King’s Road has always been one of my favourites in London- it’s got the perfect balance of lively/homey- and with November and the season of Christmassy shop-fronts finally upon us, it’s now a better time than ever to go wandering around. You’ll rarely find pet boutiques and pancake cafes on the same road as department stores, chocolatiers and art galleries in London, but King’s Road is one of those rare gems that has everything.
My first stop (and my favourite) was Juicebaby for my beloved coconut matcha latte. I’ve raved about this drink hundreds of times and many of my friends have become coconut matcha converts too- it’s just so delicious! I had chosen to go with relatively light clothes that day and definitely needed a warming drink, so it came in very handy 😉 I’m still getting used to the chilly weather and hadn’t anticipated the breeze that was blowing through the streets when I arrived, but the great thing about King’s Road is that there are countless shops, cafes and epiceries to pop into for a bit of relief from the cold! I love Prezzemolo & Vitale for Italian treats like truffle foods, and they have everything you need for the best meal ever, including a bakery, charcuterie, fromagerie, and a section for Italian sauces and sweets. You’ll want to buy everything for sure!
After picking up lattes and Italian food shopping, Arax and I continued along King’s Road stopping off at Rococo (the best for 99% chocolate bars which are divine!) and The Ivy, a gorgeous restaurant which you must have seen on Instagram- it’s always popping up on Instagramers’ feeds for its pretty floral and festive decors and we’re so excited to see what they get up to this Christmas! You must visit whether you have or haven’t already!
We found some incredibly colourful streets on our way to Saatchi Gallery, and we couldn’t help but stop for autumnal photos and some leaf fan-girling. Many of the houses still had their Halloween pumpkins outside 😉 and it felt like that part of Chelsea was still not over October hahah, which was just perfect for us two Halloween-loving girls. I tried really hard not to drink my latte in the usual 30 seconds, and somehow it managed to last until we got to Saatchi Gallery- which has an amazing exhibition on by the way. You can’t miss a visit to Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire as it’s so interesting. My favourite piece was The Interview by Gao Brothers, but each piece was fascinating in its own way; if you’re going to take a walk along King’s Road, make sure this is one of your stops!
Personally my favourite days are those where I can combine pretty places with food and art/culture, and that’s what I love about King’s Road. Not only does it have everything you need, but it’s always changing too, and there’s a special excitement in seeing the area embrace the new season! I’m so eager to see how different it will be in the next coming weeks as Christmas gets closer. Waiting in earnest (with coconut matcha in hand;)
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