Chelsea is one of London’s most iconic neighbourhoods, made famous in history as home to some of Henry VIII’s wives in the historic manor houses which used to line the Thames, through to the punk era of the 1960s and 70s, to the more gentrified feel that it has today.
There are some wonderful cultural experiences to enjoy, from the Saachi Gallery in Duke of York’s Square, to the Royal Hospital, the Chelsea Flower Show in May and the Army museum on the corner of Tite Street to name a few. The Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square is well known for some exciting and sometimes controversial performances, and the Cadogan Hall is a wonderful concert venue which has the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as its resident musical ensemble.
Visitors and residents to Chelsea are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out. A few of our favourites include La Delizia on Chelsea Manor Street, an unassuming restaurant which serves the best pizzas in the area and Phat Phuc on Sydney Street for some delicious Vietnamese noodles. Colbert on Sloane Square is another popular restaurant with excellent French food (book ahead as it can get busy), and the Pie Man on Chelsea Green is wonderful for deli-style light bites, and also offers a home catering service. There are some excellent traditional Italian restaurants in the area including Ziani on Radnor Walk and Caraffini on Lower Sloane Street. If you want to push the boat out and have some delicious sushi, then Beaverbrook Town House on Sloane Street, right next to our office, is the place to go.
The large open parks of Hyde Park and Battersea Park are located just to the north and south of Chelsea respectively, and many of Chelsea’s residents can apply for access to Burton Court with its tennis courts, cricket pitch, exercise trail and dog-friendly area.