The Chelsea Flat
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Chelsea Flat is a wonderfully stylish and modern residence housed in a lovely Victorian building located in an amazing city neighbourhood. With a rare combination of both interior and exterior living space, visitors are spoiled for choice of al fresco dining and entertaining on the private terrace or taking advantage of the huge variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and cocktail bars in the area.
The flat is situated on a small leafy street that extends to the river Thames on the South (5 minutes walk) and nestled between two of the most famous and popular London streets, Kings Road and Fulham Road - ideal for shopping, entertainment, and a wealth of amenities. With many of the world's most famous museums, royal parks, galleries, theatres, cinemas, and stores in walking distance, the flat provides the perfect base to experience all the wonder that London has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Brighton Beach 80 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 23 km, Nearest railway: South Kensington Station 1.1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The Chelsea Flat is conveniently located on the first floor of a substantial period property. Entering the main hallway of the flat provides an instant feeling of freshness and fun, as funky mirrors and stylish artwork set the tone for the living space. Go down the small mezzanine steps to the guest bathroom and power shower room to freshen up, or explore the main living space first before visiting the bedrooms. The living room lounge has a comfortable leather sofa, chairs, folding tables, expressive lighting, paintings - plus a state of the art music system and TV - providing an ideal area to chill out.
From the lounge walk down past the funky drinks cabinet to enter the kitchen, a lovely bright area with every imaginable culinary amenity to make, prepare, or indulge in the cuisine of your choice. Local organic butchers, fishmongers, and regular farmers markets may inspire you to consider a break from the top class restaurants to spend a few nights in instead! The kitchen has lovely views and easy access to a stunning private outdoor patio and terrace - complete with full outdoor lounge furniture, dining tables, chairs, mood lighting, and barbecue grill. Surrounded by lush, leafy surroundings, the flat's outdoor living space is perfect for anything from a sunny, morning 'petit dejeuner' to a late hours nightcap before retiring for the evening.
The bedrooms, both also easily accessible from the main bedroom, offer peaceful and restful zones for calm. the main bedroom has a large king size bed, plenty of shelves and storage, full cable TV, music, lighting, and tasteful decor. The en-suite bathroom off the main bedroom has a full bath and power shower, heated towel rails, large well-lit mirrors and modern facilities. The adjascent second bedroom is smaller and can be used as a quiet office space, for extra luggage storage space, or pull down the shades and use as a second private single bedroom.
The whole flat and outside is well covered by super fast 60MB fibre optic broadband Wi-Fi so you can easily access the internet from anywhere. The music system features Spotify and Sonos, meaning it's easy to listen to virtually any music you want to in any room of the flat whenever you want. The top of the line Virgin Media cable TV service also provides a myriad of movies, television, games, apps, and media content at the touch of a button in the lounge or bedroom.
|Further details outdoors|
The Chelsea Flat has a lovely private patio terrace that is perfect for outside living. It features a large flexible sofa lounge complete with cushions, footstool and table, as well as a barbecue grill, additional traditional table and chairs, easy door and window access direct to the kitchen, make the terrace perfect for entertaining and al fresco drinks and dining.
There is also a convenient heat lamp if anyone gets chilly, dimmer mood lighting and up-lighters and spots to set the evening tone, and portable music system to provide the ultimate in background ambiance. The main window in the lounge also overlooks the terrace, while large potted plants, shrubs, lovely wisteria trees, and fragrant blossoms provide a leafy backdrop to all your outdoor activities.
Personal host and welcome pack provided on arrival.
The South East England region
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is home to some of the most enjoyable and interesting attractions in London. From the hip and trendy King’s Road (3 minute walk) to the ever popular Fulham Road (1 minute walk - also known as "The Beach" in Chelsea for it's wealth of restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, etc.); the shopping havens on King's Road, Kensington High Street, and Knightsbridge (Harrods, Harvey Nichols) are also all in walking distance; the fantastic greenery and scenery of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Battersea park are also all nearby; as well as London’s top museums (Victoria and Albert, Natural History Museum, Science Museum) which are located less than 15 minutes walk in South Kensington.
