Chelsea Attractions

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  • Nicola D
    Hessle, UK3,123 contributions
    I had a couple of hours to myself while my husband and grandson were doing ‘boy things.’ So I had a treat exploring the Chelsea Physic Garden, even managing the tube by myself. I arrived early but was unable to go in (friends of the gardens only before 11am) so I was directed to the Army Museum down the road for a cuppa in their cafe!

    It was worth the wait! It’s only small but perfectly formed, a walled botanic garden with a micro-climate dating from the 1600’s when it was made for the apothecary’s of London.

    I had a browse on my own and then joined a guided tour given by a volunteer which was extremely interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I would have liked to have a drink and cake but sadly ran out of time. The greenhouses were also shut for renovation ready for their anniversary next year.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Michael B
    1 contribution
    If you like history you need to visit. The Great Hall is amazing, but it is only available to view between 1100-1200 and 1400-1500 as it's the pensioners dinning hall.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Ruth K
    London, UK61 contributions
    I’ve been attending Chelsea Flower Show annually since 1985, except for the COVID years, so I have realistic expectations. Yes it is very crowded even on members’ days. You have to queue to see the show gardens mid morning to mid afternoons. I’m 5 ft so I have to be patient to get to the front. It is lovely to talk to the exhibitors and Carol Klein is always friendly. On the days I visited either ultra early or in the evening there were scarce crowds and no queuing. Evening visits are particularly special, but I understand that this is difficult for people living outside London. I always wear trainers and comfortable clothes and try to ignore the Chelsea set wafting around in their dresses and heels. I have never experienced severe problems with crowds in the marquee. Yes it is commercial but so are most flower shows, and it is far less commercial than the Hampton Court flower show where you have to dodge wheeled containers of plants. We always bring a picnic as the price of food and drink is high, but actually typical for London. There is usually plenty of seating by the bandstand, but it would be better if more seating was under cover as it typically rains at least once in Chelsea week and hailed this year. I agree that more seating in the marquee is needed, I’m usually tired by this point and need a rest and there are queues to use the ladies, which the RHS need to address. The ladies by the exit is much less crowded. Overall, as long as I can still walk, I’ll tolerate the negatives of Chelsea. It is a plant lover’s paradise and the quality of the gardens is internationally excellent.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Francesca S
    London, UK72 contributions
    Wow!
    What an experience!
    Booked to see the current Tiffany & Co exhibition before it goes over to New York.

    So so glad I did. As a lifelong lover of Tiffany Jewellery this was right up my street. Seeing some statement pieces that I’d never get to appreciate was just wonderful.

    The diamond room blew me away, the breakfast at Tiffany’s was a real treat to see Audrey’s bits and bobs.

    The gift shop was fulfilling. Wonderful. Highly recommend if you can!
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    Sloane Square is a busy spot all year around but even more so during the Christmas period. Lots of bars and restaurants and good public transport.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • Emily
    London, UK199 contributions
    Enjoyable visit, informative galleries covering a range of topics & had a 'live character' which was interesting as well. Certainly suitable for a family trip.
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • sunshine66
    61 contributions
    Brought my mum and my autie son to see this exhibition. Enjoyed it very much. Would have liked to have seen more but the way it was laid out meant I could take through the exhibits with my son and ensure he could see them all. He was impressed and learned a lot. A lovely collection.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • johnandlizb
    Leamington Spa, UK1,005 contributions
    Really interesting building with a lovely little cafe inside. The little lounge area was empty except a bar man making drinks for the restaurant area, so we relaxed in peace and enjoyed a very nice cup of tea in an attractive building steeped in interesting history.
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • tkota
    Madeley, UK130 contributions
    Special Victorian house. Well preserved. Even has outside toilet. It is dark inside and must have been quite a sombre atmosphere inside. Loads of personal/local history of the Carlisle’s. They didn’t have any children but he always seemed to be visiting Scotland, which couldn’t have helped! Fascinating loft conversion with roof windows, sliding shutters , etc. Clever design. Details about problems with builders, home help are very interesting. Mrs C. kept diaries which are on show. Really worth the entrance fee. Free if you are a NT member.
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    St.Luke’s Church’s is located just off the Kings Road in Chelsea. It’s really beautiful and very tall. Cafe located in the church.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Stephan S
    1 contribution
    Didn’t end up buying anything but everyone was super helpful and friendly. I’ll definitely go back when I’m in London. Will also have pictures sent so can potentially purchase from abroad.
    Written 5 September 2018
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  • larryderm
    Philadelphia, PA800 contributions
    Although a long taxi ride, this small museum with no permanent collection does a good job highlighting various designers. The Zandra Rhodes exhibition is excellent.
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    Plenty of stuff and a wide variety of goods on sale over about 6 or 7 floors. Cafe at the top. Service overall is not that great.
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    Very nice area along the riverside. Nice seating and a few interesting statutes along the gardens. Views across the river.
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
    Chelsea Old Church is close to the banks of the Thames. It’s a decent old Church and nice both inside and out. Worth a photo.
    Written 26 February 2022
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