London vacation rentals
Are you considering vacation rentals in Chelsea? Known in the past for its bohemian artists and writers and it’s happening music and design scene, the places of interest and sights worth seeing are many! The long and winding King’s Road runs like a rich vein through the area, offering shops, boutiques, local amenities, markets and any type of restaurant, cafe, bar or pub you like. Shop till you drop in the designer hot spots here or on Sloane Avenue. Enjoy the pleasant open space of the Duke of York’s Square just moments from Sloane Square. Here you will find an outdoor café, restaurants and shops, plus a good food and produce market on weekends. It’s a great spot to take a break away from the bustle of the King’s Road and enjoy an ice-cream or a hot chocolate.
The much loved Chelsea Flower Show, is a garden show and exhibition held each May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. It is the most famous flower show in the UK and probably the world, attracting visitors from all over the planet! The exhibitors win medals for their garden designs. Inspirational, fun and worth a visit, even for non-horticulture fans! Vacation rentals are in demand during the show so book well in advance,
Chelsea also has many interesting neighbours, such as Knightsbridge, Fulham, Battersea, Earl’s Court and Kensington. Sloane Square Underground has Victoria Station just one stop away and the buses that run on the King’s and Fulham Roads are numerous and reliable. In fact, Chelsea is perfect for hopping on and off buses, whether you are staying local, or heading off to the West End.
Further down from Sloane Square, you have the option to stroll along the River Thames at Chelsea Embankment. This is therapeutic and pleasant and is also a popular route for runners, who often continue from here over Battersea Bridge and into Battersea Park. Take a peak at the houseboats – people really do live in them – and watch out for the swan couples who are locals on the river and rule supreme. St Luke’s Church on Sydney Street is beautiful and worth a visit, also for it’s lovely gardens and children’s playground. Charles Dickens was married here a few days after finishing The Pickwick Papers.
Down here close to the Embankment you will find yourself in SW10, which is an interesting part of Chelsea. It was here that punk was born, and members of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles lived here in the early part of their careers. The fashion designer Vivienne Westwood’s boutique was here in the swinging sixties. Walk around and explore the tree lined side streets, find hidden shops and good local pubs and restaurants to relax in. Stroll easily from here over to the Fulham Road to look at the antique and design shops. West Brompton with it’s many green spaces including the wonderful Brompton Cemetery is also to be found in this part of Chelsea and is worth a visit.