My trips to Chelsea have usually just consisted of visiting some exhibition or another at the Saatchi Gallery, but the other day whilst making the most of the last few rays of summer sunshine, I decided to take a proper stroll down and around King’s Road and see what else this bit of London had to offer.
One of my favourite things to do on King’s Road is to head to the Duke of York Square Farmers Market (located right outside the Saatchi Gallery) which takes place every Saturday. The market is full of fresh and organic produce as well as some mouth watering food stalls.
Next to Partridges Food Market, you will find the very well known Partridges Duck Confit stall. Be prepared to queue but the wait is well worth it!
Extremely happy with my massive Duck Confit sandwich, smothered in chilli sauce and mustard with some fresh greens! You’re given the option to choose from a range of sauces and salads.
The Roti Wrap from Rainforest Creations is another must try. Everything is healthy, vegetarian and packed full of protein.
I tried my first Cannoli (previous knowledge of this dessert was only limited to several mentions on the Real Housewives of New Jersey). We went for the Pistachio, Chocolate Chip and Orange & Chocolate Cannoli but have to admit, they were a bit rich for my taste.
After far too much food, we strolled through the courtyard of the Saatchi Gallery, taking in the cool Autumn air and basking in the warm sunlight. The Saatchi Gallery houses contemporary art and was opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985.
As if the Duke of York Farmers Market wasn’t enough, we made our way further down King’s Road to take in the atmosphere and in search of the Chelsea Farmers Market. What we found was a tiny collection of cafes, restaurants, a nail spa and an organic grocery store. We were a bit late for the market as it’s open every Saturday until noon only. So we ultimately ended our afternoon at Marketplace Restaurant. A very relaxed (but posh, we are in Chelsea after all!) outdoor bar/restaurant with blaring house music.
A bottle of Pinot Grigio Rosé meant my Saturday night started a tad early. Our next destination was going to be Chelsea Harbour but it decided to pour down just minutes later! Oh well, maybe next time?
The closest tube stations in this area are High Street Kensington, South Kensington and Sloane Square. Click to find out more information about the Saatchi Gallery, the Duke of York Square Farmers Market, the Chelsea Farmers Market and the Marketplace Restaurant.