City of London
Car: not necessary
The apartment is just a three minute walk from Sloane Square tube station, yet the apartment offers a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
You are a few minutes walk from vibrant Kings Road Chelsea - which became famous as the 'in' place in the 60s with many pop starts and other celebrities making it their home, and has to this day retained its special character. Enjoy the continental cafe life-style with the many bars along the Kings Road and at Sloane Square. A short journey brings you to prestige shopping precincts (Oxford Street/Regent Street, Harrod's, Piccadilly etc); admire the many historical points of interest (Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London) or absorbing the beauty of London’s Museums and Art Galleries, or enjoying the London Eye or a boat trip down the Thames. Easy access to the Royal Albert Hall boasting not only the big music events but enjoy live jazz in the evening while eating in the Edgar Room, or live music while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee at the Café Consort. Chelsea has its own Theatre (the Royal Court Theatre) and live music venue (Cadogan Hall, both at Sloane Square, let alone the score-plus theatres in the West End. Just a 10 minute underground journey brings you to Leicester Square and the West End. The apartment is the ideal location for both tourists and business people alike. There are supermarkets, banks, boutiques, bars and restaurants galore along the Kings Road. On Saturdays there is a delightful farmers' market in the little square opposite the apartment building and just around the corner is the popular organic cafe Daylesford, Further out are wonderful outings to Kew Gardens, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Royal Greenwich etc.
If you go to google maps and enter SW1W 8JD and then move the little man onto the road you will get a good street-level view of the area.
As with all of central London, it is far easier to get about on public transport than a hire car as there is daily congestion charge and parking charges and Chelsea is wonderfully situated being so centrally located to all of the sights.
There is a London City/Barclays Bank bike hire scheme - see transport for london's website under cyclig; and car club schemes that take away many of the headaches such as citycarclub and Streetcar).