporary, free, daring, sensual and delicate embody this womenswear brand. MARKS & SPENCER 85 King’s Road, SW3 4NX 020 7376 5634 Marks and Spencer (M&S) is one of Britain's most reliable and trusted stores, famed for selling high quality food, clothing and lingerie and household goods. M A SS I M O D U T T I 19-21 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7881 0070 Massimo Dutti offers sophisticated elegance and contemporary casual designs for both men and women.


TIP There are some great local bookshops for browsing. John Sandoe is one of London’s best independent booksellers; Waterstones on King’s Road holds fantastic regular events; Samuel French at Royal Court offers a wide range of plays and theatre books and Taschen the most beautiful and collectable of coffee-table tomes.

MIU MIU 185 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NW 020 7235 6965 Miu Miu’s collections play on masculine, feminine and historical references with signature designed bags and cult shoes. MONCLER 182-183 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX 020 7235 0857 The leader in après-ski wear, named after the popular Monester-de-Clermont ski resort in the Alps. MUSE 63 King’s Road, SW3 4NT 020 7823 6517 An independent boutique offering a personalised shopping experience and stocking unique, and beautiful fashion pieces from a wide variety of luxury brands. NIKE 33 King’s Road, SW3 4LX 020 7259 9960 Innovative sportswear brand worn by the world’s top athletes. This store is exclusively womenswear. OFFICE 58 King’s Road, SW3 4UD 020 7584 5611 Fashion retailer for men’s, ladies’ and sports shoes. 20


O L I V E R B RO W N 75 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA 020 7259 9494 Hunting, country and formal wear for gentlemen. Formal wear hire service. Large selection of antique top hats. O L I V I A VO N H A L L E 190 Pavilion Road, SW3 2BF 020 7730 8000 Elegant nightwear in sophisticated prints inspired by Coco Chanel’s lounging pyjamas. OSK A 33 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 3808 8982 Womenswear often using bold flowing silhouettes and lively textures and enhanced with intricate details.

PA I N D E SU C R E 192 King’s Road, SW3 5XP 020 7349 0068 One piece swimwear, bikinis and trikinis for women made in France. PAU L E K A 161 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BT 020 7823 4180 High-quality women’s ready-to-wear fashion with a Parisian elegance and timeless style. P E RU V I A N C O L L EC T I O N 322 King’s Road, SW3 5UH 020 7352 4494 Luxury women's clothing and accessories for the modern nomad. Artisan-crafted, globally-inspired designs in natural fibres, soft alpaca and Peruvian pima cotton.

PETER JONES Sloane Square, SW1W 8EL 020 7730 3434 A John Lewis Partnership, Peter Jones is a large and long standing department store housing six levels of home, fashion, beauty and electrical products. PICKET T 149 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ 020 7823 5638 Pickett is renowned for luxury leather goods and personalised accessories that are handmade in England. P I N K S H I RT M A K E R 11-13 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7259 0819 Pink is a trusted shirtmaker specialising in exquisitely tailored shirts for men. P O E T RY 10 Symons Street, SW3 2TJ 020 3457 6883 Beautifully designed women's fashion crafted in natural fabrics. P R A DA 45 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LU 020 7235 0008 One of the world’s most iconic luxury houses offering fine leather goods, clothing, accessories and footwear inspired by contemporary art and society. PRET T Y BALLERINA S 7 Pont Street, SW1X 9EJ 020 7245 0895 309a King’s Road, SW3 5EP 020 7351 9344 Menorcan footwear label specialising in beautiful ballet pumps and flats, stocking many styles and sizes in sophisticated designs. R AG & B O N E 13-14 Sloane Square, SW1W 8SB 020 7730 6881 Rag & Bone is synonymous with innately 21

wearable clothing that innovatively melds classic British tailoring with an edgy yet understated New York aesthetic.

Rigby & Peller is renowned for the quality of its luxurious lingerie and expert bra fitting service.

R E A L LY W I L D 53 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX 07904 133 489 Really Wild Clothing create tailored country clothing with a modern twist.

R I XO 94 King’s Road SW3 4TZ 020 3355 9097 Chic and fun vintage-inspired limited edition pieces for the modern woman to wear with confident style and effortless grace.

R E D VA L E N T I N O 133 Sloane Street, SW1X 9AX 020 7730 8304 Red Valentino offers contemporary elegance with stylish dresses, bags, shoes and accessories. R E I SS 35/47 King’s Road, SW3 4NB 020 7730 0736 Reiss is a modern, global fashion brand offering stylish womenswear and menswear. R I G BY & P E L L E R 13 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7824 1844 22


RO B E RTO C AVA L L I 20-22 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NE 020 7823 1879 The Italian fashion designer who combines traditional craft with experimentation. The Sloane Street boutique stocks couture for men, women and children. RO G E R V I V I E R 188 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QR 020 7245 8270 Elegant French women’s shoes, Vivier is recognised for the invention of the stiletto.

RU SS E L L & B RO M L E Y 64 King’s Road, SW3 4UD 020 7584 5445 Specialising in luxury shoes and handbags for men and women synonymous with expert craftsmanship and fashion-led design.

S A LVATO R E F E R R AGA M O 207 Sloane Street, SW1X 9GX 020 7838 7730 Luxury handbags, shoes and small leather goods for men and women inspired by an unmistakably Italian flavour of ease and sophistication.

S A I N T L AU R E N T 171-172 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QG 020 7235 6706 Famed luxury fashion house specialising in men and women’s clothing and accessories.

S A N D RO 190 King’s Road, SW3 5XP 020 7351 1737 Luxury Parisian ready-to-wear collections with clean lines and a sophisticated aesthetic for men and women.

S A LO N I 134 Sloane Street SW1X 9AX Imaginative womenswear imbued with exoticism, femininity and playful elegance – dresses, blouses and skirts in stunning colours and prints.

S A R A H PAC I N I 40 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7259 9936 A complete fashion collection made in Italy, a unique blend of knitwear, pret-a-porter and accessories. S LOW E A R 15 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 3325 7161 Slowear is a collection of Italian menswear and accessory brands all specialising in durable fashion for timeless elegance. SMY THSON 141-142 Sloane Street, SW1X 9AY 020 7730 5520 Established in 1887, Smythson is renowned for an innovative range of leather fashion, travel, jewellery, beauty and business accessories, as well as handbags and bespoke stationery. S U K I E’ S S H O E S 285 King’s Road, SW3 5EW 020 7352 3431 Started in 1985, Sukie’s is a family owned hand-crafted shoe boutique that houses a wide range of styles for men and a select unique range for women.

Red Valentino, Sloane Street


S U N G L A SS H U T 88 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 7589 8734 Sunglass Hut offers a selection of brandname and designer sunglasses. SUNSPEL 73 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 8379 Sunspel deliver timeless British essentials for men and women focussing on luxury, quality and craftsmanship. S U P E RGA 57 King’s Road, SW3 4ND 020 7259 0649 Founded in Italy over 100 years ago, Superga are now world-renowned for their classic rubber sole shoes made for men, women and children. S W E AT Y B E T T Y 125 King’s Road, SW3 4PW 020 7349 7597 Women’s activewear brand on a mission to empower women through fitness and beyond.



T. B A 261 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7824 8525 A unique Spanish womenswear brand offering exquisite equestrianinspired fashion and accessories with a romantic flair. T. M . L E W I N 11 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7881 0957 A UK based tailoring retailer supplying classic and contemporary shirts, suits and accessories for men and women. TA B I O 178 King’s Road, SW3 5X 020 7352 0047 Japanese sock specialist introducing unrivalled comfort to your feet. TA N N E R K RO L L E 70 Cadogan Place SW1X 9AH Timeless, impeccably crafted British designed luxury accessories.

“The King's Road and Sloane Street…is arguably where London earned its fashion stripes. Shimmy down these streets and you'll discover why London is such a global fashion hotspot” E V E N I N G STA N DA R D

T H E C O N C E P T STO R E 340 King’s Road, SW3 5UR 020 7352 4269 The Concept Store is a permanent pop-up space that offers brands the opportunity to have high street presence on a road that has led fashion forward throughout the decades. T H E C OT TO N STO RY 55 King’s Road, SW3 4ND Luxury, everyday basics for men and women made with quality fabrics, in ethical factories and costing a fair price. T H E FO L D 28 Cadogan Place SW1X 9RX 020 7336 7599 Beautifully crafted womenswear with impeccable finish and unique contemporary design. T H E KO O P L E S 36 King’s Road, SW3 4UD 020 7589 7696 The Kooples showcases Parisian chic

and London elegance for both men and women with a rock ‘n’ roll twist. T H E W H I T E C O M PA N Y 4 Symons Street SW3 2TJ 020 8166 0199 Women’s casual daywear and nightwear collections offering quality and chic, timeless design to take you through the season in style. TOA ST 205 King’s Road, SW3 5ED 020 7351 7607 A unique lifestyle brand renowned for its thoughtful, contemporary design and commitment to traditional textiles and craftsmanship. TO D’ S 35-36 Sloane Street SW1X 9LP 020 7235 1321 Hand-crafted, luxury shoes and footwear, and other quality leather products for men and women. TO M FO R D 201-202 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QX 020 3141 7800 The Tom Ford flagship store, offering men and women clothing and accessories synonymous with elegance and glamour. T R I LO GY 31 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 6515 Trilogy Stores are denim boutiques which offer a selection of designer denim from brands including J Brand, MIH, Goldsign and Paige. T WINSET 102 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 3643 6183 Ultra-feminine and unique contemporary womenswear brand.


W O L FO R D 17 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7730 9152 Luxury manufacturers of ready-to-wear, bodywear, lingerie and swimwear. YA M A M AY 33D King’s Road, SW3 4LX 020 7730 4625 Italian swimwear and lingerie brand’s UK flagship store. Z A D I G & VO LTA I R E 140 Sloane Street, SW1X 9AY 020 7730 1880 164-166 King’s Road, SW3 5XP 020 7351 2231 Chic, relaxed luxury fashion brand for women. VA L E N T I N O 174 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QG 020 7235 5855 Luxury clothes and accessories for women from the world-famous Italian fashion house. V E R S AC E 179-180 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QP 020 7259 5700 Clothing, accessories and homeware from the iconic Italian fashion brand recognised for its glamour. V I L E B R EQ U I N 23 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7824 8444 With designs inspired by its Saint Tropez and Cote d’Azur heritage, Vilebrequin offers men’s, women’s and children’s swimwear in vibrant patterns. WILDE ONES 283 King’s Rd, SW3 5EW 020 7351 7851 Native American inspired store selling jewellery, interiors, healing crystals and myriad wonders. 26


Z A E E M JA M A L 309 King’s Road, SW3 5EP 020 7100 2072 Unique British Designer creating beautiful ready-to-wear and bespoke evening dresses. Z AR A 65 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7901 8700 Womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and a Zara home section from the internationally successful high-street brand.


