Hamptons Chelsea: Relocation & Renovation Guide

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Relocate & Renovate Design & Build, Schools, Eating out, Health clubs, Shopping & more. Chelsea
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A very warm welcome to Chelsea and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons.

You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded villages in London. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population.

Hamptons has been matching people with property that’s right for them, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869. We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.

Today, 150 years after we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.

Yours sincerely, Nick Hubner- Head of Sales Anthony Isaac- Head of Lettings

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Contents

Welcome to Chelsea p.6

Interview:Town&CountryGardens p.12

Interview: Juliette’s Interiors p.14

Pubs & Live Music p.16

High street Best p18

Chelsea Arts p.20

Interview: Doree Bonner p.22

Interview: Markam Associates p.24

Interview: Beattie Construction p.26

Family day out p.28

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Interview: Kitchens & More p.30

Local Schools p.32 Interview: The Hampshire School p.34 Interview: Element 7 p.36 Map of Chelsea p.38

Health clubs p.40

Local Resturants p.42 Social media links p.44 Council Information p.46

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Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Chelsea

Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Chelsea you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links.

Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home. A big WELCOME and enjoy.

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Chelsea

A little bit of history

Chelsea was originally just one manor house, acquired by Henry VIII in 1536 who installed two of his six queens: Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves. By the early 1700s the area was already popular with the wealthy and described as a ‘village of palaces’. Perhaps the most famous building is the Chelsea Royal Hospital for soldiers, which was built in 1682 at the request of Charles II by Christopher Wren. The Swinging Sixties era was defined on the King’s Road, while the Sloane Square area gave the term ‘Sloane Ranger’.

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Why move to Chelsea?

Chelsea is synonymous with opulence: high-end shops and fine dining are what the world-famous King’s Road is best known for. It’s a great place to visit, and it’s also a fantastic place to live. Just two-and-a-half miles south west of central London, Chelsea has South Ken to the north, Pimlico to the east, the Thames and Battersea to the south and Fulham to the west: there’s no better place to be for enjoying the cultural and historical sights of the capital. There are few places more sought-after in central London than Chelsea – the district oozes exclusivity, but it’s also a real melting pot of different cultures.

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Located on the River Thames, the neighborhood of Chelsea is absolutely gorgeous. It’s got historical buildings throughout and several of its streets are known around the world for their great shopping. The Albert Bridge has been called one of the most romantic places in the world, offering up a beautiful view of London. And the streets of Chelsea were once walked by the greatest musical artists of all time, including the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Today, this is an affluent enclave that is notable for having the largest community of Americans expats living in London. There are many housing options, ranging from stately mansions to l oft-style apartments. You’ll also find detached housing here, which is relatively unique in this city, but it comes at a premium. Shopping is a sport in Chelsea. From huge brands to small, independent stores, you can get just about anything. There are classic clothing boutiques, edgy clothing stores, and everything in between.

For art buffs, there are a few galleries in Chelsea that highlight contemporary artists and events are held throughout the year that bring big names from the art world together. Some of the most “out there” artistic movements have originated in this neighborhood.

Entertainment-wise, Chelsea is home to many annual events, including the famous Chelsea Flower Show and the Christmas Gift Fair. Several theaters in the area are great for seeing independent movies and live theater is available as well. There is, of course, the Chelsea Football Club, but they actually play in nearby Fulham. You’ve got great food options here. You’ll have your choice of dining ranging from cheap delis to 5-star restaurants. The Bluebird cafe here is just one of the local favorites. Everything you could possibly need to live happily falls in Chelsea, including hairdressers, doctors, dentists, tailors, butchers, and even a weekly farmers’ market that sells perfect little treats, organic produce, and international foods. www.goodmigrations.com

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FAMOUS RESIDENTS

Chelsea and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations. Here are a few notable names you may or may not know..

Freddie Mercury

David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon

Anne of Cleves died Chelsea Manor 1557 Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban Honor Blackman (Markham Square)[1]

Enid Blyton, Author Dirk Bogarde

Phyllis Calvert, Actress

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Wife of Prince William)

Thomas Carlyle the “Sage of Chelsea” Dame Agatha Christie

Eric Clapton, lived on King’s Road during the late 1960s Petula Clark

Steve Coogan used to live in the area in the 90’s Mick Jagger and all the Rolling Stones

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J. R. R. Tolkien, Author of The Lord of the Rings Kylie Minogue, Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Meet ‘garden guru’ Ben Skinner of Town & Country Gardens

Tell us a little about the background of Town & Country. Ben Skinner set up Town and Country Gardens in 1995, initially as a landscape gardener but it soon grew into garden maintenance as well. Starting in Notting Hill Gate where he lived, the demand for local London gardeners was so great that the business grew rapidly, employing locals and friends to help and expanding through West London and beyond. Now it employs over 30 staff but still builds and maintains gardens primarily in West London.

Do you think customers demands have changed since you started?

The clients have become increasingly more diverse as London became more popular to other nationalities. Our clients are now international and recent events have meant they spend far more time working from home, so their gardens have become a more important part of their living space.

Tell us about a project you are most proud of?

There isn’t a single project that stands out but we are very pleased that the gardens we have built have won their designers awards!

What advice would you give to a Hamptons customer who’s new home is blank canvas in terms of outdoor space?

It’s amazing what we can create in a garden nowadays and I’d always advise getting a garden design to maximise the potential of the space.

What’s the thing you enjoy most about running your company?

We love meeting people and working with them to create outdoor spaces that give genuine pleasure to be in!

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With over 20 years’ experience of working in high-end and challenging projects within London and the Home Counties, we have the confidence and ability to oversee all aspects of garden maintenance and landscaping.

Our landscaping service cover all areas from relatively simple and small-scale jobs such as repairs to fencing / decking / paving / brickwork, to full-scale construction and landscaping projects.

Our garden maintenance service provides for everything needed to manage your outdoor space and get the very best out of it.

We believe a garden should not be a static space that looks the same year after year – it should improve and grow over time, and thrive throughout the seasons, and we have the vision and skill to develop gardens to attain their full potential, and then take them beyond that.

25 Years of Gardening & Landscaping in London

At Town and Country Gardens we provide a comprehensive and integrated range of services for the management of your outside space.

WE’LL HELP YOU LOVE YOUR GARDEN

Please feel free to give us a call on 0207 736 7801 or email ben@tandcg.co.uk to discuss your project in detail. For further information please visit www.tandcg.co.uk

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Interview with Juliettes Interiors

Tell us a little about how you came to establish Juliette’s Interiors?

It all came about by accident. I didnt set out to be an interior designer on the Kings Road. I followed what I enjoyed and was led by what my customers asked from me. Thats how I ended establishing Juliettes Interiors.

