I was recently wandering along the far end of the King’s Road in Chelsea, killing time before a reservation at Bluebird, when I stumbled on the most gorgeous hamlet of streets filled with blooming gardens.
Though many of the houses were tucked behind gates only opened with keys granted to residents, we still managed to grab a glimpse of a few of the charming houses which have all shot to the top of my ‘Dream Home’ list.
Each house was prettier than the next and it was amazing that such a quiet, tranquil area exists a (literal) stone’s throw from one of the busiest streets in London.
^ My particular favourite. Look at those gorgeous lavender blooms!
I took a final moment to savour the fragrant flowers before heading back towards civilisation, which suddenly felt very loud and overwhelming.
We grabbed our table at Bluebird and dove into a delicious, early dinner before starting the long walk back to Sloane Square.
No food pictures I’m afraid (sorry, Lucy!) as phones and cameras were quickly forgotten.
Though Bluebird and the west end of the King’s Road are quite a trek from the more central Sloane Square, it’s worth the effort. The food is great, the people watching is fantastic (true Londoners – and Sloane Rangers, at that! – in their element), there are barely any tourists and you’re only a moment away from one of the most serene corners of London I’ve ever seen.