The playground for London’s wealthier residents, Chelsea was the home of the Sloane Ranger and is now, thanks to ‘Made in Chelsea’, known for a whole host of reality TV stars. High-end fashion boutiques are scattered all down the King’s Road, which is unrecognisable from its 1960s swinging London roots and punk heyday, and there are numerous top-class eateries to try. Tucked down the immaculately kept residential streets are a number of gastropubs, the Chelsea equivalent of the local boozer, while those searching for cocktails and nightlife will be pleased by the swanky bars on offer. There’s much to please those with an artistic streak, too. The Saatchi Gallery and the Royal Court Theatre have both made this fancy area their home.
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