London is one of the best cities in the world for shopping and the chic borough of Chelsea, located in leafy, upmarket southwest London is one of the best areas for shopping. It boasts countless luxury brand names, boutique shops, top-end eateries and hidden gems! The main shopping street is King’s Road which runs right through the heart of the neighbourhood, with Sloan Street, Sloan Square and the Duke of York Square also some of the best places to shop in Chelsea. There are designer boutiques fit for the royal family, as well as affordable high street fashion offering something for every budget and style! Here is our guide to shopping in Chelsea!
Sloan Street is internationally recognised as one of the most exclusive and luxurious shopping destinations in the world. Here you’ll find all the top luxury brands and designers including Tiffany & Co, Gucci, Versace, Chanel, Prada, Valentine, Louis Vuitton and Cartier. It’s a luxury lover’s dream!
King’s Road is one of London’s top shopping destinations with a shop for everyone and is known for its affordable fashion. King’s Road is one of Chelsea’s main thoroughfares and has high end stores, high-street names, antique shops, luxury boutiques and much loved brands. King’s Road includes the well-known Peter Jones department store, Nike, Neal’s Yard, Sheridan, French Connection and Pretty Ballerinas stores just to name a few!
Chelsea Farmer’s Market
Despite the name, this isn’t an actual farmers market. It is a quiet, scenic square located just off Kings Road with shops, chalet-style stores and restaurants offering al fresco dining. During summer the courtyard becomes an oasis for foodies! After lunch, why not take the time to browse the shops which sell a variety of wares.
Duke of York Square
Also situated on King’s Road, very close to Sloane Square is the Duke of York Square. This beautiful retail areas has dozens of British and international stores including Zara, Ted Baker and Links of London. The square also has a popular farmers’ market each Saturday which locally grown produce and plenty of mouthwateringly good treats to enjoy or take home with you!
Chelsea isn’t just home to high-end luxury boutiques, with a whole host of top antique dealers and auction houses to be explored! The Furniture Cave and Bourbon-Hanby Arcade are a favourite of vintage lovers, as well as Limelight Movie Art for original film posters!
Jewellery & Accessory Shopping
There are countless stunning accessory and jewellery shops in Chelsea. You can purchase personalised handbags at Anya Hindmarch, costume jewellery at Butler & Wilson and fine jewellery at Monica Vinader Boutique just to name a few.
The world’s most famous flower show, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held every Spring and local businesses love to get into the spirit! The Chelsea in Bloom floral art show sees shop fronts transformed into floral wonderlands and local retailers celebrate the show with private shopping events and limited edition products.
Stay in Chelsea
San Domenico House Chelsea London is a hidden treasure located close to Sloane Square, in the heart of Chelsea. It is a boutique townhouse offering 19 luxurious rooms and suites each furnished with stunning antique furniture and artwork. This boutique hotel is perfectly located and blends perfectly with its luxurious and exclusive location.
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