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Chelsea’s Trendy Café Culture

Travel Tips for Area: London Chelsea
Chelsea’s Trendy Café Culture

London’s most notorious stylish quarter is a vibrant hub of fervent activity, most of it centred on fashionable boutiques, trendy eateries, hip cafes and incredibly opulent art galleries. Chelsea is where the rich, famous and glamorous spend their endless care-free days and this is definitely where you should base yourself  if a taste of the Ab Fab side of London is what you desire most on your next vacation. Wander down Kings Road and Sloane Street for a spot of designer shopping, visit the Saatchi Gallery and its illustrious modern art collection and indulge all your senses at one of the many fresh produce stalls littered around Chelsea. Moreover, central attractions like The Eye and the Tower of London are but a short tube-ride away, so you’ll still be nice and close to the touristy side of the British gem. Yet of all the sites and activities in Chelsea, the most popular by far is its incredibly addictive cafe culture. Chelsea is home to London’s swankiest cafes, often visited by some of the country’s most famous celebrities and Royal family members. Want to know where to go and tub shoulders with the city’s elite? Then don some serious bling, book ...

A Short History of Chelsea, London

Travel Tips for Area: London Chelsea
A Short History of Chelsea, London

The exclusive central London suburb of Chelsea is home to some of the most splendid boutiques, restaurants and clubs in town. The prime address for the crème de la crème of London’s elite boasts a long and illustrious history and was home to royalty, aristocrats, England’s very first porcelain factory and quite a few famed artists. Boasting a long list of famous residents, from Vivienne Westwood to various members of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Chelsea may have had a humble beginning but its present, and indeed its future, is looking as opulent as ever. Book your holiday rental apartment in Chelsea when next visiting the English capital and you can discover all the aspects that make this, the most celebrated suburb in London. Originally a small an unassuming fishing village, Chelsea gained prominence in the 16th and 17th centuries, when high-flying Londoners moved to the area, building opulent mansions, gardens and chapels. Even King Henry VIII, famous for causing England’s split from the Catholic Church, had one of his stately homes in Chelsea. The Chelsea Manor he purchased from Lord Sandys in 1536 was the humble abode of two of his wives; and Princess Elizabeth (who became Queen Elizabeth ...

Restaurants that deliver in Chelsea, London

Travel Tips for Area: London Chelsea
Restaurants that deliver in Chelsea, London

If you choose a holiday rental in London Chelsea area, it is perfectly possible to enjoy eating out at home as a number of restaurants will deliver directly to your London accommodation. Food is generally paid for by credit card in advance and not at the point of delivery as it is with pizzas. The choice of home-delivery foods is much as you would expect, for example:• Gourmet Oriental in Fulham Road, Chelsea, offers Chinese, Dim Sum, Japanese, Malaysian and Thai foods and considers itself to be the premier home-delivery address in Chelsea. http://www.gourmetoriental.com, 290 fulham road, chelsea - +44 (0)800 975 9761• Koi is a Japanese and Sushi restaurant in Palace Gate and it operates a home-delivery service from 6pm until 10:30pm. 1E Palace Gate, London, W8 5LS - +44 (0) 871 0758968.• Itsu is a Japanese and Sushi restaurant in Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, and it delivers “health and happiness” to your door. http://www.itsu.co.uk/, 118 Draycott Avenue, +44 (0)20 7590 2400• Firezza is a specialist pizza restaurant in Finborough Road, Chelsea, and a typical dine-out-at-home-delivery menu is a half-metre pizza, marinated olives, a side order of salad, ice cream, and either a bottle of red or white wine. Alternatively, ...

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