Chelsea & Fulham

Chelsea

Chelsea is an area of West London nestled close to the River Thames stretching from Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour, all popular locations with our clients.

King's Road remains the major artery through Chelsea housing a combination high end fashion and well known retail chains, providing a more relaxed shopping alternative to Bond Street.

Nestled away either side of the Kings Road are a range of properties including some fine period character townhouses; quiet and exclusive residential cul-de-sacs in close proximity to all the shops.

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 (RBKC). On the eastern side RBKC meets the borough of the City of Westminster (COW), this meets at Chelsea Bridge Road where the postcode is SW1W, with one side of the road being in COW and the other in RBKC.

The vast majority of Chelsea lies in the prestigious SW3 postcode. The far west of Chelsea is SW10 and SW5.

The most desirable part of Chelsea is around Sloane Square and Knightsbridge tube. Around here, Chelsea meets Knightsbridge. This property market attracts considerable international attention, and is a very complex market as it consists mainly of short leases under Earl Cadogan as freeholder. Much of Chelsea is now viewed as a "Global Ultra Prime Residential Area".

Much of Chelsea (SW3) and Knightsbridge (SW1X) is still owned by Earl Cadogan, through the Cadogan Estates. Leasehold properties within the Cadogan Estate often have short unexpired lease terms. Terence St J Millett Solicitors have the expertise to ensure a prospective buyers is assigned the requisite statutory rights in order that they can benefit from a lease extension.

The Cadogan Estate also has a considerable portfolio of retail property throughout Chelsea but notably on Fulham Road, Kings Road, and Sloane Street including Peter Jones, Harvey Nichols, and 12 hotels including the Cadogan Hotel. The Estate maintains many of the garden squares, (to which local residents can gain access by subscribing for an annual fee – and optionally the tennis courts where applicable). The area is home to several open spaces including Albert Bridge Gardens, Battersea Bridge Gardens, Chelsea Embankment Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea: the grounds of which are used by the annual Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea Physic Garden.

Sloane Square

Sloane Square is a small hard-landscaped square on the boundaries of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea. The area forms a boundary between the two largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.

The square lies at the east end of the trendy Kings Road and at the south end of the more conventionally smart Sloane Street linking to Knightsbridge.

Sloane Square Underground station (District and Circle lines) is at the south eastern corner. The line crosses under the square to the north west towards

Fulham

Fulham is an area of southwest London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, SW6. It lies on the north bank of the Thames, between Putney and Chelsea.

Two Premier League football clubs, Fulham and Chelsea, are situated within Fulham.

Famously exclusive sports club, the Hurlingham Club, is also located within Fulham. With members having included British monarchs, the waiting list for membership currently averages over fifteen years.

 The area, like other comparable areas of London, is home to a number of pubs and gastropubs. The White Horse in Parsons Green is colloquially known by many as the "Sloaney Pony", a reference to the "Sloane Rangers" who frequent it.

The Harwood Arms, behind Fulham Broadway, is the only pub in London to receive a Michelin Star.

Fulham Broadway has undergone considerable pedestrianisation and is home to a number of cafes, bars and salons.

Fulham has several parks and open spaces of which Bishop's Park, Fulham Palace Gardens, Hurlingham Park, South Park, Eel Brook Common and Parsons Green are the largest. Many of the residential roads in Fulham are tree-lined, in some cases by houses painted in different pastel shades.

Fulham is home to several schools, including independent pre-preparatory and preparatory schools.

The corner of Lillie Road by Munster Road hosts a number of boutique antique shops, which specialise in upmarket antiques. New Kings Road is host to a number of interior shops and galleries, particularly as it merges with Kings Road, Chelsea and goes through Parsons Green.

Munstervillage has been coined as a name for the tree-lined roads, in which Victorian and Edwardian houses are situated, that run off Munster Road which is a large residential road off Fulham Road in the northern end of Parsons Green. Munster Road has since become home to a number of organic food shops, coffee bars and restaurants.

Fulham nestles in a loop of the Thames across the river from Barnes and Putney. It is on the Wimbledon branch of the District Line of the tube — Fulham's tube stations are Putney Bridge, Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway.