welcome to my space. On this post, we are walking within London’s Chelsea Neighbourhood. Get ready to see the prettiest doors and rows of posh houses. I thoroughly enjoyed walking here as I got tons of compliments on my outfits and eve suggestions of photography props from passers-by who lived there.
On these set of posts, I would be giving you a photo-worthy walk guide to certain places/neighbourhoods in London.
If you are ever in London and can manage to spare 3 – 5 hours (relatively), my guides would be a perfect thing to add to your itinerary. It can be done alone or in a party of 2 or 3 (advisably). Having great energy on these walks is a prerequisite.
The most photo-worthy places in Chelsea are mostly streets, house entrances and doors. A really posh neighbourhood, it’s exploration will leave you smiling and hoping the best for your future really.
For clarity and ease, I would make a list of all the photo-worthy spots below, their postcodes, a bit of a description and a map to ensure you get the best experience during your walk.
You may want to have an internet source just incase you mistakenly go left instead of right, something to assist with guiding you. I did this walk with my friend Sombass. We both wore jumpsuits by Becca Apparel.
Chelsea Walk Guide Photo-Worthy Spots by Metrogypsie
Start: Sloane Square Tube Station
1. Sloane Square | SW1W 8BB – Start your walk at Sloane Square tube station. Exit the station, cross the street directly in front of you (watch for cars), and go straight along the square until you get to the end. Take a right to walk in front of Peter Jones and then a left on Symons Street. You can duck down Pavilion Road if you want some retail therapy, then continue on Symons Street until it reaches Cadogan Gardens. Cross the street and turn right on Cadogan Gardens, then take an immediate left onto Draycott Place.
2. Draycott Place | SW3 3BP – The brick houses here are beautiful, and you can spend some time soaking up their details. Walk along Draycott Place until you reach Blacklands Terrace. Take a left, then a right on Bray Place. Take your first left on Lincoln Street, then a right on Coulson Street.
3. Coulson Street | SW3 3NA, SW3 3NB and SW3 3NG – This area is full of pretty houses and tucked-away shops to admire. At the end of Coulson Street, turn left on Anderson Street and right on the King’s Road.
4. Anderson Street | SW3 3LZ – Walk down it until you reach Bywater Street, then turn right. The other adjacent end on Coulson is Lincoln Street: SW3 2TS
5. Bywater Street | SW3 4XD and SW3 4XH has some of the prettiest pastel houses in Chelsea, so make sure to have your camera ready. Back out on the King’s Road, take a right and soak up the shops until you get to Burnsall Street. Turn right and walk up, admiring the colourful houses. When you get to the end, turn right on Godfrey Street and follow the right-hand fork.
6. Godfrey Street | SW3 3SX – Soon you’ll come to a row of rainbow-colored houses that are worth stopping to admire.
7. Cale Street | SW3 6PT – When you reach Cale Street, you’ll see a small square to your right. You can explore it for a bit, or continue your self-guided walk in Chelsea by turning left to go down Cale Street.
8. Britten Street | SW3 3UB – Take another left on Astell Street and walk until you get to Britten Street. There are pretty brick houses along the way. Turn right on Britten Street, taking in the tucked-away pubs and St Luke’s Gardens as you make your way to Sydney Stree Once there, turn left.
9. The Ivy Chelsea | SW3 5EQ – You can cross the street and explore the Chelsea Farmers Market if you want to, then continue down to the King’s Road. (The Ivy is on your way to Glebe Place…look to your right once on Kings Road. 195 – 197)
10. Glebe Place | SW3 5JH – When you get to the King’s Road, turn right and cross the street. Take a left on Glebe Place, where you can soak up more of Chelsea’s pretty houses. 50 Glebe Place, Chelsea (1880-85). Architect: John Lowe. Left: Perspective view. Right: One of the windows with its metalwork and ivy-covered wall. (Cherry and Pevsner give the dates of this eccentric building as 1980-85.
11. Cheyne Walk/House/Mews | SW3 5HN – Follow Glebe Place as it twists and turns, then continue straight as it becomes Cheyne Row. You’ll pass Carlyle’s House—a small museum with a pretty garden—
on your way to Cheyne Walk and the Thames. Once at Cheyne Walk, turn left and admire the gardens and river as you go. Peek into Cheyne Mews, which has connections to Henry VIII, then keep going along Cheyne Walk.
12. Swan Walk – SW3 4JJ – Take a left up Swan Walk, peeking into Dilke Street and Clover Mews on the way to see the colourful houses and cobblestones.
Back on Swan Walk, the Chelsea Physic Garden is one of London’s loveliest secret gardens and is worth a stop if you have time and it’s open.
13. Ormonde Gate | SW3 4EU – If not, continue down Swan Walk until you reach Royal Hospital Road. Turn right when you get there and cross the street. Turn left on Ormonde Gate and take in the brick houses, then turn right on Christchurch Street and left on Durham Place.
14. Smith Street | SW3 4ER – Continue as Durham Place becomes Smith Street, stopping to peek into Woodfall Street and Smith Terrace to see the colourful houses as you go.
15. Duke of York Square | SW3 4LY – Back on Smith Street, keep walking until you get back to the King’s Road. Turn right and continue until you reach Duke of York Square, where you can visit the market if it’s a Saturday or keep going until you’re back at the Sloane Square tube station, where your self-guided walk in Chelsea ends.
This is the end of your walk-tour.
kindly use the hashtag #mgldnwalk on your instagram posts.
Outfit of the day – Becca Apparel