Chelsea in Colour

When I’m in London I tend to spend a lot of my time in the East as its where my friends live/hang out, but at the weekend Nadia and I ventured West to the ‘posh’ area of London – Chelsea, darling. First stop was Portobello Road/Market! It was a beautiful day with blue skies and plenty of sun, making the rainbow of buildings dazzle even more.

I can imagine the people who live in these houses get so fed up of tourists posing for photos but they’re so pretty it’s hard to resist!  I love colour so I was like a kid in a candy shop…

Mandatory tourist photos?


… check!

And it’s not just the buildings that are colourful in Chelsea – Rainbows can also be found in Oxfam book shop…

…the Bubbleology lab (I’m still yet to try bubble tea!) and a crazy accessories shop selling wigs fit for wannabe My Little Ponies:

The market is a maze of stalls selling everything from flowers and food to vintage clothes and vino (wine). I’m gutted that I missed out on the letterpress stall that Sophie told me about (we was already home by then) but hopefully I’ll be able to go back soon.

Nadia spotted some cute typographic signs on one stall:

The market stalls had a great range of vibrant fruit and veg. I don’t even like rhubarb but what an amazing colour:

From the bright and healthy…

… to the neutral and yummy – everything was displayed beautifully!

En route to a charity shop at Sloane Square we passed The King’s Road open air gallery – I did a double take! What an unusual but lovely idea:

I love that the Curzon in Chelsea still changes its listings by hand:

So cute and old school – it’s lovely (if not a bit dangerous) to see a man on a ladder transforming the board. It’s not going to be totally straight/perfect but that’s the beauty of it and I’m glad that some traditions can survive in the modern day.

It was lovely to see a different side to London (literally) but no matter how much you try, you can’t take the East out of the girl – even with all of the swanky cafes to choose from we still had our lunch at McDonalds ha

Chelsea: colourful, charming and great boots (modelled by yours truly).


      • topa

        03/03/2014 at 7:05 am

        I am at the airport right now. Should be there in a few minutes. 😀

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