Monday, 1 June 2020
Life from your sofa leaves plenty of time to catch up on Netflix, but not so much inspiration for your Instagram feed. We hope our 45-minute walking tour will inspire you to fall in love with Chelsea all over again, and see it through fresh eyes. From the iconic store windows at Harvey Nicks and Harrods, to Vivienne Westwood’s famed backwards clock, we’ve picked out 16 of the most snappable spots on the route. So, why not update your social feed with the borough’s finest facades while getting your daily exercise (and a spot of sun)?
Begin at Knightsbridge Station
- Harrods/Harvey Nichols – browse and snap these world-famous window displays.
- Look out for the totally unique ‘black& white house’ at Number 64, which stands out all the more against the area’s red brick.
- Sloane Street sign
- Belmond Cadogan’s Oscar the peacock, glittering with thousands of Swarovski crystals.
- Hidden courtyard
- ‘Village’ shops, boutiques and artisan stores.
- Venus Fountain
- Royal Court Theatre
Duke of York Square
- Allister Bowtell ‘My Children’ bronze sculptures, celebrating the Royal Military Asylum, a school for orphaned children of soldiers founded in 1801 by Royal Warrant.
- Saatchi gallery portico
- Vardo roof terrace, a brand new addition to the area in 2019.
- Beautiful pastel painted houses in Bywater Street
- The Pheasantry jazz club
- Ivy Chelsea Garden
- Vivienne Westwood’s backwards clock
Don’t forget to tag us in your social snaps, using @kingsroad.london, @pavilionroad, @sloanestreetsw1 and @dukeofyorksquare.