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Things to do in Kensington and Chelsea

This exclusive Royal borough packs a lot into a small space, with world famous museums and luxury shopping as well as many more down to earth attractions.

Known for...   Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea Harbour, Sloane Square, Harrods, National History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Portobello Road, Notting Hill and Kensington High Street


Did you know...

  • Chelsea has maintained its reputation as an affluent area of London. King Henry VIII acquired Chelsea Manor in 1536, which was regularly used by royalty, the area was once referred to as "a village of palaces".
  • Chelsea has one of the largest American communities outside of the United States, with an estimated 6.53% of local residents being US born.
  • King's Road was originally a private royal road used by King Charles II to travel to his palace at Kew. It only became a public road in 1830.



 

  Attractions

Chelsea Physic Garden

Set in the heart of London, the Chelsea Physic Garden is well known for its extraordinary range of medicinal and edible plants.
66 Royal Hospital Road
London
SW3 4HS

 

Carlyle's House

National Trust - Former home of writer and historian Thomas Carlyle.
24 Cheyne Row
Chelsea
London
SW3 5HL

 

Harrods FREE

One of the worlds best known luxury department stores.
87-135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge
London
SW1X 7XL

02077301234

 

Battersea Power Station

Iconic Grade II* listed building, now being transformed into a new urban centre.
London
SW8 4NN

 

Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Great entertainment for children in the heart of Battersea Park.
Chelsea Bridge Gate
Battersea
London
SW11 4NJ

 

Sloane Square FREE

Glamorous boutiques surround this public square at the heart of Chelsea.
London
SW1W 8BB

 

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour FREE

For the best in home design and decoration.
Lots Road
London
SW10 0XE

02072259166

 

Kensington Palace

You’ll enter Kensington Palace through newly landscaped gardens. You’ll pass through the entrance hall and then start your journey.
Kensington Gardens
London
W8 4PX

 

575 Wandsworth Road

National Trust - An extraordinary home and an intriguing work of art.
575 Wandsworth Road
London
SW8 3JD

 
 

  Museums

Victoria And Albert Museum FREE

The world's greatest art and design museum.
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL

02079422000

 

London Science Museum FREE

Innovative and interactive science museum.
Exhibiton Road
London
SW7 2DD

02079424000

 

Natural History Museum FREE

Fascinating, fun and informative museum for all ages.
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

02079425000

Recommended by Mikey & Tom
“The most amazing dinosaur exhibition and skeletons, there is so much to see and do at this great musuem”

 
 

  Parks

Battersea Park FREE

Large inner city park on the south bank of the River Thames opened in 1858.
London
SW11 4NJ

 
 

  Galleries

Hidde Van Seggelen

Contemporary art gallery.
2 Michael Road
SW6 2AD

02034413652

 
 

  Bowling

Queens Ice And Bowl

Ice rink and ten pin bowling alley.
17 Queensway
London
W2 4QP

02072290172

 
 

  Cinema

Cine Lumiere

Popular Independent Cinema.
Institut Francais Cultural Centre
17 Queensberry Place
London
SW7 2DT

 

Vue Cinema London Fulham Broadway

Multi-screen cinema.
Fulham Broadway Retail Centre
Fulham Road
Fulham
London
SW6 1BY

03453084620

 

Cineworld Chelsea

Multi-screen cinema.
279 Kings Road
Chelsea
London
SW3 5EW

03303334444

 

Chelsea Cinema

Independent cinema.
206 Kings Road
Chelsea
London
SW3 5XP

 

Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema

Imax cinema based at the Science Museum.
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 2DD

 

Cineworld Fulham Road

Multi-screen cinema.
142 Fulham Road
London
SW10 9QR

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

A flexible studio space seating up to 90 people.
Sloane Square
London
SW1W 8AS

 

Chelsea Theatre

Unique studio theatre.
World's End Place
King's Road
London
SW10 0DR

 

Theatre 503

Contemporary performance arts venue.
Latchmere Pub
503 Battersea Park Road
London
SW11 3BW

 

Finborough Theatre

Award winning 50 seater venue.
Finborough Arms
118 Finborough Road
London
SW10 9ED

 

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Traditional 400 seater venue.
Sloane Square
London
SW1W 8AS

 

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the best known and best loved venues in the UK.
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP

02075898212

 

Bac

Award winning theatre venue.
Lavender Hill
Battersea
London
SW11 5TF

 

Battersea Arts Centre

Beautiful old town hall transformed into a vibrant community arts centre.
Lavender Hill
London
SW11 5TN

 
 

  Leisure centres

Ethos Sports Centre

Sport Imperial, part of Imperial College London, is a leading university sports venue.
Level 3, Sherfield Building
Imperial College London
South Kensington campus
SW7 2AZ

02075949527

 
 

  Sport

Chelsea FC

Stamford Bridge is the home of Chelsea Football Club.
Stamford Bridge
Fulham Road
London
SW6 1HS

02073869373

 

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