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Historically known as a village and the centre for alternative culture in the 60s, Chelsea is now well known as an exclusive and desirable area of London. Located in the west of the city bound by the River Thames, Knightsbridge to the north, Fulham to the northwest and Battersea to the south.

The 19th Century architecture predominantly found in Chelsea is characterised by red –brick terraces and mansion blocks surrounding pretty garden squares. Popular addresses include, but are not limited to, Tregunter Road, The Boltons, The Little Boltons and Park walk which links Fulham Road to King’s Road.

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Where to eat

As you may expect, there is an impressive range of stylish restaurants, cafes and pubs throughout Chelsea catering for all tastes and budgets.

For a brassiere style meal: The Cross Keys, Tom’s Kitchen, The Pig’s Ear, The Ivy Chelsea Garden.

For an Italian cuisine: Osteria dell’Arancio, Aglio e Olio, La Familglia.

For delicatessen style quick bites: Gail’s bakery, Vingt Quatre.

For excellent tapas in an informal setting: Eight over Eight.

For finer dining: Gordon Ramsay, The Five Fields, Medlar.

For al fresco: Bluebird Café, The Wine Gallery.


Underground: Earls Court – District, Circle and Piccadilly lines (Zone 2); West Brompton - District lines (Zone 2); Gloucester Road – District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines (Zone 1)

Overground: Imperial Wharf and West Brompton (National Rail from/to Clapham Junction)

Buses: There are numerous bussed offering access to the West End and the City. 11 connecting to Fulham or Piccadilly, 49 connecting to Shepherds Bush or Battersea and Clapham Junction, 211 connecting to Victoria, Westminster and Waterloo or Fulham and Hammersmith.

Car: M4


Theatre lovers can enjoy cutting edge theatre at the Royal Court Theatre and film fans can take advantage of several cinemas all over the borough, including the best of independent cinemas showcasing arthouse movies.

Saatchi Gallery, Box Galleries, Chelsea Flower Show, Park walk hosts a selection of galleries and antique shops, nearby there is the Royal Albert Hall, V and A and Natural History museum in South Kensington.


The King’s Road, once the heart of ‘1960s swinging London’, is world famous for shopping. At one end is Sloane square and the curved façade of Peter Jones department store; journey down the road and you will find contemporary furnishing stores and smaller, independent clothes and shoe shops. There is also a Chelsea Farmer’s Market on Sydney Street – a selection of independent businesses and restaurants.

Parks and Green Spaces

Chelsea Embankment Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea (Location used for Chelsea Flower Show), Battersea Bridge Gardens, Chelsea’s oldest botanical garden – Chelsea Physic Garden, Garden Squares, grounds surrounding the glorious Wren buildings of the Royal Hospital

Schools in Chelsea

The area’s excellent schools include The Garden House (kindergarten, pre-prep and prep); Hill House International Junior School; Faulkner House Girls’ School; and Cameron House School (pre-prep and prep). The Bousfield School is an excellent state primary, while the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington is a major draw for overseas buyers.

Council and Tax Bands

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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