Kensington and Chelsea, the abode of The Royalty since 1689 opens itself to witness the royal heritage. United and renamed as the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea since 1965, the history of to many buildings in the area is as fascinating. The area is also known to have accomodated several of famous personalities and not to mention the soccer club named after Chelsea.
Home to London’s largest and finest museums – The Victoria and Albert, Natural History, Science museum etc., the place reflects prestige at every corner. Lined by world famous department stores and outlets, it is also home to several high class restaurants and gastro pubs with many little known yet splendid bars, boutiques, spas etc. waiting to be discovered at tourist’s pace. Kensington and Chelsea is a melting pot of culture and race with a relatively high index of foreigners.
Apart from museums, the city’s affection to culture and nature is highlighted by theaters like Royal Court Theatre, Chelsea Physic Garden – London’s oldest botanical garden, flower schools, farmer’s markets to name a few. Interconnected by sets of robust transport system (rail and road), getting to and from the city is a child’s play.
Located at central zone of London traffic map to enjoying lavish transporat routaes by all means, the area remains a top destination among businessmen for setting up new business especially in the retail sector. Kensington and Chelsea is known to have some of the most exclusive residential districts in London. Occupying the SW3 and SW8 postcode area, from a resident’s perspective, the area has plenty of traditional and modern town houses that offer resident only access to front porch and gardens, provides better privacy, ensured connectivity, all round support, fully functional kitchen etc.
The proportion of owner occupied households has decreased as much as the increase in private rented sectors [Survey 2011], a sign indicating broad choices available in real estate. The borough has the third highest proportion of privately rented households, after Westminster and City of London. The proportion of purpose built flats has also increased sharply resulting in an overcrowd index much lower than London’s average. The facilities offered by apartments can also be customized as per requirements.