Situated close to Belgravia, Chelsea is a chic place to shop, with the curved façade of Peter Jones department store on Sloane Square marking the beginning of the King's Road, the heart of the area and home to an abundance of high-end fashion stores, smaller independent clothes and shoe shops, plus a wide selection of contemporary furnishing stores and antique shops.
Chelsea’s trendy cafes, bars and restaurants, which appeal to all ages, are also popular attractions. The region’s stylish image and excellent geographical location makes it one of the most expensive places in London.
Chelsea offers a wide choice of beautiful townhouses and mansion flats, while there are many riverside flats and houses along the Thames. Chelsea is considered to be a prime residential area in London.
Arguably, the most exclusive and expensive place to buy and rent property in Chelsea is around Sloane Square and Knightsbridge tube stations, where SW3 and SW1 meet. A high volume of overseas nationals buy property in this part of town, with many freeholds owned by Earl Cadogan, whose family is ranked 14th in the Sunday Times Rich List.
The Old Etonian, who owns 90 acres of property in up market areas of West London including Sloane Square, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, traditionally only issues short leaseholds, but they are usually extendable for a fee under the terms of the Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act.
Property in Chelsea is highly sought after, thanks to its central location and excellent transport links. A diverse range of people buy and rent houses and apartments in Chelsea, from young single people and couples to families who are attracted to some of the excellent schools in and around the area.
Whether you are seeking to buy or rent a home in Chelsea, contact one of John D Wood’s highly experience sales and letting agents in Chelsea. We have a wide range of properties in Chelsea available.
Chelsea has excellent public transport links, making it the easiest and cheapest way to travel around.
Nearby tube stations are Sloane Square, served by the Circle and District lines, and South Kensington, served by the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines, both in Zone 1.
Most people living in SW10 tend to use Earls Court (Zone 1 & 2), served by the district and Picadilly lines, or Fulham Broadway (Zone 2) tube stations, which is served by the District line.
There are a number of bus routes through Chelsea. Take a look at Transport for London's Kensington & Chelsea bus route maps for further information.