Chelsea is seen by many as the jewel in the crown of south-west London. With its wall-to-wall gastro pubs, world-class restaurants, boutique shops and even its own reality TV series, Chelsea has become a London playground for the wealthy and sometimes famous.Â
But thereâ€™s more to the area than just the iconic Kingâ€™s Road, galleries, celebrity spotting and expensive cars. And itâ€™s easy to see why top, luxury interior designers particularly are drawn to this creative part of the capital.
Itâ€™s hard to believe that Chelsea was once just a tiny Saxon village, located very much on the outskirts of London. The area didnâ€™t change much until the 16th and 17th centuries when it started to become a fashionable place to live for the wealthy, in part due to its diversity of architecture.