Guide to Living in Chelsea
As one of the most affluent and desirable boroughs in London, it should come as no surprise that living in Chelsea has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Famed for its stunning 19th-century architecture, mansion blocks and pretty parks and squares, this part of the capital has also become well-known for housing many of the UK’s rich and famous.
If you’re thinking about relocating to this part of London, then there is plenty you need to consider. Our team at Sanderstead Removals has put together this handy guide outlining everything you need to know about life in London’s most luxurious district.
Chelsea’s property market
There’s no getting away from it. If you’re looking to buy a property in Chelsea it’s going to set you back a bit. According to Right Move, the average price for a house in Chelsea is around the £2million mark but if this doesn’t put you off you could find yourself living in one of the city’s most beautiful and vibrant neighbourhoods.
Whether it’s a majestic Georgian home overlooking the river in Cheyne Walk, one of Belgravia’s opulent new builds or an iconic red-brick mansion block, the possibilities really are endless. Many of the area’s large Victorian homes overlook the garden squares that are peppered throughout the borough, ideal if you’re purchasing a family home and would like an outdoor space to relax in during the warmer months.
Demand in the rental market is also high in Chelsea. In fact, according to property expert, Andrew Langton, tax changes and the impact of Brexit has seen many people prefer this option rather than buying a property.
If you’re looking to rent, then Sloane Street, Cavalry Square and Mulberry Walk are great locations, all with fantastic transport links, boutique shops and a sense of community that can be hard to find elsewhere in the capital.
Travelling in Chelsea
Another great benefit of living in Chelsea is that it has excellent transport links to the rest of the city.
There are a number of nearby tube stations including Sloane Square on the District and Circle line, as well as the overground’s West Brompton and Imperial Wharf for those living closer to Fulham’s part of Chelsea.
If you’d prefer to catch a bus, then this is an option too. Many residents can be found hopping on the regular bus service that trundles along King’s Road.
Driving isn’t out of the question either and, traffic dependent, it takes less than 20minutes to get to central London.
Schools in Chelsea
Whether you’re looking for a state school, comprehensive or private education, Chelsea is home to some of the highest performing schools in London.
All the state primary schools in the borough are rated “Good” or higher by Ofsted and there are a number of primary and comprehensive state schools in the area with an “Outstanding” grade.
There are more private schools than state schools in the area, with the likes of Garden House, Eaton House School Belgravia and Westminster Abbey Choir School all nearby.
Things to do in Chelsea
Whatever your passion, you can be sure to find some way to revel in it in Chelsea. For fans of fine dining, there are several Michelin starred restaurants in the borough. This includes Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous French restaurant which has held three stars since 2001 and the famous Elystan Street which is renowned for its European cuisine.
Rich culture runs through the streets of Chelsea with Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Chelsea Flower Show and the Saatchi gallery all in close proximity.
If you’re looking for an outdoor space then Kensington Palace Gardens is a must visit. Hyde Park and Battersea Park are also nearby, and a walk by the Thames can be a relaxing way to spend your day.
If you’re moving in or out of Chelsea and require expert removal services, then Sanderstead Removals are among the best. Tailored to your exact requirements, whether you’re moving house, business or shipping objects overseas, we can help. For more information on our range of services, contact us today.