The Chelsea Physic Garden is one of those hidden gems that many won’t even have heard of.

It has a long history dating back to the 17th century when it was established by the Society of Apothecaries. Allowing apprentices to study the medicinal properties of plants it became internationally renowned and today is the oldest botanical garden in London.

It’s a fantastic place in good weather, remarkably tranquil with plenty of interesting plants to see. The gardens also have a delightful cafe, great for a relaxed cup of tea and cake!

All in all, well worth a visit and the humble entrance fee!

Chelsea Physic Garden
Royal Hospital Road
Chelsea SW3 4HS
Tel: 0207 3525646