SW3 is a postcode area of central London that includes the Chelsea district, covering the affluent areas of Chelsea, Brompton and part of Knightsbridge. The area attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and tourists every year, thanks to its colourful Bohemian past. Renowned retail stores such as Vivien Westwood’s boutique are situated here, as is the Saatchi Gallery and numerous world class restaurants and hotels. The area is also home to famous London sights and attractions such as the Proud Chelsea art gallery, National Army Museum and Cadogan Hall.
The area is a veritable treasure trove of charming little retail spaces such as boutiques selling exquisite clothing, cafes with mouth-watering food, galleries showcasing tasteful canvases, antique stores with gorgeous relics and pungent florists. Corporate houses and smaller businesses such as advertising companies, management consultants, financial advisors, investment experts, and real estate agencies also occupy office space in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
An exciting evening is something you can look forward to at the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square, watching international drama, dance and music shows. In fact, it has the distinction of being called the most important theatre in Europe by New York Times and is well worth a visit. Movie buffs can head to Cine Lumiere to catch the latest in world cinema. If you’re looking for some options for after-hours socialising, several pubs such as Barts and Eighty Six are open till the early hours. SW3 offers a variety of restaurants including Choys, which is famous for its Chinese food, and Benihana, which is equally renowned for its Japanese cuisine. Both these eateries are usually packed to capacity so prior booking is advisable.
South Kensington and Sloane Square tube stations are the two main stations to service the area. Victoria tube station is also within easy walking distance. Knightsbridge station is a short walk away with access to the Piccadilly line and onward to Heathrow Airport. Victoria railway station is also in the vicinity providing access to the mainline network.