How has your business evolved over the years?

The business has evolved from 2005 on the kitchen table at home whilst I raised my 4 sons single handed to being an internationally recognised London brand that offers high end interiors and furniture retail for the HNW clients around the world with one of the best customer service experiences.

Is there are project you’re most proud of?

I am proud of all our projects. But one does stand out from the others being the South of France Project where we won the International Properties Awards best residential villa in France. The client was absolutely amazing to work with.

What’s your favourite aspect of Chelsea life?

Relocating the business to Chelsea in 2013 was the best move I made. Its a different world to outside of London. We now have access to UHNW and HNW clients, other designers that procure from us for their own projects and the fact tht we are surrounded by similar businesses makes us a destination recognised all over the world for interior design and furniture in general. And not forgetting the attitude in London is, of course, completely different. You have to be good at what you do to survive in London. I have enjoyed the challenges along the way.

What is currently your favourite item in the showroom?

My staff are my favourite items in the showroom. Without them non of this would not be possible.

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Pubs & Live Music

Kings Arms Chelsea

Welcome to the King’s Arms, a traditional pub with a modern twist in the heart of Chelsea’s Fulham Road. We believe in great British food from hearty brunch sandwiches and saeasonal lunches to memorable Sunday roasts. But most of all, WE BELIEVE IN BURGERS! We’re crazy about juicy patties, squidgy buns, and chin-dribbling sauce; all to be enjoyed with a nice cold pint. 190, Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 9PN. 020 7351 5043 www.thekingsarmschelsea.co.uk/

The Chelsea Pensioner

The Chelsea Pensioner Pub, on Fulham Road, in The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, dates back to the mid-19th century and lies on the border with Hammersmith and Fulham. We are very much a community pub and put on many events on throughout the year, including music, Karaoke, quizzes, even dating nights, comedy and cabaret. If nothing else, a great place to wind down with a pint or a cocktail after a long day or week in the office. There is always either live sport on the TVs or great background music. 358 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UU. 0207 351 0422 www.thechelseapensioner.co.uk/

Goat – Chelsea

A spacious and airy, 3-floor New York-Italian restaurant and cocktail bar. If you would like to host a private cocktail class in a bar, we have the perfect place for you but of course the maximum number of participants is six. We will tailor the evening to you with your chosen theme and try our best to accommodate nay specific requests. Over 1.5 hours, our knowledgeable bartender will take you through the history, the anecdotes and the making of 5 cocktails, and the next day you will be sent the recipes to cement that knowledge. We offer non-alcoholic options as much as possible for every theme.

333 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9QL. 07887 851227 www.goatchelsea.com/

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606 Club

The 606 has been one of the busiest jazz clubs in Europe since 1976, featuring jazz, soul, groove, Latin, R&B, funk, gospel, blues and groove artists with live music 7 nights a week plus Sunday lunches. With a capacity of 120 seated, this intimate basement Club and restaurant is known for its ‘speakeasy’ atmosphere and has hosted many a future jazz star in their formative years.

90 Lots Road, Chelsea, SW10 0QD. 020 7352 5953 www.606club.co.uk/

The Surprise, Chelsea Refreshingly independent, proudly local, and warmly welcoming, The Surprise is a uniquely appetising slice of London’s colourful history. Whether your pleasure’s a quiet pint with the papers, a casual weekday supper with friends or a sumptuous celebration in the Hamilton Room, our smart private dining space, The Surprise, a neighbourhood pub, and local landmark since 1853, feels like home.

6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, SW3 4AJ. 020 3837 4600

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FOOD & DRINK

Chelsea Ram

The Chelsea Ram is a traditional family pub that offers a seasonal British menu, featuring a selection of our homemade, seasonal pies, and great British pub classics to get your mouth watering. Only a five-minute walk from the iconic Kings Road and a 10-minute walk from Imperial Wharf station, our snug location in West London makes us the perfect destination for anyone travelling from all parts of London. Our Sunday Roast, the classic British pub lunch, is hard to beat no matter the season. Choose from our selection of premium British meats, with lashings of gravy, seasonal veg, and double-egg Yorkshires. What more could you possibly need?

32 Burnaby Street, Chelsea, London SW10 0PL. 020 7351 4008 www.thechelsearam.co.uk/

Chelsea Potter

Our Greene King Local Pubs are at the heart of communities across the UK. Whether you’re dining on our delicious food, dropping in for drinks, or celebrating a special occasion with friends and family, our pubs have something for everyone.

119 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 4PL. 02073 529479 www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs

Hollywood Arms

The Hollywood Arms is a pub, bar & restaurant in the heart of Chelsea, just a short walk from the quintessential Kings Road, Fulham Road, Stamford Bridge and all the iconic museums and galleries. We’re the place to be for Chelsea socialites throughout the week, with a magnetic dynamic atmosphere on Friday & Saturday nights as we are open late, rolling into lazy bloody Mary weekends and fabulous Sunday roasts. With an airy and spacious private room, this is the perfect venue to host all your special occasions, this Chelsea venue ticks all the boxes including a private bar, bespoke set dining menus, a selection of canapes, and an array of drink packages to meet your every need.

45 Hollywood Road, Chelsea, SW10 9HX. 020 7349 7840 www.hollywoodarmschelsea.com/

Shouldyou wish to wet your whistle in Chelsea you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Chelsea. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.

Bluebird Chelsea Bluebird Chelsea is a London landmark, a gleaming Art Deco icon right on the King’s Road. Made up of a chilledout Café & Courtyard on the ground floor and a more refined Restaurant & Bar on the first floor. The Restaurant & Bar underwent a complete refurbishment in 2016, at the hands of Sagrada, designers of Sartoria, and The Arts Club, who brought in mature trees and bespoke Celia Birtwell textiles.

350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU. 020 7559 1000 www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk/

The Durrell Arms

With our extensive wine list, new and improved cocktail menu, and Cask Marque certified ales, you can be sure to find just the tonic, whatever your tipple, in Fulham’s best local boozer. But we’re not just about eating and drinking... We firmly believe that any pub should be the hub of its local community.

704 Fulham Road, SW6 5SB. 020 7736 3014 www.durellarmsfulham.com/

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Local Hotspots

Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Chelsea!

