The Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has always attracted vibrant and exciting residents: from its days as the bohemian quarter of London; to the 20th century, where it became home to the “swinging sixties”; to the present day, where Chelsea’s enduring popularity and appeal make it a desirable address for the glamorous and famous. As a location which is both exclusive as well as highly fashionable, Chelsea remains unbeatable.
Kensington and Chelsea is a sensational location, known for its shopping, restaurants and nightlife. In particular, the bustle of the King’s Road and Kensington High Street, as well as the famous Harrods in Knightsbridge, provide a variety of exciting shops, cafés and bars, to cater to any taste.
The area is also well-placed for culture, with South Kensington the home to three of the most famous museums in London: The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Royal Albert Hall, a stone’s throw away from South Kensington station, is a fantastic concert venue, where you can listen to all types of music from classical to rock, as well as the BBC proms, which are hosted there each year.
Although Kensington and Chelsea is an exciting cosmopolitan location, there is no shortage of green space, with a variety of beautiful parks and gardens nearby. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are right on the doorstep, providing a peaceful retreat to nature right in the centre of London. The Royal Hospital in Chelsea is also host to the Chelsea Flower Show, which is held there annually.