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					The Leisure Guide
This Chelsea Creek leisure guide
highlights the extensive range of
recreation and leisure activities on
offer, from relaxing strolls along
the River Thames, to enjoying
some of the finest exhibitions and
galleries in the capital. There are
also the Royal Parks, many of
which are nearby, providing vast
green spaces for London.




All this and much more is within easy
reach of Chelsea Creek. This guide
offers an insight into some of the
best leisure activities available at
Chelsea Creek, Imperial Wharf
and in the surrounding area.
Contents

                                                                             Page No.
Chelsea Creek           The Spa at Chelsea Creek                                2
Imperial Wharf          The Boulevard                                           6
                        The Waterside Bar and Restaurant                        7
                        Riverside Walkway & Landscaped Parklands                7
                        Jurys Inn Chelsea Hotel                                 8
                        !Gambado!                                               9
                        Bright Horizons                                         10
                        The Wharf Rooms • ATM                                   11
                        Wimbledon Wine Cellar                                   12
                        Karen Hardy Studios                                     13
Health and fitness      Harbour Club                                            14
                        The Chelsea Club                                        15
                        Esporta                                                 15
                        David Lloyd                                             16
Sport – participating   Golf • Tennis • Squash                                  17
                        Cricket                                                 18
                        Running • Horse Riding                                  19
Leisure Guide map       Key and Location                                        20
Watching sport          Football                                                24
                        Tennis • Cricket • Rugby                                25
Parks                   The Royal Parks • Local Parks                           26
                        Battersea Park • Richmond Park                          27
The Arts                Art Galleries • Cinema                                  28
                        Museums • Music                                         29
Shopping                Gucci • Jo Malone                                       30
                        JAB International Furnishings Limited • Jimmy Choo      31
                        L’ Artisan du Chocolat • Louis Vuitton                  32
                        Manolo Blahnik • Theo Fennell                           33
River life              Riverside Walks                                         34
                        Activities on the River                                 35
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    The Spa at
    Chelsea Creek
    Relax and indulge at The Spa,
    Chelsea Creek’s exclusive private
    health spa and fitness centre…
    a haven of tranquillity and the
    perfect place for you to revitalise
    your mind and body.




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                                                           3
    Chelsea Creek




    Chelsea Creek is a stunning    Relax and unwind at Chelsea Creek’s exclusive
    location offering a peaceful   residents’ only health spa and fitness centre, featuring
                                   a fully equipped gym, complete with embedded TVs
    environment within the
                                   in workout machines, cardio and kenisis equipment.
    vibrancy of London.
                                   The Spa will feature a Wi-Fi enabled lounge area
                                   overlooking an alluring 15m heated swimming
                                   pool. In addition there will be a rain shower, a
                                   Scandinavian sauna and stone steam room.
                                   A treatment room will provide an intimate
                                   sanctuary for you to escape life’s stresses.

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    Imperial Wharf
                                                  See location maps on pages 21 to 23



    A   The Boulevard
    Imperial Wharf, adjacent to
    Chelsea Harbour, is a dramatic
    riverfront development set alongside
    landscaped parklands, offering a range
    of waterfront bars and restaurants.
    Restaurants on The Boulevard
    The Boulevard is home to a range of
    haute cuisine restaurants including Saran
    Rom (Thai), Memories of India on the River
    (Indian), and Young’s, The Waterside bar &
    restaurant. Jurys Inn Chelsea Hotel offers
    a bar, restaurant and meeting facilities.
    Visit www.chelseacreek.co.uk or contact
    the Marketing Suite on 020 7610 9693
    for further details and to obtain your copy
    of the Chelsea Creek Restaurant Guide.




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Imperial Wharf


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 2   The Waterside Bar & Restaurant
Riverside Tower, The Boulevard,
Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2UB                                   Pub and Restaurant
Tel: 020 7371 0802 www.watersidelondon.com
The Waterside’s stunning waterfront location offers
superb cuisine, famous beers, quality wines and
regular events (check website for details).
Join The Waterside Privilege Club to be notified by email
of exclusive offers just for Privilege Card holders and be the
first to know about everything going on at The Waterside.

