Living in Chelsea

A Chestertons area guide to Chelsea

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Welcome to Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has a vibrant history, elegant style and a prestigious reputation, making it one of the most desirable areas to live in the whole of London.

Properties in Chelsea include charming mews houses, regal red-brick mansion blocks and stucco-fronted terraces. Properties in South Kensington tend to be larger, deeper buildings that contain grand apartments. Great shopping, fabulous restaurants and world class cultural venues make Chelsea and South Kensington an exciting and desirable place to live.

  • Great shopping
  • Period properties
  • Social vibe
  • Close to museums
  • Desirable postcodes 
  • Entertainment & nightlife

    Chelsea has an excellent range of restaurants, private members clubs and bars to keep everyone entertained and perhaps has some of the best night life in London. In addition to drinking holes, there’s a wide range of cultural activities to enjoy from art galleries to cinemas.


    Best place for a quiet drink

    The Phoenix on Smith Street offers a quiet place to enjoy your pint. Although popular, as it’s located a few streets back from Sloane Square it manages to avoid getting overly crammed.

    Best place for a cocktail

    Barts on Sloane Avenue is a cocktail bar presented as an American-style speakeasy, serving an extensive array of cocktails and spirits in a fun, 40s styled bar. If you’re felling peckish, try some of the sushi.

  • Parks & recreation

    Public parks in Chelsea and South Kensington are well maintained. Burton's Court, which lies just to the south of the King’s Road and is owned by The Royal Hospital, is open to members and contains three tennis courts and a tennis academy. The court also often hosts cricket matches and artistic fairs

  • Restaurants & shopping

    Chelsea has a strong fashion heritage that stretches back to the 60s and 70s when emerging designers such as Vivienne Westwood opened boutiques in the area. Today the area may be less bohemian than it was in the 60s but the wide range of shops and boutiques means that everyone can find something to match their individual style.

    As expected for an area like Chelsea, there’s also a great range of upmarket eateries and cafes.

    Best place for coffee

    Our office in Chelsea highly rates the Good Life Eatery. They serve great flat white coffees and a range of sweet organic delights.

    Best place for a good cut of meat

    Maxelâ on Old Brompton Road is an artisan butcher with an attached restaurant. Their motto is ‘serial craftmanship’. They display their butchery skills at the front of the shop and serve simple, delicious Italian food at the back.

  • Schools

    There’s a mixture of good local independents and private schools in Chelsea and South Kensington.

    The state primary schools are Christ Church C of E Primary School, Sevite RC School and the Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School.  Private Prep schools are the Gems Hampshire School and Cameron House School.

  • Transport & travel

    Chelsea is well situated and as such has excellent transport facilities.

    Sloane Square Circle and District lines

    South Kensington – Circle, District and Piccadilly lines

    Gloucester Road – Circle, District and Piccadilly lines

    Earl’s Court – Circle, District and Piccadilly lines

    Fulham Broadway – District line

    West Brompton – District, London Overground Services and mainline services

    Imperial Wharf – London Overground Services and River Bus services

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For more information, contact the local property experts in our Chelsea branch.

Chestertons Estate agents. Buy or Let in Chelsea.

Rowland King


020 7594 4743


Sam Fard-Manesh


020 3040 8342