Bandol

Bandol

Elegant and intimate, this Provençal-inspired restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic dinner à deux. The pièce de résistance? The olive tree ‒ illuminated under a skylight ‒ that stands centre stage in the dining room.

barbandol.co.uk
Curzon

Curzon

As a champion of independent and world cinema, Curzon holds a special place in the heart of every cinephile. We’re particularly fond of the Chelsea outpost, which boasts an Art Deco interior and the largest screen outside the West End. What’s on this month? Oscar contenders (like Room and The Revenant) and live-streamed performances from the Met Opera.

curzoncinemas.com/chelsea
Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Tracy Emin are just a few of the modern art icons whose work has been displayed at Charles Saatchi’s gallery. From April, it’s the turn of rock ‘n’ roll icons The Rolling Stones with a major retrospective ‒ Exhibitionism ‒ taking over the entire two floors to showcase the band’s iconic costumes, rare guitars and personal diaries. “Satisfaction” guaranteed.

saatchigallery.com
Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden

A lush oasis of calm, this botanical garden (the second oldest in Britain) feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road. Once you’ve taken a relaxing stroll around its four acres of edible, medicinal and beautiful blooms, stop by the Tangerine Dream Café ‒ the lavender scones with clotted cream and homemade jam are worth the visit alone.

chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
Ivy Chelsea Garden

Ivy Chelsea Garden

What makes a table at the Ivy Chelsea Garden so desirable (and so hard to get)? It’s not just the predictably brilliant modern British menu; it’s the not-so-secret garden at the back. Complete with an orangery, stone clad fountains and pergolas adorned with roses and wisteria, it makes for a stunning spot for weekend brunch. Top tip: book well in advance to avoid disappointment…

theivychelseagarden.com
Poltrona Frau

Poltrona Frau

From the immaculately crafted furnishings to the luxurious leather library, this new flagship showroom for the legendary Italian manufacturer (and producer of Bottega Veneta’s furniture collection) is every bit as stylish as you’d expect. If a browse around doesn’t bring out your inner Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, then we don’t know what will.

poltronafrau.com
Blakes

Blakes

Opulent, dramatic, distinctive… there aren’t enough adjectives to do justice to Blakes. An icon of hotel design ‒ thanks to Anouska Hempel’s vision ‒ it’s filled with four-poster beds and plenty of antique curios.

blakeshotels.com

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