Renowned for its small-town atmosphere, Victorian architecture and designer boutiques, Chelsea is one of London's most desirable residential neighbourhoods.  It is an affluent area in West London bounded to the south by the River Thames. The area runs along Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour and is known for its affluent residents and the posh shops and restaurants that cater to them. Chelsea once had a reputation as London's bohemian quarter being the haunt of artists, radicals, painters and poets. Today, it is a shopping destination for the famous Kings Road lined with a multitude of shops and restaurants.


With the Royal Court Theatre on Sloane Square and the modern Saatchi Gallery on the Duke of York Square, it is a cultural haven. The borough is also home to the red-coated retired soldiers known as the Chelsea Pensioners whom reside at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, near the Thames. Chelsea consists of two main postcodes SW3 and SW10 but also includes small sections of SW1. All of Chelsea is, by definition, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The vast majority of Chelsea lies in the prestigious SW3 postcode. The far west of Chelsea is SW10 and SW5 close to Earls Court and Fulham Broadway tube stations. The most desirable part of Chelsea is located around the Sloane Square and Knightsbridge areas.



There are wide range of properties available in Chelsea. These include flats, homes overlooking the river, mews houses and detached mansions. There are also numerous luxury penthouses along Chelsea Embankment as well as residences along the famous Cheyne Walk. White-stucco mansions and architecture is also popular throughout the area. Chelsea Harbour, located in the SW10 area of Chelsea is well known for its residents’ facilities, especially the 24-hour security, the underground parking space and is also home to the Design Centre. Imperial Wharf station provides Chelsea Harbour with excellent transport links to the rest of the London network whilst the trendy bars, shops and restaurants of the King's Road are still a reasonable walk away.