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Chelsea Area Guide

 

Living in Chelsea

Historically known as a village and the centre for alternative culture in the 60s, Chelsea is now well known as an exclusive and desirable area of London. Located in the west of the city bound by the River Thames, Knightsbridge to the north, Fulham to the northwest and Battersea to the south.

The 19th Century architecture predominantly found in Chelsea is characterised by red –brick terraces and mansion blocks surrounding pretty garden squares. Popular addresses include, but are not limited to, Tregunter Road, The Boltons, The Little Boltons and Park walk which links Fulham Road to King’s Road

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Architecture & Properties in Chelsea

There is a wide range of property available in Chelsea; whether you are looking for a handsome mansion flat, a new home overlooking the river, a mews house or an imposing, detached mansion, Knight Frank can find the property that’s right for you.

Who lives there

Once frequented by the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and London’s bohemia, Chelsea is now home to London’s super wealthy as well as the largest communities of Americans living outside of the United States.

Where to eat

As you may expect, there is an impressive range of stylish restaurants, cafes and pubs throughout Chelsea catering for all tastes and budgets.

For a brassiere style meal: The Cross Keys, Tom’s Kitchen, The Pig’s Ear, The Ivy Chelsea Garden

For an Italian cuisine: Osteria dell’Arancio, Aglio e Olio, La Familglia

For delicatessen style quick bites: Gail’s bakery, Vingt Quatre 

For excellent tapas in an informal setting: Eight over Eight

For finer dining: Gordon Ramsay, The Five Fields, Medlar

For al fresco: Bluebird Café, The Wine Gallery

Where to drink

Coffee

  • Wanted man
  • Gail’s bakery
  • Chelsea Quarter Café
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • Nell’s

Wine, Beers & Cocktails

  • The Phene
  • The Pig’s Ear 
  • Eight over Eight
  • The Wine Gallery

Transport

Underground: Earls Court – District, Circle and Piccadilly lines (Zone 2); West Brompton - District lines (Zone 2); Gloucester Road – District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines (Zone 1)

Overground: Imperial Wharf and West Brompton (National Rail from/to Clapham Junction)

Buses: There are numerous bussed offering access to the West End and the City. 11 connecting to Fulham or Piccadilly, 49 connecting to Shepherds Bush or Battersea & Clapham Junction, 211 connecting to Victoria, Westminster & Waterloo or Fulham & Hammersmith 

Car: M4

Culture

Theatre lovers can enjoy cutting edge theatre at the Royal Court Theatre and film fans can take advantage of several cinemas all over the borough, including the best of independent cinemas showcasing arthouse movies.

Saatchi Gallery, Box Galleries, Chelsea Flower Show, Park walk hosts a selection of galleries and antique shops, nearby there is the Royal Albert Hall, V & A and Natural History museum in South Kensington.       

Shopping

The King’s Road, once the heart of ‘1960s swinging London’, is world famous for shopping. At one end is Sloane square and the curved façade of Peter Jones department store; journey down the road and you will find contemporary furnishing stores and smaller, independent clothes and shoe shops. There is also a Chelsea Farmer’s Market on Sydney Street – a selection of independent businesses and restaurants.

Parks & Green Spaces: Chelsea Embankment Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea (Location used for Chelsea Flower Show), Battersea Bridge Gardens, Chelsea’s oldest botanical garden – Chelsea Physic Garden, Garden Squares, grounds surrounding the glorious Wren buildings of the Royal Hospital

Council & Tax Bands

Council: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea  

Kensington and Chelsea council tax rates:

Band

Range of Values

RBKC Council Tax

GLA Tax

Total Council Tax

A

Up to including £40,000

£511.20

£184.00

£695.20

B

£40,001 to £52,000

£596.40

£214.67

£811.07

C

£52,001 to £68,000

£681.60

£245.33

£926.93

D

£68,001 to £88,000

£766.80

£276.00

£1042.80

E

£88,001 to £120,000

£937.20

£337.33

£1274.53

F

£120,001 to £160,000

£1107.60

£398.67

£1506.27

G

£160,001 to £320,000

£1278.00

£460.00

£1738.00

H

Over £320,000

£1533.60

£552.00

£2085.60

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