• Chelsea Local
    There are times I forget how long the King’s Road is, stretching from Sloane …
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  • Beyond Chelsea
    Last week I popped into the West End for the first time since lockdown started. …
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  • Destination Marketing
    The UK has been locked down and we’re living in unprecedented times. Bricks and …
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  • Where to shop for Father’s Day gifts on King’s Road

    Whether you’re after a classic gift or are searching for the ideal restaurant reservation, the King’s Road has plenty to offer for Father’s Day on 16thJune. For the Meat-loving dad: A meal at Big Easy If “it’s not a meal…

    Short Story: The Forgotten Flowers

    Tom didn’t care his younger brother and sisters were looking for him in the garden. Mum and dad were too busy enjoying their afternoon tea while their kids played. They had considered it to be a safe place. The staff…

    The Sea The Sea

    I remember a questionnaire going round about the future of Pavilion Road. This now picturesque gem was almost a blank canvas a few years ago and it could be anything Chelsea’s locals wanted it to be. Working in the area,…

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    Staycation at Sloane Place

    It’s been quite a few years since my last staycation in London. It was our first Christmas with Little Man and we relished the idea of going away but without the hassle of getting on a plane, train or even…

    Mary Quant at Victoria & Albert Museum

    King’s Road‘s story as a style destination has many chapters, one of them undoubtedly being the age of Mary Quant. Mary Quant opened her first store on King’s Road in 1955. It was called Bazaar and it paved the way…

    Clip ‘n’ Climb Chelsea

    It was Little Man’s first visit to Clip ‘n’ Climb Chelsea last week and I absolutely loved it. Of course it was easy to get excited about all the climbing walls and ladders from the balcony as a spectator. For…

    Brasserie of Light

    Last weekend I took Little Man along to Brasserie of Light to meet a friend who I hadn’t seen for ages. It had been years since my friend and I had a chance to sit down and chat; and when…

    Breakfast at The Black Penny

    The Black Penny arrived at Duke of York Square at the start of December last year and since its opening I have been popping in for coffees. After all, being a gourmet coffee house this is the latest coffee hot…

    Celebrating World Book Day in Chelsea

    The other day Little Man lay on the sofa while off school because of a tummy bug and he asked me, ‘mummy why do you have so many books?’ I had so many answers I wanted to give him but…


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