The London Edit: What to do in Chelsea

Our roundup of some of the best things to see and do
near the King's Road in Chelsea

Our London flagship store has officially opened its doors on the iconic King's Road in Chelsea. If you’re planning a trip to town to come and visit us, then make a day of it and try some of our favourite places to eat, visit and enjoy in the area!

Our Flagship Store

We’re so excited to open a new store right in the heart of Chelsea, on the same street where we had our successful pop ups over the Summer. We’d love for you to stop by and say hello, so do come in and see our exciting new collection!

For the fit-out of our new store, we are super proud to say that everything has been recycled from other stores apart from some new curtains for the fitting room and our Aspiga signage.

We are loving the the wonderful turquoise paint colour we chose for the shop, turquoise by Edward Bulmer Paint who make brilliant sustainable paints. Inside the changing rooms we chose their beautiful pink (cuisse de Nymphe Emue) .

What to do:

Stretch your legs…

Take a stroll through beautiful Battersea Park, which is Lucy and Toula’s
favourite dog walk. Explore the bandstand, beautiful lake, the Peace Pergoda, Pump House Gallery or rent out a Santander Bike for an Autumn ride!

Battersea Park

Coco Coffee Shop

Perfect for coffee…

The new Coco Coffee Shop in Soho Home’s Chelsea store has some of the best coffee on King’s Road. It’s small, independently run and prides itself on amazing coffee made with care. Plus, the building itself is worth the trip alone - it was originally a chapel built in 1824.

Soho Home Store itself is perfect for browsing gorgeous homeware, and is just round the corner from our store.

Go antique hunting…

Both Lots Road Auctions and the Furniture Cave are worth a visit if you’re looking for unique furniture to decorate your home. Lots Road hosts auctions every Sunday and the items on sale are always varied.

Venchi ice cream

Grab a quick treat…

If you’re craving ice cream even in this weather, look no further. Venchi is an authentic Italian ice-cream parlour with delicious tasting ice creams - and their chocolates are definitely worth trying. Very dangerous if you’re an ice-cream lover!

Key events

Chelsea Christmas Lights

Celebrate the lights on...

The Chelsea Christmas Lights are up and looking gorgeous, and will make the perfect excuse to travel up and see our new store and maybe get a bit of Christmas shopping done, too.

See the latest artists...

The Saatchi Gallery’s latest exhibition showcases a fresh selection of works by MA graduate students from the UK capital’s leading art schools. Take in a variety of artwork; moving image, assemblage, installation, performance, painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing.

Get festive…

Chelsea Theatre are performing Dick Whittington from the 18th-24th December, which is perfect in the run up to Christmas. It's family friendly and a great chance to support a local venue.

Sing along…

With Holy Trinity Church just around the corner, why not plan your trip around their lovely Carols for Choir and Audience concert on the 17th December? Featuring carols old and new, including well-loved favourites for the audience to join in, and some seasonal treats from their superb accompanists.

Holy Trinity Church, King's Road

Where to Eat

The Ivy Asia

A luxury meal…

The new Ivy Asia, part of the Ivy group, is a great spot to grab lunch with an amazing menu of Asian dishes and tasty cocktails. They’ve just introduced their Zen Lunch menu, a selection of hand-picked dishes specially designed to spice up lunchtimes, and we can’t wait to try! Located just next to the Ivy Garden which is perfect for a stroll

Perfect with friends...

Granger & Co has a great selection of different dishes for lunch and dinner - why not share a few small plates with friends or treat yourself to something bigger? We love the Celeriac and Courgette Fritters with tasty halloumi.

Great views…

Alongside an amazing all-day menu, Vardo offers a rooftop terrace perfect for enjoying some winter sun (or great inside seating also for when the weather plays up!) Just a few steps away from our new store, it offers some amazing cocktails to enjoy, too - we love the Pear & White Tea Fizz.


Sticks and Sushi

Festive dining...

Sticks’n’Sushi may be a favourite all year-round, but their Christmas menu (available from the 29th November) looks absolutely divine - and they have a dedicated plant-based menu for all non meat lovers.

A quick sweet treat…

The Hagen Espresso Bar is one of our favourite coffee places on the Kings Road, with seriously good quality coffees, a stylish interior and a small selection of delicious cakes.

Hagen Espresso Bar

Sticks and Sushi

Foodie heaven...

Also conveniently close to our store is Partridges, the fabulous foodie emporium, which is still family-run and full of the finest produce from around the world.

The beautiful store holds a Royal Warrant and is a huge favourite with Chelsea’s locals. Why not pop in and spoil yourself with some Christmas goodies? Or try the hugely popular Partridges Food Market which is open every Saturday and champions small start-up businesses and producers of fine, local, British and International foods.

What to Wear

London glamour:

Not sure what to wear when visiting the capital? You can't go wrong with our tip picks for the Christmas party season and beyond...

The classic Estelle blouse is perfect for layering

A pussy-bow blouse in a winter floral print? Yes please

The polka print on the Irene is perfect for party season

We love the sleeves on our Nancy Giraffe Dress

Pair our reversible gilet with the Lin Cotton Jumper

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