AMAIA KIDS 14 Cale Street, SW3 3QU 020 7590 0999 Classic and elegant children’s and baby clothes catering for boys and girls up to the age of eight. B LU E M I N T 15 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 3694 Swimwear and beach accessories in playful prints for boys and men (with some women’s too).

Designer children’s clothes offering pint-sized versions of fashion’s favourite labels. HEIDI KLEIN 257 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7259 9418 This store features a collection of designer swimwear for boys and girls in bespoke colours and prints.

B O D E N ( M I N I) 20-23 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 0330 333 0000 For children aged 0-16 looking for colourful and comfortable clothing, with a little bit of sparkle. BONPOINT 15 Sloane Street, SW1X 9dNB 020 7235 1441 Creative, elegant and modern, Bonpoint is the luxury French fashion house for children and young adults. GA P 122 King’s Road, SW3 4TR 020 7823 7272 Fun and comfortable baby and children’s clothing for boys and girls. H A RV E Y N I C H O L S 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5000 27

PETER JONES Sloane Square, SW1W 8EL 020 7730 3434 A John Lewis Partnership, Peter Jones is a large and long standing department store, with one of its six floors dedicated to baby, childrenswear and toys.

T ROT T E R S 34 King’s Road London, SW3 4UD 020 7259 9620 Exclusive childrenswear (0-10yrs) plus the best in shoes, books, toys, gifts and accessories. Hairdressing is available by appointment.

P E T I T BAT E AU 106-108 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 7838 0818 Renowned for a chic French aesthetic, the finest quality cottons and iconic, timeless staples for children, babies and adults.

V I L E B R EQ U I N 23 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7824 8444 Stylish swimwear, beach clothing and accessories for boys and girls (as well as men and women) in fun fabrics often featuring their trademark turtle print.

SMIGGLE 124 King’s Road, SW3 4ND 020 7584 8587 Smiggle create colourful, fun, fashion-forward kids stationery, bags, backpacks, lunchboxes and drink bottles. T H E L I T T L E W H I T E C O M PA N Y 184 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 8166 0199 Luxurious clothing, nightwear and accessories for children. 28


Z AR A Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7901 8700 A dedicated childrenswear section for boys and girls from the internationally successful high-street brand.


ANNOUSHK A 41 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 2TB 020 7881 5828 Renowned for exquisite design and unique 18 carat gold pieces, Annoushka specialises in precious jewellery embodied by character, created by women for women.

C A RT I E R 143-144 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BL 020 3429 4470 Combining tradition with innovation Cartier is at the forefront of jewellery and watch making; creating objects of contemporary elegance.

A ST R I D & M I Y U 184a King’s Road SW3 5XP London based contemporary jewellery brand creating dainty and striking pieces in silver and gold vermeil, also offering ear piercing in-store.

C A SS A N D R A G OA D 147 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ 020 7730 2202 Designer of fine jewellery expressing inventive contemporary style and classical confidence. In-house workshop ensures that seasonal collections and private commissions are of exceptional craftsmanship.

AU D E M A R S P I G U E T 165 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QF 020 7752 0528 Audemars Piguet is a family run, luxury Swiss watch manufacturer who strive to combine artistic excellence with technical mastery. BO ODLES 6 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LE 020 7235 0111 Contemporary fine jewellery. Designed and made by this family owned UK business for more than 200 years. B U LGA R I 177-178 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QL 020 7838 9411 Renowned for its glamorous gemstone jewellery, Bulgari specialises in luxury watches, accessories and fragrances for men and women.


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L I N K S O F LO N D O N 9 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7730 3133 Original jewellery designs, watches and accessories in gold, vermeil and silver. MONICA VINADER 71-72 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7259 9170 Contemporary and innovative, Monica Vinader jewellery bridges the gap between fashion and fine jewellery. Affordable, elegant pieces from a British designer.

G R A FF 11 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LE 020 7201 4120 Exquisite jewellery crafted from fine diamonds, to be treasured and passed on from generation to generation. JA H A N 6c Sloane Street, SW1X 9LE 020 3887 7753 One of the most prestigious jewellers in the Middle East, this lavish London flagship showcases luxurious and one-of-a-kind watches and jewellery, produced in Geneva. KIKI MCD ONOUGH 12 Symons Street, SW3 2TJ 020 7730 3323 Fine jewellery featuring trademark use of vibrant semi-precious stones with diamonds in 18 carat gold. Bold and extremely elegant, these pieces are modern classics.

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O M EGA 9 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LE 020 7245 6417 Legendary Swiss luxury watchmaker offering timepieces, jewellery and accessories for men and women. TAT EO SS I A N 55 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX 020 7730 3876 Tateossian London specialises in men’s cufflinks and accessories, as well as ladies’ jewellery. The contemporary style uses sterling silver with semi-precious stones, fiberoptic glass and leather. T I F FA N Y & C O 145 Sloane Street, SW1X 9AY 0800 160 1114 This internationally renowned jeweller features classic designs to honour memorable occasions, with a wide range of engagement rings, statement, fine and fashion jewellery and gifts. W. S A L A M O O N & S O N S 30 Lowndes Street, SW1X 9HX 020 3141 9340 Undeniable craftsmanship from Beirut’s finest in watches, haute and bridal jewellery.


AU E R BAC H & ST E E L E LT D 123 King’s Road, SW3 4PW 020 7349 0001 Friendly and highly skilled opticians, providing excellent optometrics and design expertise – combining a high standard of clinical care with some of the world’s best spectacles. C H ATO O & C O. O P T I C I A N S 25f Lowndes Street, SW1X 9JF 020 7235 2783 Optician providing a full range of eye care services, together with elegant and fashionable sunglasses and accessories such as binoculars. CHEL SEA EYE CENTRE 176 King’s Road, SW3 4UP 020 7351 3847 Providing a caring and professional service to the community, including eye tests, contact lenses, designer eyewear, home visits, repairs and ocular emergencies. DAV I D C LU LOW O P T I C I A N S 185 King’s Road, SW3 5EB 020 7376 5733 Established in 1962, David Clulow has built a strong reputation for offering a high standard of optical care and services. M O S COT 74 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ Moscot is a five generation familyowned New York City heritage eyewear brand with over 100 years of eyewear

expertise. While now recognised as a global fashion brand, Moscot remains, at heart, a neighbourhood optical shop. O L I V E R P EO P L E S 151 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BX 020 7730 0085 Oliver Peoples is an American luxury eyewear brand and opticians, established in 1987. The brand’s sunglass and optical frames are hand-crafted with quality materials and worn by celebrities worldwide. TO M DAV I E S O P T I C I A N S 54 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX 020 7730 5454 Offering a state of the art Vision Clinic and a large collection of luxury frames handmade in London. Catering for both adults and children, with bespoke options available. V I S I O N E X P R E SS 37 King’s Road, SW3 4NB 020 7259 9284 One of the largest optical retailers in the UK, committed to delivering high quality and affordable eye care.

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Consept houses a handpicked selection of both established and emerging designers from all over the world. DAV I D M E L LO R 4 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE 020 7730 4259 A shop specialising in cutlery and kitchen knives designed by the ‘cutlery king’ David Mellor. Also stocks other stylish kitchenware and tableware.

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A N T H RO P O LO G I E 131-141 King’s Road, SW3 4PW 020 7349 3110 A unique assortment of homeware and decor, clothing, accessories, beauty, found objects and gifts, with influences ranging from vintage to global. ARMANI/CASA 37-42 Sloane Street, SW1 X9LP 020 7079 1930 Stunning furniture, decorative accessories and textile products from Armani, along with a dedicated Armani/ Casa Interior Design Studio. CONSEPT 187 King’s Road, SW3 5EB 020 7352 4269 32


DESIGNERS GUILD 267-277 King’s Road, SW3 5EN 020 7351 5775 Tricia Guild’s unique ability to mix colour, pattern and texture along with interior design and lifestyle accessories, translates perfectly into the art of modern living. F LY I N G T I G E R 234a King’s Road, SW3 5UA 020 7351 7561 Chain store packed with more than 1,500 colourful products, as well as limited editions and regular seasonal updates to the ranges. H A RV E Y N I C H O L S 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5000 A department store with a large collection of accessories, fragrances and homeware pieces to complement stylish interior schemes.

I N D I A JA N E 121 King’s Road, SW3 4PL 020 7351 9940 A British luxury interiors brand dedicated to delivering originality, with ranges of classic and timeless furniture, lighting and accessories for the home. KINGS OF CHEL SEA 387 King’s Road, SW10 0LR 020 7751 4586 As well as being the only showroom in the UK to stock Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors, Kings of Chelsea also designs and manufactures exclusive bespoke pieces only available through the King's Road store. LEMA 183 King’s Road, SW3 5EB 020 3761 3299 Lema’s Flagship London Store is designed to be more than just a showroom, it functions both as a furniture store and a window to explore Lema’s world of bespoke design and style. M UJ I 118, 118a King's Road, SW3 4TR 020 7823 8688 Minimalist Japanese retailer with a wide range of useful products, including apparel and home goods. N I N A’ S H O U S E 281 King’s Road, SW3 5EW 020 7751 5827 Nina’s House brings award-winning rustic and urban pieces to London, specialising in hand-crafted, bespoke furniture. OSBORNE AND LIT TLE 304 King’s Road, SW3 5UH 020 8812 3123 A collection of the finest fabric and wallpaper designs at Osborne and Little. Exquisitely designed upholstery, furniture, wallcoverings, trimmings and fabrics.

PETER JONES Sloane Square, SW1W 8EL 020 7730 3434 A John Lewis Partnership department store, with two entire floors dedicated to homeware. P O L I FO R M 278 King’s Road, SW3 5AW 020 7368 7600 Internationally renowned furniture brand famous for its elegant Italian contemporary design. ROYA L S E L A N G O R 261 King’s Road, SW3 5EL 020 7474 5511 Design and craftsmanship define Royal Selangor, the world’s foremost name in quality pewter. SCRIBBLER 124a King’s Road, SW3 4TR 020 7589 8602 Greeting card and gift company, known for their inappropriate sense of humour and love of great design. Also stocking books, confectionery, packaging and supplies for parties. S H E R I DA N 362-364 King’s Road, SW3 5ET 020 7854 2001 Quality products to make life just that little bit more indulgent at home – bed linen, towels, table linens, loungewear or other home accessories. SIGMAR 263 King's Road, SW3 5EL 020 7751 5801 Sigmar is a multidisciplinary company working within historical design and interiors. Sigmar consists of a design studio and central London shop alongside an arm supplying shops and projects around the world.