 C   Riverside Walkway &
     Landscaped Parklands
There are plenty of recreational opportunities for everyone
to enjoy at Imperial Wharf. The riverside walkway has
opened up 385 metres of previously inaccessible
riverside, providing the perfect starting point to explore
west as the River Thames approaches various green
parks, or east towards Chelsea Embankment.
The landscaped parklands cover over a third of
Imperial Wharf, providing the perfect environment
to enjoy tranquillity right on your doorstep.




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    Imperial Wharf
                                                            See location maps on pages 21 to 23




    D   Jurys Inn Chelsea Hotel
    Imperial Road, London SW6 2GA
    Tel: 020 7411 2200 www.jurysinns.com
    Ideally situated for Chelsea Creek, Jurys Inn Chelsea
    Hotel has 172 bedrooms and facilities that can
    be enjoyed by guests and residents alike.
    The Innfusion Restaurant offers a superb
    continental menu. Il Barista serves coffee by
    day and transforms into Inntro Bar at night.




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Imperial Wharf


 E   !Gambado!
7 Station Court, Townmead Road, London SW6 2PY
Tel: 020 7384 1635 www.gambado.com
!Gambado! is a new concept in children’s indoor
play. Whatever the weather youngsters can
enjoy a range of indoor play options. A parents’
chill out zone offers comfy sofas, quality coffee,
plasma screen TVs and free internet access.
Children’s facilities include dodgems, fairground
carousel, huge soft play areas, trampolines,
activity wall, arts and crafts and face-painting.




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     Imperial Wharf
                                                         See location maps on pages 21 to 23



     F   Bright Horizons
         Family Solutions
     Townmead Road, Imperial Wharf,
     London SW6 2PY Tel: 020 7731 9130
     www.brighthorizons.co.uk
     Bright Horizons Family Solutions provides
     innovative programs that help children, families,
     and employers work together to be their very
     best. They are committed to providing the
     highest-quality child care, early education,
     and work/life solutions in the world.




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Imperial Wharf


                 G   The Wharf Rooms
                 Imperial Road, London SW6 2PY
                 Tel: 020 7731 8611 www.imperialwharf.com
                 Open to residents at Chelsea Creek, residents living
                 within the catchment area, and groups servicing the
                 local community, The Wharf Rooms offer 5,000 sq ft of
                 flexible space which can be used for events including
                 meetings, exhibitions and community events.




                                                     H   ATM
                                                     Cash machine for
                                                     withdrawals and
                                                     balance enquires,
                                                     conveniently located
                                                     on The Boulevard
                                                     at Imperial Wharf.




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     Imperial Wharf
                                                           See location maps on pages 21 to 23



      I   Wimbledon Wine Cellar
     4 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2UB
     Tel: 020 7736 2191 www.wimbledonwinecellar.com
     Wimbledon Wine Cellar at Imperial Wharf offers
     over 2,000 fine wines and chilled champagne from
     across the world. Named the UK’s Best Small
     Independent Merchant, this is their flagship store.
     Join the Wimbledon Wine Cellar Wine Club
     Enjoy a bespoke selection of wines delivered direct
     to your door. You choose the style of wines you
     would like, hand-picked according to your budget.




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Imperial Wharf


J   Karen Hardy Studios
10 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf,
London SW6 2UB Tel: 0845 567 1155
www.karenhardystudios.com
Karen Hardy Studios takes the dance experience
to the next level. Her beautiful interior designed
studio features a glamorous and luxurious
lounge area, with Swarovski encrusted door
handles and crystal studded wallpaper, along
with a wine bar and Starbucks coffee shop.
Whether it’s beginners, advanced or children’s
dance lessons, Karen Hardy Studios has a
dance lesson program to suit everyone, covering
everything from the Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango,
to Salsa, Jive and Rock and Roll. Gift and
wedding dance packages are also available.




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     Health and fitness
                                                             See location maps on pages 21 to 23



      1   Harbour Club
     Watermeadow Lane, London SW6 2RR
     Tel: 020 7751 9443 www.harbourclub.com

     Membership Full and life membership
     One of the most famous health clubs in the world,
     this spacious venue has something for everyone.
     There’s a gym, group exercise studio, tennis
     courts, pilates training, spinning studio, swimming
     pool, waterfall pool, health clinic, medical advisory
     service, beauty treatments, massage and yoga.
     Social activities are organised on a regular basis
     and there’s also a restaurant, bar, children’s
     play area and games’ room. The club has just
     introduced new state-of-the-art kinesis equipment.
     The Personal Touch
     An overall fitness development plan based on
     your specific needs can be devised by personal
     trainers who are always on hand to help.




