The Cross Keys, Chelsea, London

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If you're looking for Chelsea's best kept secret, you've found it. Hidden in the back streets, just a stone's throw from Cheyne Walk, one of London's most exclusive and celebrated residential streets, you will find this delightfully upmarket pub.

Since 1708, The Cross Key's has been providing food and refreshments to locals and visitors alike, making it a true Chelsea institution. Celebrated patrons of the past have included everyone from 19th century artist JW Turner to 20th century crime writer Agatha Christie. But you don't have to be famous to drink and dine here. The pub offers a warm, convivial place for everyone to relax and unwind.

Sit in the bar and enjoy a simple bar snack (the Scotch eggs are legendary) with a quite pint, or head to the big, airy dining room, where the menu offers everything from innovative, seasonal dishes to pub classics and traditional Sunday roasts. The bar serves real cask ales, lagers and a fine selection of wines, the team can mix up a mean cocktail too: from all the elegant classics to seasonally-themed cocktails.

Restaurant & bar

The kitchen devise menus that showcase a passsion for British produce and which focus on the provenance of the ingredients. The food is consistently creative, well-considered and changes daily.

Perch at the bar for a snack, take a seat at one of the reclaimed tables for a long Sunday lunch, or settle into one of a leather-clad booths for a fine evening meal; The Cross Keys offers formal and informal dining in equal measure.

Getting here


Nearest train station: Victoria
Taxi from station: 15min
Nearest tube station: South Kensington (18min walk)


1 Lawrence Street, London SW3 5NB