Chelsea, London - Areas Guide
One of the most affluent boroughs of London, Chelsea is famed for its upmarket accommodation as well as its Premier League football team – Chelsea FC.
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Learning about Chelsea, London
Chelsea the borough, which also includes Kensington, was once a village and is now one of the most upmarket areas of London, attracting the rich and famous with their spacious houses located in and around Sloane Square and the football stadium at Stamford Bridge.
It seems that Chelsea has always attracted celebrities, even as far back as the 60s, when it was regarded as the epicenter of Cool Britannia. The likes of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other musicians all lived in and around the area, making the borough's appeal sky-rocket, especially considering that in the past it had catered for 'dryer' personalities such as Sir Thomas More and Oscar Wilde.
Today, the area attracts the celebrities as well as bankers and wealthy individuals, the kind that think of spending one million pounds on a home as a drop in the ocean. The borough is not just home to large town houses, but also the city's museums, restaurants, shops and bars, not to mention popular nightclubs such as Crazy Larry’s and Boujis. Chelsea's Kings Road also offers top of the range shopping for tourists and residents alike, as does the area's Saatchi Gallery, Royal Court Theatre and London Science Museum.
Of course, the most popular attraction in the area is undoubtedly the Natural History Museum with its vast collection of dinosaur and animal skeletons.
If you are looking for budget hotels near Chelsea Stadium (football ground), 'Hotel Lily' is one good option.
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