496 King's Road, London SW10 0LE
+44 (0)207 351 1191
Couldn't be easier by car or bike....We are 100 metres from the main junction of Kings Rd and Edith Grove, which used to be famous as the starting point for the Congestion Charge western extension but has long since been disbanded. From the West and South West the A40/M4/M3 lead onto the A4 or A40 into Earls Ct and then it's just two blocks away... From the East follow Embankment which finishes 300 metres away at Edith/Gunter Grove...From the South the A3 flows into Putney and then over Putney Bridge you just turn onto the New Kings Rd and follow it to the King's Rd....From the North drop onto the North Circular rd until you pass the Ace Cafe, hit the M40, turn off at Westfields shopping centre and follow signs to Earls Ct and then Chelsea. Or if you insist come through the City and follow embankment.
Imperial Wharf is technically the closest but doesn't go anywhere...Fulham Broadway is the nearest useful station but its disadvantage is you have to walk past life-size cut-outs of John Terry...Earls Court and West Brompton are a minute or two further but more direct...Sloane Square is fun but further but no disadvantage if you get the 22 bus.
The 22 or 11 are what actually go past the shop in and out of town but there are useful services from Angel area and particularly Maida Vale, Notting Hill
Parking in K&C is not nearly as bad as everyone anticipates. You can actually pull up outside the shop on a single yellow line any time after 10am and they have to give you 5-10 mins loading whatever vehicle you are in or on. Normally if they know you are in the shop they don't bother and no-one has EVER got a ticket directly outside on a bike.
There is a free bike bay in the next side street and plenty of meters. After 6.30 in the evening of course all yellow lines are legitimate until 7am the following morning. On sunday, there are NO parking restrictions on a single yellow, even on the Kings Rd, so that after 6.30pm saturday until 7am monday a yellow line, parking bay or even a residents bay are completely legal.
History/Did You Know:
Led Zeppelin's record company office used to be two doors away from Gorgeous Bikes and Jimmy Page could regularly be spotted hanging out in the back garden smoking a very long, fat cigarette....
'Granny Takes a Trip' was once the famous, iconic clothes shop in the world and was also in the same block as what is now our shop...Besides serving the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger and Janis Joplin with their kaftans and bell-bottoms when in town, GTAT was also famous for selling second hand clothes to the local coffin dodgers...It was their custom to give away a free mini-muffin with every item purchased. Except these were no ordinary muffins....
The World's End Distillery right opposite the shop, was one of the most famous and revered boozers in all of London, a local hang out back in the day for wannabee pop stars such as Keith Richards and a favourite with football bad boys such as Peter Osgood and George Best.
And of course everyone surely knows that Vivienne Westwood's first shop, Sex, was on the King's Rd in the world's end, 100 metres away and that above it lay Malcolm Mclaren's office where the Sex Pistols were created....
So all in all why go to some prefabricated warehouse on an industrial estate surrounded by burger vans and fly tippers when you could like Mick Jagger once did, come down to the Chelsea drug store....where we peddle much more addictive prescriptions than novocaine...