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
Kings RoadChelsea'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 RoadThe 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 BoltonsDesigned 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.
One of Chelsea’s biggest selling points is its fantastic shopping opportunities; Sloane Square, Kings Road, Sloane Street and Fulham Road to name but a few “hot spots”.
Independent and specialist shops abound; there is a wealth of luxury furniture stores, antique shops, and fashion boutiques including Peter Jones the iconic department store. One also has the Duque of York Square on Kings Road which offers an unrivalled range of international fashion, food and culture with the renowned Saatchi Gallery at its heart.
An authentic and exceptional Italian restaurant on Langton Street, which has been feeding Chelsea residents for 55 years.
A modern European restaurant with an Irish influence, offers sophisticated yet informal dishes and is also situated on Langton Road in the Ten Acre Estate.
Chelsea SW10's most decadent delicatessen, providing a curated shopping experience for a new approach to at-home gourmet dining.
A stylish establishment in the heart of Chelsea with vast, elegant seating space both inside and out making it a perfect destination to unwind and have fun with friends and family.
The Hollywood Arms
A Grade II Listed public house, has been a landmark of Chelsea for 150 years and is particularly well known for its excellent Sunday roast.
Boasts an award winning brasserie and cocktail bar, as well as classic pub food and seasonal dishes.
Although not inundated with tube stations, Chelsea is still very well connected. Sloane Square station on the District and Circle lines provides very easy access to Victoria and the City. Other nearby stations include Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line), South Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle lines), Fulham Broadway (District line) and Gloucester Road (District, Circle and Piccadilly lines) which are used by residents of West Chelsea. Imperial Wharf and West Brompton stations provide access to the London Overground, and some mainline trains.
There are around 15 bus routes serving Chelsea, most of which go further in to central London and many of which run along Sloane Street or Kings Road, providing a useful means of getting around within Chelsea itself. Those travelling by car would benefit from easy access to the West and Heathrow Airport via the M4.