Carlo Carello, co-founder of Albert’s Club

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Carlo Carello, co-founder of Albert’s Club

Carlo Carello, co-founder of Albert's Club, has brought all his experience as the former man behind the mayhem of Boujis, the legendary club that was regularly frequented by young royals, to Albert's.

His new venture caters to a broader audience, with all the finesse that Carello is known for.

Describe your perfect weekend in Chelsea

A banya (traditional Russian treatment) at South Kensington Club, a stroll in the park with my wife, and two fully booked nights at Albert’s with lots of dancing.

Which 3 words would you use to describe Chelsea?

Home, safe, and beautiful.

What is your earliest local memory?

Playing in the sand pit in our first house in Pelham Crescent, and visiting the fire station on Kings Road.

Favourite shops?

London Cheesemongers on Pavilion Road because I love cheese.

Best place to relax?

South Kensington Club.

Best place to have fun?

Albert’s of course! You can dance the night away and have amazing cocktails.

Best meal?

I am a huge fan of Umu in Bruton Place for Japanese.

Favourite pub?

The Duke Of Wellington – I used to drink there from my late teenage years. 63 Eaton Terrace, SW1W 8TR

Is there a local hero you’d like to mention?!

Prince Albert!

Any local secrets/gems?

Blakes Hotel: makes a killer iced coffee, and is off the beaten track.

Favourite Chelsea story/anecdote?

This whole area was called the Albertroplis! And includes landmarks such as Royal Albert Hall, the Albert Memorial, the V&A, and of course now Albert’s.

The local ‘thing’ that makes you smile?!

The people, the parks, and far too many Range Rovers.