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6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 4AJ
 
 
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Mon-Sat: 11am-11pm; Sun: 12noon-10.30pm
 

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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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Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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
 
 
 
Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  31% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 10 minutes from The Surprise
The Sydney House Chelsea is a converted town house located in a Grade II listed building, just moments from the King's Road in London's fashionable Chelsea ... More
 
 
 
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  27% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 15 minutes from The Surprise
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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The Pig's Ear
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
The Pig's Ear off the Kings Road is a decent Chelsea gastropub, popular with the Sloane Ranger set with Prince William the best example of the ... More
 
 
 
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Foxtrot Oscar
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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
Gordon Ramsay's level of celebrity has reached such a fever pitch that it has become very nearly impossible to get a table at the small restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Ziani
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
45 Radnor Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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Tribute Ink
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st January to 17th April 2020 - 10am-5.30pm
The Surprise, Royal Hospital Road, SW3 | 2 minutes from The Surprise
Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More
 
 
 
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Valentine's Day at The Ivy Chelsea Garden
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 13th to 19th Feb 2020
The Surprise, 197 King's Road, SW3 | 6 minutes from The Surprise
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Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd November 2019 to 3rd May 2020
The Surprise, Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from The Surprise
Immerse yourself in the golden world of Egyptian gods, myths and kings via the glittering display of more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb at ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 10 minutes from The Surprise
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
 
 
 
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 11 minutes from The Surprise
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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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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National Army Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from The Surprise
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
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Proud Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
121a Kings Road, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
Original custom-printed wallpapers. ... More
 
 
 
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Habitat King's Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
208 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
Habitat is a furniture shop which also sells kitchenware and decor items which puts the emphasis on simplicity, functionality, beauty and affordability. Originally the brainchild of ... More
 
 
 
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Maitre Choux Chelsea
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
59 Kings Road, SW3 | 5 minutes from The Surprise
Choux pastry specialist Maitre Choux is the creation of three Michelin star chef Joakim Prat, and his business partner Jeremie Vaislic. Specialising in perfect and oh-so-pretty ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 20 minutes from The Surprise
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 28 minutes from The Surprise
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
 
 
 
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Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
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The Surprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as The Surprise
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23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Surprise
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13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Surprise
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Surprise
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 10 minutes from The Surprise
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 15 minutes from The Surprise
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from The Surprise
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
 
 
 
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Surprise
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
 

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Valentine's Day at The Ivy Chelsea Garden
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Seasonal | Until 19th February 2020 

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Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
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Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2020 

Saatchi Gallery 7 minutes walk from The Surprise

Immerse yourself in the golden world of Egyptian gods, myths and kings via the glittering display of more than 150 ...More

 
Poet In Da Corner
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2020 

Royal Court Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Surprise

Music, dance and spoken word collide in grime MC Jammz and Debris Stevenson's coming-of-age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal's ground-breaking ...More

Scenes With Girls
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2020 

Royal Court Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Surprise

Best friends Tosh and Lou are determined to avoid becoming cliches like other girls, who have got boyfriends and drifted ...More

Battersea Light Festival: Battersea Power Station
Battersea Light Festival: Battersea Power Station
Exhibitions | Until 16th March 2020 

Battersea Power Station 13 minutes walk from The Surprise

Banishing the winter blues, Battersea stages a light festival of four installations at the former power station whose distinctive chimney ...More

 
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

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

Putting the first-ever production car and an autonomous flying car on display, the V&A travels from the past through to ...More

 
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2020 

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

An immersive journey into the fantastical worlds created by photographer Tim Walker. Revealing the important roles played by set designers, ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

Natural History Museum 18 minutes walk from The Surprise

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 
Dino Baptiste
Concerts | On 17th February 2020 

606 Club 19 minutes walk from The Surprise

The singer and pianist performs blues, boogie-woogie and rock'n'roll with a leavening of humour....More

Top Secret: from ciphers to cyber security
Top Secret: from ciphers to cyber security
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2020 

Science Museum 19 minutes walk from The Surprise

A fantastic free exhibition in the dimly lit bowels of the Science Museum, Top Secret explores over a century's worth ...More

 

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