S I LV E R A 241-245 King’s Road, SW3 5EL 020 3196 7960 Furniture, lighting and design accessories for the home and office. Silvera has been supplying furniture for more than 25 years in the UK, France and around the world. S O FA WO R K S H O P 324-326 King’s Road, SW3 5UH 020 7352 1945 The team at Sofa Workshop have over 25 years’ experience and with an in depth knowledge of fabrics and the latest trends, they’ll be able to find the perfect fabric and sofa style for you. ST E P E V I 274 King’s Road, SW3 5AW 020 7376 7574 Combining traditional rug making techniques with new technology, STEPEVI is a pioneering interiors brand with innovative collections inspired by the latest fashion colours and textures. T H E W H I T E C O M PA N Y 4 Symons Street, SW3 2TJ 020 8166 0199 The White Company offers chic bedlinen, towels, furniture, home accessories, gifts and clothing for adults and children.

1960’s anti-establishment. Discover iconic designs and vintage collectables. W I L L I A M Y EO WA R D 270 King’ s Road, SW3 5AW 020 7349 7828 William Yeoward is one of London’s leading creative forces, with a reputation as a style maker, retailer and designer of beautiful products for the home. Y V E S D E LO R M E 1 Ellis Street, SW3 9AL 020 7730 3435 Finest cotton bed linen and towelling in plains and patterns. A range of accessories includes bed throws, pillow covers, quilts, scented candles and sprays. Wide selection of Brinkhaus duvets and pillows. Z AR A HOME 65 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7901 8700 Soft furnishings, accessories and occasional furniture for throughout the home.

T H G PA R I S 4 Pont Street, SW1X 9EL 020 7838 7788 Showroom displaying the company’s ranges of baths, basins, sanitaryware and bathroom fittings. The company offers a full specification service. T I M OT H Y O U LTO N Bluebird, 350 King’s Road SW3 5UU 020 3150 2024 Timothy Oulton’s worldwide flagship gallery for furniture and interiors showcasing different ‘worlds’ fusing Victorian elegance with a streak of 34


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FO O D & D R I N K Whether you’re looking for a killer cocktail, elegant al fresco dining, lunch on the go or simply a matcha latte, rest assured there’s something for everyone in this foodie neighbourhood.



A DA M H A N D L I N G C H E L S E A Belmond Cadogan Hotel 75 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SG 020 8089 7070 High-end modern British cuisine and afternoon tea in a series of tastefully ornate dining rooms. B A R B O U LU D Mandarin Oriental Hotel 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA 020 7201 3899 Stylish bistro and wine bar in contemporary setting. BENIHANA 77 King’s Road , SW3 4NX 020 7376 7799 Japanese restaurant offering delicious cocktails and interactive experience with dishes griddled at the teppan hotplate on each table. BENUGO CAFÉ Second Floor, Peter Jones Sloane Square, SW1 8EL 020 7730 3434 Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas an everything in between. BIETEDDINE 8 Harriet Street, SW1X 9JQ 020 7235 3969 Simply styled restaurant offering Lebanese favourites from meze to grills.


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B L AC K P E N N Y ( T H E ) 55 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7259 9965 Coffee house and kitchen serving all day breakfast with large outdoor terrace. B LU E B I R D ( T H E ) 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU 020 7559 1000 King’s Road institution with modern European restaurant, bar and outside terrace. B U RG E R & LO B ST E R Fifth Floor, Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7201 8676 Atlantic lobsters, prime cut and aged beef burgers and a very tempting cocktail list. BY RO N 300 King’s Road, SW3 5UH 020 7352 6040 Family-friendly restaurant specialising in hamburgers. C A F É N E RO Underground Station, Sloane Square House 1 Holbein Place, SW1W 8NS Casual coffee-shop chain with a menu of Italian style light dishes and specially blended drinks. C A FF E C O N C E RTO 52 King’s Road SW3 5UD 020 7494 6845 Offering Italian style breakfast, lunch,

Adam Handling Chelsea, Sloane Street

afternoon tea and dinner as well as celebration cakes. CARR AFINI 61-63 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DH 020 7259 0235 Delicious and authentic Italian food with a modern twist. C A S A M A N O LO 187 King’s Road, SW3 5EB 020 7352 1215 Real Spanish tastes in London, offering Jamón Ibérico, tapas and wine. CHICAMA 383 King’s Road, SW10 0LP 020 3874 2000 Seafood dishes with a South American twist with cocktails to match inspired by the bold flavours of Peru. C I N Q U EC E N TO 1a Cale Street, SW3 3QT From Naples to Chelsea – serving the best traditional pizza in a charming restaurant to eat in or take away. CO L B E RT 50-52 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX

020 7730 2804 Informal neighbourhood rendezvous, inspired by the great boulevard cafes of Paris. C O M P TO I R L I B A N A I S 53-54 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7657 1961 Taste the flavours of Lebanon at Comptoir Libanais with flamboyant dishes bursting with bright colours. C ÔT E B R A SS E R I E 7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG 020 7881 5999 Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving classic French bistro dishes. DININGS SW3 Lennox Garden Mews, SW3 2JH 020 7723 0666 Japanese cuisine mixed with modern European cooking techniques. DINNER BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA 020 7201 3833 A thrilling menu offering modern dishes inspired by historic British gastronomy. 37

E&O CHEL SEA 392 King’s Road, SW3 5UZ 020 7349 9934 Asian bites and cocktails, served in a light dining room at dark wood tables decorated with orchids. E AT 82 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 020 7584 3820 Counter-serve outlet for breakfast and coffee, sandwiches, soups and salads. E LYSTA N ST R E E T 43 Elystan Street, SW3 4NT 020 7628 5005 Pure, seasonal ingredient led and European style dishes full of vitality and flavour. Stylish and contemporary. FA R M G I R L Fifth Floor, Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5250 Australian restaurant offering some of the café’s greatest hits – as tasty as they are instagrammable. F I F T H F LO O R C A F É Fifth Floor, Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5250 Café and roof terrace overlooking Knightsbridge offers European dishes made with seasonal produce.

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FIVE FIELDS (THE) 8-9 Blacklands Terrace, SW3 2SP 020 7838 1082 Elegant and playful modern British cooking with an emphasis on native British artisanal produce. The food balances luxurious indulgence with delightfully fresh simplicity. GA L L E RY M E SS Duke of York’s HQ, Duke of York Square, SW3 4RY 020 7730 8135 Contemporary café, restaurant and bar with vaulted ceiling and outside terrace at the Saatchi Gallery. G O R D O N R A M S AY, ROYA L H O S P I TA L ROA D 68 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HP 020 7352 4441 Eponymous Michelin star restaurant serving polished French food. GR ANGER & CO 237-239 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 3848 1060 All-day Australian restaurant by founder Bill Granger.


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G R E AT I N D I A TA N D O O R I 79 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA 020 7730 2207 Simple Indian restaurant and takeaway open since 1960.

JOE & THE JUICE 138A King’s Road, SW3 4XB Juice bar and coffee shop offering smoothies, juices, coffees and light bites.

H AG E N 151 King’s Road, SW3 5TX The King’s Road first Espresso Bar for locals by locals. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee delivered with some old school service and charm.

JOE’S CAFE 16 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NB 020 7235 9869 Relaxed café perfect for your morning coffee or light afternoon aperitivo.

H A N S’ BA R & G R I L L 164 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW 020 7730 7000 All-day seasonal menu rooted in British produce. H A R RY' S D O LC E V I TA 27-31 Basil Street, SW3 1BB 020 3940 1020 Charming Italian restaurant in the heart of Knightsbridge, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with stylish cocktails and fantastic food. I L PA M P E RO 20 Chesham Place, SW1X 8HQ 020 3189 4850 Italian gem offering simple homemade cuisine with a sophisticated dining experience. I T SU 47 King’s Road, SW3 4NB 020 3758 4157 Delicious, healthy Asian inspired freshly-made food chain. I V Y C H E L S E A GA R D E N ( T H E ) 195-197 King’s Road, SW3 5EQ 020 3301 0300 Iconic to the King’s Road, serving modern British menus and includes a beautiful garden terrace and orangery.

K AHANI 1 Wilbraham Pl, London SW1X 9AE 020 7730 7634 Michelin-starred Indian cuisine with a fresh approach, using the finest British ingredients and served in a luxe dining environment. L ' E TO C A F E 149 King’s Road, SW3 5TX 020 7351 7656 This cosy cafe offers scrumptious breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner, as well as your favourite cakes. LE CHINOIS Millenium Hotel London 17 Sloane Street, SW1X 9NU 020 7201 6330 Le Chinois is celebrated for its fine dining and exquisite oriental culinary experience. LO W N D E S B A R A N D K I TC H E N 21 Lowndes Street, SW1X 9ES 020 7858 7223 Lowndes Bar and Kitchen is a relaxed, neighborhood restaurant offering friendly service, all-day dining from a modern British menu. M A D E I N I TA LY 249 King’s Road, SW3 5EL 020 7352 1880 Rustic Italian restaurant with a roof terrace, serving thin crust bespoke pizza, offering a choice of flour, cheese and topping. 39

M A Î T R E C H O UX 59 King's Road, SW3 4ND 020 3915 3777 The world's first choux pastry specialist patisserie, with eclairs, choux and chouquettes expertly baked by their three-Michelin starred chef. M A N I CO M I O 85 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 3366 Simple yet elegant Italian food with an expansive terrace. M A N I CO M I O C A F É 83 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 3366 Casual Italian dining with a large terrace perfect for alfresco drinks. M Y O L D D U TC H 221 King’s Road, SW3 5EJ 020 7376 5650 The original London pancake house offering savoury and sweet pancakes in a rustic setting. 40

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N O. 50 C H E Y N E 50 Cheyne Walk, SW3 5LR 020 7376 8787 Bright and modern restaurant and cocktail bar overlooking the River Thames. OK A 251 King’s Road, SW3 5EL 020 7349 8725 Tradition pan-Asian and sushi dishes available to eat-in or takeaway. P H AT P H U C The Courtyard, 151 Sydney Street, SW3 6NT 020 7351 3843 Courtyard setting for Vietnamese restaurant serving traditional pho soups and noodle dishes. P I CC O LO B A R 149A Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ 020 7730 6747 Friendly Italian snack bar serving coffee and takeaway food.

P I Z Z A E X P R E SS The Pheasantry, 152-154 King’s Road, SW3 4UT 020 7351 5031 Pizza chain serving freshly made food, as well as music in the evenings. POLPO 81 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 8900 Award-winning Venetian sharing plates with a terrace overlooking Duke of York Square.

R E STAU R A N T AT T H E C A P I TA L 22-24 Basil Street, SW3 1AT 020 7591 1202 The finest British-inspired cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients sourced from small, trusted suppliers and farmers. ROA ST I N G PA RT Y ( T H E ) 253 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7730 6655 A new spin on classic coffee, using coffee beans from around the world.

PRET A MANGER 35-37 King’s Road, SW3 4NB 020 7730 9655 Counter-serve chain for ready-made sandwiches plus breakfast, coffee, soups and salads.

