King's Road, Chelsea
This famous Chelsea street is still swinging, but more to the sound of cash registers and performance car engines than to 1960s tunes. Shoppers will find nirvana in the high-end stores, and art lovers should head to the Saatchi Gallery inside the commanding Duke of York's HQ. Thanks to some challenging exhibitions and the creative clout of its artists, it’s a big player in the art world and has an outside plaza that’s excellent for people-watching.
By Emily Mathieson, AFAR Contributor