In terms of history, the area in recent years had connection with Princess Diana, who resided at Kensington Palace. (And indeed, you could often see Princess Diana shopping in the area, or visiting local cafes or the cinema on Kensington High Street) as well as still see her sons the Princes visiting local establishments. Further back, the area is famous for where “Swinging London” emerged from in the mid-60s in places like King’s Road (which was definition of bohemian style and fashion in the 60s as many artists such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones lived in the neighbourhood, also saw the birth of punk music and style in the 70s), Kensington Market and Biba Fashion House (now the location of a Marks and Spencer on Kensington High Street).
Nowadays, amongst other things, Kensington and Chelsea is known as the most affluent borough in Britain. Whilst this means that the area is home to some of the priciest properties and features some of the most luxurious boutiques and restaurants in the country, there’s still plenty to enjoy for people on any budget! Visitors come to Chelsea and South Kensington to explore many of the area’s attractions, whilst at the same time, the pretty area has lovely streets and squares, and is considered very safe so a great part of London to stay in. There’s also plenty of restaurants for all budgets, and entertainment options (pubs, bars, clubs, cinemas and theatres) plus very good shopping opportunities so there’s plenty to keep you occupied.
Central London/Zone 1
The flat's borough of Kensington & Chelsea has so many well known sights located in it, all in walking distance, from the museums of South Kensington, to the royally connected Kensington (the Palace, the Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall, for example) to famous areas such as Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill and the Royal parks. There’s also plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, theatres and cinemas to enjoy your time in. Here follows a little a guide to some of the best things to see and do in the Royal Borough - all in easy walking distance from the flat.
Sightseeing in Kensington & Chelsea - Local galleries on Kings Road, antique shops on Fulham Road, the Chelsea Physic Garden, Battersea Park (tennis, zoo, lakes, ponds, athletic facilities, etc.), Hyde Park (swans, ducks, lakes, gardens, vast expanses of lush greenery)
Kensington & Chelsea For Kids
Where to take the little ones – playgrounds near Sydney street (5-10 minute walk), exhibits and restaurants – that they’ll enjoy! Plus plenty of shops (Pure Baby, Igloo) minutes away that might be useful if you need to stock up on baby or children’s items – or toys!
Sainsbury's, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, and Waitrose supermarkets are between 30 second and 5 minute walk from the flat. In addition, there are loads of specialty artisan bakeries, butchers, fishmongers, italian, french grocers minutes away. Kings Road, Fulham Road and Old Brompton Road are the best streets, with so many stores and markets to shop at and where to pick up food supplies if you need them.
Eating in Kensington & Chelsea - There are so many options it's incredible, but our favourite restaurants, cafes and other places to eat in the area include Busaba Eatthai, Blubird, and Ranoush on Kings Road, as well as Sophie's Steakhouse and Vingt Quatre (24 hour dining) on Fulham road.
Pubs & Bars
Thirsty for a drink or cold beer? My favourite bars nearby the flat include The Drayton Arms, The Anglesea Arms (great pub on a summer's evening), Beaufort House, and Kosmopol. There are so many options to suit any taste!
Cinemas & Theatres - There are 3 cinemas all within a 5 minute walking distance (Cineworld 1 minute away and Curzon Chelsea on Kings Road), as well as theatres including the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square just nearby.
Fitness - Besides the lovely nearby Royal parks and outdoor spaces, there are a whole number of fully kitted gyms and fitness centres that offer pay as you go and short term membership options. From Lomax (30 seconds walk from the flat), Triyoga Chelsea (3 minute walk from the flat), to Virgin Active (2 minute walk from the flat) to Chelsea Sports Centre and LA Fitness (10 minute walk from the flat), there are tons of ways to stay fit during your stay
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