Moving to Chelsea: An Area Guide

Chelsea’s History

Chelsea is a renowned area of London steeped in culture and history, home to some of the capital’s most exclusive homes and affluent residents. Chelsea has long had a reputation as a place of innovation, known as a Victorian artists’ colony it was coined as the capital’s bohemian quarter. Great painters such as Turner, Whistler, Hunt and Sargent all lived and worked in Chelsea, particularly around the Cheyne Walk and Cheyne Row area. We can still see this legacy throughout the borough today.

Chelsea’s Homes

Predominantly made up of 19th Century red brick terraces and mansion blocks Chelsea is home to some of London’s most beautiful and individual properties. The Boltons is one of the UK’s most expensive street’s with stunning homes and expansive gardens within the Boltons conservation area.  With quirky mews houses, pretty little cottages and grand Queen Anne style homes Chelsea has a wide mix of historic architecture. There are also a number of new build developments dotted around the borough including Chelsea Waterfront and Chelsea Barracks. The latter is widely thought of as the “most coveted 12.8 acres in the world”.

Chelsea’s Culture

As well as plenty of residential space Chelsea has extensive parks including Chelsea Embankment, Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Physic Garden. It is fair to say the King’s Road is infamous when it comes to shopping; full of high street chains and independent boutiques. Tiffany’s sits at the end of this famous street, paving the way from Sloane Square up Sloane Street to the shopping Mecca that is Knightsbridge!

Other cultural delights which Chelsea lay claim to include; the world famous Chelsea Flower Show, the Saatchi Gallery and Chelsea Football Club. The wonders of the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Royal Albert Hall and The Natural History Museum are all only a stone’s throw away in South Kensington.

If you are moving to Chelsea then give our highly experienced team at Edwards Removals a call on 020 3124 1839