The neighbourhood of Chelsea is a shoppers’ haven

London is among the best shopping destinations in the world. Its famous shopping streets, markets and department stores are famous the world over for the extensive shopping experience they offer. One such location in London is the well-heeled location of Chelsea renowned for its eclectic choice of independent stores, the best of fashion, boutiques and flagship stores. From the biggest international labels to the best of British fashion, you will find them all in the affluent neighbourhood of Chelsea. While Kensington and Oxford streets might steal the thunder for shopping with the largest number of visitors, Chelsea certainly does not play second fiddle.

Because of its exclusive shopping venues, Chelsea is a preferred location for visitors to stay on a trip to London. Accommodation is ample with some of the best 5-star hotels in London located in or close to Chelsea.

One such luxury property is the boutique San Domenico Hotel, London which offers the best of luxury and facilities at a very attractive price. It is the perfect location to stay and just a short stroll away from the best shopping areas in the city.

The best shopping area in this part of town is the glamorous Kings. Road, to the East of Sloane’s Square and close to the banks of the River Thames. The place is home to independent boutiques, retail shops and department stores, all of which offer a diverse shopping experience in the area. Some of the top places to shop on King’s Road include Vivienne Westwood’s exclusive boutique, the iconic Peter Jones, famous furniture store Heal’s etc. Move into the streets beyond King’s Road and there are gems of the likes of Biondi Couture and Manolo Blahnik to name just a few fabulous places to shop. Within walking distance of Sloane’s Square at the stylish Duke of York Square, there is a bevy of designer outlets selling the latest international and British fashion wear. At Sloane’s Square, there are legendary luxury brand stores like Tiffany & Co. and Hugo Boss.

Some of the best places to shop in Chelsea are

Peter Jones: The department store of Peer Jones has achieved something of a cult status in the area. Among the biggest stores in the city, it offers an excellent collection of women’s and men’s fashion wear, accessories, beauty products and plenty of other high-end items.

Heal’s: The store has built up a sterling reputation for high-end shopping in London. Since it opened in the 1900s, it has become the place to shop for the latest and best of homeware and furniture in the city. Heal’s sell the finest goods with highest standards of British craftsmanship. A wonderful place to visit even if you do not have any plan to shop! It will help you to stay abreast of the latest in interior design and decor.

Chelsea Farmers’ Market: In contrast to its title the market is not a farmer’s market. It is home to a variety of upscale restaurants and chalet-themed stores selling a variety of items, arranged like a market.

Duke of York Square: Located near Sloane’s Square, the dapper Duke of York Square is a very attractive retail shopping area. It plays host to some of the best international and British brands of the likes of All Saints, Ted Baker and L.K. Bennett etc. A farmer’s market pops up on Saturdays.

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