Coffee by Real Eating Co

Coffee by Real Eating Co, on Kings Road, SW3 is our first London site! Stop by for take away coffee, fresh food made on-site every day including warming homemade mac ‘n’ cheese, traditional toasties, baguettes, and sweet treats. We carefully source all our produce from like-minded independent businesses that are family-owned, like ourselves. We look forward to welcoming you. 82 Kings Road, London, SW3 4TZ. 020 8194 4424 www.real-eating.co.uk/ St Anna

GAIL’s Bakery King’s Road

We bake fresh, handmade bread, pastries and cakes every day, served with our carefully sourced house blend specialty coffee. We serve artisan coffees and speciality teas using carefully selected beans. We use the best ingredients we can find for food and drink, using seasonal ingredients from suppliers we trust. 209 King’s Rd, London SW3 5ED. 020 7351 7971 www.gailsbread.co.uk/

508 Coffee

A modern coffee shop serving barista coffee and speciality teas with a selection of delicious pastries to compliment. Our friendly staff offer a great service and are trained to serve you artisan coffees. We stock Alchemy fresh roasted Beans and Brades Farm Barista Milk - Delicious, with a great variety of non-dairy options. 493A King’s Rd, London, SW10 0TU. 020 3931 5088 www.508-coffee.business

Hagen Espresso Bar (Hagen Chelsea)

Welcome to Hagen, a Danish espresso bar concept born out of Copenhagen and founded in London. We serve premium specialty coffee with a dash of Danish hygge, old school class & an ever-increasing amount of sustainability. We bring the specialty coffee revolution to the parts of London in much need of a good cup of coffee. So here we are. Come and visit us, let us serve you our freshly roasted coffee & hygge hospitality. Standing up (al banco / håndkaffe) or sitting down at our aged brass bars or taken away. 151 Kings Road, SW3 5TX, London. 07958 060036 www.thehagenproject.com/

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Welcome to St Anna our independently run coffee shop based in Fulham Road, Chelsea. Do come and enjoy our delicious artisan coffee paired with a pasty for your morning pick-me-up; with a toasted panini for your lunch break; for an afternoon natter with a nata or with a vegan or gluten free tasty treat throughout the day, all served by our enthusiastic and friendly team. Our arty, pet friendly venue makes us the perfect place for a casual meet-up or for working in a comfortable space with access to high-speed WiFi. 453 Fulham Road, SW10 9UZ . 0207 751 5893 www.stannacafe.com/

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Muse

Muse is a Chelsea-based boutique, stocking unique and beautiful fashion items from a variety of luxury brands, as well as high quality leather, fur and sheepskin pieces. We house a large range of day wear, as well as dresses for prom, bridesmaids dresses and other occasion wear.

63 King’s Rd, London SW3 4NT. 020 7823 6517 www.musekingsroad.co.uk/

Ella Boutique

Ella boutique was born in 2010 out of Raffaellwa’s desire to bring to London the sophisticated Italian fashion entirely dedicated to a refined clientele who love Italian individuality and style. The shop is a gem in the heart of Brompton Cross, enveloping the customers in its all-Italian atmosphere and inspiring space where you can reimagine your look for the season.

133 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6RT. 020 3441 1846 www.ellaboutique.co.uk/

Beeboon

Everyday Adorable Spanish Children Clothes. Designing unique traditional Spanish baby and kids clothes for over 26 years. We are passionate about bringing to life adorable timeless everyday looks for the little ones. We offer high quality sustainable Spanish baby and kids’ fashion at affordable prices. Our goal is to have our customers little ones looking adorable and fashionable every day. Unit G1, 122 King’s Rd, London SW3 4TR. 07365 131131 www.beeboon.co.uk/

SIRPLUS Clothing

Wolford Chelsea

Wolford is a Luxe hosiery and lingerie retailer, offering a large selection of pieces offering luxury and comfort. We also feature general apparel, swimsuits and supportive shapewear for the classic lady.

17 King’s Rd, London SW3 4RP. 020 7730 9152 www.wolfordshop.co.uk/

Salt Boutique

Visit our iconic boutique and discover our finely honed products selection. Born out of Stephanie Alameida’s intuition, Salt has been curating a brilliant mix of the most coveted brands and up and coming designers since 2012. 91 Walton Street, SW3 2HP London. 020 7581 4039 www.saltboutiqueofficial.com/

Founded by Henry Hales in 2010, SIRPLUS crafts contemporary menswear from quality fabrics, including surplus. What started as upcycled boxer shorts, has grown to a full range of functional wardrobe staples. Considered, contemporary and with a constant connection to our roots. We’ll continue to design with a vision of your clothes lasting longer, being worn more often, and adapting to a variety of seasons.

178A King’s Rd, London SW3 5XP. www.sirplus.co.uk/

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Chelsea Arts

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Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Chelsea!

Chelsea Theatre

Chelsea Theatre is a studio theatre in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. It presents, commissions, and produces material and works with the local community. Our major renovation heralds a vibrant new era for our artistic community.

7, World’s End Place, London, SW10 0DR. 020 7352 1967 www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/

Everyman Chelsea

Everyman is redefining cinema. Bringing an innovative lifestyle approach to our venues, where you swap a soft drink for a nice glass of red wine and a slice of freshly made pizza. A friendly atmosphere, with an excellent food and drink selection & fantastic customer service. An array of mainstream, independent & classic films, there is something for everyone.

279 King’s Road, London, SW3 5EW. 0872 436 9060 www.everymancinema.com/chelsea

The Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court is the writers’ theatre. A leading force in world theatre for cultivating & supporting writers – undiscovered, emerging & established. In today’s world, our mission is more important than ever; we must be unflinching & take risks to find stories from everywhere.

Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS. 020 7565 5000 www.royalcourttheatre. com/

Fulham Road Picturehouse

In the heart of their neighbourhoods, our cinemas are distinct, and run by welcoming and attentive staff. We don’t just screen excellent films. We provide places to eat, meet & relax, & host a busy calendar of eventsw . If you love opera or theatre, we screen it live & direct from stages around the world. If you’re all about superhero films, come to one of our screens & get yourself a large popcorn.

142 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9QR. 020 7326 2649 www.picturehouses.com/

Finborough Theatre

Founded in 1980, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre, led by Artistic Director Neil McPherson, presents plays & music theatre, concentrated on thought provoking text-based new writing, as well as rediscovering genuinely neglected works from the 19th & 20th centuries, many produced in-house. We offer a stimulating & inclusive programme at the centre of London’s cultural life, appealing to theatregoers of all generations & from a broad spectrum of the population.

118 Finborough Rd, London, SW10 9ED. 01223 357851 www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/

Curzon Victoria

Discover the latest films in cinema in the comfort of a stateof-the-art Curzon screen. From chart-topping blockbusters to the best of independent & world cinema. Open your eyes to new ways of seeing & discover new worlds and cultures with cinemas in London & around the UK. We love audiences & fostering a community of film enthusiasts, we look forward to seeing you in person, or virtually.

58 Victoria St, London SW1E 6QW. 01233 555644 www.curzon.com/

Ham Yard Theatre

The 190-seat state-of-the-art theatre has been designed and equipped to the highest professional standards. The walls are lined with electric blue wool, with striking tangerine orange leather seats & bright fuchsia pink silk curtains. As well as an exclusive dress circle balcony, there are two beautifully appointed green rooms complete with mini bar, shower, sofa, & desk.

