6 Reasons to Move to Chelsea
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 by Douglas And Gordon
Known for sophistication and good living, the royal borough of Kensington & Chelsea is one of the most popular areas in all of London. From a host of world-class cultural institutions to high end restaurants, Chelsea is perfect for anyone looking for a world of possibilities right on their doorstep.
Here are six of our top reasons why someone should move to Chelsea.
Chelsea is well known for housing a number of world famous museums, galleries and theatres, and has always been an artistic hub in London. No matter your taste, the area caters for everyone.
Chelsea has more than its fair share of exhibition spaces, including the famous Saatchi Gallery, showcasing the contemporary artwork of unknown artists from around the world. If you are a history buff, you can even visit the National Army Museum for a memorable day out.
If you are a fan of the theatre, the Royal Court Theatre produces new plays from both local and international talent, having hosted a number of acclaimed playwrights including Richard Bean, Mike Bartlett and David Hare.
If you are a music enthusiast, there is no better place in London to be than Chelsea. Whether you are into jazz, rock or classical, there is something for everybody. A local haunt for jazz musicians, the Pizza Express on The King’s Road hosts unforgettable jazz in their downstairs lounge, offering a great spot for locals! While Chelsea’s Cadogan Hall is home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and features a busy programme of classical, contemporary, jazz, folk music and more.
image courtesy of Bluebird cafe
Do you pride yourself in being a foodie? Well Chelsea has more than enough gastronomical treats! With an array of cuisine from around the world, the royal borough is home to some of London’s best restaurants. Sample delicacies at Chelsea’s Bluebird café, pop down to Eelbrook for a breakfast feast, or go on a Friday night dinner date at Gordon Ramsay’s three-Michelin starred restaurant, situated on Royal Hospital Road.
image courtesy of Chelsea Physic Garden
Despite being in the centre of busy London, Chelsea has plenty of spaces in which you can relax. Take a stroll with the family in the city’s oldest botanical garden – the Chelsea Physic Garden. Founded in 1973, it is now one of the most important centres for botany in the world!
Looking for somewhere to raise your kids? Chelsea is in the catchment area for a host of great state run and private schools. These include The Garden House for smaller children, Hill House International Junior School, Hill House and The Oratory, as well as the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, catering for families from abroad.
On top of all of the above, the position of Chelsea is absolutely ideal! Sitting snugly in the middle of London, it really is the epicentre of the city. Take an afternoon stroll along the Thames, or catch a quick tube to the surrounding areas. Sloane Square underground provides District and Circle Line services to the West End and the City. If you are trying to get to Brompton Road or Clapham Junction, Imperial Wharf railway station provides fantastic overground services. There are also a number of bus routes that serve The King’s Road and Fulham Road.
Are you thinking of buying or renting a property in Chelsea? Be sure to contact our local office for some expert advice or browse Chelsea properties online.