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Chelsea

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Slow Ways linking Chelsea and Battersea, Clapham Junction, Fulham, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Victoria Station

England / Greater London / Chelsea

Chelsea’s six Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 5/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Walk to Chelsea from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Chelsea—Battersea
Chebat one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 11m Descent 14m
Chelsea—Knightsbridge
Chekni one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 3m Descent 6m
Chelsea—Victoria Station
Chevic one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 6m Descent 5m
Clapham Junction—Chelsea
Clache one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 14m Descent 18m
Fulham—Chelsea
Fulche one Verify me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 3m Descent 6m
Kensington—Chelsea
Kenche one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 9m Descent 3m

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Collective progress

79% of Chelsea’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

6/6

reviewed

2/6

surveyed

5/6

verified

12 people have contributed to Chelsea’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Chelsea

16km out of 16km have been walked and reviewed

73km of reviews have been shared in Chelsea

Latest Updates

Strider surveyed Fulche one

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Look out for interesting (and often free) events at the Old Town Hall / Chelsea Library near the Chelsea node....

Strider

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Added a lot of length to the route walking back and forth across the road and down side streets around barriers (June 2023). The pavement under foot made of Yorkshire flagstone, dug out to get at the coal and used a paving, you can see the black coal streaks waving through the stone reminding you of the foundation of where all this wealth came from, the earth....

Strider

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Flat and straight and got me to Hyde Park....

Laura Haigh

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I did get a bit confsrd trying to find the route to walk under the train track. Battersea park was lovely as was the walk over the Thames....

Laura Haigh

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A lovely walk through Battersea Park makes up most of this route before crossing the Albert Bridge (look out for the interesting sign attached about soldiers) and then a straight line up to Chelsea. Nice and easy to follow and plenty of stopping off points on the way...

Dannyash

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I walked this route from Chelsea to Clapham Junction....

Saira

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A direct, safe and accessible route from Kensington to Chelsea, through some very handsome residential streets. There's a cafe along the way in case you want some refreshments, but agree with the reviewer below, options are limited. All in all a good route that gets you from A to B...

Saira

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There’s not much to add to the other reviewers - the route is easy to follow, interesting, and beautiful! No complaints here....

mtormey

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A safe and reasonably direct route making the most of quieter residential streets....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Kenche one

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A route that goes through fairly busy parts of London, but since these are quite vibrant areas, it's expected and I'm not sure there are better alternatives. The Albert Bridge is a beautiful bridge, so it's quite nice to cross it before you go into Battersea Park. The crossing isn't great here, but once in the park, it is much better and more relaxing....

Ingrina

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If I were rating based on interest, character, or beauty, I would probably score this a 3, but for quiet and direct, it is a 5, so I'm giving it a 4 as a compromise....

Ingrina

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Overall, a great route I was really pleased with, just can't quite give it five stars!...

mtormey

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I enjoyed this route, it makes the most of Battersea Park and crosses the river by the quirky pastel coloured Albert Bridge (break step!). Lots of dogs in the park too. Good Slow Way, easy to follow and step free....

Jane Taylor

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Efficient route between Chelsea (Kings Road) and Kensington (High Street) which sticks to the quieter streets. I didn’t find it especially inspiring, and found myself wondering if there might be some quirkier, more interesting, twists and turns to make it more memorable. A good Slow Way nevertheless and worth its snail!...

Jane Taylor

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You won't necessarily catch me raving about the route, but I have absolutely no complaints and I'm certain it's one of the best possible ways to get between Kensington and Chelsea....

mtormey

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Lots of traffic on parts of this route but also lots of interesting diversions. Battersea Park is pleasant and some small diversions move the walker away from the traffic. Lots of blue plaques on the on the way to King’s Road....

John Pestle

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A really nice short urban stroll down initially quiet residential streets onto a wide road with wide pavements. Then Chelsea Bridge is ahead and you are in Battersea Park for a nice stroll. There is a cafe and an ice cream fan and then down a busy dusty road to Queenstown Station....

Lizbiz70

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Flat walking no steps and through lots of roads of beautiful and expensive houses. Limited refreshment opportunities as mostly restaurants. Fully accessible and safe...

Lizbiz70

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On first appearance it seems an odd shape, you're almost going back on yourself when you turn into Lower Sloane Street but when you get round to walking it, it makes sense. The walk up Ebury Street is just classic Chelsea....

David Sanderson

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The route goes down St John's Hill then turns left along the A3027 which goes under the railway line by underpass. The route leaves the main road to go through Falcon Park which was a nice touch....

David Sanderson

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I did the whole route along the Chelsea High Street but it ended somewhat anticlimactically at the Chelsea node!...

mtormey

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The start point in Chelsea is a bit awkward (just not quite where I expected, but it is in a small square off the High Street)....

mtormey

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There is an alternative, quieter, route to be found along residential streets south of the Kings Road, but this one is fully satisfactory, and probably more interesting in a 'things to look at' way....

Jane Taylor

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Direct route, easy to follow, mostly along the busy but interesting Kings Road....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Fulche one

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The portion through Battersea Park is a pleasant leafy stroll, though autumn colours are showing. There are a couple of pubs on the South side of the river, but they were all closed until mid-afternoon....

windsandandstars

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A good park walk, largely through Battersea Park. There are lots of paths through the park & a cafe near the Batterse Park Station exit. I suggest starting a short way further back, at South Kensington Underground station, then walk down Onslow Square & Sydney Street to Kings Road....

Malcolm Jones

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Chelsea—Battersea

Slow Ways added Chebat one, a new walk from Chelsea to Battersea

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Chelsea—Knightsbridge

Slow Ways added Chekni one, a new walk from Chelsea to Knightsbridge

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Chelsea—Victoria Station

Slow Ways added Chevic one, a new walk from Chelsea to Victoria Station

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Clapham Junction—Chelsea

Slow Ways added Clache one, a new walk from Clapham Junction to Chelsea

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Fulham—Chelsea

Slow Ways added Fulche one, a new walk from Fulham to Chelsea

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Kensington—Chelsea

Slow Ways added Kenche one, a new walk from Kensington to Chelsea

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Chelsea’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2718378065

Lat / Lon

51.48724° / -0.16959°

Easting / Northing

527,183E / 178,065N

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