When the sun is shining, there’s nothing quite like a trip to the seaside.
But life’s a beach and escaping for a day of picnics, sandcastles, rock pools and sticky pink candyfloss is sometimes easier said than done…
The good news is, you can actually get that seaside vibe right in the centre of London…
Tucked away behind Imperial Wharf station, Chelsea Harbour is a little piece of summertime paradise.
With its tall, elegant buildings, cobbled streets and boats of all sorts and sizes, it’s not playing catch up with any costal marina worth visiting.
Even the only restaurant with views on the harbour, The Brasserie at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, has that nautical feel to it.
… and the cocktails sure would be perfect to sip on while watching the sun set into the ocean!
The only difference, really, is the food. No fish & chips for miles around.
We are in Chelsea after all, and greasy fingers aren’t quite the trend down there…
Instead, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s bringing the best of Italy to Chelsea Harbour.
Focusing on a handful of recipes and the very best ingredients, Barrel & Stone allows local businesses to offer freshly prepared and baked pizza of an exceptional standard.
The blistered stone-baked pizzas fly over to the tables within a couple of minutes.
Herbal Remedy, with fennel sausage, broccoli rabe, fior di latte mozzarella, garlic & chilli.
A lesser know combination but one well worth trying!
If you’re after that absolute-indulgence, holiday feeling, go for Gone Trufflin’.
Pilled high with mushrooms, black truffle cream, smoky speck and fior di latte mozzarella, it’s an absolute beauty.
Don’t miss this. Get one for the table to share, it’ll blow your mind!
All polished off with Crème Caramel (nobody does dessert quite like the French…) and a little espresso while watching the sun setting over the Thames.
And there you have it: the perfect seaside break, without leaving London. Bellissimo!