Over the weekend I took a little wisteria wander around Chelsea and managed to find some really beautiful places that I wanted to share. I think we're nearing the end of the wisteria season now but May also marks the Chelsea Flower Show and a wonderful event called Chelsea in Bloom. If you visit during the time the flower show is on there is always lots to see around Chelsea especially along Kings Road and Sloane Square. I'll be heading there over the weekend and next week so will be reporting back with some photos soon! You can see photos from a previous year here. For this particular walk, we started at the Ivy Chelsea Garden on Kings Road. This restaurant is often decorated by the talented team at Early Hours Limited. The current installation is a gorgeous ombre effect and definitely worth seeing. It's also a great place brunch or breakfast and opens quite early even on the weekend. I recommend the pancakes!
After breakfast, we headed down Kings Road and did some window shopping on the way. The next stop was Wellington Square. This is a beautiful private garden with a fountain (from 1926) as the centrepiece.
We walked down both sides of this square and then back onto Kings Road. Our next stop was St Leonard's Terrace. This gorgeous area is famous for its blue plaque indicating the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, once lived here. The little row of houses is really charming and I was excited to see wisteria in bloom.
Along this street, you'll also find a wonderful house with a mix of wisteria and ivory coloured flowers over its entrance. This was my find of the day! If you continue along the route on the map you'll also come to Radnor Walk which has more wonderful wisteria to enjoy.
There's so much to see in Chelsea. If you explore the side streets off Kings Road you'll always find something charming to photograph. I'd love to hear about your Chelsea finds either here or on my Instagram.