Who doesn't love Chelsea? Well, a lot of people. However, for hot dates there are a few things working in its favour. Namely, very good looking surroundings, fancy restaurants, cutesy coffee shops, swanky cocktail bars and the Saatchi Gallery.
Here are three recommendations to suit a variety of tastes, whether a foodie or booze hound:
The Swankster: Medlar is a restaurant at the Fulham Road end of the Kings Road that offers sophisticated and old school dining. Think white tablecloths, polished silver and sycophantic service. Guys, wear a shirt. Girls, get that DVF wrap dress out.
The Game: Throw money at the situation. All you have to do is turn up looking slick, order some champagne and take it from there. Talk about erudite subjects, like the new Manet exhibition at the RA, and flatter them shamelessly.
The Trendster: Bart's is a speakeasy-style bar buried deep within an apartment block on Sloane Avenue. It's quirky as hell, hard to find and impossible to leave once there. Think cocktails, eccentric barmen, fancy dress and general debauchery.
The Game: Try and book a table in advance, kick things off with some fruity shots and work your way through the drinks list. Order a teapot of booze and they are yours for the night.
The Drinker: Upper West is a new watering hole on the Kings Road with a glitzy New York feel. There's a stunning rooftop garden, a fancy lounge and a nightclub. Providing you're prepared to pay a bit for it, there's ample encouragement to get boozed here. Perhaps start the night off at the more economical Botanist and work your way up.
The Game: The advantage of a bar-slash-club is that once you've lost the power of speech (too many martinis) you just hit the dancefloor or make out on the lounge seats. This is a great chance to get dressed up and have a late once. Then cab back to theirs at 2am.
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