Things to do near Sloane Square
Take in some art at the Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery is just a short walk away from the Sloane Square station, and your visit could easily take up two hours. It’s a classic modern art gallery – with pieces to hate and pieces to adore, and for the same reason it’s a great spot to visit with someone else. You won’t run out of conversation! There is also a lovely garden to the front if you fancy a stroll in pleasant surroundings.
Shop till you drop (or, alternatively, exercise good judgement)
Chelsea is a prime spot for shopping as there you can find both luxury goods and high street offerings. Even if there is nothing you need, you could easily lose an hour or two window shopping. You can find small boutiques selling modern art, homeware and fashion near Sloane Square, or follow King’s Road for a seemingly endless array of shops and restaurants. The huge Peter Jones department store (now owned by John Lewis) is right next to the station.
Meet the famous residents
As a historically affluent residential area, Sloane Square boasts some very famous residents. Look out for blue plaques and statues marking out the homes of Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Mozart, Bram Stoker and more. Most of these landmarks can be found to the south west and south east of the Sloane Square underground station, and are conveniently marked on Google Maps. On your walk, keep an eye out for the living famous – this area is still popular with musicians, actors, businessmen and fashion designers.