I recently had the pleasure of attending a press trip organized by the Sloane Place Hotel in Chelsea. The itinerary promised an exciting blend of cultural experiences, delectable cuisine, and the charm of this iconic neighborhood. From the warm welcome at Sloane Place to the captivating performances at the Royal Court Theatre, and the gastronomic delights at Sloane Place Restaurant, every moment was a delightful journey. If you want to try the same weekend itinerary and stay in one of London’s most exciting neighborhoods, book your stay at the Sloane Place here.
Sloane Place, a boutique hotel and sister property to The Sloane Club, seamlessly blends contemporary style with a rich history. The hotel’s prime location in Lower Sloane Street makes it a convenient base for exploring Chelsea’s cultural gems, including the Saatchi Gallery and the Royal Court Theatre. The thoughtfully designed bedrooms, dog-friendly policy, and desirable location make Sloane Place a welcoming destination for both Londoners and visitors alike.
Sloane Place Restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Bernhard Mayer and Head Chef Maryono Maryono, offers a gastronomic journey that fuses European and Southeast Asian influences. The vibrant atmosphere, delectable cuisine, and enticing cocktail list create an unforgettable dining experience. For those seeking a hidden gem, The Hideaway, located beneath the restaurant, offers an art deco modern speakeasy with live music evenings and an intimate ambiance.
Upon arriving at Sloane Place in the afternoon, I was immediately taken by the hotel’s elegant and contemporary design. The warm hues, stylish furnishings, and attention to detail created a welcoming atmosphere. After settling into my room, I made my way to the Roof Terrace for pre-theatre welcome drinks and sharing platters. As the sun set over the Chelsea skyline, I mingled with fellow guests, enjoying the relaxed ambiance and delicious bites.
Soon, it was time for the highlight of the evening: the performance of “all of it” by Alistair McDowall at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, part of the renowned Royal Court Theatre. The thought-provoking play captivated the audience with its poignant storytelling and stellar performances. It was a perfect introduction to the vibrant arts scene that Chelsea has to offer.
After a leisurely breakfast at Sloane Place Restaurant, I joined the group for a visit to the Saatchi Gallery. The exhibitions, “CIVILIZATION: The Way We Live Now” and the newly unveiled RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2023, showcased the intersection of art and society in a thought-provoking manner. It was a true visual feast, leaving me inspired and captivated by the creative expressions on display.
Following the gallery visit, we indulged in a delightful treat at the Duke of York Square Fine Food Market. Oysters and champagne perfectly complemented the lively atmosphere of this renowned market. With its wide array of gourmet offerings, from artisanal cheeses to freshly baked pastries, it was a gastronomic paradise.
With the afternoon free to explore the famous King’s Road, I wandered through the vibrant streets, discovering charming boutiques, trendy cafés, and iconic landmarks. The spirit of Chelsea was palpable, and I couldn’t resist immersing myself in the local culture. From fashion to antiques, the King’s Road had something for every taste. If you’re exploring the area on a fun day out in London, check out this blog post to discover the best things to do in the King’s Road.
In the evening, we gathered at Sloane Place’s Private Dining Room for an exquisite dinner. The A La Carte menu boasted a fusion of European and Southeast Asian flavors, skillfully crafted by Executive Chef Bernhard Mayer and Head Chef Maryono Maryono. The intimate setting and impeccable service added to the overall experience, making it a night to remember.
The weekend culminated in a leisurely brunch at Sloane Place Restaurant. The waffles, a local favorite, lived up to their rave reviews, and the relaxed atmosphere provided the perfect setting to reflect on the wonderful experiences of the past few days.
My stay at Sloane Place was a true immersion into the essence of Chelsea. From the stylish accommodations and warm hospitality to the cultural excursions and culinary delights, every aspect of the experience left a lasting impression. Whether you’re a traveler seeking a luxurious stay, a food enthusiast looking for innovative cuisine, or a culture lover craving artistic inspiration, Sloane Place offers a delightful escape in the heart of London’s most iconic neighborhood.