S A L E E P E P E R E STAU R A N T 9-15 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0HD 020 7235 0098 Contemporary Italian restaurant ideally located for lunch or dinner with a lively atmosphere and singing waiters.

R ABBIT 172 King’s Road, SW3 4UP 020 3750 0172 A true celebration of British ‘wild food’ with an emphasis on sustainability. Award-winning wines supplied by the Gladwin’s farm and vineyard.

SCALINI 1-3 Walton Street, SW3 2JD 020 7225 2301 Family restaurant serving Italian cuisine for over 30 years.

R AW P R E SS 3 Ellis Street SW1X 9AL 020 7730 4347 Chelsea café offering their signature juice and wellness drinks range, as well as a constantly revolving menu of plant-based, nutritionally considered delicious food.

TIP For fantastic al fresco dining, head to Duke of York Square during summer… or winter, when heaters and blankets will keep you cosy while soaking up the atmosphere.

S LOA N E P L AC E 62 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8BP 020 7730 9131 Chic restaurant with friendly service. S LOA N E ST R E E T D E L I 162b Sloane Street SW1X 9BS 020 8075 6555 Sit in or takeaway delicious breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Serving deli classics made with a diverse range of fresh, seasonal ingredients. ST I C K S ’ N ’ S U S H I 113-115 King’s Road, SW3 4NT 020 3241 8181 Fresh sushi, grilled yakitori sticks and much more, served in a stunning contemporary environment.


“The butcher, baker and – not the candlestick maker, but the greengrocer – are all part of the transformation that has seen Pavilion Road become an artisanal shopping destination” C O N D E N A ST T R AV E L L E R

TO M ’ S K I TC H E N 27 Cale Street, SW3 3QP 020 7349 0202 A mix of inventive and familiar modern British comfort food classics. VENCHI 71 King’s Road, SW3 4NX 020 7351 4383 Finest Italian Chocolate and gelato products, served in store or beautifully packaged to take away. VILL A MAMAS 25 Elystan Street, SW3 3NT 020 3034 0777 Bahraini restaurant serving Middle-Eastern cuisine in a bright and relaxed space. WULF & L AMB 243 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 3948 5999 Creative vegan dishes with beer, wine and cocktails on offer. YO ! S U S H I H A RV E Y N I C H O L S Fifth Floor Harvey Nichols Food Hall, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7841 0775 Offering more than 100 delicious Japanese street food and sushi dishes.

S U M O S A N T W I GA 165 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QB 020 3096 0222 Set across three floors, Sumosan Twiga is a Japanese and Italian fusion restaurant, cocktail bar and late-night lounge. THE SE A, THE SE A 174 Pavillion Road, SW1X 0AW 020 7824 8090 Fishmonger by day, champagne and oyster bar by night, The Sea, The Sea is led by highly experienced seafood chefs from some of the best restaurants in London and beyond. 42

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Z E L M A N M E AT S Fifth Floor Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5250 Great meat, cocktails and wines. ZIANI CHEL SEA 45 Radnor Walk, SW3 4BP 020 7351 5297 Italian restaurant serving Venetian favourites.


1 09 BA R & K I TC H E N H A RV E Y N I C H O L S Fifth Floor, Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5250 Offering creative cocktails alongside a selection of light dishes and sandwiches. A Z T EC A 329 King’s Road, SW3 5ES 020 7352 4087 Colourful and vibrant Mexican bar offering cocktails and London’s largest tequila selection. B OTA N I ST ( T H E) 7 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE 020 7730 0077 Bustling hotspot open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. B U I L D E R S' A R M S ( T H E ) 13 Britten Street, Chelsea, SW3 3TY 020 7349 9040 Traditional gastropub with great food and atmosphere, set on a quiet residential street just off the King’s Road. C A D O GA N A R M S ( T H E ) 298 King’s Road, SW3 5UG Recently restored gastropub, serving mouth-watering food and great drink in a historic location. C H E L S E A P I G ( T H E) 35 Old Church Street, SW3 5BS 020 7352 2908

A 17th century gastropub, available for private reservations, offering traditional dining and a seasonal menu. CO OPERS ARMS (THE) 87 Flood Street, Chelsea, SW3 5TB 020 7376 3120 Craft beers, London ales, delightful food menu, with ample indoor dining space and an outdoor terrace. C RO SS K E Y S ( T H E ) 1 Lawrence Street, Chelsea, SW3 5NB 020 7351 0686 Capital cool meets country warmth – a delightful pub serving British food, fine wines, cask ales and classic cocktails. ENTERPRISE (THE) 35 Walton Street 020 7584 3148 Cosy, country house-styled pub with a relaxed atmosphere and buzzy bar, serving both bar food snacks and restaurant meals. F I F T H F LO O R B A R Fifth Floor, Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5250 Belle-époque themed champagne bar. FOX & H O U N D S ( T H E) 29 Passmore Street, SW1W 8HR 020 7730 6367 Discover this traditional, yet tiny pub with lots of character, hidden down a side street. 43

G LO U C E ST E R P U B ( T H E) 187 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QR 020 7235 0298 Traditional British pub serving world beers, wines and traditional pub food. P H E N E ( T H E) 9 Phene Street, Chelsea, SW3 5NY 020 7352 9898 3-floor clubhouse style venue with cosy bars and charming garden serving great food and drink. PHOENIX (THE) 23 Smith Street, Chelsea, SW3 4EE 020 7730 9182 Just off the King’s Road, a picturesque pub offering a seasonal menu, British cask ales and continental beers. R A FF L E S 287 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EW 020 3011 3287 King’s Road institution – the first nightclub in London to hold a 5am license. RO S E & C ROW N 90-92 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8BU 020 7730 2967 44

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Pub serving traditional food all day with a Thai menu and outside seating. S U R P R I S E ( T H E) 6 Christchurch Terrace, SW3 4AJ 020 7351 6954 Cosy London pub, with quirky art and great bar menu. SY D N E Y A R M S ( T H E ) 70 Sydney Street, SW3 6NJ 020 7352 7924 Independently owned Pub serving food, fine wines and craft beers and ales. TO N T E R I A 7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG 020 7881 5991 Mexican inspired tapas and tequila bar and nightclub. VA R D O 85 Duke ofYork Square, SW3 4LY All day dining focusing on ‘low and slow’ cooking with a globally influenced twist. Served in a stunning venue with glass walls that disappear in fine weather.


ICE CREAM UNION 166 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW 020 7237 9042 Contemporary ice cream parlour serving classics and new flavours. J E RO B OA M S 6 Pont Street, SW1X 9EL 56 Walton Street, SW3 1RB 020 7589 2020 Wine merchant with hidden cellar offering engaging wine tastings. A RT I S A N D U C H O C O L AT 89 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA 01233 505170 Inventors of chocolates with character and famous for their signature salted caramel truffles. BREAD AHEAD 249 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7730 0978 Delicious bakery and baking school selling bread fresh from the ovens.

LO N D O N C H E E S E M O N G E R S 251 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7730 2088 Specialist store offering delicious traditionally made quality cheese. Seasonal produce, updated regularly. MARKS & SPENCER 85 King’s Road, SW3 4NX 020 7376 5634 Upmarket food supermarket, along with clothing, home, furniture, beauty, flowers and gift products.

CHEL SE A CAKE SHOP (THE) 66 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 0BP 020 7730 6277 Delicious hand-crafted cakes made to order for every and any occasion. C H E L S E A G E N E R A L STO R E ( T H E ) 174 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW 020 7730 1422 Artisanal supermarket selling carefully and thoughtfully sourced products. 45

POIL ANE 39 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 2TB 020 3263 6019 Bakery and café famed for its delicious breads and pastries, jams and sweets. P ROV E N A N C E V I L L AG E B U TC H E R 247 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7730 5243 Family business serving seasonal produce from sustainable-award winning farms. S LOA N E FO O D & W I N E 73 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA 020 7259 0280 Convenience store selling confectionary, groceries, alcohol and daily newspapers. WA I T RO S E 196 King’s Road, SW3 5XP 020 7351 2775 Quality groceries and wine, with delivery option. N ATO O R A 245 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7730 5444 Providing freshly grown fruit and vegetables of the highest quality from around the world. Produce is seasonal and sourced to promote the best taste possible. PA RT R I D G E S 2-5 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 0651 Grocer holding a Royal Warrant from the Queen that stocks more than 7,000 fine foods and wines. PAV I L I O N W I N E 255 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7824 8249 Fine wine shop featuring an exclusive range of wines and champagnes and a tasting room upstairs. 46

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TIP Head to Pavilion Road to try the ‘edible trail’ – scan the bronze QR code in each pot to learn more about the plant, along with recipes and gardening tips.

WELLBEING Chelsea has an unsurpassed range of wellbeing options, from beauty salons and barre classes to some of the world’s finest medical practitioners.



AESOP 22-24 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7824 8329 Aesop offers the very best in skin, hair and body care formulations. Its products use plant-based and laboratory made ingredients that have a proven record of safety and efficacy. B A R R ECO R E C H E L S E A First Floor, Atlantic Court, 77 King’s Road, SW3 4NX 020 7349 7500 Barrecore uses dance-based movements to help clients create long and lean physiques. Offering high quality classes and expert instructors, Barrecore is about enjoying yourself in a friendly, buzzing environment. B E AU T Y AT 25 A 25a Lowndes Street, SW1X 9JF 020 7235 3154

An established and prestigious beauty offering providing high quality treatments by friendly and knowledgeable therapists. C E L E STO L I T E 61 King’s Road, SW3 4NT 020 7259 9736 Celestolite skincare combines cosmic minerals (powdered meteorite) with earthly botanicals to produce unique luxury skincare products. C H LO E N A I L S PA King’s Walk Shopping Mall, 122 King's Road, SW3 4TR 020 7225 3052 Popular, established nail salon on the King's Road offering a full range of nail treatments. C O O L C R E AT I V E King’s Walk Shopping Mall, 122 King's Road, SW3 4TR 020 7591 0400 Hairdresser offering competitive pricing with a strong emphasis on service. C O S M E T I C S A L A C A RT E 192 Pavilion Road, SW3 2BF 020 7259 9454 Luxurious cosmetics brand offering products tailored to suit every customer’s needs. Enjoy bespoke services, customisable products and make-up lessons in store.



D E R M O LO G I C A 37 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 5937 Skincare based on ‘skin health’ as opposed to ‘beauty’ created by qualified skin care professionals trained at The International Dermal Institute. All products are completely pure and free from irritants.

FAC EGY M 352 King’s Road, SW3 5EW 020 3167 6030 ‘Customised Training Serums’ to fit your workout, skin and lifestyle needs. High energy kneading movements and cutting-edge technology are used to tone and tighten the forgotten 40 muscles in the face.

