The Royal borough of Chelsea offers so much, and we are pleased to announce our new ‘Explore Chelsea’ package.
So what is there to see in Chelsea?
Apart from the obvious shopping delights on the Kings Road, there is a simply wonderful garden centre, named in a “top 5 garden centres in the world” list recently. Rassells is a little treasure. Go past the shopfront and explore an entire Georgian Square filled with plants and flowers.
London markets are a huge tradition and you need to explore both Portabello and the less tourist-led Golbourne Road market, complete with some really good examples of exactly how to do ‘street food’.
Chelsea was developed as a location for museums devoted to science and the arts, meaning there is lots on offer. The Natural History museum, The Science museum and the V&A are all close to the Wyndham Grand hotel.
For theatre’s, again Chelsea is spoilt for choice. Chelsea Theatre, the Gate Theatre, Finborough Theatre and Barons Court Theatre are some to check out, but to cap all of these, the NY Times called The Royal Court Theatre “the most important theatre in Europe”.
London is full of green spaces and two notables in Chelsea include Holland with its Kyoto Garden, peacocks, black rabbits and ecology centre. Little Wormwood Scrubs in North Kensington has a great adventure playground.
Another garden that needs to be explored is Kensington Gardens, with the very special (over 900 years old) Elfin Oak. Ivor Innes was responsible for carving tiny magical figures on the oak between 1928 – 1930.
These are just some of the attractions of Chelsea, with so much to do you will need a relaxing base where you can rest, dine and be pampered, and that’s why we are offering the following ‘Explore Chelsea’ package;
· One nights accommodation in a suite
· Breakfast for two the following morning in Chelsea Riverside Brasserie
· Drop off to Sloane Square by the hotel car
· Traditional Afternoon Tea for two in The Harbour Bar
· 1 x 30 minute Express Treatment
From £374 in VAT. T&Cs apply.
To book call (0)207 300 5098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote ‘explore Chelsea package’
With the London summer as good as it is, you just want to be out soaking up every ray. When it comes to dining out, we think there is no better option than Chelsea Harbour, with both the Wyndham Grand and Chelsea Riverside brasserie offering some supremely tempting choices.
If you need to know where to eat in Chelsea, look no further!
Complimenting the weather perfectly is the Al fresco BBQ menu available at the brasserie. With a choice of steaks including T-Bone, fillet and sirloin as well as a truly memorable lamb steak and a perfectly spiced peri peri baby spatchcock chicken, this has to be the perfect summer dining choice (there’s bangers and burgers too!)
We are also offering an express lunch menu which offers high taste and low price. Quick and easy with some great choices available, including feta salad (starter), pumpkin gnocchi with truffle oil (mains) and summer berry tart (desert).
If you fancy something Asian instead, you will love the Sushi / Asian inspired menu in the Harbour bar.
Kensington Palace is to be the new home of the clothes, jewels and home movies of Princess Diana, which have previously been on display at the Althorp Museum.
Althorp House was the home of the Spencer family and was where Diana lived before becoming a member of the Royal Family. Following her tragic death in 1997, the Spencer family opened an extensive museum in Althorp House as a memorial to reflect and celebrate her life and work.
The exhibition, which features more than 150 objects that belonged to Princess Diana, including her Emanuel Wedding Dress, is due to close next year having raised more than £1.2 million to help disadvantaged children around the world.
It has been announced that the Royal Family will put Princess Diana’s prized possessions on display at Kensington Palace when the Althorp Museum finally closes in August 2014.
Along with Carnaby Street, London’s Kings Road is probably the most famous shopping street in the United Kingdom. This upmarket district is all but guaranteed to have something for you, even if you don’t happen to be flush with sterling, you could give wardrobe a complete makeover.
You would leave the Kings Road area after a substantial shop and really look forward to trying it all on in front of a mirror before you head out into the bright lights of London to show it all off!
Starting at Sloane Square, the curved façade of Peter Jones Department Store marks the beginning of Kings Road. The further away from Sloane Square that you walk, smaller, independent clothes and shoe shops begin to appear, perfect for those seeking quirky and individual clothing.
Fat Face, Muse, Jig-saw, Pinko, Harvest, East and Jo Malone are just a handful of the shops, which can be found in this extraordinary shoppers’ paradise. Of course adjoining streets, such as Sloane Avenue, Sydney Street and Symons Street, also fall under the Kings Road shopping area.
Amidst the many newer and independent stores in the Kings Road area, many of the old and well-established nationwide favourites can also be found here, including M&S, Holland and Barrett, Bang and Olufsen and Café Nero, to name just a few.
London in the late spring/early summer is simply teeming with exclusive and prestigious sporting events and none so more than Polo in the Park. Taking place at the thoroughly elite Hurlingham Club between the 7th and 9th of June, this traditional English event has been providing a fantastic family day out for more than a century.
Polo in the Park 2013 will have bars providing direct views of the action on the field, with numerous fresh food outlets serving up delicious cuisine and with a Luxury Shopping Village, there is much more to Polo in the Park than simply sitting down to watch world-class polo players skilfully control a ball through the thundering hooves of the world’s finest polo horses, in what is one of London’s most dazzling sporting events.
Similar to Wimbledon, the champagne flows at Polo in the Park and none so more than on the Saturday, which is Ladies day – The ‘Social Event of the Summer.’
This exclusive event is spent sipping the finest champagne in the new and utterly stylish Pommery Garden. Or if champagne doesn’t tickle your fancy, treating yourself to some thoroughly unique cocktails from the Mahiki Bar may be more up your street
Sunday June 9 is Finals Day, in which visitors should gear themselves up for an action-packed day. For younger guests there is a multitude of fun games to participate in so mum and dad can relax and enjoy the action of the finals unfold on the field.
If you are looking to continue the theme of luxury, exquisiteness and family-friendliness throughout the whole of your Polo in the Park 2013 experience, then staying at the exclusive Wyndham Grand Hotel will certainly be in-keeping with the whole event.