An Afternoon... On Kings Road
I've wanted to create a lot more lifestyle content on my blog for a while now, and I've finally decided to publish some London area guides. Hopefully I can get them up once a week but we shall see!
I don't have a lot of spare time so the series is going to be called 'An Afternoon....'. This will either be followed by 'in x area' or like todays post, 'on Kings Road' which is one very long and beautiful road in Chelsea.
The Kings Road is where I tend to spend a lot of my free time. There is some beautiful restaurants and cafes, all the shops you could think of and just a general nice vibe down this road. There is something for everyone.
So let's start your day at 1pm. A nice little brunch would be ideal.
This weekend we headed to The Botanist, located steps away from Sloane Square station making it the perfect brunch spot.
I had one of the best cocktails ever, I think I could drink it every single day. We also had the yummiest pancakes that were drizzled in maple syrup and a hearty amount of crispy bacon.
This is probably one of the more pretentious restaurants in the Chelsea area so if you're looking for something a bit more relaxed and chilled out then this probably isn't the best. Saying that, there is some really beautiful decor and it does have quite a relaxed feel.
If this is the case, you can head about halfway up the Kings Road (longer than it sounds) and visit The Wanted Man.
They have some of the nicest coffee in London and you climb up another floor to get your brows done, another floor to get a wax and finally go up another floor to soak up some sun rays on the roof terrace.
After brunch, you may be wanting something a little more cultural. So you can head to the Saatchi gallery which is one of my favourite art galleries in London. The variety of art is extraordinary and it always has the most beautiful exhibitions (there is regularly Chanel exhibitions on), but you can check on the website prior to your visit.
There is also a farmers market every Saturday and Sunday located right next to the Saatchi Gallery, just incase you're a little peckish after your gallery visit.
In terms of shopping, you are spoilt for choice on the Kings Road. From Peter Jones and Lululemon to Whistles and Space NK, there is something to fit every need.
My personal favourite is independent store The Shop at Bluebird. Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take any pictures inside the store which kind of shows just how silly expensive this store is. But it's definitely worth a visit to 'oooh' and 'aaah' over all the products inside.
Let's be honest, the weather in London is rarely as sunny as this so should you unfortunately be graced with London's drizzly rain then you can run away to the Curzon Cinema which has some of the comfiest and plushiest chairs everrrrr and a real vintage feel to it.
So there you have it, go explore!