E F M E D I S PA 193 King’s Road, SW3 5EB 020 7122 4916 Beauty haven offering aesthetic, holistic and surgical treatments. Choose from a menu of bespoke peels and facials, antiageing injectables and body sculpting.

HARI’S 233 King’s Road, SW3 5EJ 020 7349 8722 This is Hari’s most popular salon. The creative team are celebrated for their signature cuts, colour and blow dries.

E I G H T Y-8 N A I L ST U D I O 23 Cale Street, Chelsea, SW3 3QR 020 8109 8956 Nail salon with high quality service and using leading brand products, providing manicures and pedicures as well as massage for hands and feet.

H A RV E Y N I C H O L S 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5000 /store/knightsbridge Department Store with a beauty floor offering top luxury brand make-up and skincare.

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H E A RTCO R E , C H E L S E A 6 Burnsall Street, SW3 3ST 020 7305 7760 At the centre of the fitness and wellness scene, offering dynamic Pilates, Barre, yoga, ride, personal training and strength and conditioning classes. H K LO N D O N H A I R 311 King’s Road, SW3 5EP 020 3055 0055 Renowned celebrity and award-winning hairdresser, Hakan Kose has joined forces with Mehmet Bozdal to open a new hair salon. The salon is an oasis of calm with a two-level interior. J O M A LO N E LO N D O N 150 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BX 037 0192 5121 British bespoke fragrances, for him, for her and for the home, immaculately wrapped in their signature boxes. K I E H L’ S 54 King’s Road, SW3 4UD 020 7584 2538 American cosmetics specialising in premium skin, hair and body care products recommended by dermatologists. KO B OX 107 King’s Road, SW3 4PA 020 7352 8775 Boutique, upmarket boxing gym with an extensive timetable of classes and selection of personal trainers.

TIP Free outdoor yoga and running classes take place at Duke of York Square throughout summer – check the Duke of York Square website for details.



K X GY M 151 Draycott Avenue, SW3 3AL 020 7584 5333 A private members health club with an individually tailored and holistic approach to wellness. The gym boasts experts in the fields of personal training, nutrition, physical and holistic therapies. K XU GY M 241 Pavilion Road, SW1X OBP 020 7584 5333 Boutique fitness and wellness, with a group approach – from Spinning to Sparring, Dumbells to Deadlifts. 20 different classes available under one roof, all pay as you go. L I M OZ / LO G L I 78a Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 5QE 020 7351 1239 Luxury hair salon providing top professional services in a relaxed, glamourous environment. M AC 109 King’s Road, SW3 4PA 037 0192 5195 All ages, all races, all genders. A professional makeup brand setting trends backstage at fashion weeks around the world. M I C H A E L J O H N S A LO N 4-6 Ellis Street, SW1X 9AL 020 7589 4550 Whether it’s a refresh, special event or style transformation Michaeljohn is home to a talented team of stylists and colourists to create the perfect hair. NAIL'D IT 5 Ellis Street, SW1X 9AL 020 7730 5808 A full menu of leading nail treatments, utilising the best products by top brands. Nail technicians have all completed ‘nailartistry boot camp training’, ensuring you always receive a service second to none.

NARS 27 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7730 2222 The NARS brand inspires selfexpressionism and imaginative artistry through an unexpected, no rules philosophy of beauty.

PAV I L I O N B A R B E R S 166a Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW 020 7730 4971 Vintage-styled barbershop offering treatments using Truefitt & Hill’s British made hair products, colognes, after shave balms and moisturising creams.

N E V I L L E H A I R A N D B E AU T Y 5 Pont Street, SW1X 9EJ 020 7235 3654 A strong hair styling, cutting and colouring team, also offering Skin Ceuticals treatments in a beautiful light-filled premises.

P E LOTO N 110-112 King’s Road, SW3 4TY 020 3322 9503 Cycling studio in your own home – Peloton bikes with live and on-demand classes.

N Y U M BA 1 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE 020 7408 1489 High end hair and beauty salon run by Michael Charalambous. O RT I G I A 52 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 2826 Luxurious range of perfumes, soaps, scents, creams, candles and lotions formulated using natural products indigenous to Sicily.

PENHALIGON’S 25 King’s Road, SW3 4RP 020 7823 9733 Luxury British perfume house, offering a wide range of fragrances for women and men, as well as gifts, scented candles and grooming products. PETER JONES Sloane Square, SW1W 8EL 020 7730 3434 Department Store with Clarins Skin Spa and dedicated cosmetics counters for all the main brands including MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown. 51

R I C H A R D WA R D 82 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 1222 Richard Ward’s uber-chic grooming emporium offers 5,000 square feet of must have hair and beauty treatments in luxurious surroundings. S A LO N S LOA N E 186 Pavilion Road, SW3 2BF 020 7259 0068 World-leading hair stylists and colourists, offering a range of treatments from a colour or cut and blow dry to styling your hair for a special event. SAR AH CHAPMAN SKINESIS 259 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 020 7589 9585 Luxury skincare products and services from one of London’s most sought-after specialists. Enjoy a range of indulgent treatments and items featuring fine ingredients to provide lasting results. S A SS O O N S A LO N 124c King’s Road, SW3 4TR 020 7730 7288 Offering a perfect experience in beautifully cut and coloured hair, the talented team

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will create a personalised look to suit your individuality, features and hair texture, with colours blended to complement your skin tone. SEJOUR 3-5 Bray Place, SW3 3LL 020 7589 1100 Described in Vogue and Tatler as ‘The best hair experience over 3 floors’. A luxurious hair and beauty salon in a ‘boudoir’ environment, with a highlyskilled team of professionals. S H I RO 33e King’s Road, SW3 4LX 020 3319 3680 Shiro is a long-standing Japanese skin-care brand, with a mission to enhance natural beauty using perfected simple, methods. S O U L C YC L E 224-225 King’s Road, SW3 5UB Spinning studio with 60 bikes spread across two floors, along with a shop, lounge, purified water station and Good Life Eatery.

TO N I & G U Y 49 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX 020 7730 8113 A British hair salon brand that bridges the gap between high-fashion and hairdressing. T R I N N Y LO N D O N 5 Jubilee Place, SW3 3TD 020 3893 3251 Portable, versatile, premium brand makeup, created by Trinny Woodall and personalised to your unique combination of skin, hair and eyes.

S P & CO 3 Jubilee Place, SW3 3TD 020 7351 3332 A private state of the art gym with a series of treatment rooms, operating a discrete and personalised service. Contains world-class equipment including a high altitude training facility. S PAC E N K 27 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7730 9841 Space NK source and offer a carefully edited selection of high quality, original and effective beauty products from innovators and specialists around the world. T I A R A O RGA N I C 123a King’s Road, SW3 4PL 020 7352 5110 Tiara Organic salon delivers high-end treatments for beauty, hair and nails, as well as bridal hair and makeup.

U R B A N R E T R E AT AT T H E W H I T E H O U S E 4 Hans Crescent, SW1X 0LH 020 3897 0400 The ultimate hair, beauty and spa destination, Urban Retreat is a wellness paradise with a range of luxury treatments and services, as well as premium retail products from the world’s finest beauty houses. U S H VA N I S PA 1 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 2RJ 020 7730 2888 Ushvani offers wellbeing in the Asian spa tradition. Expert therapists deliver holistic therapies and uncompromising levels of service in exquisitely appointed surroundings. WILLIAMS AND RICE 23a Smith Street, SW3 4EJ 020 3474 5131 A full menu of hair and barber services, including the latest technological advances, extended opening hours and private or at-home sessions for VIP clients.


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A MO ORE 25e Lowndes Street SW1X 9JF 020 7235 5887 Modern chemist and health-food shop offering excellent customer service. A N D R E W S P H A R M AC Y 149b Sloane Street SW1X 9BZ 020 7730 1018 Community pharmacy aptly referred to by its catchphrase “where small is great” because despite its tiny size, it boasts an amazing variety of products. B O OT S 60 King’s Road SW3 4UD 020 7589 3234 148-150 King’s Road SW3 4UT 020 7352 5259 Health and beauty retailer and pharmacy chain. C A D O GA N C L I N I C 120 Sloane Street SW1X 9BW 0808 274 9288 Discreet and exclusive day clinic offering medical and cosmetic treatments, including mole checks, liposuction and breast, vein and facial procedures. C H E L S E A D E N TA L ST U D I O 295 King’s Road SW3 5EP 020 7351 1685 Staffed by expert dentists who pride themselves on ensuring each patient receives the ultimate personalised treatment, famed for their amazing smile makeovers. 54


C H E L S E A O ST EO PAT H I C C L I N I C 124b King’s Road SW3 4TR 020 7112 5322 Osteopathy provided independently or in conjunction with your GP, treatments include massage and rehabilitation exercise to posture and dietary advice. Also offering medical acupuncture, cranial osteopathy and orthotics. D CM CLINICS The Courtyard, 250 King’s Road SW3 5UE 020 7565 0333 Offering a range of treatments including osteopathy, shock wave therapy, medical acupuncture and EMS therapy, as well as sports performance and rehabilitation. D R S H E N A S D E N TA L ST U D I O 51 Cadogan Gardens SW3 2TH 020 7589 2319 Provides affordable, quality dentistry near the heart of Sloane Square. The practice offers a full range of preventive and cosmetic dentistry, emergency service and appointments at short notice. FO OTO P I A 76 Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 5QE 020 7259 0845 Podiatry and chiropody clinic offering medical and cosmetic treatments under one roof. GINSEN CLINIC 157 King’s Road SW3 5TX 020 7751 5606 Traditional Chinese medicine experts,

with a focus on fertility and weight loss. Also offering massage. H A PP Y K I D S A M E R I C A N S M I L E 18 Cadogan Garden SW3 2RP 020 7078 0822 Specialising in orthodontic and pediatrics, this dentist offers advanced oral health treatments for children of all ages. HOLL AND AND BARRET T 73 King’s Road SW3 4NX 0331 858 2025 Health food shop chain selling vitamins, supplements and healthy food and drinks. I .T. L LOY D S C H E M I ST 255-257 King’s Road, SW3 5EL 020 7352 5128 Chemist and dispensing pharmacy. N O 8 PA RT N E R S H I P 8 Lower Sloane Street SW1W 8BL 020 7730 2500

Providing dental care in Lower Sloane Street since 1926, this family centered practice delivers state-of-the-art treatment in a pleasant stress-free environment. (OPTICIANS) Please refer to page 31. R E V I TA L 83 King’s Road SW3 4NX 020 7351 6593 Health food shop selling ethically sourced vitamins and health supplements. SIX PHYSIO CHEL SE A 5 Jubilee Place, Lower Ground Floor, SW3 3TD 020 7036 0280 Physiotherapy, sports massage, pregnancy massage, as well as Pilates classes, treatment for back pain and specialisms such as oncology and men’s health physio.