1 Ham Yard, London SW1D 7DT. 020 3642 2000

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The Coronet Theatre

With a rich heritage, a wonderfully intimate auditorium, and one of London’s most unique theatre bars all at the edge of the West End, we are a local theatre with a decidedly international outlook. The Coronet Theatre offers a welcoming home for artists & audiences from around the world. We look forward to welcoming you too.

103 Notting Hill Gate, London, SW11 3LB. 020 3642 6606 www.thecoronettheatre.com/

Palace Theatre

The theatre opened as the Royal English Opera House in January 1891, within a year was converted into a grand music hall & renamed the Palace Theatre of Varieties. In 1925, the musical comedy No, No, Nanette opened, followed by many other musicals. In time the theatre became known as a musical house. Notable productions: Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, The Woman in White, Spamalot & Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The Palace Theatre is currently home to Harry Potter & the Cursed Child.

13 Shaftesbury Ave, London SW1D 5AY. 0330 333 4813 www.palacetheatre.co.uk/

Curzon Mayfair

Discover the latest films in cinema in the comfort of a stateof-the-art Curzon screen. From charttopping blockbusters to the best of independent & world cinema. Open your eyes to new ways of seeing and discover new worlds & cultures with cinemas in London & around the UK.

38 Curzon St, London W1J 7TY. 01233 555644 www.curzon.com/venues/mayfair/

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Markam Associates : Chelsea Architects

Markam Associates is a Chartered Practice established in Chelsea in 1991. The Practice specialises in Architecture, Interior Design and Management of high quality refurbishment in Central London. Our portfolio includes well over a hundred successfully completed projects. We are also highly expe rienced in all aspects of Building Design & Construction, Project Management, Technical Matters, Contract Administration, Dealing with Local Authorities on Planning and Building Regulations, as well as Site Management and Inspection

CUSTOMER PROCESS

After receiving the first enquiry from any potential Client, we meet them at the Property with no obligation to get their Brief, discuss their requirements and give them our professional opinion on the feasibility of their ideas, on what can be potentially done and what cannot be, be it from a Design, Structural, Planning, Building Control etc. points of view. We also advise on budgetary matters for such works. We then send our Fee Proposal outlining our various services (below) and fees suited to their Particular Project and their Requirements. We also offer to view one or more of our completed projects to demonstrate the quality of the design and workmanship.

Preliminary Drawings and Planning Advice

Preparation & Submission of Planning/Listed Building Applications

Advising on Consultants needed

Dealing with Local Authorities

Dealing with Freeholders/Managing Agents on Licenses to Alter Technical Matters

Detailed Drawings, Specs & Schedules of Works

Tender Action & Contractor Appointment

Building Contract Preparation

Project Management & Site Inspection

Updating on Programme Timing & Cost resulting from Variations

Preparation, if requested, detailed high quality rendered 3D images (CGIs) that give realistic vision of the end product

INTERSTING COMMISSIONS

Commissions of interest are those requiring Full Refurbishments with Clients who trust deferring to us during the Design and Refurbishment Phases, and appreciate the value of creative design.

WHY US?

Our extensive experience in Central London Refurbishment gave us a broad understanding of Re furbishment, Construction and Planning Regulations. We have secured a multitude of successful Planning and Listed Building Consents for almost each of our project the vast majority of which are in RBKC.

Unlike some other Architects/designers, our approach to projects is not limited to Design and Creativ ity but also to Practicality and Cost Effectiveness. We also believe that regular Site Inspection is extremely essential. To this, we carry out between 2 to 3 inspection visits per week as opposed to the guidance of the RIBA Architects Appointment Agree ment which states a minimum of 1 visit per month. We are also very flexible in our availability for Clients accommodating their work schedule to meet them after work hours and on weekends when necessary.

We know Kensington and Chelsea like the palm of our hand. We both lived in the borough for over 25 years and our offices are very local. When our projects are in close proximity to our offices, it makes for quicker Site Inspection, as well as Client Meetings.

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Interview with Beattie Construction

BUILT ON CLIENT SATISFACTION

Beattie Construction is a leading London based Residential and Commercial properties construction company with years of experience in the industry. We are specialists in Extensions. Loft conversions and full refurbishments. We pride ourselves on High-Quality, Stress-Free Service. We know that the reputation of our company is built on the satisfaction of our clients. That’s why we stand behind the quality of our workmanship and our customer service. We provide the tools you need to create a beautiful home. We don’t contract out a single service, which means we can keep control of all elements of each job – this includes building work, electrical fitting, plumbing, carpentry, and plastering. Our Philosophy Is to Provide Quality Service to All Clients. Our experienced designers visit your home to assess and discuss the project and then elaborate a detailed quotation and works schedule.

EXTENSIONS & REFURBISHMENT

You don’t need to move into a new house to find more space. At Beattie Construction Ltd. our team of expert architects and builders can help you extend your property to give you the space and layout you need for the perfect home. A well-designed extension adds more space and increases the value of your property. We work on a wide range of extension projects, including kitchens, lofts and garages. Extensions are about balancing quality with creativity, so make sure you contact us so we can explain all the options.

Project Management

All successful builds need a dedicated and experienced project manager. We have a flexible team and can dedicate the resources you need to manage a larger project and work with other construction partners. While we specialise in residential properties in London, our experience and certifications mean we can manage big projects like apartment and housing developments and commercial properties. We have a solid reputation in the construction industry in London of delivering projects on time and on budget to top standards and project managing new builds is no exception.

Add value by refurbishing your property

At Beattie Construction LTD we provide thorough property refurbishment services for home own ers across London.

Our skilled team of experts is made up of designers and builders who can take your refurbishment project from planning and development right through to completion. We don’t contract out a single service, which means we can keep control of all elements of each job – this includes building work, electrical fitting, plumbing, carpentry and plastering. To read more about our full range of services, click here.

020 7183 3773 or 01462 600 199

9 Lauderdale Parade, Lauderdale Road, London W9 1LU

If you wish to send plans etc. email us info@beattieconstruction.co.uk

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Family days out

Wimbledon is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

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FAMILY LIFE

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

The perfect place for little explorers in London’s Battersea Park. Our zoo is a safe, outdoor environment where you can enjoy the fresh air & reconnect with the natural world. Learn about our awesome animals from the people who know them best — their Keepers. Every day, you can hear our Keepers talk about the animals they care for & the Zoo’s important conservation work.

Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ. 0207 924 5826

www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk/

Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tours

Our tours are led by one of our fantastic team of tour guides who will give you a wealth of information, answer any questions & recommend the best photos in the Dressing Room, Press Room, Player’s Tunnel and more. Stadium tours tickets include entry to the Chelsea FC Museum which tells the full story of the club from 1905 & showcases an incredible collection of shirts, medals, boots, artefacts & the ‘The Trophy Room’ which includes 5 Premier League titles, 8 FA Cup’s, 4 Women’s Super League trophies & - the most iconic of allboth the 2012 & 2021 UEFA Champions League trophies which guests can have their photograph.

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HS. 0371 811 1955 www.chelseafc.com/en/stamford-bridge/stadium-toursand-museum

Saatchi Gallery

Since 1985, Saatchi Gallery has presented contemporary art exhibitions showcasing the work of emerging artists. Exhibitions which drew upon the collection of Charles Saatchi, led to Saatchi Gallery becoming a recognised authority in contemporary art globally. The Gallery acquired a strong reputation for introducing artists who would later gain worldwide recognition. In 2019 Saatchi Gallery became a registered charity and begun a new chapter in its history.

Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY. 020 7811 3070 www.saatchigallery.com/

Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden is open for the well-being of our community. We are able to provide a green space for our local community. For safety reasons, there is an hourly limit on the number of Friends & visitors allowed in the Garden. We will only allow entry with a valid prebooked ticket for visitors, we also recommend that Friends reserve a free ticket. We are excited to say that from 17 May our historic glasshouses will be reopened to the public. Please read our Visitor Guidelines for more information on how to book your ticket and what to expect when you visit.

66 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HS. 020 7352 5646 www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/

Battersea Park

Battersea Park is a large (200 acre) Victorian park, built between 1854 and 1870. It has a riverside promenade, a large lake, many notable trees and ecological areas, children’s play areas, a children’s zoo, the Pump House gallery, ceremony venue and sports facilities.

Battersea Park SW11 4NJ. 020 8871 6000 www.wandsworth.gov.uk/batterseapark

Carlyle’s House

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a writer & historian & the leading literary lion of the 1840s-50s. He was an immensely influential social commentator & shaped the way the Victorians thought about themselves. The collection is mainly of Carlyle memorabilia, including photographs, paintings & furniture belonging to Thomas & Jane Carlyle who lived in the house from 1834 until their deaths. There is a substantial remnant of the working library of Thomas Carlyle. At the back of Carlyle’s House is a little walled garden where Jane grew flowers & herbs & Thomas grew vegetables. 24 Cheyne Row, London SW3 5HL. 020 7352 7087 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carlyles-house

National Army Museum

We aim to be a first-class museum that moves, inspires, challenges, educates & entertains. The National Army Museum is a fun, interactive space. Our engaging museum experience reaches out to all. We want to connect the British public with its army, regardless of age, gender, race, and religion.

Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HT. 020 7730 0717 www.nam.ac.uk/

Kensington Gardens

Once part of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens offers a mix of old and new park pastimes and green space. Get your fix of contemporary art & architecture at the Serpentine Galleries, marvel at the history and heritage of Kensington Palace or admire the Victorian splendour of the Albert Memorial. Over in the Diana Memorial Playground, kids will enjoy the huge wooden pirate ship, sensory trail and play sculptures, inspired by the adventures of fictional park hero, Peter Pan. London SW2 2UH. 0300 061 2000 www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the home of The Queen, the focus of national & royal celebrations. Explore Buckingham Palace Garden this summer, and discover its sights before enjoying a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to picnic on the lawn with views of the Palace. You can see the magnificent State Rooms on a special guided tour of the Palace. Follow a route around the garden at your own pace and experience the beauty and calm of this walled oasis in central London. Among the many features to discover are the 156-metre Herbaceous Border, the Horse Chestnut Avenue, the Plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that is home to the Buckingham Palace bees. London SW1A 1AA. 0303 123 7300 www.rct.uk/visit/buckingham-palace

Alexander Fleming Museum

St Mary’s Hospital is home to the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin at St Mary’s Hospital in 1928, a breakthrough that revolutionised medicine & earned him a Nobel Prize. Visitors can see Fleming’s laboratory, restored to its 1928 condition, and explore the story of Fleming & the discovery and development of penicillin through displays and video.

35a Praed St, London SW2 1QY. 020 7886 6528 www.imperial.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/flemingmuseum

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Q&A with Elcio Betta from Kitchens & More by LCO

Tell us a little about the background of Kitchens & More?

Kitchens & More was established in 2013. As an experienced architect, it allowed me to combine my passion, skills and expertise in interior design with my passion for cooking, and offer the best possible service for a client’s kitchen experience. With a keen eye for details, I feel very fortunate to be designing beautiful kitchens and furniture, whilst building lasting relationships with many satisfied customers. Our purpose is to offer affordable high-quality bespoke fitted kitchens designed by interior architects to help our clients create a luxury space perfectly suited to their needs. We specialise in creating bespoke and creative kitchen spaces driven by an acute attention to detail, an intuitive awareness to the needs of clients, and a very personable style to meet the client’s expectations.

Can you go through your customer process with us?

At Kitchens & More we offer a full design and installation service for your kitchen, or any other space of your home, from conception to completion. It all starts with an informal chat between you and our designers. This will include information on how you prefer to operate in your kitchen, how you like to cook and what is and isn’t important to you. We will support you by guiding you through colours, styles, functional and ergonomic options. Above all, we will make recommendations where appropriate, based on your preferences and personal circumstances. This process will ensure we provide you with the best options for a comfortable and effective bespoke kitchen or furniture. These will be custom-made to match your personal preferences and specifications. In addition, we can also provide you with a large variety of appliances that will ensure the best options for you. These range from the latest high-tech generation in appliances to more cost-effective alternatives. Finally, we have a specialised joinery fitting team with extensive experience in high-end finish and exquisite attention to details. Our fitting team not only know how to best fit your bespoke joinery, they are also experts in all aspects of cabinetry systems.

So “Kitchens and More” tell us about the ‘more’ part of your name?

At Kitchens & More we’re not just limited to providing beautiful kitchens. Becoming renowned for our expertise in the latest technology of bespoke cabinetry systems, we soon expanded our offerings. We now also provide all types of joinery and furniture for any residential or commercial environment. Therefore, we are can proudly say that Kitchens & More is your specialised provider of bespoke fitted kitchens and joinery covering all your luxury bespoke joinery needs for any room of your home or office. We also operate a fully functional and well established architectural and interior design company since 2010. LCO Design Studio has been delivering high quality architectural and interior design services to a wide range of clients across London, including architectural drawings for planning applications.

So we all know fashions and trends come and go, so what are customers looking for in kitchen designs at the moment?

