London Area Guides
Chelsea Area Guide
Our area guide to Chelsea gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW10, SW3
This area personifies upmarket and smart. There are no bargains.
Property Types & Architecture
The are is an elegant mixture of town houses and mansion flats, interspersed with small pretty garden squares. There are small houses to the north, with Chelsea Harbour offering many riverside flats and houses.
Shopping & Entertainment
Shop until you drop in the Kings Road.
Entertainment is not a problem in this area of London.
Parks & Commons
The area does lack green open spaces.
Who lives here?
Wealthy families and professionals.
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Guide to Chelsea transport links
Knightsbridge (Zone 1)
Schools in Chelsea & Exam Results
Schools in Chelsea fall under the Kensington and Chelsea Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Chelsea by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Chelsea
Chelsea Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Chelsea area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Hammersmith and Fulham||£682||£796||£909||£1,023||£1,250||£1,477||£1,705||£2,046|
|Kensington and Chelsea||£718||£838||£958||£1,078||£1,317||£1,557||£1,796||£2,155|
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Chelsea Local Authorities
Chelsea is is represented by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Kensington and Chelsea Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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