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Since the days of Thomas More, Chelsea has been synonymous with wealth, privilege and exclusivity. This pocket of South West London became known as the ‘Village of Palaces’ during the 16th century as More, the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl of Shrewsbury and even King Henry VIII all built grand houses here.

While the beautiful properties of Beaufort House and the Royal manor house at Cheyne Walk no longer exist, members of the aristocracy and London society are still drawn to this upmarket urban village. Diana, Princess of Wales was a former resident, and inspired the ‘Sloane Ranger’ archetype and the stylishly well-heeled, who can be found enjoying the shops, restaurants and cafes surrounding Sloane Square today.

Bordered by Knightsbridge and Fulham, Chelsea offers proximity to the West End and the centre of London, while also benefitting from a wide range of amenities and attractions including premium fashion boutiques, leafy parks and the annual Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Chelsea Hospital.

Architecture in Chelsea

Arguably the most iconic piece of architecture in Chelsea is the Royal Chelsea Hospital, which was modelled on the Hotel de Invalides in Paris and designed by Sir Christopher Wren during the 1680s.

In keeping with the building styles in Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Kensington and Mayfair, the residential properties in Chelsea are largely historic 19th century detached houses and stucco-fronted terraces. However, a number of more contemporary developments have been built in the last few decades due to the great demand for housing in this area, the most coveted of which are the residential properties at Chelsea Harbour.

What makes Chelsea so special?

Chelsea boasts outstanding amenities, beautiful properties and exclusive shops of a prestigious London area, while retaining the atmosphere of a small town, with a close sense of community and welcoming locals. Unlike some areas of South West London, Chelsea residents tend to use the area as their primary base despite owning other homes, so it’s possible to get to know your neighbours. As a result, this pocket of London is particularly popular with families seeking to grow roots, and those who move in tend not to leave!

Chelsea property types

Properties in Chelsea are amongst the finest in London, with detached mansions, terraced townhouses, mews houses, and modern penthouses all available to purchase. The terraced houses of Onslow Square and Onslow Gardens, built by Charles James Freake during the 19th century, were influenced by the Basevi designs with stuccoed fronts, four stories, garretts and Ionic columns. Egerton Crescent, once named Britain’s most expensive street, offers similar properties in keeping with the typical Chelsea style.

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For those seeking a more contemporary property, the Chelsea Harbour development is particularly sought-after and contains a number of luxury penthouse apartments with beautiful views over the Marina from the roof terraces.

Schools in Chelsea

Tadpoles Nursery School
Park Walk London SW10 0AY 020 7352 9757 www.tadpolesnursery.com
Redcliffe School
47 Redcliffe Gardens London SW10 9JH 020 7352 9247 www.redcliffeschool.com
Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle
35 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2DG 020 75846322 www.lyceefrancais.org.uk
Wetherby School
11 Pembridge Square, London W2 4ED 020 7727 9581 www.wetherbyschool.co.uk
4 The Vale, London, SW3 6AH
020 7352 4040 www.cameronhouseschool.org
St Philips School
6, Wetherby Place London SW7 4NE 020 7373 3944 www.stphilipschool.co.uk
Glendower Preparatory School
87, Queen's Gate London SW7 5JX 020 7370 1927 www.glendowerprep.org
Paint Pots Montessori School
9 Shalcomb Street London SW10 0HZ 020 7376 4571 www.paint-pots.co.uk
Holland Park School
Airlie Gardens, Campden Hill Road, London W8 7AF 020 7908 1000 www.hollandparkschool.co.uk

Things to do

While the annual Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital is the attraction most associated with this area, Chelsea has plenty to offer during every season with many cultural attractions including the Saatchi Gallery, the Royal Court Theatre, the Tate Britain, Chelsea Arts Club and the Serpentine Gallery all in close proximity.

A sunny day sees many Chelsea inhabitants visiting the world-famous Chelsea Physic Garden followed by the weekly Farmer’s Market on the King’s Road, while football fans are well catered for by world famous Chelsea Football Club. The area is very well served by high-quality restaurants and bars, with The Botanist and Colbert on Sloane Square, Gaucho on Sloane Avenue, Bluebird on the King’s Road and Randall and Aubin on the Fulham Road. Evenings in Chelsea are particularly lively, with many young residents flocking to exclusive bars such as the members-only Raffles, Barts, and the popular Amuse Bouche champagne bar.