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Some of the best gyms in London
are within easy reach of Chelsea Creek

 2   The Chelsea Club
Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS
Tel: 020 7915 2200 www.thechelseaclub.com
Membership Exclusive membership
The Chelsea Club offers a holistic approach to exercise and
relaxation. This philosophy of equal focus on the body and
the soul gives it a unique status which it is justly proud of.
It offers a broad range of facilities consisting of a
swimming pool, fitness studio, spa area, yoga,
high energy workouts and massage.




3    Esporta
Riverside West, Smugglers Way, London SW18 1DG
Tel: 020 8875 2200 www.esporta.com
Membership Available to adults only
Esporta is a private members health club south of the
river with an abundance of facilities, including a 25 metre
swimming pool, a free weights room, sauna, spas,
luxurious locker rooms and an alternative health clinic.
For non members there is a radiant health and beauty
spa, the perfect way to indulge yourself and discover
the club’s facilities.



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     Sport - participation
                                                                 See location maps on pages 21 to 23



      4   David Lloyd
     Unit 24, Fulham Broadway Retail Centre,
     Fulham Road, London SW6 1BW
     Tel: 0845 129 6792 www.davidlloydleisure.co.uk
     Membership Various options to suit your lifestyle
     There are a wide range of sporting and fitness activities
     available at David Lloyd. This well established chain
     offers everything from a 20 metre swimming pool to
     saunas and free weights to personal trainers and the
     essential bar and restaurant for a well deserved rest.
     Getting into shape the right way
     There is something for everyone regardless of which
     pace you prefer to enjoy your fitness regime and
     the membership options can be tailored specifically
     to reflect that. Alternatively, if you are more in the
     mood for indulging yourself then there are plenty
     of spa, sauna, massage and manicure options.




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Sports clubs
and societies

 5   Golf
 Richmond Park Golf Courses, Richmond Park,
 Roehampton Gate, Priory Lane, London SW15 5JR
 Tel: 020 8876 1795
 www.richmondparkgolfclub.org.uk
 Membership ‘Pay and play’ policy on both courses
 Set within the grounds of Richmond Park, these two
 spectacular 18 hole courses boast excellent facilities
 with exquisite views of the surrounding park to match.
 There is also a bar and restaurant for that well
 deserved drink and meal after your round.




 Tennis                                                   Squash
 6 Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club                          8 Parsons Green Sport and Social Club
     1 Addison Road, London W14 8DU                          Broomhouse Lane, Fulham, London SW6 3DP
     Tel: 020 7603 3928                                      Tel: 020 7736 1401
     www.hollandparkltc.co.uk
                                                          9 New Grampians Squash Club
     The club enjoys beautiful surroundings and              Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7LN
     has been a tennis club since the 1930’s.
                                                             Tel: 020 7603 4255
 7 Putney Lawn Tennis Club                                   www.newgrampians.co.uk
     Balmuir Gardens, London SW15 6NG
                                                             New Grampians is one of the oldest and
     Tel: 020 8788 4344 www.pltc.co.uk                       most established clubs in London and
     Facilities include a clubhouse with a function          is run by the four times World Squash
     room, bar, snooker table and changing rooms.            Champion Azam Khan and family.


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     Sport - participation
                                                              See location maps on pages 21 to 23



     10   Cricket
     Putney Cricket Club, The Pavilion, Lower Richmond
     Road, Putney, London SW15 1JF
     www.putneycricketclub.com
     Membership Open to all serious non-professionals
     The pavillion provides excellent facilities for
     club members, including two changing rooms,
     showers and a bar area serving draught and
     bottled beers at a very reasonable price.
     The club runs three or four sides each weekend.
     On Saturdays two teams compete in the Kookaburra
     Fordham Surrey Cricket League. About half of the games
     are played at home, the away games are generally
     played within South West London or North Surrey.
     There are several mid-week matches throughout
     the season, with a tour to Sussex near the end of
     July. Winter nets are held at the Ken Barrington
     Cricket School at the Kennington Oval.




