World’s End

The other day, I popped into Vivienne Westwood’s shop on the King’s Road to browse the handbags. Oversized and textured, colourful and rebellious, the latest collection is a true feast for the edgy.

This shop that once confused me as a child with its iconic anticlockwise turning clock is the embodiment of what is so great about the King’s Road.

Steeped in history as the cornerstone of the punk music and fashion scene of the 70’s; yet still relevant to today’s fashion scene as Vivienne Westwood’s Empire Capital, this shop is an iconic Chelsea landmark.

Recently, I also visited another legendary Chelsea establishment. The Chelsea Bun is this area’s best kept secret even though it has been opened for 26 years. Situated just off the King’s Road, two minutes away from Vivienne Westwood, The Chelsea Bun feels like a hideaway for the locals that we don’t share with the rest of the world.

And now, I am about to reveal its secrets!

A modest establishment yet very buzzy, especially during the weekend’s breakfast and brunch hour, Chelsea Bun serves the best Benedict Breakfasts in SW10. If I’m not indulging in the Benedict Royale then I’m relishing their delicious salads. My boyfriend usually plunges into the American and Gourmet breakfast menu but then again he cycles a hundred miles a week.

What I love about the King’s Road is the variety it has to offer. Towards Sloane Square there are the well-known high street brands of Duke of York Square, as well as the very popular The Botanist and historic Royal Court Theatre.

Yet towards World’s End there is the more cutting edge Vivienne Westwood, the local’s favourite Chelsea Bun and the experimental Chelsea Theatre.

There is so much on offer. Where I end up next week is anyone’s guess.

Mina Zaher

Follow her @kingsroadrocks

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