Chelsea is an incredibly popular area and well established, being so centrally located. The rich history is reflected in the architecture, as notable people throughout history have made their homes here. Much of the area West of Sloane Square is owned by the Cadogan Estate, including the stylish Duke of York’s Square, home to pavement cafes, restaurants and a popular farmers market.
Those searching for houses have a great choice, including artist studios, cottages on secluded streets, and stucco fronted houses on grand avenues, tree lined streets and garden squares. Low built houses can easily be found in addresses such as Chelsea Square, Chelsea Park Gardens and Mulberry Walk to name but a few. The flat buyer is equally well catered for with well-run blocks from every era, as well as a myriad of conversions, including the redbrick dutch gabled houses of Cadogan Square which now form some of the grandest apartments in the area. You may come across short leases in Chelsea and we are always happy to help and advise on the opportunities these can create. New developments with parking and leisure facilities have added to the variety, with Kings Chelsea, Cheyne Terrace and Chelsea Harbour among those one might consider.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea by the River Thames is the home of the world famous Chelsea Flower Show which is held in May every year and the Chelsea Physic Garden is an apothecary's haven, and now open to the public. The famous King's Road offers shopping to suit every taste, with more world class shops and restaurants in Sloane Street and Knightsbridge. On the weekends, locals can enjoy the Farmers Market at Duke of Yorks Square, the Saatchi Gallery, the Royal Court Theatre and the National Army Museum. Whilst walking in the streets you're likely to stumble upon multiple Blue Plaques. This scheme has been set up by English Heritage and marks buildings which have a link to notable historical figures. Famous former Chelsea residents include Bram Stoker, Ian Flemming and Oscar Wilde.
Transport links are abundant in Chelsea. Sloane Square has an Underground Station which is serviced by the Circle and District lines. There are numerous bus links and the nearby Cadogan Pier which offers river bus services. For families, Chelsea offers many excellent schools including Garden House, Hill House, The Hampshire School, Christchurch Church of England Primary School and Oratory (RC) Primary School. Aside from schools, St Luke's Gardens and Playground and Burton Court offer adults and children large, open green spaces and recreational facilities such as tennis courts and a cricket pitch.
John D Wood & Co. Chelsea has been in Chelsea for over 50 years and our long standing team are well-known locally, with a reputation for providing sound advice and innovative marketing. We sell to the International market as well as to local families, and repeat business is an important part of our model.