S LOA N E M E D I C A L P R AC T I C E Fordie House, 82 Sloane Street SW1X 9PA 020 7235 3002 An established private general practice, offering high quality personalised care to individuals and their families.

T H E W E L L I N GTO N C L I N I C 63a King’s Road SW3 4NT 020 7148 7148 Award-winning private practice offering a complete dental service; from cosmetic dentistry to orthodontics.

S LOA N E S Q UA R E C H I RO P R AC TO R S 9a Wilbraham Place SW1X 9AE 020 7730 3031 With over twenty years of clinical experience providing the highest standard of chiropractic care, and recognised by all the major health insurance companies.

WA L P O L E ST R E E T D E N TA L P R AC T I C E 16 Walpole Street SW3 4QP 020 7584 9833 The owner and principle dentist is a specialist in oral surgery and prosthodontics. This friendly team offer a wide range of treatments.

S LOA N E S Q UA R E C L I N I C 6 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE 020 7730 8437 Physiotherapy, podiatry and massage. T H E P R E N ATA L C E N T R E The John Tsagaris Clinic, 24 Godfrey Street SW3 3SX 07508 609496 Pregnancy and Post Natal Care, a division of Kiran Gill Chiropractic. Bespoke treatments building health throughout the pregnancy journey – from conception to birth and beyond.

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W I L B R A H A M P L AC E P R AC T I C E 9a Wilbraham Place SW1X 9AE 020 7730 7928 wppractice.som A multi-disciplinary private practice providing excellent quality of care to patients on an out-patient basis. It is Care Quality Commission registered.

E X P LO R E There’s plenty to see and do in Chelsea, whatever the season. Let us introduce you to world-class culture, fascinating walking routes and the perfect place to stay.



BENTLEY’S 91 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA 020 7730 6832 Bentley’s specialise in antique leather accessories, luggage and one-of-a-kind artefacts from leading luxury brands including Louis Vuitton and Hermès. C A D O GA N H A L L 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ 020 7730 4500 A beautiful Byzantine-style church which is now one of London’s best music venues, with world-class performance acoustics. Home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. C H E L S E A P H Y S I C GA R D E N 66 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HS 020 7352 5646 The oldest botanic garden in London (founded 1673) and home to over 5,000 medical, herbal, edible and useful plants. This stunning green space is open to the public and offers events, shop and café. C L A R E N D O N F I N E A RT 131-133 King's Road, SW3 4PW 020 7349 9527 Contemporary paintings and sculpture from some of the world’s most talented emerging artists, as well as many important and influential names in recent history. C L A SS I C P R I N T S 265 King’s Road, SW3 5EL 020 7376 5056 Premium quality photographic prints 58


from the Getty Image Archive. All photographs are printed and authorised by the Getty Images Gallery, London. DA N I E L H U N T F I N E A RT 60 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8BP 020 7259 0304 Gallery specialising in old masters and sporting art. FA S H I O N S C H O O L ( T H E ) 224a King’s Road, SW3 5UB 020 7352 4256 The Fashion School in Chelsea loves responsible fashion and creative

T I P S FO R A FA M I LY F R I E N D LY DAY O U T • Play Base at the National Army Museum. • Exploring Chelsea Physic Garden. • Nearby Battersea Park has a great children's zoo. • Take a river cruise from Chelsea Harbour Pier to enjoy London landmarks. • The Science museum and Natural History Museum are just one tube stop away.

individuals who want to change a way of thinking. They enable students to design, sew and pattern cut using fabrics that have a traceable history and also sell beautiful quality fabrics which are either organic, sustainable or from a British mill or supplier. F LY I N G CO LO U R S GA L L E RY 6 Burnsall Street, SW3 3ST 020 7351 5558 Founded in Scotland (and based in Chelsea for over 30 years) the gallery shows the finest contemporary art and promotes both emerging talent and established names. H O LY T R I N I T Y S LOA N E S Q UA R E Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ 020 7730 7270 Holy Trinity church (dedicated 1890) is known as “the cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement” (as described

by Sir John Betjeman) and contains pieces by Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, Christopher Whall and William Blake Richmond. JOHN SAND OE 10 Blacklands Terrace, SW3 2SR 020 7589 9473 A leading independent bookshop with more than 25,000 titles crammed into the premises. Specialists in modern fiction, biography, history, poetry, art and architecture. L I M E L I G H T M OV I E A RT 313 King’s Road, SW3 5EP 020 7751 5584 Specialising in film posters, Limelight Movie Art have a wide selection of original vintage movie posters, lobby cards and stills from the 1920s to the present day. 59

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M I C H A E L H O PP E N GA L L E RY 3 Jubilee Place, SW3 3TD 020 7350 3649 The Michael Hoppen Gallery, which opened in Chelsea in 1991, is renowned for nurturing the careers of new and interesting artists and exhibiting them alongside acknowledged 19th, 20th and 21st century photographic masters. N AT I O N A L A R M Y M U S E U M Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HT 020 7730 0717 The principal authority on the history of the British Army and a first class museum that moves, inspires, challenges, educates and entertains. PA P E R S M I T H S 170 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW 020 7730 3433 Offering goods to inspire and tools to create, Papersmiths is home to stationery, books and magazines and gifts for all. 60


P O N TO N E GA L L E RY 43 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 2TB 020 7730 8777 Pontone Gallery, the home of The Albemarle Gallery and Shine Artists, holds stunning contemporary fine art exhibitions throughout the year from a range of artists. ROYA L C O U RT T H E AT R E Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS 020 7565 5000 A pioneering national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. ROYA L H O S P I TA L Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4SR 020 7881 5200 Founded by King Charles in 1682 as a home for injured and veteran soldiers, today the beautiful Sir Christopher Wren building continues as a home for the ‘Chelsea Pensioners’, in addition to hosting world-renowned events

such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Masterpiece London. It also houses a café, shop and museum. S A ATC H I GA L L E RY Duke of York’s HQ, Duke of York Square, King’s Road SW3 4RY 020 7811 3070 A world-leader in contemporary art, housing both permanent and visiting international collections of sculpture and art. It is open 7 days a week and admission is free to most of its exhibitions.

TA S C H E N 12 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7881 0795 Purveyor of luxury publications, Taschen strives to introduce innovative, beautiful and niche art books to the wider public. WAT E R STO N E S 150-152 King’s Road, SW3 3NR 020 7351 2023 A mainstream and academic book retailer that encourages browsing. Also sells some stationery.

SAMUEL FRENCH BO OKSHOP Royal Court Theatre 020 7565 5024 royal-court-bookshop A wide range of theatre books, scripts and plays. A friendly place to browse and read, enjoy a coffee and take part in live events with playwrights.



1 1 C A D O GA N GA R D E N S 11 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 2RJ 020 7730 7000 An exquisite boutique hotel offering a ‘home from home’ in the heart of Chelsea.

A PA RT M E N T S BY S LOA N E C LU B ( T H E ) The Sloane Club, Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8BS 020 7730 9131 Fourteen self-contained and serviced apartments, varying in size from studios to four bedrooms, available for business travellers, tourists and families visiting London. B E L M O N D C A D O GA N H OT E L ( T H E ) 75 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SG 020 7235 7141 A stylish five-star retreat in the heart of Chelsea. Once home to historic socialites and bohemians Lily Langtry and Oscar Wilde, now a seat of modern luxury operated by Belmond. C A P I TA L H OT E L ( T H E ) 22-24 Basil Street, SW3 1AT 020 7589 5171 A chic, family-run hotel situated between Harrods and Harvey Nichols. C H E VA L P H O E N I X H O U S E 1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X 9AE 020 7259 8222 Thirty three luxury serviced apartments offering the latest in entertainment and communication technologies. D R AYC OT T H OT E L 26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 4RP 020 7730 6466 Friendly hotel offering guests the



ambience and luxury of a private residence.

Four-star boutique hotel with 54 airy and chic guestrooms.

HARI (THE) 20 Chesham Place, SW1X 8HQ 020 7858 0100 Independent family run hotel, in the heart of a quiet residential Belgravia neighbourhood.

S A N D O M E N I C O H O U S E H OT E L 29-31 Draycott Place, SW3 2SH 020 7581 5757 Behind its Victorian façade this charming hotel comprises 19 individually themed bedrooms and suites.

J U M E I R A H C A R LTO N TOW E R Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PY 020 7235 1235 Currently under refurbishment and due to reopen in 2020.

S LOA N E P L AC E 62 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8BP 020 7730 9131 Chic, elegant and contemporary place to stay, with restaurant, spa and friendly service.

J U M E I R A H LOW N D E S H OT E L 21 Lowndes Street, SW1X 9ES 020 7823 1234 Situated in the heart of Belgravia, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel stylishly combines city chic and intimate elegance. L E V I N H OT E L ( T H E) 28 Basil Street, SW1X 9ES 020 7589 6286 Located in the centre of Knightsbridge, The Levin is the closest hotel to Harrods and offers superb accommodation. M A N DA R I N O R I E N TA L, H Y D E PA R K 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA 020 7896 9988 Luxurious hotel with views overlooking Hyde Park, exuding timeless British elegance. MILLENIUM K N I G H T S B R I D G E H OT E L 17 Sloane Street SW1X 9NU 020 7235 4377 This four-star deluxe hotel has four meeting rooms and offers a contemporary take on modern hospitality.

S LOA N E S Q UA R E H OT E L ( T H E) 7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG 020 7896 9988 Four-star hotel with business and conference facilities and a modern European brasserie. SY D N E Y H O U S E C H E L S E A 9-11 Sydney Street, SW3 6PU 020 7376 7711 Boutique hotel with 21 stylish, comfortable rooms just off the King’s Road.

TIP Chelsea has a great calendar of events throughout the year. For more information see page 76.

MY CHEL SEA 35 Ixworth Place, SW3 3QX 020 7225 7500 63



Time to walk Approx 50. mins There’s no arguing the appeal of Chelsea to the literary set. With gardens to stroll through, views to dream to and a unique air of risqué yet respectable, it really is a playground for creative minds, both in real life, and in the stories set in this exclusive neighbourhood. Begin by casting your gaze up at the magnificent six-storey property of 1 64 Sloane Street. It was here that Jane Austen moved in with her brother, and literary agent, Henry in 1811. After a few years – in which Sense and Sensibility was penned 64


and published – she packed up her writing desk and moved just around the corner to the garden square of 23 Hans Place in 1814. Continue your stroll down the stunning redbrick terrace of 2 Cadogan Square with the private garden to your right. Turn at its South East Corner and you’ll soon find yourself at the foot of number 75, former home of “The Edwardian David Bowie” and author of The Old Wives’ Tale and Anna of the Five Towns, Arnold Bennet (1867-1931). From here, you’ll pass more of the same centuriesold architecture on your way to


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3 4 Anderson Street, where Karl Marx lived in 1849 with his wife and children. But it wasn’t long, as this famous revolutionary was evicted for not paying his rent and moved to the German Hotel in Leicester Square then Dean Street, Soho. Back in Chelsea, it’s time to tempt yourself with the King’s Road as you take a few minutes sauntering down its glitzy, store-lined street. After just two blocks, you’ll find the brightly-coloured cul-de-sac of 4 Bywater Street, where John Le Carre’s fictional spy, George Smiley, lived at number 9.

