On this preened residential street in the heart of Chelsea is our fabulous Chelsea House apartment. Say ‘Chelsea’ and Londoners will double take; this neighbourhood is amongst the most desirable in the entire city. Home to European aristocracy, dignitaries, actors and musicians – and now you – you might find yourself jangling your door keys loudly with pride when you arrive. Blessed with a wonderful flow for entertaining, the apartment is spread over three floors, with a private roof terrace sporting beautiful views of the local greenery and classic period rooftops that define the area. Back inside, the space comprises a chic master bedroom, lavish bathroom, modern kitchen and a spacious dedicated lounge. Beautiful solid furniture, considered artwork including the stylish Barbara Hulanicki wallpaper in the lounge, and a range of modern conveniences finish Chelsea House to the luxurious standard you’d expect from any Uber London Apartment. If you didn’t before, allow the luxury, space and premium location sink in and soon enough you’ll want to be a permanent Chelsea resident.
After you’ve dropped your bags and settled in, you’ll want to get your shoes on and begin exploring Chelsea. This is London’s quintessential neighbourhood of privilege, class and good taste. Its residents are positively spoilt by its centrality, riverside location and a genial village atmosphere that makes it the area of choice for the most discerning and moneyed of house hunters who want the best of all three. Peeping on your new neighbours is more than temping. Nestled here in thicketed groves and quiet side streets are the grandest of all Kensington and Chelsea properties. For lovers of magnificent homes, The Boltons are just over the street. A crescent of stucco-fronted mansions deliberately off the beaten path, this little pocket of grandeur is a must see. As a guest staying close by at Chelsea House, you’ll have the excuse of ‘just passing through’. In the afternoons, peruse the local big-name but quaint-feeling fashion boutiques or sample the locally famous café scene along Fulham Road. There is an indefinable air of pleasantness in Chelsea that is bewitching, and has to be experienced in person to be understood.
Staying at Chelsea puts you in the heart of London’s most financially and culturally rich borough. Officially known as the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the affluent area is not only home to members of the Royal Family, international aristocracy and noted celebrities, but a host things to see and do that will have you falling in love. Take in everything from the exotic licence plated-sports cars occasionally zipping by to the exotic exhibitions on at the Victoria and Albert Museum – London’s foremost museum of art and design. If the world’s exotic creatures are more appealing, the Natural History Museum next door is bound to excite those with a passion for everything to do with nature, from dinosaurs and dodos to dragonflies and daffodils. Carry on along Brompton Road and you’ll catch views of the spectacular Victorian architecture of the world-famous Harrods department store. Draped in a net of lights, see this magnificent building twinkle like something out of a fairy tale when night falls. Harrods is known for its luxury wares, special clientele and of course the uninhibited opulence of its interior. The once strict dress code for shopping at Harrods has been relaxed in recent years, but a wilful air of exclusivity definitely remains.
A Central Park
Trade the dusky green of your Harrods bags for the luscious green of London’s Hyde Park, a minute further along Brompton Road.
You’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ve left the hustle and bustle of the city behind you when you step across into central London’s largest expanse of green open space. At 640 acres, Hyde Park is larger than the whole of Monaco, and is one of London’s not-so-hidden treasures. Throughout the year, Hyde Park hosts a range of activities, from swimming and horse riding to huge pop, rock and classical concerts and, once the holiday season descends, the much-loved Winter Wonderland. However, you’ll see the locals enjoying a spot of jogging, rowing and team sports all year round. Join in, go for a quiet stroll or just find a park bench and meditate – this is the perfect urban retreat for those who want a little centring.
You’ll be keen to get back to your Chelsea House apartment and the surrounding area, but rest assured, it all awaits you at the end of each day. So much more of London is expecting you. All within walking distance from the apartment are:
-The River Thames
-Royal Albert Hall
-Oxford Street, and much more.
And of course, with Fulham Broadway and Earls Court Underground stations each a few minutes away, and bus connections right outside, you’ll have no excuse not to discover further a field.