An anniversary trip is always cause for celebration, and if you’ve chosen London as this year’s destination, then Chelsea is a wonderful place to stay. There’s lots to see and do in the local area, so we’ve compiled this quick guide to help you plan a problem free getaway…
Choose the right hotel
Your accommodation will form your true ‘base’ in Chelsea, so it makes sense to take a little more time on this than you might when planning another trip. At the San Domenico House Chelsea London, we have a variety of stunning rooms and suites where you will not only feel right at home, but be close to great transport links and the very best Chelsea has to offer.
Plan your itinerary
If you’re staying at luxury suites in London, you’ll have plenty of incredible attractions right on your doorstep. In Chelsea, you’re close to many of the city’s top museums and even a couple of Royal palaces, helping to make a visit to the area as action-packed as you want it to be. We highly recommend deciding the kind of anniversary trip you’re looking for, and planning your sightseeing around that theme.
Explore the scenery
Chelsea is a particularly green and pleasant part of London, with areas like the Chelsea Physic Garden providing a great backdrop for a romantic walk. Here you can immerse yourself in the city’s delightful scenery, and also a particularly historic part of London. First opened in 1673, the garden even has its own cafe where you can grab afternoon tea or enjoy a few drinks.
Experience local cuisine
As you might expect from such a cosmopolitan part of London, Chelsea is home to a number of great eateries, including everything from upscale cafes to gastropubs and restaurants. This variety ensures you’ll never be short of places to try the local cuisine – so whether your trip is short or long, there’ll always be a new place to try.
Visit the Saatchi Gallery
London has many impressive art galleries, but the Saatchi Gallery stands out even in this great company. Home to Charles Saatchi’s own art collection, here you’ll find a wide variety of forward-thinking exhibits and displays.
As an added bonus, it’s also free to enter the gallery – helping you conserve your budget for other events and attractions. Another way to help make your trip more affordable is to seek out the latest romantic hotel deals in London.
Enjoy some local shopping
Chelsea is also home to some fantastic shopping opportunities, particularly in the glitzy area of Duke of York Square. If you’re staying locally, it would be a shame not to add a few hours of retail therapy to your trip. Here you’ll find everything from boutiques selling designer goods to spots where you can pick up some chic home décor for your home – a great way to find a memento of this year’s anniversary trip.