After taking in this pastel paradise, cross back over King’s Road to the end of 5 Smith Street, where number 50 saw P.L. Travers create and negotiate the film rights of the world’s best-known nanny, Mary Poppins, between 1946 and 1962. From Disney to Dracula, the threeRossetti reading proofs of Ballads and Sonnets at 16 Cheyne Walk, by Henry Treffry Dunn (1882)



minute walk to Bram Stoker’s house leads you past iconic Victorian lamp posts and balconies to 6 18 St Leonard’s Terrace, where his whitepainted, lead-canopied, Grade II listed property is impossible to miss. Turn back on yourself now, then left at the first corner of 7 Tedworth Square. Follow it round and you’ll soon arrive at number 23, the fivestorey corner home where Mark Twain, nom de plume of American writer Samuel L. Clemens, lived between 1866 and 1867. Your journey continues to 8 34 Tite Street, where author and playwright, Oscar Wilde, lived with his wife Constance from 1884 until his tragic arrest in 1895. It was here that he wrote his most famous works, including The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest. Next, head back up to Royal Hospital Road then left towards the river.

You’ll soon arrive at 9 4 Cheyne Walk, the first of our addresses on this famously literary street. Despite living there for just 19 days before her death in 1880, this is still considered the London home of Mary Anne Evans, under the male pseudonym of George Eliot. Just five doors down at 10 number 14, the prolific writer, philosopher and pacifist, Betrand Russell lived here in 1902. Next door to him (but before his time) was the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who lived at 11 16 Cheyne Walk from 1862-1882. Those twenty years saw a number of cohabitants join him, including the novelists Algernon Charles Swinburne and George Meredith, not to mention a menagerie of unusual pets, including peacocks and wombats, of whom he was particularly fond. Visiting in the spring or summer? Take a moment’s rest in the Embankment Gardens to enjoy the greenery and river views before you carry on to the junction with Lawrence Street. Here you’ll find

C A R LY L E’ S H O US E N AT I O N A L T RUST Follow in the footsteps of Dickens, Ruskin, Tennyson and visit Carlyle's House.

12 Carlyle Mansions, known locally as The Writers’ Block, where several famous wordsmiths have called home. Henry James, T.S. Eliot, literary critic John Day Hayward, Ian Fleming, Somerset Maugham and Lionel Davidson were just a few of those names.

London doing its wet, cold and moody thing? Warm up with a drink at No. Fifty Cheyne before continuing up to 13 24 Cheyne Row. This was once the address of the most famous writer of the time, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), who lived there with his wife Jane from 1834. Carlyle’s House is now a National Trust Museum, preserved exactly as they would have lived in the Victorian age. From here, continue to the cycle path a little further up and wander down it to find 14 16 Lawrence Street. From 1750-1762, this end-of-terrace property was home to Tobias Smollett, novelist and poet who was best known for The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. The final stop on our tour takes you back to the bustle of Kings Road and onward to 15 13 Mallord Street. This Grade II listed townhouse was bought by AA Milne in 1919 and it was there that he lived with his wife Daphne, the real Christopher Robin and the most famous teddy bear in the world, for more than 20 years.

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Time to walk Approx 60. mins There’s a reason why savvy Instagrammers flock to Chelsea. It’s packed with architectural eye candy and backed up by serious cultural clout, all of which makes for a stream of captivating posts. Look out for Swarovski crystalcovered peacocks, pretty cocktails and opportunities to namedrop Vivienne Westwood, Eric Clapton and Oscar Wilde. Have your shutter-button finger poised!



Start at two of London’s most famous department stores 1 Harrods (@harrods) and 2 Harvey Nichols (@harveynichols) both put on fabulous seasonal window displays. They’ve featured live models, dinosaurs made from clothes hangers, and the bold sashes of the suffragettes. The displays are especially magical at Christmas time when the stores go all out to grab the attention of shoppers – and Instagrammers. Carry on window-shopping bigname brands on your way to 3 Number 64 Sloane Street, a unique black-and-white building among the red-brick townhouses. Tip: Compose your shot from across the road, opposite the equally striking modernist Danish Embassy, to include a red post box. As you wander along Sloane Street, be sure to capture the 4 Sloane Street road sign – Sloane Street and the SW1 post code are the epitome of exclusivity and luxury living. Then, slip inside the 5 Belmond Cadogan Hotel(@belmondcadogan) to

The famous 'black and white' house at No 64, the perfect backdrop to pair with a brightly coloured outfit.


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see Clarita Brinkerhoff’s peacock sculpture. It’s covered in 25,854 Swarovski crystals, which sparkle brightly against the white, wood panel backdrop. The peacock is called Oscar, in a cheeky tribute to playwright Oscar Wilde who was arrested here in 1895. Leave the glitz of Sloane Street behind on 6 Pavilion Road (@pavilionroad), a tiny mews with a village feel. The old Victorian stable blocks are filled with indie and artisan traders. A butcher, a baker, a wine merchant, a cheesemonger and a gorgeously photogenic florist sit alongside fashion and beauty boutiques. If you’re hungry, there’s an array of delicious (and pretty-as-a-picture) food to sample along the road. Or you could dine al fresco among lush tropical planting in the 7 hidden sunken courtyard that backs on to Sloane Street. Your stomach and your Stories will thank you!



Turn left at the end of Pavilion Road onto Sloane Square. At the centre of this bustling intersection is one of London’s most beautiful fountains. Surrounded by trees and traditional street lights, the wonderfully understated 8 Venus Fountain shows a bronze figure of Venus pouring water into a pool lined with blue tiles. It’s incurably romantic, especially when you know the significance of the relief on the fountain’s base; it shows King Charles II and his lover Nell Gwynn by the Thames. At the far end of Sloane Square, the red neon lights blazing on the 9 Royal Court Theatre (@royalcourttheatre) are in striking contrast to the building’s ornate 19th-century facade. From here, take a stroll along King’s Road, the epicentre of London in

the Swinging Sixties, to Duke of York Square (@dukeofyorksquare), a bright and airy space filled with international brands and lively restaurants. Get a birds-eye view of the square from the 10 public roof terrace above the white, three-storey spiralling facade that houses Vardo restaurant (@vardorestaurant). Also check out 11 Allister Bowtell’s ‘Two Pupils’, a captivating bronze sculpture of a boy and a girl from the Duke of York’s Royal Military Asylum, a school that once stood on this site providing education and a home to the orphaned children of soldiers. Set in 1814, the boy leaps a bollard, watched by the demure girl perched on a stone plinth. Nowadays, the Royal Military Asylum is the 12 Saatchi Gallery (@saatchi_gallery), which houses cutting-edge contemporary art in the grand Georgian building with a towering portico entrance that’s perfect for Insta-posing! Back in the square, take a few shots of the 13 fountains. These clusters of water jets laid in the pavement send spouts of water dancing into the air. Kids and Instagrammers love them! Carry on along King’s Road until you get to 14 Bywater Street. You can’t miss it – it’s one of London’s most colourful streets, with hot pink, soft grey, lavender and yellow houses forming a residential rainbow on both sides of the road. Two minutes further along King’s Road is 15 The Pheasantry, named after a pheasant-breeding business

based here in the 19th century. The showy, arched entrance is at delightful odds with the high-street shop facades on either side. In the past, The Pheasantry has been an artist’s residence, a dance studio, a nightclub and apartments, and it’s all the more interesting when you picture former patrons Dylan Thomas, Eric Clapton, Germaine Greer and Humphrey Bogart dawdling under the arch. Now, it’s a Pizza Express Live cabaret venue. Stroll on to 16 Ivy Chelsea Garden (@ivychelsgarden). There’s often an elaborate flower installation over the entrance, while a riot of blooms, antique mirrors, eclectic planters, ferns and candles fill the interior. Get a table and feast on eggs Benedict with a vivid yellow splash of Hollandaise, salad sprinkled with edible flowers, or sip a seriously stylish cocktail. Finish with a spot of video trickery at 17 Vivienne’s Westwood’s backwards clock, which dominates the galleon-like facade of World’s End. Opened by Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, the boutique was a defining feature of the 1970s punk movement, patronised by Chrissie Hynde, Adam Ant, Siouxsie Sioux and the Sex Pistols.


(1753-1837) have also left their marks on the site.


Time to walk Approx 45. mins Peel back the layers of history enveloping trend-setting Chelsea’s most enduring architectural and design treasures to discover the first ‘new town’, curious details and award-winning contemporary structures. You’re following in the footsteps of three centuries of architecture and design icons, from Sir Christopher Wren and William Morris to Arne Jacobson. Kick off your tour by taking in the enormous wooden door, Doric columns and cupola of 1 Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners and a larger than life gold statue of Charles II. Open to the public, the original buildings are the work of Sir Christopher Wren (16321723), who also designed St Paul’s Cathedral and Hampton Court Palace’s facade. Robert Adam (1728-92) and Sir John Soane 72


Meander through the streets to a Chelsea institution: the 2 Curzon Chelsea cinema on the King’s Road. (Currently under redevelopment, including restoration of the period façade, the cinema will reopen in 2023.) Designed by Scottish architect William Edward Trent, the building opened in 1934 as the Gaumont Palace Theatre, but the site’s significance goes even further back. Turn your eyes towards the top of the art deco façade to the bas-relief faces; the masks of comedy and tragedy flank the face of William Friese-Greene, a cinematography pioneer who had a studio here in the late 19th century. Just along the King’s Road, at 3 number 131-141 (Anthropologie), stands a flamboyant building with green, art nouveau tiles, stained-