Saatchi Gallery
Duke Of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY 020 7811 3070 www.saatchigallery.com
Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS 020 7352 5646
Chelsea Arts Club
143 Old Church Street, London SW3 6EB 020 7376 3311 www.chelseaartsclub.com
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ 020 7730 4500 www.cadoganhall.com
Chelsea Theatre
7 World’s End Place, King's Road, London SW10 0DR 020 7352 1967 www.chelseatheatre.org.uk
Royal Court Theatre
Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS 020 7565 5000 www.royalcourttheatre.com
The Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA 020 7402 6075 www.serpentinegalleries.org
Tate Britain
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG 020 7887 8888 www.tate.org.uk
The Botanist
7 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EE 020 7730 0077 www.thebotanistonsloanesquare.com
50-52 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AX 020 7730 2804 www.colbertchelsea.com
350 King's Road, London SW3 5UU 020 7559 1000 www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
68 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4H 020 7352 4441 www.gordonramsay.com
260-262 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AS 020 7052 0100 www.aubaine.co.uk
Gaucho Grill
89 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DX 020 7584 9901 www.gauchorestaurants.com
287 King's Road, London SW3 5EW 020 7351 4964 www.raffleschelsea.com
Embargo 59
533B King's Road, London SW10 0TZ 020 7351 5038 www.embargo59.com
Barts Bar
Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DW 020 7581 3355 www.barts-london.com
Amuse Bouche
51 Parsons Green Lane, London SW6 4JA 020 7371 8517 www.amusebouchelondon.com
Randall and Aubin
329-331 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London , SW10 9QL 020 7823 3515 www.randallandaubin.com

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Shopping in Chelsea

With the designer stores of Sloane Street, boutiques of the King’s Road and furniture and homeware shops of Chelsea Design Quarter, Chelsea is a veritable oasis for shopping. Department stores Peter Jones, Harrods and Harvey Nichols are all nearby, while individual designers such as Bulgari, Chanel, Fendi and Moncler can be found on Sloane Street. Vintage couture can be found at Orsini Vintage, jewellery at Cartier and Tiffany & Co, and unique home furnishings at Brissi and Anthropologie.

For interior design, the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour has become the world’s premier interior design centre with 500 respected international brands and 102 showrooms. A mecca for all things interior and well-established as a leading design destination.

In addition, the Queen’s favourite grocer, Partridges, has an expertly curated range of food and wine, and for an even larger selection try the flagship Whole Foods on Kensington High Street.

Orsini Vintage
76 Earls Court Road W.8, London W8 6EQ 020 7937 2903 www.orsinivintage.co.uk
Peter Jones
Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EL 020 7730 3434 www.johnlewis.com
87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL 020 7730 1234 www.harrods.com
Harvey Nichols
109 - 125 Knightsbridge; London; SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5000 www.harveynichols.com
114 King's Road, London SW3 4TX 020 7589 0439 www.eiss.com
131-141 King's Road, London SW3 4PW 020 7349 3110 www.anthropologie.eu
Russell and Bromley
64 King's Road, London SW3 4UD 020 7584 5445 www.russellandbromley.co.uk
Banana Republic
20 Duke Of York Square, Kings Road, London SW3 4LY 020 7730 4704 www.bananarepublic.co.uk
143-144 Sloane Street London SW1X 9AY 020 7312 6930 www.cartier.com
177-178 Sloane Street London SW1X 9QL www.bulgari.com
167-170 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge London, SW1X 9QF 020 7235 6631 www.chanel.com
Dolce and Gabbana
175 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9LE 020 7201 0140 www.dolceandgabbana.com
181-182 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9PQ 020 7838 6288 www.fendi.com
197 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9QX 020 7235 0857 www.moncler.com
Yves Saint Laurent
171-172 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9QG 020 7235 6706 www.ysl.com
Tiffany & Co
145 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9AY 0800 160 1114 www.tiffany.co.uk
352 King's Road, London SW3 5UU 020 7352 868 www.brissi.com
Whole Foods Market
The Barkers Building, 63-97 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SE 020 7368 4500 www.wholefoodsmarket.com
2-5, Duke of York Square, The Duke Of York Square, King’s Road, London SW3 4LY 020 7730 0651 www.partridges.co.uk

Local services and authorities

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH 020 3315 8000
Cromwell Hospital
162-174 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0TU 020 7460 5700
Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Road, London SW1W 8RH 020 7730 7733
Opulently Driven Luxury Car Hire & London Chauffeurs
20 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, W1S 1JY 0207 993 5848
Equinox Gym
99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA 020 7666 6000 www.equinox.com
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX 020 7937 5464 www.rbkc.gov.uk

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