Chelsea: An affluent area near museums and green spaces

Chelsea: An affluent area near museums and green spacesLocated in West London in the postcode district SW3, Chelsea is in the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea and bounded to the south by the River Thames.

Upmystreet.com's neighbourhood snapshot of the centre of Chelsea states that the average family income of those living in the area is very high, as is the interest in current affairs.

A medium percentage of the houses are owned by those with a mortgage, which means that there is still a generous amount of property to rent in the area.

Of those living in the locality, a very high proportion is educated to a degree level and a low amount is couples with children.

The majority of properties in the area are large houses that have been converted into flats and are inhabited by affluent urban professionals.

Transport

Chelsea is served by a number of peripheral London Underground stations, including Sloane Square, which is on the Circle and District Line; South Kensington, which is also served by the Circle and District Line and the Piccadilly Line too; Earls Court, which is on the District and Piccadilly Lines; and Fulham Broadway, which is just on the District Line.

Eleven bus routes run through Chelsea during the day and five at night, including the N19 from Finsbury Park Interchange to Clapham Junction Station.

Back in 2009, a new London Overground station opened at Imperial Wharf, which is a short drive from the centre of Chelsea.

Just up the road from this station is Chelsea Harbour Pier, which is visited by the boats and ferries of London River Services - a division of Transport for London.

The nearest National Railway station to Chelsea is London Victoria, which is around a mile away.

London Victoria Coach Station is 0.76 miles away from the area and the nearest airport – London City – is 9.27 miles away.

Schools

The five primary schools nearest to the centre of Chelsea are Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School, Marlborough Primary School, St Joseph RC Primary School, GEMS Hampshire School and Christ Church C of E Primary School.

Of the pupils at Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School who took their Key Stage 2 SATS tests last year, some 97 per cent achieved a Level 4 and above in English, 95 per cent in maths and 100 per cent in science.

There are also five secondary schools within 0.56 miles of the centre of Chelsea.

These include Saint Thomas More Language College, Westminster Tutors and Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle.

Of the 599 Year 11 pupils that sat their GCSE exams at Saint Thomas More Language College in 2010, some 65 per cent of achieved five A* - C grades.

Things to do

Many notable people have lived in Chelsea, which suggests that the area is worth moving to and there is lots to do in the area.

These people include singers Kylie Minogue and Lily Allen, actors Steve Coogan and Jamie Bell, and musicians Eric Clapton and Steve Clark, the late Def Leppard guitarist.

Museum lovers will feel right at home in Chelsea as it is within easy reach of Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Army Museum.

Those who have an interest in art can visit one of the borough's many galleries, including the Royal College of Art, the Saatchi Gallery and the Serpentine Gallery.

People who move to property to rent in Chelsea will be near to plenty of open spaces, including Chelsea Psychic Garden, Holland Park, Kensington Gardens and Meanwhile Gardens.

Overall, Chelsea is a great place for affluent urban professionals looking for property to rent in the royal London borough of Kensington and Chelsea as it features good transport links, schools and recreational and cultural opportunities.

Posted by Ben Carter 

Published 13th June, 2011

© 2011 Estates IT Limited

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