Chelsea, Belgravia & Kensington
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea offers everything – fabulous properties, great architecture, excellent transport links, museums, galleries, parks, shops and an amazing choice of bars and restaurants. The architecture is beautiful with 70% of its territory within conservation areas. The borough spreads around Sloane Square and is filled with fine 18th & 19th century townhouses. It also boasts Cheyne Walk which remains one of the most sought-after addresses in London and the borough also benefits from beautiful views of the Thames to the south. Kensington and Chelsea residents come from all walks of life. Middle-class families, well-off young professionals, celebrities, royals and diplomats all live side-by-side. There are excellent transport links with underground stations at Sloane Square, Gloucester Road, South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Earls Court and excellent bus links. The area offers a wealth of museums, parks, galleries and hospitals including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum (the V&A), the Royal Geographical Society, the Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, the National Army Museum, the Royal Hospital, the Chelsea Physic Garden, the Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Marsden, the Royal Brompton and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The shopping facilities include Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Peter Jones, Sloane Street, King’s Road and Knightsbridge as well as Christies South Kensington and Bonham’s Knightsbridge auction houses. The borough also offers a wide variety of schools including state, church, private and international and they include the French Lycee, Hill House, Garden House, Knightsbridge School, Eaton House, Francis Holland, Imperial College and Royal College of Music.