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Sports clubs
and societies

 11   Running
 Serpentine Running Club
 info@serpentine.org.uk www.serpentine.org.uk
 The long established Serpentine Running Club
 provides a structured environment to develop
 your running skills. The main place for practice
 and events is amongst the beautiful surroundings
 of Hyde Park, with the Serpentine itself acting as
 the key focus for the club’s fitness activities.
 Runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Meet at either
 the Seymour Leisure Centre or Speakers’ Corner.




 12   Horse Riding
 Hyde Park Stables, 63 Bathurst Mews,
 London W2 2SB Tel: 020 7723 2813
 www.hydeparkstables.com
 Whether you are a beginner or an experienced
 rider, the Hyde Park Stables offers a great
 riding experience in London’s most prestigious
 park. Group rides and group lessons are
 available as well as private rides.
 All newcomers are taken on a group
 ride to assess their level.


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     Key to map

     Leisure at                A The Boulevard                   B The Waterside Bar
     Imperial Wharf            C Riverside Walkway                 and Restaurant
                                 & Landscaped Parklands          D Jurys Inn Chelsea Hotel
                               E !Gambado!                       F Bright Horizons
                             G H The Wharf Rooms / ATM           I Wimbledon Wine Cellar
                               J Karen Hardy Studios             K JAB International Furnishings Limited
     Health and fitness        1 The Harbour Club                2 The Chelsea Club
                               3 Esporta                         4 David Lloyd

     Sport – participating     5    Richmond Park Golf Courses   6    Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club
                               7    Putney Lawn Tennis Club       8   Parsons Green Sports and Social Club
                               9    New Grampians Squash Club    10   Putney Cricket Club
                               11   Serpentine Running Club      12   Hyde Park Stables
     Watching Sport            13 Football - Chelsea FC          14 Football - Fulham FC
                               15 Tennis - Wimbledon             16 Cricket - The Oval
                               17 Rugby - Twickenham

     Parks                     18   Hyde Park                    19 Green Park
                               20   St James’s Park              21 Hurlingham Park
                               22   Bishop’s Park                23 Battersea Park
                               24   Richmond Park
     The Arts                  25   Royal College of Art         26   Tate Britain
                               27   Tate Modern                  28   Chelsea Cinema
                               29   Ciné Luminère                30   Science Museum
                               31   Natural History Museum       32   The British Library
                               33   Jazz Festival                34   Cadogan
                               35   Royal Albert Hall
     Shopping                  36   Gucci                        37 Jo Malone
                               38   Jimmy Choo                   39 L’ Artisan du Chocolat
                               40   Louis Vuitton                41 Manolo Blahnik
                               42   Theo Fennell
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Immediate area
Location map
Enquire at the Chelsea Creek Marketing
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Suite for other guidebooks in the series:
                                                                                                                      Olympia
The Restaurant Guide and                                                                       HAMMERSMITH
The Childrens’ Leisure Guide.
                                                                       Ravenscourt Park
                                                                                                      Hammersmith
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into the best there is at Chelsea Creek
and in the surrounding area.                                                                                                             West Ke
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Watching sport
                                                                      See location maps on pages 21 to 23




13   Chelsea FC
Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS
Tel: 0871 984 1905 www.chelseafc.com
Situated at Chelsea Village, with easy access from Fulham
Broadway and a mere 10-15 minute walk from Chelsea Creek,
where parking is available. The Blues football ground’s charged
atmosphere is a sight to behold. There are a number of match day
hospitality packages available at the Chelsea Village Hotel which
includes an overnight stay, a three course dinner, a full English
breakfast, along with two match day tickets and two programmes.
Within the Village itself there are a number of excellent bars and
restaurants which provide great hospitality for a perfect day out.



                                     14   Fulham FC
                                     Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, London SW6 6HH
                                     Tel: 0870 442 1234 www.fulhamfc.com
                                     The riverside venue of Craven Cottage has recently
                                     undergone an £8.4m refurbishment and now provides a
                                     stunning hospitality venue. The home of Fulham FC boasts
                                     great views outside the ground as well as inside.
                                     New facilities include a variety of restaurants, lounges and
                                     bars which offer the perfect backdrop to an abundant
                                     choice of hospitality and entertainment packages.




