Known for being one of the most stylish parts of London (and also for its football team), Chelsea is famous for its smart boutiques and high-end restaurants lining the King's Road. For those seeking a chic city spa break with access to all the wonders that London has to offer, it’s the perfect location.
Architecturally, Chelsea is superbly pretty, but like so much of London it also tells a story. Amongst the shops and cafes you will find The National Army Museum, the Saatchi Gallery, the Duke of York's headquarters and Vivienne Westwood World's End. It’s arguably most famous for its annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show, although others may know it better from the reality TV series Made in Chelsea. This is very much a part of London for living the high life but a little removed from the chaos of the city centre.
On a spa day in Chelsea, combine the experience with brunch, hunting for antiques, retail therapy or an evening out. History fans might like to take a tour with a resident Chelsea Pensioner, discovering details such as buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren, or take a stroll in the Chelsea Physic Garden - London's oldest botanic garden. In the evenings, this is a wonderful place to dress up and head to Michelin star restaurants, popular night clubs like Raffles and Juju or go to the Royal Court Theatre.
Spas in Chelsea live up to the area’s reputation for luxury. The Spa at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel is a stylishly hip health club overlooking the Marina. Meanwhile, those within easy reach include the superb London Marriott Hotel Park Lane and the iconic Shangri La Hotel.