London by Foot: Top Places to Explore in the Neighbourhood

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Chelsea is a great location for anyone who loves browsing and exploring on foot, with lots of the city’s top attractions within easy reach of your hotel.

In this blog, we’ll introduce you to a few of the best places to explore simply by walking around the local area.

Go shopping

London has plenty of great shopping districts, but many of the very best can be found in and around Chelsea. This is great news for retail therapy enthusiasts staying at accommodation in Chelsea London, particularly if you head to key areas such as the trendy King’s Road, or Duke of York Square – which includes key features such as Zara’s flagship European outlet.

If you feel like splashing the cash, then head to Sloane Street – where you’ll find luxurious shopping at places such as Prada, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier.

Visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea

A guided tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea is sure to uncover lots about London’s history, and you’ll be shown around by one of the resident Chelsea Pensioners.

As well as discovering more about the institution itself, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the stunning architecture of the space, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren – best known as the architect behind St Paul’s Cathedral.

Find some antiques

Chelsea’s antiques scene is popular all year, and provides an alternative to shopping for clothes! Some of the world’s finest antique dealers are based here, including the Furniture Cave, which spans 30,000 square feet.

In addition, head for Bourbon-Hanby Arcade to discover more antique wonders while staying at luxury hotels in Chelsea.

Grab some brunch

There’s a wide range of different foodie options accessible on foot from your base at the Hotel San Domenico House, ensuring you’ll never go hungry on your trip to London.

Brunch has fast become a London institution, and fashion-conscious Chelsea takes it very seriously. Take a look around the neighbourhood to find your dream venue for indulging.

Explore a football ground

London’s football teams are another major part of Chelsea life, and Chelsea FC regularly play at their home ground of Stamford Bridge.

There are also lots of tours available if you can’t catch a football match, where you’ll be able to find out more about the team and the grounds themselves.

Head for the theatre

Theatre is a big part of the cultural landscape in London, and The Royal Court Theatre has developed a great reputation for fostering local talent. Some of the most important playwrights of the last few years have first honed their talents here – so you can always be sure of discovering something new.

Indulge your love of art

If you’re an art fan, then you can walk along to the Saatchi Gallery and see some great works of art within an architecturally impressive building. Access is available for free, and it’s the ideal spot to browse on foot.