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The best of
British sport
15   Wimbledon
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road,
Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE
Tel: 020 8971 2473 www.wimbledon.org
Wimbledon, the legendary home of lawn tennis, is
within easy reach of Chelsea Creek. The atmosphere is
electric even when a tournament is not being held, and
its sheer breathtaking scale is reason to go in itself.
Aside from the tennis courts there is an engaging
museum that charts the history of the club, and
the players who have attained tennis’s most
prestigious award, the Championship Trophy.


16   The oval                                             17   Twickenham
The Brit Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS                Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road,
Tel: 020 7582 6660                                        Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 1DZ
www.surreycricket.com                                     Tel: 0870 405 2000 www.rfu.com
The Oval’s exciting design provides a unique              Although Twickenham Stadium hosts
and fitting tribute to one of the UK’s most               a great number of events, it is primarily
celebrated cricket grounds. The Ashes, One                celebrated as the England team’s rugby
Day Internationals, County matches and Twenty             ground. There are various matches at these
20 are all hosted by this venue, so there really          grounds throughout the year, from the world
is something for everyone no matter what                  renowned Six Nations Championship to
your level of enthusiasm is for the game.                 the ever popular Rugby Sevens matches.




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     Parks
                                                                          See location maps on pages 21 to 23




     The Royal Parks
     Enquiries
     The Old Police House, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
     Tel: 020 7298 2000 www.royalparks.org.uk
     18 Hyde Park
        London’s most famous park covers 350 acres
        and offers a place to relax and generally unwind.
        Rowing on the Serpentine or a swim in the
        neighbouring lido are just two of the park’s appeals.
     19 Green Park
        Within the Royal Park family Green Park has a
        unique standing. Its mature trees and grassland
        create an atmosphere that is more reflective of
        the countryside than a Central London park.
     20 St James’s Park
        The oldest of all the Royal Parks in London.            Local Parks
        Its historical links are reflected by the               Beautiful local parks in which you can relax,
        three landmark buildings that surround                  unwind and enjoy a peaceful stroll:
        it - The Houses of Parliament, St James’s
                                                                21 Hurlingham Park
        Palace and Buckingham Palace.
                                                                    Situated in a beautiful location on the
                                                                    Thames, it has a cricket ground, a running
                                                                    track and a picturesque lake which provides
                                                                    the perfect setting for a relaxing stroll.
                                                                22 Bishop’s Park
                                                                    Formerly part of the grounds of Fulham
                                                                    Palace this stretch of parkland on the Thames
                                                                    is now open for everyone’s enjoyment.


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Extensive open spaces
to rest and relax

23   Battersea Park
Enquiries
Wandsworth Borough Council, The Town Hall,
Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU
Tel: 020 8871 6000 www.wandsworth.gov.uk
A broad variety of elements come together to create
the character of Battersea Park. The park’s location
on the Thames makes for a relaxing and peaceful
walk along the riverside path. There are also a
number of activities within the grounds including
rowing on the boating lake, tennis and athletics.
Another point of interest is the visually stunning Peace
Pagoda that overlooks the river. Well worth a visit.



                                       24   Richmond Park
                                       Enquiries
                                       Richmond Park Office, Holly Lodge, Bog Lodge Yard,
                                       Richmond Park, Surrey TW10 5HS
                                       Tel: 020 8948 3209 www.royalparks.org.uk
                                       The area of parkland near Roehampton Gate abounds with wildlife
                                       and has altered very little over the centuries. A number of deer
                                       herds can be frequently spotted while out for a stroll as the main
                                       deer pen is situated nearby. Within the vicinity there are also sports
                                       grounds, horse trails and a whole range of enchanting footpaths.
                                       From its highest vantage point Richmond Park offers stunning views of
                                       the Thames and on fine days you can even spot St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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     The Arts
                                                                        See location maps on pages 21 to 23




