Thierry’s is a Chelsea favorite, in part for its informal, slightly Bohemian, and very French feel. But mostly for good, honest brasserie-type fare (think monkfish in lobster sauce and beef bourguignon) that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Cittie of Yorke

There’s been a pub on this site since 1430. The current incarnation, accessible down a darkened alley, is of warehouse-size proportions (it’s one of the biggest pubs in London). A word of caution: Careful about spouting off lawyer jokes here; there’s a strong legal clientele.

Chelsea Antique Market

Among the many antiques markets lining ritzy King’s Road, you’ll probably find the best bargains here.

Designers Guild
Stocking your home? Consider Tricia Guild’s chic showplace stocking everything from fabrics to furniture.