Made in Chelsea


Ever since Made in Chelsea burst onto our screens in 2011, we’ve been in awe of the glamorous bars that set the backdrop for the drama-fuelled episodes.

From the iconic Bluebird Café to the uber-trendy Jam Tree to Lucy Watson’s family pub, The Phene; the bars and restaurants that grace our screens every Monday make the series – let’s face it, Millie slapping Spencer around the face in a Costa would not have had the same effect. Here’s how you can party like an heiress in SW1.

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1. The Phene

9 Phene Street, London , SW3 5NY

The interior of Bier Keller, Newcastle, with wooden benches and seats

Owned by the father of Made in Chelsea’s former villain, Lucy Watson, The Phene is a Chelsea institution.

This place, with a heritage stretching all the way back to 1853, has appeared in numerous MIC episodes – Lucy even held her 23rd birthday bash at this very pub. The Phene is all about luxury, style and, most importantly, comfort. There are plush Chesterfields lining the intricate, ornament ordained walls – creating a warm, welcoming and almost library-esque illusion. The Phene prides itself on their delicious and unpretentious cuisine; here you can tuck into a burger and chips and relax in sumptuous chairs whilst sipping a cocktail. However, the piece de resistance is the beautiful Phene Garden, which boasts an ethos to Mother Nature and resembles a quaint, old English country garden with bunting strewn above the tables.

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2. Juju Chelsea

316-318 King's Road, London, Chelsea, SW3 5UH

The interior of Bier Keller, Newcastle, with wooden benches and seats

The jewelled crown in the Chelsea bar scene, Juju oozes glamour and sophistication.

Situated on the illustrious Kings Road and designed by the esteemed Martin Brudnizki, Juju has seen many famous faces pass the velvet rope (as well as its fair share of MIC dramas). Inside, the bars interior embodies the wealthy and affluent crowd it draws in every weekend; it’s all deep mahogany, gold and chrome – with bottles of vodka, worth the average month’s rent in central London, lining the bar. And, with awards including Best Late Night Bar 2013 and Best Mixology 2012, you can expect some seriously eclectic beverages – including the Midnight in Juju and Passionate Lady cocktails. Juju is also renowned for its exotic combination of tapas food from all around the globe – the perfect start to your hen weekend in SW1.

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3. Bluebird

350 King's Rd, London , Chelsea, SW3 5UU

The interior of Bier Keller, Newcastle, with wooden benches and seats

The Bluebird Café is a staple for any MIC episode – it’s SW3 through and through.

This café / bar / restaurant is the scene for many morning, girly chats on the show and was even the host of the series five opening episode – the one where Cheska and Ollie squared up to Binky and Lucy, scowling over their cups of Earl Grey and Eggs Benedict. The Bluebird Café is a chic oasis on the bustling Kings Road, serving cocktails and scrumptious classic dishes. You can even peek into the treasure trove of the food store and walk away with a basket of produce worthy of Mark Francis. Open ‘til late, Bluebird is a fine choice for your hen weekend in London. Hey, you might even bump into Proudlock and the gang.

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4. Beaufort House

354 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UZ

The interior of Bier Keller, Newcastle, with wooden benches and seats

Set on the home of Made in Chelsea, the Kings Road, Beaufort House is chic, opulent and exclusive.

This cocktail club / private members bar is a regular haunt of the cast, as well as host to A-list events. Spread over four floors, this place has a bar to suit every taste within your group; including a beautiful brasserie, a luxurious private members bar, a fabulous restaurant and, the real star of the show, a stunning champagne penthouse overlooking the gorgeous city. The venue is style at its finest, with different, yet equally tasteful and sumptuous, décor on each floor. And, the members bar is elegance personified – with plush red furniture and dark, warming colours beckoning you over to the bar. This is where the rich and famous come to dance the night away.

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5. Embargo República

533B King's Road, London, SW10 0TZ

The interior of Bier Keller, Newcastle, with wooden benches and seats

Step into Havana heaven and celebrate in the A-list hotspot, Embargo República.

This gritty, yet glamorous and achingly cool, venue is set against a contemporary Cuban backdrop. It’s all exposed brickwork and timber, with graffiti splashed on the walls and vintage furniture and musical instruments lining the walls. There’s even an image of Che Guevara plastered behind the bar. Embargo is seriously chilled, a haven that embodies the relaxing and tranquil Cuban way of living. And, there’s no better place to enjoy this than the open air terrace – the largest rooftop bar in SW10, we’ll have you know. Fantastic DJs and acoustic acts serenade the crowd each week, and the infectious Latin tunes will keep you dancing ‘til the early morning.

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6. The Jam Tree

541 King's Road, London , Chelsea, SW6 2EB

The interior of Bier Keller, Newcastle, with wooden benches and seats

The Jam Tree is a calming and cool hideaway from the hubbub of the Kings Road.

This gastro pub boasts cuisine from all around the world; serving everything from raw Asian slaw with herbs and chilli to fragrant pan roasted duck breast. Cocktails are the order of the day on the extensive menu – the signature cocktails list, featuring the fantastically titled Wham Bam Thank You Jam, is a must for those stopping by the affluent Chelsea district. The open plan garden is a great spot for soaking up the sun; it’s even got its very own barbecue – ideal for those long, warm and heavenly summer nights. Inside the venue, it’s all exposed brickwork, wooden flooring, pop art, Chesterfield sofas and neutral colours. This is new-age chic. It's going to be a luxurious hen weekend.

Chelsea is a hen do dream, and you can find out even more about the activities and accommodation we offer in the dynamic district on our London Hen Weekend page.

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