Subject: Re: Chelsea Suggestions

Welcome to The Travelzine! You will not be in Chelsea in time to enjoy its top attractions, the Chelsea Flower Show and the Chelsea Antiques Show. Those are in the spring. And unless you are a big soccer fan, I would not recommend a trip to see the Chelsea Football Club (they play Sunderland at home on 30 Nov). Their fans have had a reputation for drunken rowdiness.

Of course, Chelsea has a famous history built around the chic stores on Kings Road and the Sloane Rangers who shopped there. Not being a shopper myself, I preferred to explore Chelsea's history and nearby parks. I enjoyed strolling along Cheyne Walk, a small promenade of 18th century homes off Chelsea Embankment. Besides the homes, the attractions are the plaques and statues of famous artists and writers who used to live there. I also heard that Mick Jagger does or did live here as well.

I also love walking through London's parks. If the weather cooperates, you can walk across the Thames to Battersea Park which is a gem. Highlights include an English garden, a Henry Moore sculpture and a Buddhist Peace Pagoda. Of course, you can also just watch the people which is often the most pleasurable thing to do in a foreign city.

Have a great trip.

Mark Los Angeles