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Catch the sun: Chelsea’s best suntraps

Chelsea is home to some of London’s sunniest spots for drinking and dining; discover which places to visit and when to make the most of the sunrays all day

20 July 2021

Hans’ Bar & Grill

Located on the pedestrianised Pavilion Road, Hans’ Bar & Grill catches the rays between 10am and 2pm. Visit for coffee, breakfast, brunch or lunch in the sun and enjoy delicious fare with a focus on British produce.

Hans' Bar & Grill, 164 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW | 020 7730 7000

Wulf & Lamb

Soak up the sun all day at Wulf & Lamb. There’s outdoor seating on picturesque Pavilion Road and you’ll also find a terrace framed by palm trees at the back of the restaurant, where you can enjoy happy hour from midday until 6.30pm.

Wulf & Lamb, 243 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP | 020 3948 5999

Sloane Square

This summer, Sloane Square welcomes two new pop-ups, Pizza on the Square, a collaboration between the Botanist and Casamigos, and the Colbert and Tanqueray gin pop-up. Both bring an extra air of vibrancy to the Street.

Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE

The Bar and Terrace at The Cadogan

Open daily from 7am, the terrace of The Cadogan is sunniest in the mornings, where you can enjoy a couple of elegant hours sampling the delights of Adam Handling’s contemporary fare.

The Cadogan, 75 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SG | 020 7048 7141

Ivy Chelsea Garden

With a garden terrace and an orangery, the Ivy Chelsea Garden Courtyard is a green haven that stays sunny all day. It’s a peaceful oasis for an alfresco breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ivy Chelsea Garden, 195-197 King’s Road, SW3 5EQ | 020 3301 0300


The Colbert terrace, reminiscent of a Parisian cafe, is sunlit all day. Thanks to its continental feel and menu of French classics, it will leave you feeling like you’re on holiday in the City of Lights.

Colbert, 50-52 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX | 020 7730 2804

The Botanist

Make the most of a warm summer’s day at The Botanist: its outdoor seating, overlooking Sloane Square, is sunlit in the morning and afternoon. Watch the world go by over delicious salads, grilled meat dishes or a refreshing cocktail.

The Botanist, 7 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE | 020 7730 0077

Harry’s Dolce Vita

Harry’s Dolce Vita welcomes ‘A Sicilian Summer’, complete with a themed floral installation across the terrace. Its food and drinks menus provide a taste of Italy as you bask in the afternoon sun with a pre-dinner aperitivo.

Harry's Dolce Vita, 27-31 Basil Street, SW3 1BB | 020 3940 1020

Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace

Mornings are the best time of day for soaking up some vitamin D at the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor terrace. Enjoy the cafe’s seasonal menu with a view over the Knightsbridge rooftops.

Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ | 020 7235 5250

The Sea, The Sea

Sunniest from around 10am to 2pm, The Sea, The Sea is a perfect place to absorb Chelsea’s village feel. Take a seat outside the seafood bar for oysters, platters, small plates, wine and champagne.

The Sea, The Sea, 174 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW | 020 7824 8090

Granger & Co.

The leafy Granger & Co. terrace catches the sun around midday, making this eatery a lovely lunch spot to enjoy dishes inspired by the Australian lifestyle.

Granger & Co., 237 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP | 020 3848 1060

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