One of London's most upmarket and stylish districts, Chelsea has some of the highest property prices in the capital. Here, famous actors, musicians and writers live on the same streets as politicians and peers. It’s no wonder that city apartments from Chelsea are in high demand from its visitors.
Chelsea is almost a byword nowadays for the kind of upmarket London lifestyle that typifies the extreme wealth available in the capital. This could be borne out by the fact that several significant financial companies base themselves out of the district. As a result, there’s a demand for Chelsea serviced apartments.
Chelsea was once a thriving Anglo-Saxon community. Even as early as the late 1700s, the area was popular amongst the wealthy. It was always known for its royal and rich connections. It was even once described as ‘a village of palaces’. The 19th century then saw Chelsea’s reputation as a centre of creativity and innovation increase. The area continued to be a hub of everything artistic and fashionable throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The city's history suggests that its never lost that air of exclusivity. As a result, it’s always been important to have a range of Chelsea serviced apartments on offer.
The borough of Chelsea is one of London’s wealthiest. It’s been calculated that there are more than 13,000 people per square kilometre who occupy some of the most valuable real estate in the world. Big businesses also thrive in Chelsea. There are around 18,000 businesses who prosper from being amongst the most highly qualified population anywhere in the country. Business travellers staying at corporate accommodation in Chelsea have great access to the rest of the city, with the district itself sitting right next to the Thames, and South Kensington and Earls Court both around the corner.
Visitors are a vital contributor to the economy, with over £3 billion coming into the borough from non-residential spend. With such a mixture of visitors and qualified workers populating the area, SITU provides both Chelsea short-stay city apartments and corporate accommodation.
You can’t imagine lifestyle and culture in Chelsea without associating it with the shopping scene. The shopping is, of course, excellent. Travellers staying in Chelsea serviced apartments can walk down the King’s Road flitting from stylish boutiques to antique shops. Other iconic shopping districts include the Portobello Road and Knightsbridge. It’s no surprise that almost half of all visitor spend is in shops.
Although many do associate Chelsea with the fashion and social scene, there is also a strong cultural backdrop. The Chelsea Flower Show, the open-air Opera and the Notting Hill Carnival all prove the broad variety of Chelsea social calendar. It is important not to forget the Natural History, Military and Science museums, which are all situated in South Kensington. It’s also always worth getting a look at Kensington Palace too. Residences to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Palace symbolises the royal, wealthy culture of Chelsea.
The twenty-four hour lifestyle available right at the heart of London means that serviced apartments are the best way to make the most of your stay in Chelsea.
Railway Station in Fulham only 500 metres away from Chelsea.
South Kensington is a London Underground station in the district of Kensington, on the edge of Chelsea