Chelsea has some fantastic schools, internationally renowned restaurants and stores selling many of the worlds most recognised and exclusive brands
What to know about Chelsea
The Chelsea office of Marsh & Parsons sells houses and flats in London's most sought after and expensive locations. From rock stars and celebrities to wealthy Middle Eastern buyers and Russian oligarchs, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Mayfair are magnets for some of the world's wealthiest house-hunters.
William Hughes-Ward the Sales Manager of Marsh & Parsons says that the popularity of Chelsea is because of its "wonderful choice of size, style and period properties". The transport links are fantastic with access to both the M3 and M4 and a short taxi ride to the City. William also comments that Chelsea "has some fantastic schools, internationally renowned restaurants and stores selling many of the worlds most recognised and exclusive brands".
The attractions of Chelsea, which shot to prominence as a celebrity hangout in the 1960s and has never lost its appeal, range from its numerous bars and clubs to high fashion boutiques and the quieter parks and open spaces as well as the annual flower show. It is also home to Harrods, as well as one of the most flamboyant and wealthy football clubs in the world, although Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground is actually in Fulham.
Chelsea’s popularity has made it particularly attractive to the rich and famous for many years. As such Chelsea has been home to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Agatha Christie and Oscar Wilde, and more recently Gwyneth Paltrow and Eric Clapton.
As one of the premier estate agents selling properties in the Chelsea area, Marsh & Parsons prides itself on its local know how. Knowing the best schools in the area to the finest boutiques, bars and restaurants and the cost of a resident's parking permit, agents at Marsh & Parsons have their finger firmly on the local pulse.
Property Types in Chelsea
There is a diverse mix of property in Chelsea from the candy coloured houses off the King’s Road to the many luxurious and popular mansion blocks. With elegant townhouses, many of which offer access to the sought after garden squares that are exclusive to the properties surrounding them, there are also many riverside flats and houses, especially around Chelsea Harbour.
So, what will you get for your money in Chelsea, SW3?
From its Chelsea office on the corner of Milner Street and Rawlings Street, Marsh & Parsons, one of SW3’s most prestigious estate agents, sells flats and houses at all price levels We are currently selling studio flats from as little as £300,000 in the popular Chelsea Cloisters SW3 mansion block on Sloane Avenue. One bedroom flats in the area will start at around £450,000 whilst two and three bedroom apartments start at around £600,000 and can go up to many millions. We currently have a three bedroom penthouse in Belgravia SW1 on the market for £3,650,000. The type of property for sale in Chelsea is varied and Chelsea enjoys a superb range and variety of property from stunning apartments and maisonettes in Hans Place or Cadogan Square, to lovely family houses overlooking the many attractive garden squares such as Markham Square or Wellington Square. You may also find houseboats for sale on Cheyne Walk SW3 or mews houses in pretty cobbled mews such as Lennox Gardens Mews, in addition to the elegant Victorian mansion blocks in the Chelsea area, providing full service porterage and very often, including access to communal gardens.
The Chelsea office of Marsh & Parsons, given its excellent position, also sells property in Knightsbridge and South Kensington, both of which are within walking distance from the office.
What else can you expect from Chelsea?
Chelsea is one of the most diverse parts of the capital. Behind the busy Brompton Road SW3, which is home to Harrods and Harvey Nichols is Sloane Street with its international boutiques, bespoke jewellers, delicious delicatessens and bakers, as well as antique shops, interior designers and upmarket wine merchants.
There is no shortage of places to eat and drink and some of the capital's best-loved bars and restaurants are here. Walton Street SW3 is home to many of them, such as The Enterprise Inn, which serves delicious food, and Scalini's, which is a popular haunt for the rich and famous. Poule au Pot, often described as London's most romantic restaurant is not far away in Belgravia. Gordon Ramsay's original restaurant is on Royal Hospital Road, next door to the Royal Hospital, which is home to the Chelsea Pensioners and hosts the annual flower show.
The area's history is also linked to the flower trade and in the 17th century it was an important centre of both market gardening and botany. Chelsea Physic Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world and was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and it still studies plants today. Among the hustle and bustle of King's Road is the Worlds End Nurseries, which sells plants and designs gardens on a site that has been producing plants for centuries. In the early 17th century, when the Tulip Bubble was at its peak, bulbs changed hands in Chelsea for as much as £200 – which in today's prices would almost buy you an apartment here.
Green spaces in Chelsea
Chelsea is home to several open spaces and is particularly noted for the number of private garden squares serving the residents for Chelsea. Additionally, Chelsea is home to the Albert Bridge Gardens, Battersea Bridge Gardens, the Chelsea Physic Gardens and Chelsea Embankment Gardens. However, the most famous area of open space in Chelsea is the Royal Hospital Chelsea which also hosts the annual Chelsea Flower Show.
Transport in Chelsea
Chelsea boasts an excellent location with convenient transport links. London Underground services are available at the following stations:-
Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines, Zone 1)
South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 1)
Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line, Zone 1)
Earls Court (District and Piccadilly Lines, Zone 1)
Fulham Broadway (District Line, Zone 2)
Click here for a London Underground map.
Additionally, Chelsea offers London Overground services from Imperial Wharf railway station and London River Services from Chelsea Harbour Pier.
There is a good selection of bus routes in and around Chelsea. Click here for a map of bus services from Chelsea's King's Road. Alternatively, click here for a map of bus services from Chelsea's Beaufort Street.
Which London Borough is Chelsea in?
Chelsea is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). Please click here for more information relating to council tax bands, parking permits and healthcare services in RBKC.
How can I find out about schools in Chelsea?
For a comprehensive list of schools in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea please click here.