Its impossible to cover this in such a short amount of time, but we do try to address the latest trends in our regular features on our website.Our kitchens come in all styles and shapes to accommodate any taste or lifestyle. From traditional shaker-style and in-frame kitchens to sleek modern contemporary styles, Kitch ens & More can offer whatever you like. Just come visit our showroom and we will be happy to discuss your dream kitchen with you.

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Local Schools

Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

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Ashburnham Community Primary School

At Ashburnham Community School we empower children with the skills and understanding to embody our values daily, both in and out of school. We developed our school values together as a staff and with input from Pupil Council members. Aspects of the school values and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) education pervade our core subjects and our foundation subjects, as well as in our assemblies, displays, after school clubs and enrichment opportunities so it is truly part of the ethos of the school.

17 Blantyre St, London SW10 0DT. 020 7352 5740

www.ashburnhamcommunityschool.org.uk/

Eaton Square School

We are a family of co-educational, independent day schools, located in the heart of London and dedicated to drawing out the very best of the children and young people in our care. Our Nursery and Prep educates children aged 2 to 11 and our Senior and Sixth Form educates from 11 through to 18. Across the Eaton Square community, we share a consistent vision for nurturing intellect, character, and passion within each child. At every stage of development, pupils are enveloped in a secure, tailored learning environment, providing them with the educational and personal support to thrive academically and make their mark in today’s world.

Eaton Square Preparatory School, 79 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PP. 020 7931 9469 www.eatonsquareschools.com/

The Hampshire School Chelsea

The Hampshire School Chelsea children are inquisitive with unique abilities, interests, and aspirations. Founded in 1928, The Hampshire School Chelsea is distinctive as a 3-13 coeducational preparatory school for its location in London, its heritage rooted in the performing arts, and because it offers a holistic education which aims to develop happy, curiosity, confident and intellectually stimulated children who embrace their potential at every stage of school life. We provide the foundations for each child’s love of learning to flourish within a nurturing and caring ethos. We are a reflective learning community and value the quality of our relationships with our parents and whole school community. The school motto, ‘Alte Spectemus’ reflects our commitment to high aspirations in all aspects of our educational provision

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6NB. 0207 352 7077

www.thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk/

Queen’s Gate School

Our School is housed in five elegant Victorian buildings on Queen’s Gate, ideally situated to take advantage of the museums, galleries, theatres, and other resources offered by a Central London education. In both our Junior and Senior Schools, we aim to create a happy and secure environment in which each girl may realise her academic and personal potential. Our excellent location in South Kensington, Central London enables us to make full use of a range of resources and facilities on our doorstep, all of which serve to enrich the education we offer our girls.

131 – 133 Queen’s Gate, London, SW7 5LE. 020 7589 3587 www.queensgate.org.uk/

Redcliffe Gardens School

At Redcliffe we encourage curiosity and open children’s eyes to the wonder of learning; we develop confidence so that pupils embrace new challenges without fear of failure; and we foster a culture of kindness so that our children are happy and caring members of our school community. Our teaching is modern, ambitious and inspiring and focuses on developing skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creative thinking, and collaboration. Our team of specialist staff are professional and talented and care deeply that every child fulfils their individual academic potential and becomes an independent and creative learner.

47 Redcliffe Gardens, London SW10 9JH. 020 7352 9247 www.redcliffeschool.com/

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Interview with Richard Lock of The Hampshire School, Chelsea.

Tell us a little of the history of the School. We are a co-education prep school established almost 80 years ago by Susan Hampshire, a celebrated actress and ed ucationalist. After several moves across Chelsea we have now been proud residents of the Old Library on Manresa Road for over ten years.

What would you say is special about a school life at The Hampshire School?

We are a school in the heart of Chelsea and are proud of our long heritage and history within the community we serve.

We select children from a range of backgrounds and enjoy watching them develop into confident and resilient senior school students.

What aspects of the school are you most well known for?

Our strong history of creative and performing arts are part of our heritage and the same continues to this day. Children have the opportunity to perform in school productions, learn a range of instruments and take part in a range of musical opportunities. Ballet is part of the curriculum up to Year 2 and there is a range of exciting clubs on offer. Many Chelsea residents will know the smart school buses driving along the King’s Road as Pedro and Phil collect and drop off our children from across the neighbourhood.

What sporting facilities do you have?

We have an outdoor garden with a magnificent climbing frame for all children to enjoy as well as a dedicated reception and nursery outdoor space. Indoor sport and dance take place in our multi-use hall and we take children to Battersea Park for games lessons.

Which destinations do your pupils go on to?

Our children move to selective London day schools, both coeducational and single-sex. We always look to find the right school for each child and their needs. Our senior school discussion with parents starts early and we collaboratively find the right school for all of our leavers.

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"I would like to thank you for everything you do with our children with their help and encouragement, and I am very happy to have my children with you." Parent of The Hampshire School Chelsea, 2022 SCAN ME FOR MORE Contact us to book your private tour O ering year-round provision, early bird and stay & play Tel: 020 7352 7077 | Email: admissions@thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk 15 Manresa Road, Chelsea, London SW3 6NB
Independent co-education preparatory day school for girls and boys aged 3-11 years old. Located in the heart of Chelsea, London

Sussex House School

Sussex House is an independent day school for boys aged eight to thirteen. The school is located in a beautiful house in Chelsea which has been lovingly restored to its original Victorian splendour. It has an outstanding record for Common Entrance and Scholarship results and a strong reputation for music, drama, and artistic creativity. Sussex House is an I.A.P.S. Boys’ Preparatory School of 180 pupils. It was founded in 1952 and, since 1994, has been an independent charitable trust. Sussex House’s charitable status profoundly influences its priorities. Not dominated by any personal profit motive, it firmly maintains its size of 180 boys and 21 full-time staff, backed up by a team of visiting sports coaches and music staff. 68, Cadogan Square, London SW1X 0EA. 020 7584 1741 www.sussexhouseschool.co.uk/

Knightsbridge

School

We have six main aims – they are Atmosphere, Attitude, Autonomy, Achievement, All-Rounder and Action. The KS community believe that teamwork is the key to achieve these A’s at school. Pupils excel at all levels and each year get accepted into fantastic senior schools. A broad and engaging curriculum combined with an outstanding range of extra-curricular opportunities mean that children are encouraged to be creative, curious and, by having a go, to find their talents and develop the skills for success. Our commitment to charity and the local community through action, supported by our wonderful Parents’ Association, fosters a genuine and deep sense of belonging and engagement with the wider world.

67 Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD. 020 7590 9000 www.knightsbridgeschool.com/

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Chelsea Open Air Nursery School

The Nursery School offers a full range of learning and development opportunities that meet the needs of children and their families, building upon the historical strengths of the Nursery School. We believe that outdoor play supports all areas of learning and is an integral part of children’s development. At Chelsea Open Air children have access to the outdoors all year round, no matter what the weather!

