New Year’s day marks the start of a brand new year, and for those staying in Chelsea, there’s plenty to keep you entertained throughout the first day of 2020. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at eight of our favourite ways to make the most of this important date.
1.) Go shopping
New Year’s Day will mark the start of many seasonal sales, making this the ideal opportunity to grab a few bargains at some of the area’s many fantastic shopping destinations. A shopping spree is a popular activity on this day, and if you’re staying at 5 star hotels in Chelsea, then you’ll be within easy reach of all of the best shops and boutiques.
2.) Explore the Christmas lights
Chelsea’s Christmas lights will be taken down not long after New Year’s Day, so an evening stroll is a great way to catch them before they’re gone. Why not take a camera, and capture this part of the city during the festive season?
3.) Enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner
Whether you enjoyed a big night out for New Year’s Eve, or simply want to check out some great dining in the city, Chelsea is filled with some of the best restaurants anywhere in London. We recommend booking in advance where possible, as top destinations may be experiencing a particularly high volume of custom on this day.
4.) Try a Chelsea brunch
If dinner doesn’t sound like your cup of tea then how about a Chelsea tradition instead in the form of brunch? There are lots of great venues in the area which will help you enjoy this fun London pastime in style, and the more casual nature of brunch means you have a much better chance of grabbing a table.
5.) Go clubbing
For those who can’t get enough of London’s partying scene, Chelsea has plentiful nightlife to choose from. You’ll find a variety of different nightspots and live music venues in Chelsea, many of which will allow you to carry on the festivities into New Year’s Day while staying at the San Domenico.
6.) Browse an art gallery
Chelsea has a number of wonderful artistic venues and galleries, helping to cultivate the area as one of the most significant areas of London for art lovers. If you prefer to keep your New Year’s Day activities to a gentle pace, then this is a fantastic option.
7.) Spot some local heritage
The area has many blue plaques, commemorating areas of note in the city’s history and famous figures who lived at various Chelsea destinations. Go for a stroll and discover the former residences of everyone from Oscar Wilde to Alfred Hitchcock during your stay at luxury suites in London.
8.) Explore nature at Chelsea Physic Garden
Founded in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is set in three and a half acres, and features one of Europe’s oldest rock gardens, as well as a herb garden filled with medicinal and culinary plants. This is a wonderful place for a New Year’s Day walk.