The fashionable district of Chelsea, located along the River Thames, in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, is one of the most affluent areas in London, and home to some of the capital’s popular attractions.
Chelsea incorporates, Sloane Street and the King’s Road. To the north, Chelsea meets Knightsbridge and South Kensington, and runs as far North West as Fulham Road.
Chelsea is host to some of London’s biggest events and museums. The vast range of striking visitor attractions include, the Duke of York pedestrian precinct and the Saatchi art gallery, Chelsea Harbour, the National Army Museum, along with nearby Victoria and Albert Museum, has ensured that the neighbourhood is also fashionable with tourists visiting London. As a consequence, a good mix of locals and tourists are prevalent in everyday life in Chelsea.
The area also plays host to the horticultural event of the year, the annual Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place in summer at the Royal Hospital, home of the Chelsea Pensioners, and attracts visitors from around the world.
The area’s excellent schools include The Garden House (kindergarten, pre-prep and prep); Hill House; Faulkner House Girl’s School and Cameron House. The Bousfield School is an excellent state primary.
The area consists of two main postcodes – SW3 and SW10 – along with a small section of SW1 and SW7.
Chelsea has excellent public transport links, making it the easiest and cheapest way to travel around.
Nearby tube stations are Sloane Square, served by the Circle and District lines, and South Kensington, served by the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines, both in Zone 1.
Most people living in SW10 tend to use Earls Court (Zone 1 & 2), served by the district and Picadilly lines, or Fulham Broadway (Zone 2) tube stations, which is served by the District line.