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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum has incredible architecture, in particular in the main hall. Try using a wide-angle lens or a GoPro to get a picture like below.”
  • 469 locals recommend
Art Museum
“London is blessed with many fine museums, all worth visiting, time permitting. Of all these just a handful stand out as unmissable. V&A is definitely on this list. Its permanent collection displays plenty of priceless exhibits and its special exhibitor are highly sought after ( like those I've visited over the years, from Botticelli Reimagined through Savage Beauty to Dior”
  • 451 locals recommend
Department Store
“A true landmark, Harrods is quintessentially British; a Shopping icon, across the world. Situated in affluent Knightsbridge, Harrods is the flagship for Christmas Shopping in London.”
  • 434 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Science Museum entertaining and educational exhibits, including the Apollo 10 command module, a virtual reality space-descent experience, old Nokia mobiles and a sixteenth-century artificial arm. You can get your biology fix in The Welcome Wing, which showcases developments in contemporary science, medicine and tech. If you’re going with little ones, head to Pattern Pod or The Garden, where children can explore basic scientific principles with sound and water.”
  • 274 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Stunning Victorian building with the world famous round scene and amazing programme of concerts and entertainment throughout the year. ”
  • 162 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Saatchi Gallery showcases contemporary works of art in a spectacular 70,000 sq. ft exhibition space in Duke of York Square, Chelsea.”
  • 197 locals recommend
Café
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“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“Shopping is the King's Road's obsession – here you'll find an eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, unique labels, designer shops and high-street staples, alongside a vast array of cafes and eateries. Also home to the Saatchi Gallery.”
  • 152 locals recommend
Plaza
“Square in the middle of Chelsea which leads to King's Road, Sloane Street and Victoria. Large John Lewis known locally as Peter Jones. Make sure to check out the lights if around at Christmas time!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Department Store
“One of London's most glamorous department stores. Take the 137 from Battersea Park in the direction of Oxford Circus - enjoy the bar on the top floor with fab views of London. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Perfect for a romantic afternoon, great salads & drinks. Perfect for nice instagram photos & holiday pictures. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Hotel
“We know why you’re going to visit Knightsbridge, and we don’t blame you. Yes, it is home to London’s most famous shop (Harrods, in case you were wondering) as well as a host of other shops, but there’s more to Knightsbridge than parting with your cash! You’re on the doorsteps of some of the wealthiest people in the world, and in the centre of some of the biggest companies.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Simple Modern British food served at tables or the bar in this airy, all-day Chelsea restaurant.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Department Store
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“A firm favourite amongst the locals, Peter Jones is John Lewis's Chelsea department store. Take the 137 from Battersea Park in the direction of Oxford Circus and get off at Sloane Square. Or enjoy the walk over Chelsea Bridge. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Who wouldn't enjoy a whole roast cow?! The Sunday roast at The Orange is certainly generously sized...”
  • 48 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Classic French bistro with an amazing bar. Great for a night out or brunch. ”
  • 39 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Perfect for a romantic afternoon, great salads & drinks. Perfect for nice instagram photos & holiday pictures. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Hotel
“Simple Modern British food served at tables or the bar in this airy, all-day Chelsea restaurant.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Who wouldn't enjoy a whole roast cow?! The Sunday roast at The Orange is certainly generously sized...”
  • 48 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Classic French bistro with an amazing bar. Great for a night out or brunch. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really great lobster, ribs, cornbread - American treats 100% authentic. Music at night. Fun and casual. Well priced. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“One of the best Japanese restaurants in London where you can watch maestros at work whilst sipping delicious cocktails and watch a buzzing scene at the bar. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Charles Dickens was a local at this pub when he lived over the road at 11 Selwood Terrace. The Great Train robbery was also planned from the back room in this pub!”
  • 23 locals recommend

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