51 Glebe Place, London SW3 5JE. 020 7352 8374 www.coans.rbkc.sch.uk/

Tadpoles Nursery School

Let children be children. A skilled five year old grows from a busy four year old, a curious three year old, an adventurous two year old a cuddled one year old and a communicative baby”. We aim to give the children a happy, settled and structured environment in which to work and play. The desire is to develop the individuality of each child and we hope that all children will leave us ready to become independent learners.

Park Walk, London SW10 0AY. 020 7352 9757 www.tadpolesnursery.com/

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Interview with the flooring team from Element 7

Tell us a little about the history of Element7? Element7 have been trading for 25 years. We started off supplying extra wide and long engineered planks suitable for underfloor heating before anyone else in the UK but have evolved and are now the leading supplier for plank, parquet and bespoke pattern engineered flooring in the UK

Please outline how your customer process works? Most customers visit us in the showroom which is the biggest in the UK. We discuss their requirements (lifestyle/children/dogs/entertaining etc) and recommend the best options – we have our most popular products laid on the floors which helps to actually visualise the flooring in their homes.

Is there a type of project that gets you particularly excited to work on? All of our customers are treated with the highest level of service, the majority of whom are recommended to us by the very best interiors designers and architects. We love to see our flooring in the most innovative and exciting projects all over the world. Please see the testimonials on our website from some of those who have rec ommended us.

How has your industry evolved over the years? Nowadays we primarily sell varnished floors where as previously we only sold oiled floors. Our varnished floors have 8 layers of natural water based colour enhanced varnish which will last a lifetime. Our flooring may be more expensive than average but will not need refinishing or replacing and is guaranteed for 15 years.

What words of encouragement would you give to a client who is interested in going for hardwood floors but not quite convinced?

Our engineered 3 layer flooring is constructed using the same wood species on both top and bottom layers with soft wood in the centre which is recognised worldwide as the most stable construction available and has an average lifespan of 3 times that of the average wood floor plus never needs refinishing.

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Fitness & health

Leadinga hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

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Barrecore Chelsea

Our unique Barrecore Method is recognized as one of the fastest, safest & most effective body transformation exercises, & has been endorsed by some of the biggest celebrities & influencers including Claudia Schiffer, Pippa Middleton, Rita Ora & Poppy Delevingne. Our Chelsea studio is located just off King’s Road, within the same premises as our friends at KOBOX. 107 King’s Rd, London SW3 4PA. 020 7349 7500 www.barrecore.com/

The Chelsea Health Club & Spa

London’s premier luxury health club, combining first class facilities with space and style to deliver the finest in health, fitness, and wellbeing. Taking a tailored approach to your fitness, our specialist team of personal trainers, wellbeing coaches and spa therapists are on hand to help you achieve your goals. Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HS. 020 7915 2200 www.chelseahealthclub.com/

Duo Chelsea

There is no doubt that training and exercise are essential to our physical health and mental well-being. Our aim is to maximise the benefits associated with physical exercise whilst working towards your specific goals. Training and aesthetic changes go hand in hand. We have over 10 years of experience in the industry and have worked with 1000s of clients in coaching them towards getting stronger and leaner for their weddings, birthdays, holidays etc.

2A Gunter Grove, Chelsea, London. SW10 0UJ. 0207 352 5399 www.duochelsea.co.uk/

Anytime Fitness Chelsea

Let’s Make Healthy Happen at Anytime Fitness Chelsea! Our friendly, professional staff are trained to help you on your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need. Membership includes a free, no-pressure fitness consultation, access to more than 160 UK and 4,500+ gyms worldwide, and always open 24/7 convenience. All in a welcoming club and supportive member community. 222-224 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NB. 020 3745 5066 www.anytimefitness.co.uk/

Chelsea

Sports Centre

Chelsea Sports Centre is an iconic grade II listed building located alongside the Chelsea Old Town Hall, just off Kings Road, close to Sloane Square and South Kensington tube stations. The centre boasts a state-of-the-art 70+ station gym with the latest series of Technogym equipment, including Treadmills, a Skillrun treadmill, Stair climber, Rowers and Cross-trainers, to name a few. The centre also benefits from newly refurbished functional fitness and free weight areas that encompass the latest equipment including Omnia frame, with punch bag, sled push and track, battle rope, kettle bells, new dumbbells, 2 x squat racks, bench press and much more.

Chelsea Manor Street, Kensington & Chelsea, London, SW3 5PL. 020 7352 6985

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Triyoga Chelsea

Founded in 2000, triyoga has become London’s top destination for yoga, Pilates and treatments, creating beautiful spaces where everyone can belong. From the beginning, alongside our brilliant and inspiring teachers on our schedule, we continue to invite the world’s leading teachers throughout the year to offer workshops at triyoga. Every year, we welcome some 30 guest teachers from home and abroad. 372 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UZ. 020 3362 3366 www.triyoga.co.uk/

Happy at Heart Yoga

Happy At Heart offers yoga and mindfulness classes to children and teenagers, helping them foster a wholesome lifestyle from an early age. In a happy and nurturing environment, children develop flexibility, strength and coordination, while improving their sense of calmness and relaxation. It encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that is noncompetitive and fosters cooperation and compassion. Arundel Court, Jubilee Pl, London SW3 3TJ. 07468 335125 www.happyatheartyoga.com/

Hyde Park Stables

Fancy going horse riding in London’s most iconic park. Head over to Hyde Park Stables and meet plenty of friendly horses and head off on a ride through the picturesque park. We welcome kids as young as 4 years old being able to jump in the saddle, it’s the perfect place for families to experience the fun of horse riding and discover a new outdoor passion. You don’t need to be an expert in horse riding too, with a selection of horses suited to all abilities and riding lessons available too, it’s great for beginners too. 63 Bathurst Mews, London, Greater London, SW2 2SB. www.hydeparkstables.com/

ONE LDN | Boutique Gym & Fitness Studio

We provide the ultimate gym experience. Combining the very best equipment and stunning studio spaces with a world-class training team, ONE LDN is the ultimate training playground. A community-based destination for members to pursue their fitness goals.

Imperial Wharf the Boulevard, London SW6 2UB. 020 3841 4401 www.oneldn.com/

Complete Pilates – Chelsea

Have you been told to start Pilates but don’t know where to start or who to see? Do you have back pain & regular physio treatment hasn’t helped? Since Complete Pilates started in 2015, our business has grown but our core values have remained. Many doctors, consultants & other physiotherapists say to their patients that you have not tried Pilates until you have tried Complete Pilates. We strive to offer the highest quality, physiotherapist led Pilates. First Floor, 321 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9QL. 020 3764 5668 www.complete-pilates.co.uk/

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Local Restaurants

Bestro Chelsea

Be-stro is our adaptation of a traditional French bistro mixed with our personal & modern approach to what the world has taught us. Whether our inspirations come from places we travelled together or on our own, places we lived & worked or even dishes we tried & liked, our aim is to provide an original experience to our guests & not limit ourselves to being French. Flavours of the world blended with our culture & traditions sprinkled with a touch of originality.

