Guide to living in Chelsea

About Chelsea

Chelsea is an affluent area of south-west London, with the River Thames to the south running from Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. To the north you will find Knightsbridge and Brompton.

Chelsea’s exclusivity arises from its rich cultural history, excellent housing stock, and enviable position near the heart of the capital.

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Properties in Chelsea

Chelsea has a mix of architecture including impressive Georgian, Regency and Victorian homes. The terraces, detached houses and mews dominate the well-heeled streets, with many of these surrounding historic private gated gardens. These period properties also compliment the modern Chelsea harbour apartments, which provide enjoyable river-views across the Thames.

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Living in Chelsea

Chelsea is one of the most sought after and affluent corners of London, home to many celebrities and aristocrats who enjoy the prestige that comes with living in the postcode. The shopping is some of the best in the capital, with top designers such as Gucci, Boodle and Tom Ford on Sloane Street.

King’s Road, the icon for Chelsea from the 60’s to the 80’s, has many famous boutiques, restaurants and bars. Locals are spoilt for choice with restaurants from Gordon Ramsey to The Ivy Chelsea Gardens and The Bluebird to name just a few.

Sloane Square is a fantastic place to people watch whilst grabbing a coffee or lunch in one of the upmarket eateries. Alternatively, you could soak up the cultural riches of local attractions such as  The Natural History Museum, Saatchi Gallery, Cadogan Hall and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The Chelsea Flower Show is a major event that brings in the crowds from across the world. You can also find communities within Chelsea such as Burton Court that hold sports days, cricket matches and tennis tournaments on the grounds.

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