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Around Chelsea & Knightsbridge

Simon says

Simon Birkett is on a mission to clean up London’s air and, as he explains, it is a campaign we all need to get involved in.

Tall stories

With the Mayfair & St James’s Literary Festival starting later this month, we take a tour around the historic, local bookshops.

Choral sensation

The Chapel Choir at the Royal Hospital is highly regarded and professional, a true Chelsea institution. But it is a little overshadowed by the more famous Chelsea Pensioners.

Chelsea award winners

Winners of the inaugural Chelsea Awards were announced this week. These individuals and businesses exemplify all that is unique and special about Chelsea.

Golden years

David Mellor, the tableware maker, celebrates 50 years in Chelsea’s Sloane Square this autumn. So how has the brand changed?

T-shirts with a history

Founded in 1860, Sunspel makes high quality T-shirts and underwear designed to last. Now their men’s and women’s brand is in Chelsea.

The good doctor

The Chelsea-based surgeon behind the David Nott Foundation trains local doctors in war zones and natural disaster areas to save lives.

Full house

King’s Road tailor’s The Deck designs suits for women of all ages and professions and is guided by its sustainability ethos.

Wagon-inspired food

Vardo, a restaurant ‘inspired by the travelling wagon’ has just opened in Chelsea, the latest scheme from Miles Kirby, co-founder of Caravan Restaurants.

The main event

Gemma Bacon, head of planning at Rhubarb, which caters for some of the most exclusive events in London, talks food trends and plastic-free initiatives.

Chef’s secrets

Chef Adam Handling shares the secrets behind three of his key dishes at his restaurant Adam Handling, Chelsea, which serves contemporary British food.

Artist on a mission

Artist, actress and local councillor Alison Jackson on tricks of the camera and living in Chelsea.