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Romantic Date Night Ideas In Chelsea

Whether you are aiming for full-on romance or more low-key activities, there is no better place in London for a date than Chelsea. From chic new restaurants to historic pubs, fascinating galleries and museums to beautiful gardens, this is the best place in London to win hearts and minds.

To inspire you, here are some handpicked date ideas that are guaranteed to delight your intended on Valentine’s Day Or Date Night…

Belmond Cadogan Hotel

AN INDULGENT WEEKEND AWAY

What could be more romantic than being whisked away for a weekend at one of London’s most historic and beautiful hotels, the Belmond Cadogan Hotel. The hotel reopened last year after an extensive renovation process, restoring it to the pinnacle of glamour that endeared it to the likes of Oscar Wilde and Lillie Langtry, the actress, socialite, and mistress of the future King Edward VII. After a day of shopping , have cocktails at the bar followed by dinner at Adam Handling‘s eponymous restaurant before retiring to one of the sumptuously decorated rooms.

Belmond Cadogan Hotel, 75 Sloane St, SW1X 9SG.

Cadogan Hall

SAMPLE AN ECLECTIC PROGRAM OF LIVE MUSIC

Whether your date’s tastes lean toward the classical or the cinematic, Cadogan Hall has a truly exciting program of music throughout the year. Last year, Jeff Goldblum performed with his Jazz band and cult singer St Vincent gave a special performance. This year, we’re especially excited about Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band (April 19 and 20, 7.30 pm), and a performance by Sergeant Major Colin Thackery (March 9, 7.30pm), the war veteran and winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2019, who stole everyone’s hearts with his tribute in memory of his beloved wife Joan.

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ.

Fifty Cheyne

SETTLE IN FOR AN ALL-DAY DATE AT FIFTY CHEYNE

Nestled on the river, between the Albert and Battersea bridges, Fifty Cheyne is one of the most charming restaurants in the city. Book a table for a long lunch (the Sunday roasts are exceptional), then retire to the sitting room upstairs for cocktails. Try and nab a seat by the fire, it’s exceedingly romantic.

Fifty Cheyne, 50 Cheyne Walk, SW3 5LR

Sumosan Twiga

GET DRESSED UP FOR A NIGHT OUT AT SUMOSAN TWIGA

When the occasion calls for high levels of glamour, Sumosan Twiga caters for every element of a proper night out. From pre-dinner cocktails and memorable Japanese-Italian fusion food, all the way to late-night mischief at Twiga, the downstairs African-inspired nightclub, it’s all under one sleek roof. We hear Sunday nights are a blast.

Sumosan Twiga, 165 Sloane St, SW1X 9QB.

Saatchi Gallery (image via Insgram.com/ashuhlaybrooke)

A DOSE OF CULTURE, FOLLOWED BY CAKE

Take a mosey around the Saatchi Gallery taking in some of the incredible work on display from the gallery’s roster of contemporary artists, then repair to one of the restaurants in Duke of York Square for some refreshment.

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, SW3 4RY.

Royal Court

A SHOW AT THE ROYAL COURT FOLLOWED BY COCKTAILS AT HAN’S BAR & GRILL

Right on Sloane Square is one of London’s most exciting theatres, the Royal Court, acclaimed as ‘the writer’s theatre’. It is one of the city’s leading spaces for encouraging undiscovered and emerging talent from the writing sphere and this year’s hot ticket is David Ireland’s black comedy  “Cyprus Avenue”, returning for a limited run after its original sold-out run at the Royal Court before it transfers to New York.

Then take a short walk across the square, down picturesque Pavilion Road to Han’s Bar & Grill for a nightcap.

Royal Court, Sloane Square, Chelsea, SW1W 8AS

Hans’ Bar & Grill, 164 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0AW

London Cheesemonger

GO ON A GOURMET DISCOVERY DOWN PAVILION ROAD

Explore the artisanal food suppliers on Pavilion Road and discover a world of cheese and wine beyond your go-to camemberts and sauvignons, respectively. London Cheesemongers regularly hosts cheese masterclasses, and the experts at Pavilion Wine will happily introduce you to your new favourite drop. You can also snap up a fresh loaf from Bread Ahead and some seasonal produce from sustainable greengrocer Natoora.

London Cheesemongers, 251 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0BP

Pavilion Wine, 255 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0BP

Natoora, 245 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0BP

The Cross Keys

Learn about the British Army’s fascinating and impressive history at the National Army Museum, where highlights include a brilliant model of Waterloo and the bones of Marengo, the famous horse that carried Napoleon through some of his greatest triumphs and biggest defeats.

Afterward, head for a drink at The Cross Keys, which is the oldest pub in Chelsea. It was built in 1708 and its patrons have included have included the artists Turner, Whistler and S argent, writers Agatha Christie and Dylan Thomas, and musicians Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones.

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, SW3 4HT

The Cross Keys, 1 Lawrence St, SW3 5NB