A guide to Chelsea SW10

Did you know?

  • 1.
    Chelsea is famous for its Chelsea buns. These long strips of sweet dough with currants were created with the 18th century by the Chelsea Bun House.
  • 2.
    Bamford & Sons, manufacturers of the first Aston Martin cars, commenced business in Chelsea on 16 Elm Park Lane.
  • 3.
    The Chelsea Flower show, the most famous flower and landscape garden show in the UK and perhaps the world, is held annually in the gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the iconic Chelsea Pensioners.
  • 4.
    The Royal Hospital Chelsea, built by Christopher Wren and founded in 1682 as a home for former soldiers, is a beautiful building, set in extensive and impressive grounds and remains home to ‘the Chelsea pensioners’ to this day.

Chelsea SW10 Area

Affluent, sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing. Chelsea is one of the most beautiful areas of London famous for its architecture ranging from redbrick mansion blocks, to mews houses, to white stucco-fronted buildings and everything in between. Chelsea is a highly desirable and prosperous borough of prime Central London, bordered by Fulham to the west, Knightsbridge and South Kensington the north, Belgravia to the east and the River Thames to the south. Living here puts you in the epicentre of an area known for its trend setting history with an array of shopping and dining options.

Surrounding area

  • Kings Road
    Chelsea's main shopping street, running from Sloane Square all the way into Fulham, is an intrinsic part of London’s cultural and social history. Enjoying an eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, Kings Road reverberates with glamour and free-spirited fun with a refreshing mix of contemporary fashion and art, combined with great food and drink.
  • ‘The Beach’ Fulham Road
    The short section of Fulham Road commonly known as ‘The Beach’, stretches from west to east between Redcliffe Gardens and Drayton Gardens. The cafes, shops and terraced food shops that line this section of Fulham Road keep it alive and bustling throughout the day.
  • The Boltons
    Designed by George Godwin in the mid-1800s, the Boltons form part of the Boltons Conservation Area, one of south west Kensington’s most fashionable residential areas. The stuccoed Italianate houses verge on the palatial, with excellent proportions, large windows and high ceilings. Residents are a short walk away from the amenities on Fulham Road, making this area one of the most sought after addresses in Chelsea.