Chelsea

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Chelsea featuring heritage architecture

One of the wealthiest residential areas of London has shops, museums and art galleries. Visit for the annual flower show and imagine yourself living in this posh district.

Southwest of central London, Chelsea is a lovely neighborhood along the River Thames. Admire some of London’s most impressive homes and shop in high-end boutiques and designer stores.

Described as affluent, exclusive or posh, the residential streets of Chelsea have some of the most expensive homes in London. Walk along Edgarton Crescent, familiarly called Billionaire’s Row, to see multi-million-dollar homes.

Beyond residences, one of the most impressive structures in the neighborhood is the Royal Hospital Chelsea, founded in 1692 to care for retired soldiers from the British Army. See artifacts from earlier soldiering days along with artwork including the Battle of Waterloo by George Jones. On summer Sundays many of the retirees gather for the Governor’s Parade before the service at the Wren Chapel. Join a tour led by one of the pensioners in his scarlet coat and tri-corner hat.

The hospital building is an impressive structure with Doric columns and long wings surrounded by perfectly groomed lawns. See the tall gold statue of King Charles II dressed as a Roman general. In May the Royal Horticultural Society takes over the grounds for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Get tickets online in advance for this very popular event.

Visit the Saatchi Gallery to see contemporary art. Attend an original performance at the Royal Court Theatre, which nurtures young playwrights. The nearby Duke of York Square offers fashion and food. Running along King’s Road between Sloane Square and Eel Brook Common are hundreds of shops from high-end luxury brands to affordable international favorites.

Walk through Brompton Cemetery, one of London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries. Monuments, trees and wildlife surround the gravesites of notable people. Inspect more than 5,000 edible and medicinal plants at the Chelsea Physic Garden. Walk along the Waterfront where tall high-rises offer additional impressive homes.

Join local residents cheering on the Chelsea Football Club at their home stadium of Stamford Bridge in Fulham. Travel to Chelsea via the Underground to Sloane Square.


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Chelsea Cloisters
Chelsea Cloisters
3.5 out of 5
Sloane Avenue, London, England
The price is AU$151 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Duke of York Square and Sloane Square. Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park Corner are ...
3.3/5 (1,675 reviews)
Looking forward to our return.
"The hotel has a great location and the rooms are comfortable with a convenient small kitchen area. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The hotel gave us everything we needed and we look forward to coming back. There was a lot of refurbishment going on in the hotel in the hallways which meant that ..."

Reviewed on 3 Jun. 2021

Chelsea Cloisters
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
4 out of 5
17 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, England
The price is AU$258 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sloane Street, Harrods and Hyde Park Corner. Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History ...
3.7/5Good! (984 reviews)
"Nice friendly staff, extremely fast room services very clean and tidy"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2021

Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
The Hari
The Hari
5 out of 5
20 Chesham Place, London, England
The price is AU$486 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hyde Park and Harrods. Victoria and Albert Museum and Buckingham Palace are also ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (439 reviews)
"Wonderful location, lovely staff, fantastic room, amazing decor in the lobby and lounge. We loved it"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2021

The Hari
Sloane Place
Sloane Place
4 out of 5
62-64 Lower Sloane Street, London, England
The price is AU$280 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Duke of York Square, Green Park and Sloane Square. Hyde Park Corner and Westminster Cathedral ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (226 reviews)
"This hotel is fantastically situated just a three minute walk from Sloane Square and the fabulous shopping. Our room was compact but had everything we needed to be comfortable. Lovely warm staff."

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2021

Sloane Place
The Capital Hotel, Apartments & Townhouse
The Capital Hotel, Apartments & Townhouse
5 out of 5
22-24 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London, England
The price is AU$323 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hyde Park Corner, Green Park and Sloane Square. Royal Albert Hall and Oxford Street ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (356 reviews)
"Excellent room in the townhouse section of the hotel. Spacious and nicely furnished."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2021

The Capital Hotel, Apartments & Townhouse
The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione
The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione
5 out of 5
24 Egerton Gardens, London, England
The price is AU$477 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Brompton Oratory and Victoria and Albert Museum. Natural History Museum and Imperial College ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (224 reviews)
"Just perfect!"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2021

The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione
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