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Living in Chelsea: A lifestyle and investment guide

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Situated in the heart of South West London, Chelsea is one of the most affluent areas of the capital.

Known for its vibrant social scene, links to football, and love of flowers, Chelsea is an exciting, contemporary district that certainly lives up to its reputation as one of London’s most exclusive and desirable neighbourhoods.

This is reflected in the catalogue of prestigious, luxurious properties available throughout the area, from mansion flats and detached estates through to contemporary new builds with stunning river views.

Many of the properties located in and around Chelsea are defined by their distinct 19th century architecture.

Where is Chelsea?

Chelsea is located in South West London, within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Belgravia, Westminster, Kensington, Battersea, and Fulham are all nearby.

Amenities and transport links

Chelsea is one of the most popular places to live and work in London due to its fantastic transport links and wide selection of amenities.

The area is most famous for its great range of restaurants, cafes and pubs including Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, The Wine Gallery, Gail’s Bakery, Tom’s Kitchen and The Ivy Chelsea Garden.

There are also countless antique shops to explore, boutiques to browse, and delicious places to grab a spot of brunch.

If you are into football, the world-famous Chelsea FC who regularly play at their home ground, Stamford Bridge, is well worth a visit. King’s Road, one of Britain’s most famous shopping destinations is also on the doorstep.

The Royal Court Theatre provides the perfect place to enjoy the works of many critically acclaimed playwrights.


Close to stops on the Overground and Underground, as well as plenty of bus routes running to the West End and the rest of the city, travelling by bus, train or car in Chelsea is reliable and accessible. The M4 motorway is also within proximity.


There are several high performing schools dotted throughout Chelsea including Chelsea Academy, The Hampshire School Chelsea, and Christ Church C of E Primary School.

House prices in Chelsea

The average house price in Chelsea is £1,400,660, however houses vary hugely from £175,000 through to £7,600,000. Prices vary based on the number of bedrooms the property has, the location, and many other factors.

Rental prices in Chelsea

The average rental price in Chelsea is £870 per week, but again, rental prices vary from £295 per week to £6,950 per week depending on the property.

The Chelsea experience

With so much happening throughout the year, a wide range of fantastic amenities on the doorstep, and some stunning properties on offer, there’s no doubt that Chelsea is a desirable place to live and work.

Famous for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Chelsea Physic Garden, unique history and heritage, world-class music scene, and inspiring art museums, the Chelsea experience really is like no other.

If you choose to live in Chelsea, you’ll certainly be in good company as the area is home to many famous celebrities and London’s wealthy.

Here at CitySpace Storage, we’d love to help you achieve your dream of living in Chelsea by helping to store your furniture or move boxes that have arrived too soon.

If you need your belongings to be stored for while or you need help tackling the big jobs in your new home, check out our personal storage units in London or contact us to find out how we can help.

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