Chelsea Village Stroll

Half Day Tour

One of London’s Best Kept Secrets

Bohemian Neighborhood

Join us for a stroll through Chelsea, the prettiest riverside borough and one of London’s best-kept secrets. Swap the crowds and hectic pace of central London for the history and architecture of this picturesque and creative village, home to authors, artists, and rock stars through the ages.

This Private Tour Includes

Meeting your private guide at your hotel, apartment, or agreed central London location

Stories of the artists, aristocrats, and the army, who have all made their home in Chelsea for centuries

Views of the stunning architecture of a London village

A proper British brew (slang for tea) and a traditional Chelsea bun

Lunch recommendation and reservation at a proper local pub (food at your own cost)

The option to enter the Chelsea Physic Garden for an interior tour with your guide for £40 per adult, £20 per child

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Trip Details

Price

1-5 guests:
£325 by public transport
£565 with a premium chauffeured vehicle

6-14 guests:
£365 by public transport
£670 with a premium chauffeured vehicle

For groups of over 14 guests, please email requests@totallytailored.com.

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£40 per adult/£20 per child for entry to the Chelsea Physic Garden


Time

1.30PM to 4.30PM or
1.30PM to 5.30PM with Chelsea Physic Garden extension


Meeting point

Your professional local tour guide will meet you at your hotel, apartment, or central London location. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge — just let us know upon booking.


Availability

Every day, year-round

{See exceptions}

This tour doesn’t run 24th-26th December. If you would like a tour on these days, please email our team at requests@totallytailored.com


Not included

Lunch (we’ll make a reservation for you), transport


Languages Available

If you would like this tour in another language please email Requests@Totallytailored.com

Sample Itinerary

The Royal Borough
Chelsea is not only one of the prettiest parts of London, but is also still relatively serene. Hear the story of how this area went from a sleepy country retreat to the home of Britain’s monarchs (and some of their mistresses) as well as high society.

The Royal Hospital
Enjoy the surroundings of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where veterans of Britain’s armed forces still live – the famous Chelsea Pensioners. It’s also still celebrating Chelsea’s history of gardening, as the grounds host the Chelsea Flower Show every year.

Radicals and Intellectuals
Hear the stories and secrets of the artists and intellectuals, and the refugees and gardeners, who all made Chelsea their home. We’ll show you secret sketch clubs and the sites of pioneering research.

The Chelsea Bun
Don’t know your scone from your muffin? Not to worry, since a local bakery will introduce you to the delights of the Chelsea bun. Taste history with a gloriously sticky traditional British treat.

A Lunch You’ll Love
Totally Tailored loves food. We’re happy to recommend nearby places to eat. Whether it’s a local pub, a tea shop, or perhaps a more rarefied restaurant, we’ll happily recommend a location that’s convenient for you.

Optional Chelsea Physic Garden Extension:
A Hidden Garden of Health and Beauty
Marvel at the world-famous 17th-century botanic gardens, built to cultivate plants, flowers, and crops from all over the world. Here, you can learn the history of everything from medieval medicinal plants to cotton and chocolate. Then, sit in the shade and admire the beautiful ornamental flower beds and breathe in scents brought from across the globe to this walled garden in Chelsea.

Advice and Support for the Rest of Your Trip
We like to stay in touch, so if there are any questions, big or small, for the rest of your trip, we welcome you to message us. We’re always happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your tours private?

Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.


Is this tour suitable for kids?

Absolutely. Our tour guides are fun, dynamic, and experienced in managing (and entertaining!) groups with kids.


What are the add-ons available?

For an additional fee, you can opt to visit Chelsea Physic Garden. Marvel at the world-famous 17th-century botanic gardens and learn the history of everything from medieval medicinal plants to cotton and chocolate.


Do you accommodate large groups?

This tour is designed for groups of up to 14 guests. If you’d like to take the tour with a larger group, please email requests@totallytailored.com and we will do our very best to accommodate you.


Should I tip my guide?

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).


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