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Where to shop in Chelsea, London: Our Favourite Restaurants, Secondhand Shops & Activities

Home to the Rolling Stones and the Beatles during its cultural peak in the 60s, Chelsea has become one of London’s most famous neighbourhoods. Now an affluent playground, with many bohemian boutiques, designer labels, gorgeous gardens and art galleries (not to mention Chelsea Football club). Here is our London shopping guide - on places to eat, things to do and where to shop in Chelsea - to help you plan your perfect South West London day-out.

Where to eat


Located amidst the designer fashion shops of Sloane avenue and the iconic Michelin House, we recommend this local-favourite for all luxury health food lovers. Their organic farm shops and cafes are dedicated to growing, producing and cooking organic food. For the perfect lunch-time reboot amid a day out shopping in South West London, head to the Chelsea-based Daylesford. It’s plenary to finish off your meal - we love the Cornish crab on sourdough toast - with their selection of plant based “n’ice creams and gelato's”. If you enjoyed your meal, be sure to check out their organic farm shop whilst you’re there - our guide to shopping in Chelsea stands by it.


The Ivy Chelsea Garden 

The Ivy Chelsea Garden, where sophistication meets relaxed, offers an all-day dining menu of modern British cuisine. The restaurant’s main interior boasts luscious foliage and art-deco details that are sure to please if decadent is what you're looking for. Just ensure you’re dressed for the occasion: smart casual. Whether it be an intimate dinner for two or a weekend brunch, you haven’t been to Chelsea until you’ve eaten out at this long-standing Kings Road hotspot - This notorious establishment will always have a place on our London shopping guide as one of the best restaurants for outdoor dining and al fresco terraces.

Wild Corner

The mediterranean wine bar is located on 8 Elystan street, and is open from Monday to Saturday for wine tasting, dinner reservations or private hire. Enjoy a classy dinner of seared scallops, foie gras and Aylesbury duck (and more), with their short but succinct menu of small plates using only the best locally sourced ingredients. Or, attend one of their wine tastings held by industry experts and their head of wine. Located just steps away from Sign of the Times, we advise you to take your new preloved pieces for an elevated, yet cozy dinner out at the Sign team's favourite London restaurant: Wild Corner.  

Things to do

Saatchi Gallery 

For cutting edge art, head to the Saatchi Gallery, next to the Duke of York Square. The independent London gallery was opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985, and is now recognized globally for introducing emerging and innovative contemporary artists. We recommend checking out their upcoming photography showcase: The New Black Vanguard, taking place from October 28 to January 22. Featuring 15 of the most influential black fashion photographers, this curation is supported by Burberry and addresses the radical transformation taking place in fashion and art. Standard tickets are £10.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Sitting on the edge of Thames Embankment, the Chelsea physic green -  London’s oldest botanical garden, founded in 1673 -  is the perfect location for a post-brunch stroll. The garden harbours beautiful greenery and medicinal plants to tantalize your senses during any season. 

Ranelagh Gardens

In a secluded and charming part of the Royal Hospital Estate is the Ranelagh Gardens. Another ideal spot for a mid-day break from the hustle and bustle of London life, this hidden gem is home to the famous Chelsea flower show. Although just a seasonal venue, for only £10 you can access the grounds for a pleasant stroll or barbeque with friends.


Secondhand Shops & Independent Boutiques

Sign of the Times

The heart of Chelsea - from Sloane square to the Kings road - is known for boasting countless top-end and luxury brand names. But, how about shopping for pre-loved luxury in London? At Sign of the Times, we have you covered, from vintage handbags to current season clothing and accessories. Our flagship store, based on 5 Elystan Street, has been the leader of secondhand designer resale in Chelsea for the past 45 years. We invite you to come meet our friendly team on your next day-out shopping in London, who’ll be pleased to help you with personal styling or sourcing your dream designer handbag. Discover our pre-owned selection of Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Cartier. We are the place to go for shopping preloved - luxury for less - in London. Or looking to sell you luxury, designer pieces in the UK? Sell with Sign of the Times London here.  

Felt London 

A must for magpies looking for independent boutiques to shop at in London, Chelsea Green’s Felt is one of London’s original mini boutiques. Established in 2006, the store has been a celebrity and fashion editor favourite for over a decade - think Ellie Goulding, Emma Chapman and Kate Middleton! Discover their eponymous collection of fabulous jewellery, from costume to fine pieces, and even little vintage diamond studs.


Robinsons Pelham 

Inspired by all things colour and jewels, Robinson Pelham is yet another hidden gem. The independent London boutique is perfect for sourcing bespoke jewellery that’ll seamlessly take you from day to night with a pop of colour. Their flagship store is based on 39 Elystan street and is certainly worth the visit whilst in the area - even if just to admire its quirky yet elevated interior design. 

The furniture Cave (Antiques)

Retail therapy isn’t limited to designer clothes and bespoke jewelry. One of our favourite antique trade-stops in Chelsea is the Furniture Cave; a must-know for those looking for places to buy antique furniture in London. Browse their keenly priced selection of collectibles, lustreware, teapots, crested china and more. With new stock arriving every day, we guarantee there’ll be an antique find waiting just for you.



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