Last weekend was a busy but productive one, not getting everything we needed for the flat on Saturday, Adam and I headed up to Oxford St on a fine Sunday morning to purchase a telly without the hassle of crowds, people and tourists. We needed a telly so went in, then pretty much straight out after picking, paying and sending the telly to click and collect for later collection by Uber. It was the smoothest shopping I’ve ever done on Oxford Street. Done and dusted.
With the most important thing of the day done, we picked up some pastries from Waitrose and an Americano coffee for me and hopped on the bus towards Chelsea. I’ve spend loads of time in Knightsbridge / Kensington area but not too much time in Chelsea, so we went off to explore...
After hopping off at Sloane Square station, we wandered into Duke of York Square to have a mosey through some of the stores in there. They’ve got a fantastic COS, LK Bennet and Joseph and they’ve got Aesop opening soon. But the jewel in the crown is by far their Zara. Its the tidiest Zara I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen my far share of Zaras in my time in fashion! It’s a pleasure to shop in and has a cute little homeware section too.
The Duke Of York Square also houses lots of restaurants, bars and The Saachi Gallery. It bridges the gap between Sloane Square and The Kings Road and brings you out at the park. It’s such a lovely space that is the perfect lazy Sunday destination.
We pit stopped at Holland and Barett to get aloe vera gel for Adam’s sunburn, then bought some factor 50 to prevent the crisping. It was really hot and being so fair, we were starting to feel the burn. We had no choice. We stopped and stood in the middle of kings road applying suncream to our faces, when in the Royal Borough ey?
After exploring the shops, we headed down some of the sides streets, the more residential looking ones to get a glimpse of the architecture and take a breather from the crowds. The houses were beautifully pruned and painted in pastel colours, a gorgeous street that must see a lot of snap chat and instagram attention!
After a few snaps and a browse in John Sandoe books, the treasure trove of books in Chelsea - Got to love a good bookshop! The smell is amazing!
We decided to head back to pick up the telly and call it a day, heading home in an Uber, shielded from the sun and ready for another layer of the Aloe Vera.
Who said adventures aren’t glamorous!?
We'll be sure to head back to chelsea again soon - do you guys have any recommendations?