Frequented by the likes of Twiggy and Andy Warhol back in the swinging 60’s, Chelsea today continues to be a stomping ground for the capital’s rich and famous. And it’s not hard to see why. Chelsea really is a prime, central hangout. Expensive, polished and doused in luxury – it’s an area that attracts visitors and buyers from all over the world. Here’s everything you need to know about this most sought after and desirable postcode.
Chelsea is incredibly difficult to beat, in terms of London neighbourhoods. It’s pioneered just about as many fashion changes as you could possibly imagine and has always been home to some of London’s most elite and well heeled residents. Famous today of course for being home to the cast of “Made In Chelsea”, it’s just about as affluent and as cosmopolitan as anybody could wish for. Central to the area is the iconic Kings Road; Chelsea’s famous high street, where Starbucks opened it’s very first British store. Here you will find an eclectic mix of boutiques, independent shops, designer shops, high street stores, cafes, world class restaurants and galleries. There’s also a weekly farmers market.
But Chelsea is so much more than just a high street. There’s Chelsea Embankment, which is one of Chelsea’s prettiest parts. You can walk alongside this stunning setting by the Thames, admire the heritage houses and also walk in the footsteps of some of the best known playwrights, authors and poets to date. There are also the colourful houses, the back streets and the tucked away gardens. And if you happen to be a night owl – Chelsea also offers some of the most exclusive night clubs in London.
What’s on there?
If you’re there in May, then you’d be crazy to miss out on the Chelsea flower show, which lasts for 5 days every year. You’ll discover new plants, see some cutting edge garden designs and become inspired with a whole host of ideas to take home. Then there’s the green delight that is the Chelsea Physic Garden. It’s available all year round and home to over 5000 plant species. If art is more your thing, then definitely check out the Saatchi Gallery. It’s free entry and there’s Champagne and Pimms in the warmer months. In to sports? The Chelsea FC’s home stadium offers daily tours where you can go behind the scenes. A must for any football fan.
You won’t be surprised to hear that there are an abundance of amazing restaurants to choose from in Chelsea. Our top recommendations would definitely include La Famiglia, Claude Bosi at Bibendum, The Five Fields, Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, Medlar, Tom’s Kitchen, Chicama and Dinings SW3.
There are fantastic pubs tucked around every corner here! Our favourites are The Cross Keys, The Phene, The Surprise, Botanist, Tommy Tucker and Chelsea Ram.
How much does it cost?
A 1 bedroomed flat in Chelsea will cost you on average £854,000 to buy or £2,791 a month to rent. A 4 bedroomed property will cost you on average £4.78 Million to buy, or £12,097 a month to rent.
Chelsea’s architecture is beautiful and diverse. Georgian houses, Victorian Terraces,riverside flats, pretty cottages and new builds too.
Cheyne Walk and The Boltons.
SW3 is the Chelsea postcode.
Chelsea doesn’t have it’s own underground station, although there are plans in place for this to happen. Despite this; it’s still very well connected. Sloane Station allows for easy access to Victoria and the city – and there’s also a really good bus service which runs along Kings Road to Sloane Square.
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