Chelsea became renowned as a celebrity hangout in the 1960s and has never looked back. From its numerous bars and clubs, to high fashion boutiques and the quieter parks and open spaces, as well as the annual flower show it offers something for everyone.
This distinguished part of London has been home to the rich, famous, powerful and cultured and past residents have included Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Agatha Christie, JR Tolkein, Margaret Thatcher, Hugh Grant, Oscar Wilde, and more recently Mark Knopfler, Gwyneth Paltrow and Eric Clapton.
There’s a vast range of property in Chelsea from the pastel coloured houses off the King’s Road to the luxurious red-bricked mansion blocks. Georgian townhouses are ten-a-plenty, many of which offer access to the hidden garden squares exclusive to the properties surrounding them, whilst there are also many contemporary riverside flats and houses, especially around Chelsea Harbour.
Behind the bustling Brompton Road, home to Harrods and Harvey Nichols, lies Sloane Street with its boutiques, bespoke jewellers, delicious delicatessens and artisanal bakers, not to mention antique shops, interior designers, upmarket wine merchants and Cadogan Hall.
Chelsea boasts a veritable feast of places to eat and drink including some of the capital’s best-loved bars and restaurants. From the Art Bar to The Surprise Gastropub to Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous first restaurant, delicious food, wine and eclectic company are never more than a short stroll away.