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The Buying Agent Insider Guide
Chelsea – that iconic name, synonymous with the King’s Road, exclusivity, glamour, fashion and, latterly, under the patronage of Roman Abramovich, the success of its football club, Chelsea FC. But look beyond the image and Chelsea still has a ‘village’ feel to it for those who work, rest or play there…albeit one with some of the most desirable addresses in the UK, if not the world.
This village feel is never truer than at weekends, when Chelsea comes out to play. Bars, restaurants, markets, boutiques, antique sales, nightclubs…you name it, Chelsea has something for everyone.
Even in such a relatively small space, Chelsea offers something for everyone looking to make it their home. Apartments, maisonettes, period homes, grand mansions…all can be found within its borders.
What a property buying agent can purchase
£1m buys: A two-bedroom apartment or maisonette.
£3m buys: A three-bedroom apartment in a sought after location. Or a four-bedroom semi-detached house with a private garden.
£5m buys: A four or five-bedroom terraced house, in an excellent location.
£10m buys: A five-bedroom Grade II listed end terrace house. Or a three-bedroom apartment with a prestigious address.
Best hotels in Chelsea
The Chelsea Harbour Hotel (https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/london/the-chelsea-harbour-hotel/?cid=gplaces-the-chelsea-harbour-hotel) is a five-star delight with superb rooms and suites, breath-taking views and plenty of fabulous dining options. Sydney House (www.sydneyhousechelsea.co.uk) offers understated, contemporary style in an historic Georgian townhouse setting. The Draycott Hotel (www.draycotthotel.com) is a lovingly restored red brick historic mansion converted into some of the finest suites and rooms in London.
Best restaurants in Chelsea
Where to start amid the myriad of options? But try these three as our favourites: The Belvedere (www.belvedererestaurant.co.uk) stands in one of London’s most beautiful green spaces, Holland Park, and the brilliance of its menu matches the surroundings. Bandol (www.barbandol.co.uk) offers classic Southern French cuisine and is the second venture by the owners of the now legendary Margaux (www.barmargaux.co.uk). Gordon Ramsey’s flagship restaurant Maze Grill Park Walk (https://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/maze-grill-park-walk) rightly has a reputation for quite stunning cuisine and truly exceptional service in a fabulous spot.
Best schools in Chelsea
Amid the historic surroundings of the independent Hampshire School (www.thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk) girls and boys aged 3 to 13 can enjoy a thoroughly modern education amid first class facilities. Cameron House School (www.cameronhouseschool.org) may be relatively small school but it packs a big punch in getting its boy and girl pupils aged 4-11 into some of London’s finest secondary schools. Emanuel School (www.emanuel.org.uk) is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 11-18 and it boasts a wonderful academic record.
Buying Agent London Fact
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to some 300 retired British soldiers, male and female (since 2009). commonly known as Chelsea Pensioners, known the world over for their distinctive red uniforms and black tricorn hat
How to get to Chelsea from central London
Train: 10 mins Tube travel to West End of London
Car: 18 mins to central London