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.

NIGHTLIFE
Cittie of Yorke

011-44-207-242-7670.
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.

SHOPPING
Chelsea Antique Market

011-44-207-352-5689.
Among the many antiques markets lining ritzy King’s Road, you’ll probably find the best bargains here.

Designers Guild
011-44-207-351-5775.
Stocking your home? Consider Tricia Guild’s chic showplace stocking everything from fabrics to furniture.