Chelsea/Kensington Travel Guide

Articles about Chelsea/Kensington

By Mark Ellwood
Barnsbury “My wife and I live in Barnsbury, just north of King’s Cross. It’s basically an 18th-century village within the city: tree-lined streets; elegant Georgian terraces. I love to sit in the lush green park at the center of Lonsdale Square. ...
q. I keep hearing that Colombia is gorgeous and that the old city of Cartagena is stunning. But is the country safe?--M.S., Carlsbad, Calif.a. You're right, Cartagena does have incredible 19th-century architecture, great restaurants, and a livel...

Hotels in Chelsea/Kensington

Set on the historic chelsea park that gives the property its name, the revamped 102-room Sloane Square hotel is a pared-down yet polished gem imbued with traditional British flair. Floral wallpaper by Neisha Crossland and Scottish-tartan wool bedspreads set the mood in the comfortable rooms.

Restaurants in Chelsea/Kensington

Winner of the London Restaurant Award for Indian restaurant of the year, this upscale eatery first opened in Chelsea in 1990. Illuminated by glass candelabras, the interior is designed with handmade teak furniture, Moghul-style mirrored murals, and 1840’s sepia etchings depicting life in India.