Exploring Chelsea and Belgravia

Continuing our London 2017 adventures–

Kristine and I rented a flat on the edge of Chelsea/Fulham:

–The flat was located above a shop on King’s Road and it was very nice–2 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, kitchen, dining and living area. Airbnb did not disappoint. We were a few blocks away from the Fulham/Broadway tube stop and near the Chelsea Football Stadium.

–Above are some shots from around Chelsea and Belgravia. Roses were in full bloom and were beautiful. So many well-designed and historic buildings are everywhere (a nice change from young, bland American cities).

–Some shots from the nearby Chelsea Harbor. I really did not know there was a harbor area near the river, but we saw a lot of nice boats. Since it was a bank holiday, not many people were around when we were there.

As we neared Sloane Square, Kristine remembered the nearby Duke of Wellington pub in Belgravia. Such a cute pub in a quiet area. From the website:

Dating back to the 19th century, the ‘Duke of Boots’, as we are known, was originally built as a reading room for local residents, who went there to read the morning newspapers, but the locals reputedly said that they’d rather have liquid refreshment than reading matter, and they won the day!

I thought I would end this post with pics of our tattoos in preparation for our side trip to Waterloo:

  4 comments for “Exploring Chelsea and Belgravia

  1. June 12, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    Love your pics!! And the Wellington tats.

    • June 12, 2017 at 10:54 AM

      Thanks, Vicky! Lots of fun 🙂

  2. hilarymb
    June 13, 2017 at 2:40 AM

    Hi Denise – renting the flat makes wonderful sense – so glad it was successful … and how fascinating to be able to meet someone who knew Mourinho – Iberian origins tell the tale. Love the photos and the pub and your ‘tats’ … those’d be potatoes for me!! But obviously not -Wellington was on your mind …lovely photos again … cheers Hilary

    • June 13, 2017 at 2:53 AM

      The flat was so much more practical and comfortable than a hotel! Wellington has opened a few doors for me, shall we say? Thanks for the comments, Hilary!

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