Home to the rich and the famous as well as undoubtedly London's most successful football team, Chelsea has been, and remains, one of London's most exclusive areas. Take a walk down the world famous Kings Road for some of the best shops and trendiest eateries and to rub shoulders with the super rich crowd and residents. Back in the 70's the punk scene was big and the Kings Road had become one of the main areas for them to congregate. With their brightly coloured spiky hair and clothes with chains and pins and studs they made for a great subject for tourists who would be charged a quid or two to take a photo with them. The punks have long gone and today the Kings Road is primarily a high end shopping district with many of the large, exclusive brands being represented. In between the shops you will find some great restaurants serving up all kinds of international cuisine from Lebanese to French to Japanese.
Arts, Culture and History
More than most areas, in Chelsea you will find a number of those famous blue plaques on the outside of houses signifying an important past resident. One such plaque is at 24 Tite Street, a few minutes walk from the Thames. This red brick house was home to the literally genius Oscar Wilde. More recently celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, David and Victoria Beckham, Nigella Lawson and Jeremy Paxman, to name a few, have made Chelsea their home at some point. The area's links with the Arts and performing arts go back some years with the Chelsea School of Art opening at Manresa Road in 1895. Over the years many artists, actors, directors and other thespians have made this part of South London their home enjoying it's central location, proximity to the river and the smart, large Goergian and Edwardian town houses.
Affluent and trendy Chelsea
These days only the very affluent can afford to make this postcode their home. Houses are bought and sold for several million pounds and even a small flat could set you back over half a million. Over the years this affluence has spilled out from the centre of Chelsea to it's fringes with areas such as World's End, which was at one time not so desirable, now also very much desirable and expensive. As such, Chelsea is home to a large number of high end independent escorts. Young, elite women working from luxurious apartments dotted around Chelsea offering the best high end Chelsea escorts services. These ladies are intelligent, professional women who are often booked for social events and exclusive parties as well as more intimate liaisons. Chelsea may be a mainly residential and commercial area but it also has a big and lively party scene with young trendy Chelsea professionals who work hard and play even harder. The area comes alive in pockets at night time with some great bars and clubs to be found around Sloane Square, the Kings Road and further out to Fulham and Knightsbridge. Chelsea really has it all, charm, history, sophistication and class.