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Prime, polished, pristine Chelsea is where the elite of the city reside; these prime properties are set amongst some of London’s most famous streets. There is a variety of architecture in Chelsea, with Georgian houses, Victorian terraces, and large Victorian properties in the squares surrounding Kings Road. There are substantial flats, modern flats, Arts and Crafts houses and smaller cottages.

This is one of the most highly coveted residential areas of London; around Sloane Square and Knightsbridge station you’ll find the most expensive properties, where SW3 and SW1 meet. There is lots of international interest in the area, with it being central and second to none transport links.

Young, affluent singles, wealthy couples and families all reside here, the average rental per week is in the region of £900, which is roughly 25 % higher than the average in London, the average property cost is in the region of £2.5 million.

Chelsea is home to street after street of impressively grand houses, with detached villas scattered through SW10. The area is mainly made up of 19th C properties, with red brick terraces prevalent, for semi-detached houses head to Tregunter Road and The Boltons.

For smaller cottages, you’ll find these on Bolton Garden Mews, Queensgate Mews and Claireville Grove. There are plush apartments around Cromwell Road, on Onslow Gardens and Evelyn Gardens, for Georgian properties with fantastic river views look at houses on Cheyne Walk.

Standard of Living in Chelsea

There are excellent schools in the area, great shopping, good locations, generous open spaces, with the south enjoying the relaxing banks of the River Thames, world renowned restaurants, and exquisite boutiques.

The area is synonymous with the finer things in life, and has always attracted the wealthy and nobility of the city. There are plenty of nice garden squares; the grounds that surround the Wren buildings of the Royal Hospital are delightful to relax. Chelsea is stylish, exclusive and elegant and a very desirable place to live.

Other Living necessities in Chelsea

Kings Road is Chelsea’s high street, with a wide range of retailers and leading fashion brands such as Gucci and Prada, there is also shopping at Park Walk, with antiques and galleries situated here. There are lots of very trendy, quirky cafes, restaurants and exclusive bars.

Chelsea has outstanding educational facilities on offer, schools include Hill House International Junior School, Faulkner House girls school, The Garden House and Cameron House School. The state primary Bousfield School is excellent, and the Catholic primary school in Chelsea is outstanding, there is also Marlborough primary school.

Outstanding secondaries include St Thomas More RC and Chelsea Academy. Chelsea is also home to Eaton House, and Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle is located in nearby South Kensington, which attracts a French contingency.

Chelsea Library is located in Chelsea Old Town Hall and is open seven days a week, there are over 60 places of worship in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea, catering for an array of different faiths.  Chelsea has many grocery stores and is also home to big supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s.


Places to visit near Chelsea

Located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and close to Belgravia, Knightsbridge and South Kensington, with Battersea across the river. Chelsea is close to many of London’s famous landmarks, including the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. All the museums in Kensington, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National History Museum are all easily reached from Chelsea.

Chelsea Council Tax

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council tax is in the region of £700 for Band A, £1050 for Band D and Band H coming in at around £2000.