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6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 4AJ
 
 
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The SurpriseWith sofas, fireplaces, and very quirky art, The Surprise is just that, a little haven in the heart of Chelsea. The wine list is chosen by John Clevely, Master of Wine, and is like the pub, small but perfectly formed. Our menu serving up "small plates" means there's no need to choose just one great British dish, but you can have many, Rupert's best is 4.

With real ales on tap, and tankards for every house in the street, just call out your house number and we'll fill it for you.

 

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Sloane Square Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Whitelands House Pure Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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35 Ixworth Place, SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
A boutique hotel that is striking a balance between traditional and contemporary, myhotel Chelsea promises to offer its guests elegant pleasures, personal attention and contemporary style. ... More
 
 
 
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Stylish antique d'cor, a peaceful but convenient location, and spacious, airy rooms are all essential to this hotel's appeal. Yet it is the unbeatable service that ... More
 
 
 
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23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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35 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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79 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Surprise
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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Surprise
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45 Radnor Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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War Paint: Brushes with conflict
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th April to 19th November 2017 - 10am-5.30pm
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The Surprise, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from The Surprise
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Calder On Paper: 1960-1976
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th September to 8th December 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Surprise, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from The Surprise
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Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 10 minutes from The Surprise
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 11 minutes from The Surprise
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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 14 minutes from The Surprise
Chickenshed theatre company has been working to make theatre inclusive for over 30 years and in 2011 they launched a new theatre programme in Kensington and ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
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121a Kings Road, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
Original custom-printed wallpapers. ... More
 
 
 
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208 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
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1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as The Surprise
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Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 15 minutes from The Surprise
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Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
London > Nightlife > Bars
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V | 16 minutes from The Surprise
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66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 16 minutes walk from The Surprise

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 16 minutes walk from The Surprise

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