Located 2.1 miles southwest of Charing Cross, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and bordering central London districts of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea, Sloane Square is a hard-landscaped square in an area that forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates of Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan, in London. It is part of the Hans Town area and the names of both the town and square have been kept after Sir Hans Sloane whose heirs were owners of the land at that time. The Venus Fountain is located in the centre of the square and it depicts Venus, whereas there is relief on the basin section of the fountain that depicts King Charles II and Nell Gwynn by the Thames. The prime features of Sloane Square are its posh and distinctive style of living, the grand architecture of its buildings and its affluent residents. Its streets are full of Range Rovers and cosy coffee shops are seen everywhere on its side streets and its residents can be seen roaming around the fashionable Kings Street flaunting their affluence.
Luxurious Shopping Options Galore
Because of the intrinsic affluence of its residents, Sloane Square is home to a string of high end shops, unique luxury boutiques and designer flagship stores where you can get the best of gorgeous garments and other costly delights. It offers a quiet, sophisticated place where luxury shopping is the name of the game in contrast to the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus. There is a wide range of shopping options available, capable of satisfying even the hard-core shopaholics. The array of big names in shopping includes Tiffanys & Co., Links of London and Hugo Boss besides many others. The iconic Peter Jones department store is also located here and it is famous for offering attractive treats and for letting you shop until you get tired.
The Christian Science Church that was built in 1907 was transformed into a hall in 2002, named Cadogan hall, to be used as a venue for holding concerts. It is located just off Sloane Square and is home to the musical ensemble of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It is the first London orchestra to have a permanent home. In November 2004, it gave its first concert as a resident ensemble of Cadogan Hall. However, ever since then the hall has been home to The Proms' chamber music concerts and Saturday matinees. It is famous for its distinctive stained glass windows and the excellent features of its iconic building.
The affluence of Sloane Square's residents and its other features is amply supported by the presence of luxury hotels in the area that provide utterly delightful accommodation along with the best of facilities, amenities and personalised services. Most luxury chains make their presence felt in this area through their flagship hotels while one of the best is The Montcalm Brewery London city hotel of the Montcalm Group of hotels, which is close by and offers unprecedented service along with its in-house restaurants that offer mouth-watering dishes that will satisfy even the most discerning gourmets. At the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, guests can enjoy British brasserie and cocktail bar offerings for an excellent dining experience, whereas at the Jugged Hare which is one of London's most sought after gastro pubs, guests can enjoy real pints of ale like in an old drinking haunt with tables fashioned from antique. Guests can also have afternoon tea with a mix of tradition and the present day's finest offerings that infiltrate through the High Tea. They can also enjoy a classic Champagne afternoon tea and a healthy Tea-Tox option, complete with crudits, Severn and Wye smoked.
Visitors who are more interested in arts and culture can walk down King's Road to the famous Saatchi Gallery which is distinguished for its modern art and controversial exhibitions. This is where you can admire Charles Saatchi's own personal art collection. The exhibits are thought-provoking and impel spectators to look for reasons why the artist made the particular creation. At the end of the walk through the gallery, visitors can have coffee at the Gallery Mess which has a beautiful setting, charming atmosphere and delicious food and drinks.
Tonteria, Guy Pelly's Club
This is a chic, individual and a cool bar for an evening drink and is the latest addition to the nightlife activities of Chelsea. It is a unique bar that offers a wide range of Tequila based cocktails and Mexican beers and lagers. Along with a Tonteria drink, you will get your purchases on a motorised toy train that moves around the ceiling train track to the tables being presented to the customers and the cheering crowds in a Day of the Dead skull with sparklers. No doubt, it is quite unique and incredible!
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