The heart of ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Chelsea has long been known as the stomping ground for the rich and famous creative among us. A highly desirable and indeed affluent area, bordered by Fulham, Knightsbridge and South Kensington, Chelsea epitomises the world of the wealthy Londoner.
Rows of beautiful Georgian townhouses, quaint mews properties and quirky refurbished apartments line the beautifully kept streets, an eclectic mix of architecture at its finest can be found here. Georgian homes in Cheyne Walk, with views over the River Thames, Wellington, Markham, Paultons and Carlyle are some of the most sought after residencies, with Carlyle Square receiving great interest with buyers and investors due to the lack of listed buildings, hence planning permission options are available to new home-owners.
Kings Road, named after the road Charles II built to connect this palace in Whitehall to Hampton Court, has pioneered changes to fashion like no other. From 19th Century artists’ colony, to bohemia, to punk fashion first conceived at the famous Worlds End, the road to this day has plenty to offer the fashion conscious individuals who take pride in their attire. From tailors to vintage, to high end fashion much can be sourced on this iconic road, and still remains the place-to-be for those immersed in this industry, many of whom have fashion houses in the area.
With numerous fine dining eateries such as Manicomio, Medlar, Rasoi and Tom Aikens Restaurant, the area houses some of the finest entertainment London has to offer. Cafes such as Baker & Spice, cocktails bars and clubs such as Raffles provide the perfect night out for those wishing to bask in the famous Chelsea nightlife.
London’s oldest Botanic garden, housing 5000 plants within 4 acres in the heart of Chelsea is also a favourable area of interest and the annual Chelsea Flower Show, hosted at the Royal Hospital also draws tourists and media attention from across the Globe. The Saatchi Gallery can also be found in Duke of York Square and is home to some of the finest art exhibitions in London. For those football fans amongst us, Chelsea Football Club’s ground, Stamford Bridge is located on Fulham Road and is a key place of interest.
The Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School is one of the most sought after schools for those with primary school aged children, recently rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted. Frederick House and Park Walk Primary also providing a good level of education. Secondary Schools such as Chelsea Community Hospital School also received an “outstanding” report with Federick Hugh House obtaining a “good” accolade, making Chelsea an ideal location for families.