386 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UZ. 020 7349 9499 www.bestrolondon.com/

Myrtle Restaurant

Located in Chelsea, Myrtle Restaurant offers Modern European cooking with an Irish influence using the finest Irish produce. Myrtle Restaurant presents sophisticated yet informal dishes in a relaxed dining atmosphere. Hailing from Tallaght in Dublin, Head Chef and owner Anna Haugh has been cooking professionally for almost 20 years.

1A Langton St, London SW10 0JL. 020 7352 2411 www.myrtlerestaurant.com/

The Chelsea Cellar Opened in 2015, with the help of chef Cleo, we have slowly grown to be a homely little hideaway in Chelsea. We always wanted to be a place where one or many feel comfortable and can get a good plate of food and a decent glass of wine for a reasonable price. I believe Tim and I have managed that and will continue to serve our very loyal customers (friends).

9 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ. 020 7351 4933 www.thechelseacellar.co.uk/

Bluebird Chelsea

Bluebird is a local neighbourhood restaurant, situated on the King’s Road. A modern European restaurant and bar with outside terraces and lounge. Bluebird is a stylish establishment in the heart of Chelsea. Moreover its vast stylish space makes it a perfect destination to unwind and have fun with friends and family. 350 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UU. 020 7559 1175 www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk/

The Five Fields Located in the Sussex countryside, The Garden, which was originally curated by Jekka McVicar - is managed and beautifully maintained by David Love-Cameron, a ‘Raymond Blanc Heritage Garden’ scholar. The Five Fields, situated in the heart of Chelsea, is an elegant and intimate, modern British restaurant serving the best of seasonal ingredients, while celebrating the abundance of produce from its very own Kitchen Garden. Since opening in 2013, Chef Patron Taylor Bonnyman and his team have received numerous awards including one Michelin Star, four AA Rosettes, Squaremeal ‘Restaurant of the Year’, Sunday Times top 100 Restaurants in the UK, ‘Best Gastronomic Experience’ by the Harden’s Guide and AA ‘Wine list of the year’.

8-9 Blacklands Terrace, London SW3 2SP. 020 7838 1082 www.fivefieldsrestaurant.com/

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Elystan Street

With many years of experience both in the kitchen cooking and at the table eating we have come to understand the importance of one in relation to the other. Our aim in the kitchen, as always, is to deliver great pleasure in the dining room – and at Elystan Street we aim to achieve this through serving pure, seasonal, ingredient led, gimmick free dishes which are full of vitality and flavour.

43 Elystan St, London SW3 3NT. 020 7628 5005 www.elystanstreet.com/

OKA Chelsea

Amazing sushi and a modern take on Pan-Asian and Robata Grill cuisine. Set in sophisticated and traditional settings we offer something for everyone with our large selection of delicious dishes.

251 King’s Rd, London SW3 5EL. 020 7349 8725 www.okarestaurant.co.uk/

Rabbit

Rabbit is on the iconic Kings Road, Chelsea. It is a farm-to-fork neighbourhood restaurant focusing on sustainability, capturing the English countryside’s flavours, freshness, and vibrancy on this famous London Street. Rabbit serves modern British dishes with knowledgeable, attentive service and an electric atmosphere. Our seasonally-changing menu celebrates local and wild produce with zero-waste cookery and sustainability at the forefront of everything we serve. We use wild, foraged, and locally grown ingredients, including sustainable livestock from the family farm in West Sussex. We proudly serve an award-winning range of English Wines from our vineyard, Nutbourne.

172 King’s Rd, London SW3 4UP. 020 3750 0172 www.rabbit-restaurant.com/

The Jam

Born in 1972, during the decade of pure unadulterated fun, The Jam restaurant has been wowing locals and tourists alike with its innovative and quirky design for 46 years. It boasts a one-of-a-kind architectural design with a multilevel booth seating arrangement. With ladders to climb up to reach the up top seating, people call us the tree house restaurant, bunk bed dining and with train compartment privacy making it one a one of the kind dining experience like no other. Now, having lovingly refurbished, we are excited to bring to you a new Jam restaurant with a modern finish for the people of Chelsea today, 289A King’s Rd, London SW3 5EW. 020 7352 8827 www.thejamrestaurant.com/

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Located on London’s enduringly desirable King’s Road, The Ivy Chelsea Garden brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Chelsea. Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, extensive terrace and garden, and a beautiful orangery, The Ivy Chelsea Garden offers tranquil al fresco dining all year and the perfect setting for any occasion. Sample our all day menus and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are simply visiting the area, and experience a taste of Ivy magic in another beautiful setting 195, 197 King’s Rd, London SW3 5EQ. 020 3301 0300 www.theivychelseagarden.com/

Cinquecento Neapolitan Pizzeria

Our dough is fermented for 48 hours and is 67% of hydration, this makes our product a very special treat that will be very easy to digest. Our ingredients are 100% Italian. Our Tomato sauce is San Marzano and grows only in volcanic area of Campania. 1 Cale St, London SW3 3QT. 020 7351 9331 www.cinquecentopizzeria.com/

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46 www.hamptons.co.uk OUR COMMUNITY
all you need Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.
‘Virtually’

Chelsea

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Bridge Wharf and Vista Community Group
South Kensington,
Square mums &
(babysitters)
(The Pride of London)
Community Group (Chelsea &
Chelsea Women Supporters Group twitter.com/chelseawomensg?lang=en Chelsea Physic Garden twitter.com/chelsphysicgdn?lang=en Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea twitter.com/RBKC Chelsea FC RSS Feeds twitter.com/CFCrss
www.facebook.com/groups/1877405635849184/ Chelsea,
Sloane
nannies
www.facebook.com/groups/1453694444687368/ Chelsea
www.facebook.com/groups/1813080315619681/ SW3
Knightsbridge) www.facebook.com/groups/ChelseaSW3/

Help and support from your localCouncil

You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here..www.rbkc.gov.uk/council-tax/tell-us-about-any-changes You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.

Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Windsor town Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link.

www.rbkc.gov.uk

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Planning and Building Control

Unsure which services you need?

If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.

Please note that many developments will require both.

What is planning?

Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).

You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:

• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building

• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties

• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes

• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access

• change the density of development in an area

• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties

• have an effect on existing trees

What is building control?

Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.

www.rbkc.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control

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