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Chelsea

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Address: Chelsea, London, England
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A neighborhood in London that is known for King's Road and Carnaby Street...

A neighborhood in London that is known for King's Road and Carnaby Street in Soho, which formed the center of "Swinging London" in the Sixties.

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Upscale shopping

A lot of upscale shopping, many shops, cafes and restaurants. The main street is very long, one can spend a long time walking from one side to the other.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Chelsea is one of my favourite parts of London in the sense that it is sure to entertain you! The rich yet somewhat miserable characters that you come across will definitely put a smile on your face. I mean, come on, how much money do you need before you can afford to smile? Otherwise, Chelsea also has a cool market,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A lot of upscale shopping, many shops, cafes and restaurants. The main street is very long, one can spend a long time walking from one side to the other.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Part of the Kensington and Chelsea borough, Chelsea stretches near the river and is centred around King's road and it's tube station. Expect quietness after 9pm weekdays, even weekends as all the show offs living there would have went to bed. Mostly packed with foreigners who like living in Chelsea for 'status', has lots of shops and restaurants on the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

As a avid gardener I have wanted to go to Chelsea for years but could not afford such Luxuries with a growing family and the distant so I put it on my bucket list and I camel what a let down I can get more joy and gardening in my local gardening centre than you can at Chelsea more food... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Nice Area Peaceful quiet Clean uncrowded Have nice gardens and parks Shopping centers and famous stores Nice hotels and restaurants

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Edenbridge Kent
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

£13.40 for a plastic glass of Pimms. This says it all about Chelsea. While the plants and the gardens are a joy to behold, it is advisable to bring your own food and drink as the rest is a total rip off.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

the Chelsea Show is now becoming very tired and dated. the Rock restaurant used to be sleek and well run and the service was excellent but recently over the last few years has been a shambles - actually a joke service but the price is not. The TV presenters are scruffy and aggressive and 'in your face' - I thought... More 

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Charlbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I have just attended on one of the members' days, Tuesday 24th May 2016. Luckily the weather stayed dry but on a more typical day you might need layers and waterproofs, I would not suggest heels, a lot is on grass which gets churned up. Even on a members' day it is still very busy and so a certain amount... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We started our walk from Sloane Square and looked at the Saachi Gallery with the exhibition to the Rolling Stones. The street is full of shops and restaurants. The one place I have always wanted to visit is the boutique that Malcolm Mclaren and Vivian Westwood owned which called Sex which is now called Worlds End and still owned by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

If there was one place I would like to live that place is Chelsea. This wonderful area of London is a real neighbourhood. Local shops, green spaces, super pubs, marvelous theatre and cinema and great transport links. Everything you need for City living. In 2011 we rented an appartment for 4 heavenly weeks and 2016 for 2 weeks. We will... More 

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Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops, eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal a quieter side of Chelsea. Here the stately Royal Hospital hosts its world-famous flower show, and the Thames rolls along at a lazy pace, with leafy Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda beckoning from across the river.
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