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glass windows and a domed cupola. If you think it looks a bit like a pub, that’s because it was meant to – minus one key ingredient! It’s one of a series of billiard halls built by the temperance movement to rival the opulent pubs of the late 19th century. A few more steps along the King’s Road is 4 The Pheasantry. You can’t miss the curious triumphal entrance arch, added in 1881. The building’s history is equally captivating. It’s been a pheasant-breeding business (hence the unusual name), a ballet studio, a club frequented by Dylan Thomas and Humphrey Bogart, and studios used by Eric Clapton and Germaine Greer. Today, Pizza Express Live continues The Pheasantry’s musical legacy. Take a 15-minute walk to the award-winning 5 Vardo restaurant building in Duke of York Square. The new, three-storey, stone-and-glass structure with a spiralling facade is the first in the UK with fully retractable curved glass walls; the

public roof terrace is an excellent viewpoint across the largely Grade II-listed Square. Look for the 6 Saatchi Gallery set in the Duke of York’s Headquarters, an imposing Georgian building with a grand portico entrance. Now home to a world-famous collection of contemporary art, in the past the building has housed the orphaned children of soldiers’, World War II spy trials, and various British Army offices. Where the bustling King’s Road meets Sloane Square is the sweeping steel-and-glass facade of 7 Peter Jones & Partners department store. Dating from the 1930s, the art deco building is listed as the UK’s first example of glass curtain walling. Across Sloane Square, just outside the Underground Station, is a rather peculiar, beehive-like structure: 8 Haines of Sloane Square, London’s oldest news kiosk. When the current owner’s great-grandfather opened the kiosk in 1892 it was little more than a wooden box. Its current incarnation is the result of a re-imagination of several kiosks by Thomas Heatherwick, the inimitable designer behind London’s Routemaster buses and the 2012 Olympic Cauldron. Just behind the kiosk, the moulded red-brick and stone 9 Royal Court Theatre stands in stark contrast to the neighbouring concrete and glass offices. Dating from 1888, the building was designed by Walter Emden, a leading English theatre



and music hall architect, who also happened to design Liberty’s. Around the corner is 10 the flagship shop of David Mellor, the Royal Designer for Industry behind the modern traffic light. A few minutes away on Sloane Street, the late-Gothic style 11 Holy Trinity Sloane Square church is decked out with sumptuous fittings, art nouveau ironwork and finely crafted stonework. Don’t miss the Great East Window, designed by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris; it’s the largest window ever made by William Morris & Co. No wonder poet John Betjeman called the place the “Cathedral of the Arts and Crafts movement”. There’s more stained glass to admire in 12 Cadogan Hall, around the corner on Sloane Terrace. Originally completed in 1907 as a Christian Science Church, it’s now the home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Don’t miss the beautiful stained-glass windows by Rosenkratz, who trained with Tiffany in NYC.

Fast forward to 1888 as you walk along Cadogan Square, to see fine examples of the Queen Anne revival style by influential architects Richard Norman Shaw, J J Stevenson and Ernest George on the south and western terraces. Keep going towards 14 Pont Street and its pleasingly quirky, red-brick gabled houses. These tall houses, built by the same architects, were so recognisable that they prompted the term ‘Pont Street Dutch’. Finish your tour at the metal-and-glass 15 Embassy of Denmark, number 55 Sloane Street. It’s a lesson in modernist design from famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, the design visionary responsible for some of the 20th century’s most iconic furniture, including the Egg chair.

Now take a five-minute jaunt to 13 123 Sloane Street. Dating from 1777, this elegant Georgian building is one of the neighbourhood’s few surviving original Henry Holland-designed houses. The 1st Earl Cadogan leased the land to architect and property developer Holland, who transformed it from a notorious spot for highwaymen (complete with ‘Bloody Bridge’) into the first purpose-built highly fashionable ‘new town’. 75

THE CHELSEA YEAR There’s always something going on in Chelsea, thanks to a calendar packed with stylish events for every season. For most recent updates please see



Mid-May C H E L S E A I N B LO O M

Early June O P E N GA R D E N S Q UA R E S

Mid-June C H E L S E A SU M M E R F E T E


End June K E N S I N GTO N + C H E L S E A A RT W E E K


Mid-September LO N D O N D E S I G N F E ST I VA L

October C H O CO L AT E M A R K E T





LO C A L I N FO R M AT I O N Everything practical you need to know about Chelsea, from getting here to the day-to-day essentials such as banks, newsagents and embassies.



BA RC L AYS B A N K 30 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AF 0845 755 5555 High-street bank offering personal banking, mortgages and investments.

DA N I S H E M B A SSY 55 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SR 020 7333 0200 Representing Denmark in the United Kingdom.

B E LG R AV I A P O L I C E STAT I O N 202-206 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9SX Police Station.

DEXTERS 14 Culford Gardens, SW3 2ST 020 7590 9510 Estate agent dealing in sales, rentals and valuations across the area.

BL ANC CHEL SEA 85 Lower Sloane St, SW1W 8DA 020 8004 2630 Award-winning eco friendly dry cleaners. C H OA R E & C O 32 Lowndes Street, SW1X 9HZ 020 7245 6033 Independent bank dedicated to delivering high-quality personal service. It provides investment, banking, financial planning, trust and tax services. C A R P H O N E WA R E H O U S E 69 King’s Road, SW3 4NT 0343 538 0126 Chain mobile phone retailer selling contract phones from several providers and across a wide range of networks. C H E ST E RTO N S 31 Lowndes Street, SW1X 9HX 020 7235 8090 London and international property specialists.

DR AKER LET TINGS 1 Holbein Place, SW1W 8NS 020 3411 0269 Letting specialists focused on attention to detail and quality of service. EE Unit 2 73/79, King’s Road, SW3 4NX 020 7351 6332 Mobile phone provider and digital communications company, offering phones, superfast mobile and fibre broadband services, among others. E M B A SSY O F I C E L A N D 2a Hans Street, SW1X 0JE 020 7259 3999 The Embassy represents Iceland in the United Kingdom and its role is to protect the interests of Icelanders and to promote bilateral, political, economic and cultural links. FOX TO N S 44-46 King’s Road, SW3 4UD 020 7591 9000 79

The largest estate agent in London, dealing with property across the capital and beyond. H A I N E S N E W S AG E N T S The Bookstall, Sloane Square, SW1W 020 7730 7400 A family run business selling papers, magazines and confectionery, serving Chelsea for four generations since 1892. H A M P TO N S 7 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8AH 020 7717 5317 Estate agents established in 1869, dealing in residential property and working across national and international markets. H AY WA R D S S P EC I A L I ST D RY C L E A N E R S 25b Lowndes Street, SW1X 9JF 020 7235 4844 Couture and designer cleaning specialists. Bag and shoe dyeing. Repairs and alterations. Shirt service. HICKS 168a Pavilion Rd SW1X 0AW 020 7062 4710


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Professional services in greener dry cleaning, laundry, shirt service, tailoring, artisan shoe repair, leather repair, key cutting and watch repair; Hicks do it all. HSBC 76 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 0345 740 4404 High-street bank with an extensive network across the UK. I N T E R N AT I O N A L CU R R E N C Y E XC H A N G E Sloane Square Tube Station, SW1W 8BB 020 7730 5482 Bureau de change, open seven days a week. iSMASH 69a King's Road, SW3 4NX 020 7351 9656 Mobile phone repair shop, offering an express service for smartphones, tablets and computers. JAC Q U E S F LO W E R S 45 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY 020 7823 5577 Established in 1956, offering a beautiful selection of flowers.

JEEVES 8-10 Pont Street, SW1X 9EL 020 7235 1101 Dry cleaning and laundry service combining the finest traditions of hand valeting with the most advanced techniques in fabric care. Free home collection and delivery service. J O H N D WO O D 54-56 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8BP 020 3151 4149 Estate agents specialised in selling residential property in London, priding themselves on meticulous, highly professional staff with a thorough understanding of the market in the local area. K E N S I N GTO N P O L I C E STAT I O N 72-74 Earls Court Road, W8 6EQ Police Station. L LOY D S BA N K 33 King’s Road, SW3 4LX

0345 300 0000 High-street bank providing a comprehensive range of financial products and services – including current accounts, savings, mortgages, loans and credit cards. M E T RO B A N K 234 King’s Road, SW3 5UA 020 3402 7900 High-street bank open 7 days a week and priding itself on a customer focused service. M OY S E S ST E V E N S 188 Pavilion Road, SW3 2BF 020 7730 1377 Florist established in 1876 and providing floral artistry ever since. N AT W E ST 5 The Willett Building, 35-38 Sloane Square, SW1W 8DL 0845 303 0939 183b King’s Road, SW3 5EB 0345 788 8444 81

High-street bank providing current accounts, mortgages, loans, as well as a host of other services. O2 146 King’s Road, SW3 4UU 020 7581 6279 Mobile network operator awarded ‘Best Network Coverage in 2019’ by uSwitch. P E RU V I A N E M BA SSY 52 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SP 020 7235 1917 The Embassy represents Peru and Peruvian interests in the United Kingdom. P O ST O FF I C E Chelsea Royal Hospital, Museum and Gift Shop, Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4SR 020 7881 5425 Post Office Services. RY M A N 124b King’s Road, SW3 4TR 020 781 0752 Stationery chain selling writing, printing and art supplies, plus office furniture and electronics. S A N TA N D E R 138 King’s Road, SW3 4XB 0800 389 7000 Local branch offering current accounts, credit cards, loans, mortgages, savings and investments.

S AV I L L S 139 Lower Sloane Street, SW1X 9AY 020 7730 0822 A global real-estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. S LOA N E C L E A N E R S 71 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA 020 7824 8644 Specialised and general dry cleaning and upholstery cleaning service. S LOA N E TA I LO R S 69 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8DA 020 7730 3800 Personalised and professional Chelsea tailoring service. SNAPPY SNAPS 182 King’s Road, SW3 5XP 020 7351 4472 Passports, studio photography, photo printing and photobooks all produced onsite. ST RU T T A N D PA R K E R 66 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SH 020 7235 9959 Estate agent and property consultant with a broad range of services across every type of asset in commercial, residential and rural. TIMPSON 51 King’s Road, SW3 4ND 020 3538 4905 Chain of locksmiths, also offering other services including engraving and shoe repairs. VO DA FO N E 100 King’s Road, SW3 4TZ 0333 304 0191 Vodafone are one of the leading networks in the UK offering an array of network appliances and services including phones, 5G, mobile and broadband.


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Easily accessible by car, underground, overground, bus or boat.There are many ways to travel to Chelsea in style.


BY U N D E RG RO U N D Knightsbridge Tube station at the north end of Sloane Street, is on the Piccadilly line which connects Heathrow Airport with central London. Sloane Square Tube station, at the south end of Sloane Street and the east end of King’s Road, is one stop from Victoria and four stops from Charing Cross Railway Station on the District and Circle lines.

BY OV E RG RO U N D Imperial Wharf Overground at the west of Kings Road, located near Chelsea Harbour Pier connects Chelsea to a multitude of mainline train stations. BY B OAT Chelsea Harbour Pier is home to the RB6 River Bus, which travels south from Bankside Pier. Only avaliable Monday to Friday.

















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BY C A R There are public car parks in: • Brompton Place • Cadogan Place • Lowndes Square • Pavilion Road • Raphael Street • Sloane Avenue

BY B US The following buses serve the area: King’s Road 11, 19, 22, 211, 319, N11, N19, N22 Knightsbridge 19, 22, 137, N19, N22, N137 Lower Sloane Street 11, 137, 211, 360, N11, N137 Sloane Street 19, 22, 137, N19, N22, N137, C1 Sloane Square 19, 22, 319, C1, N19, N22