     Art Galleries
     25 Royal College of Art
        Kensington Gore,
        London SW7 2EU
        Tel: 020 7590 4498 www.rca.ac.uk
        This world famous art school hosts delightful
        graduation and post-graduation shows that
        encompass a range of subjects, including men’s
        and women’s clothes, shoes, hats, accessories,
        painting, photography, printmaking and ceramics.
     26 Tate Britain
        Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
        Tel: 020 7887 8888 www.tate.org.uk
        This magnificent, world-class gallery houses
        displays of important British art from the         Cinema
        sixteenth century to the present. There’s an       28 Chelsea Cinema
        impressive collection of contemporary paintings,      206 King’s Road, London SW3 5XP
        prints, installations and sculpture.                  Tel: 020 7351 3742 www.curzoncinemas.com
     27 Tate Modern                                           Independent, arthouse and the latest Hollywood
        Bankside, London SE1 9TG                              film releases are shown at this spacious, luxurious
        Tel: 020 7887 8888 www.tate.org.uk/modern             and comfortable cinema, which has a lively bar.
        The Tate Modern is the national gallery            29 Ciné Lumière
        of international modern art, created in               17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
        2000 from a disused power station.                    Tel: 020 7073 1350 www.institut-francais.org.uk
        The Tate collection represents all the                Classic and contemporary French arthouse
        major movements from Fauvism onwards,                 films are shown at this cosy cinema inside the
        including important masterpieces by Picasso,          French Institute – which also runs language
        Matisse, Dalí, Lichtenstein and Warhol.               classes and houses a small café.

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Visit an abundance of museums
and places of cultural interest

Museums                                              Music
30 Science Museum                                    33 Jazz Festival
   Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD                      The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2UB
   Tel: 0870 870 4868                                   www.imperialwharf.com/jazz
   www.sciencemuseum.org.uk                             This free annual event held on the Boulevard
   Educational as well as a treat for fans              at Imperial Wharf presents some of the
   of science fiction and animation, this               very best jazz artists in the UK. It provides
   brilliant museum houses regularly                    a superb opportunity to hear great artists
   changing exhibitions, interactive                    on the banks of the River Thames.
   displays and an IMAX 3D cinema.                   34 Cadogan Hall
31 Natural History Museum                               5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
   Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD                        Tel: 020 7730 4500 www.cadoganhall.com
   Tel: 020 7942 5000 www.nhm.ac.uk                     London’s newest concert hall has a
   The museum is home to the largest natural            convivial bar, and is home to the Royal
   history collection in the world. Experience the      Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to
   age of dinosaurs or meet the blue whale!             classical music concerts, it also offers live
                                                        jazz, opera, contemporary dance, and
32 The British Library
                                                        celebrity talks, and hosts events for the
   St Pancras, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
                                                        annual Chelsea Festival and BBC Proms.
   Tel: 0843 208 1144 www.bl.co.uk
   The library holds books, journals and
                                                     35 Royal Albert Hall
                                                        Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
   newspaper titles, patents and sound
                                                        Tel: 0845 401 5034 www.royalalberthall.com
   recordings as well treasure collections
   including the Magna Carta, Leonardo                  The Royal Albert Hall is a Grade I Listed
   da Vinci’s Notebook, The Times first                 building, hosting concerts from some of the
   edition and the Beatles manuscripts.                 worlds biggest names in music, exhibitions
                                                        and high profile award ceremonies.



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     Shopping
                                                               See location maps on pages 21 to 23



     36   Gucci
     17-18 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9NE
     Tel: 020 7235 6707 www.gucci.com
     Renowned for its sexy and glamourous menswear
     and womenswear, this marvellous shop also has
     a great collection of handbags, luggage, shoes,
     jewellery, sunglasses, wallets, belts, ties and hats.
     The astronomic growth of the Gucci brand is in no
     small way due to their awareness of cutting edge
     design, that works equally well on the catwalk as
     the high street. This unique approach to fashion is in
     evidence all around you at this, their flagship store.


     37   Jo Malone
     150 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BX
     Tel: 0870 192 5121 www.jomalone.co.uk
     This slick shop is the flagship branch of the eponymous
     internationally-renowned fragrance-meister. Other than
     beautiful perfumes and colognes that come in minimalist
     packaging, there’s also a fabulous range of skincare,
     bodycare, bath scents, and candles. Jo Malone’s famous
     massage-based facials are also available, and there’s a
     service that allows you to create your own fragrances.




