Quintessential British elegance with a village feel
If you like to spend your weekends strolling around farmer’s markets, browsing independent boutiques or partying in the hottest new nightclubs, Chelsea is for you. Renowned for the shopping and restaurants of Sloane Street and King’s Road, Chelsea is also home to a vibrant high-end art and design district.
Chelsea properties tend to come in spacious terraced houses and grand detached mansions rather than high-rise flats, making it an excellent option for those looking for family homes. The average price for a place in the area is now a little over £3.8 million, so you’ll need deep pockets, but Chelsea’s blend of laid-back village-style living and proximity to London’s most exciting attractions make it more than worth it.
One of the nation’s finest buildings, The Royal Hospital, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and inhabited by 300 scarlet-clad Chelsea Pensioners is the annual venue for the gardener’s mecca, The Chelsea Flower Show.
Nearby, is the historic Chelsea Physic Garden, founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London for their apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. It is now a botanical research centre with the finest collection of herbs and medicinal plants in the country.