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Experience one of the world’s most
exclusive shopping districts

 K   JAB International
     Furnishings Limited
17 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2UB
Tel: 020 7348 6620 www.jab-uk.co.uk
Founded in Germany in 1946, JAB is one of the world’s
leading fabric houses offering stylish, premium fabrics for
discerning clients. This stylish and spacious showroom
is the first JAB Anstoetz street level showroom in
the UK, serving both UK and international clients.
JAB Anstoetz is renowned for providing the
very best furnishing and decoration fabrics,
wall coverings, curtain rails and carpets and
has representation in over 80 countries.



                                                              38   Jimmy Choo
                                                              32 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9NR
                                                              Tel: 020 7823 1051
                                                              www.jimmychoo.com
                                                              Luxury accessories brand Jimmy
                                                              Choo boasts clients including,
                                                              amongst others, Nicole Kidman and
                                                              Gwyneth Paltrow. This world famous
                                                              brand includes pumps, sandals,
                                                              boots and the to-die-for selection
                                                              of bags, totes and clutches.


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     Shopping
                                                                       See location maps on pages 21 to 23



     39   L’Artisan du Chocolat
     89 Lower Sloane Street, London SW1W 8DA
     Tel: 020 7824 8365 www.artisanduchocolat.com
     Belgian-trained ex-pastry chef Gerard Coleman’s freshly
     made chocolates are acclaimed by many food writers
     and used by Michelin-starred chefs. At this stunning
     glass-fronted shop, he sells chocolates in imaginative
     flavours such as lavender bud, hosts chocolate-tasting
     evenings, and the must-try salt caramels are among
     the most delicious treats available in London.




     40   Louis Vuitton
     190-192 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9QX
     Tel: 020 7399 4050 www.louisvuitton.com
     The ready to wear collections are designed by Marc
     Jacobs, but it’s the chic luggage and handbags that this
     elegant glass-fronted store is famous for. There’s also an
     impressive selection of ties, watches and sunglasses.
     The Louis Vuitton label, synonymous with style, has become
     a mark of consistent distinction in the fickle world of fashion
     and brands. The attention to style and detail, as found in
     this store, will ensure that it continues to do so.



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Designer boutiques and
fashion-forward shops

                                        41   Manolo Blahnik
                                       49-51 Old Church Street, London SW3 5BS
                                       Tel: 020 7352 8622 www.manoloblahnik.com
                                       Established for more than 30 years, this small, understated
                                       boutique has an international following for its ultra-feminine shoes.
                                       They’re made from a variety of materials – ranging
                                       from brocades to crocodile skin – and stylish trimmings
                                       include colourful gems and satin roses.




42   Theo Fennell
169 Fulham Road, London SW3 6SP
Tel: 020 7591 5000 www.theofennell.com
Famous for its stylish jewellery for women, this pretty
shop also sells watches and cufflinks for men.
The jewellery comes in a range of playful,
imaginative designs, with silver and precious
and semi-precious stones being a speciality.




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     River life
                            See location maps on pages 21 to 23




                  Riverside Walks
                  National Trails,
                  The National Trails Office,
                  Holton, Oxford OX33 1QQ
                  Tel: 01865 810 224 www.nationaltrail.co.uk
                  The network of walks along the River
                  Thames start from the source of the river
                  at Gloucestershire as it meanders through
                  to the bustle of the City of London.
                  The path can be picked up from either
                  side of the river. Imperial Wharf provides
                  the perfect starting point to explore west
                  as the Thames approaches various
                  green parks, or east towards Chelsea
                  Embankment and Chelsea Royal Hospital.




                  Imperial Wharf lies on the Thames
                  Path National Trail, providing a
                  new and vibrant section to over
                  184 miles of riverside walkways
                  along the Thames.
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Leisure activities
on the River Thames




 The Thames has long         Activities on the River
 provided Londoners with
                             Thames Rowing Club, Putney Embankment, London SW15 1LB
 a whole range of exciting
                             Tel: 020 8788 0798 www.thamesrc.co.uk
 leisure activities. Its
 tranquil waters make the    The TRC is currently the largest and most successful
 perfect setting for both    rowing club in the UK making it the best place on the
 exercise and relaxation.    Thames to get involved with competitive rowing.
                             Thames Executive Charters, 8 Riverview Business Park,
                             Station Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5DW
                             Tel: 01342 820 600 www.thamesexecutivecharters.com
                             This boat charter service provides a truly unique way to experience
                             dining on the river, while professional staff will cater for your every need.



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