Rental and sale prices in Chelsea

The prices below are for properties currently available to buy or rent in Chelsea. They are recalculated daily to incorporate new properties being put on the market.

Rental and sale prices:

Bedrooms Sale price Weekly rent Yield
1 £750,972 £622 4.3%
2 £1,257,605 £890 3.7%
3 £2,484,056 £1,739 3.6%
4 £3,499,458 £2,567 3.8%

The average yield of residential rental property in Chelsea is 3.9% per year.

This is around average for London. A large part of the overall investment return will be due to capital growth (see below) rather than rental income.

Price per square foot:

Area Price per ft2 Price per m2
Chelsea £0/ft2 £0/m2
Greater London £930/ft2 £10,000/m2
Within the M25 £770/ft2 £8,300/m2
Floor area in Chelsea is cheaper than the London average. Therefore this could be a good area if you need lots of space.

House price growth (per year)

We've calculated the annual growth in house prices for each street in Chelsea, over the last 5 years. The best and worst performing streets are listed below.

Example:

A £100,000 property bought on Courtfield Mews 5 years ago would now be worth £508,661 (38% growth per year).

Whereas a £100,000 property bought on Fulham Broadway 5 years ago would only be worth £104,275 today (1% growth per year).

Highest price growth streets in Chelsea:

Rental yield in most of London is often quite low. Instead, investors rely on the value of the house to increase to provide a return on their investment. This is called capital growth.

Capital growth is not uniform across London - in fact, it often varies widely from street to street. Pick the right street and you can make a fortune!

On average, property prices in Chelsea have grown at 12% per year for the last 5 years.

This is considerably higher than the London average. This could be due to the area rapidly gentrifying, or a property bubble!

Transport and connectivity in Chelsea

Good transport connections will make your daily commute less painful, and can increase the value of property.

Travel times below are the average weekday peak travels time from the postal sector to central London termini, by the quickest means of public transport.

Tube and train stations in Chelsea:

  • Earls Court (zone 1)
    • District
    • Piccadilly
  • Fulham Broadway (zone 2)
    • District
  • Gloucester Road (zone 1)
    • Circle
    • District
    • Piccadilly
  • Imperial Wharf (zone 2)
    • Overground
  • Sloane Square (zone 1)
    • Circle
    • District
  • South Kensington (zone 1)
    • Circle
    • District
    • Piccadilly
  • Battersea Park (zone 2)
    • National Rail
  • Parsons Green (zone 2)
    • District
  • West Brompton (zone 2)
    • District
    • Overground

Travel times from Chelsea to central London:

  • Victoria - 24 minutes
  • London Bridge - 39 minutes
  • King's Cross St Pancras - 42 minutes
  • Waterloo - 36 minutes
  • Paddington - 28 minutes
  • Liverpool Street - 45 minutes
Chelsea is well connected by public transport to the rest of London.

There are 9 tube and train stations within easy walking distance. Therefore many destinations in London will be reachable without changing line.

The nearest London terminus to Chelsea is Victoria station, which is around 24 minutes away by public transport.

The demographics of Chelsea

15% of the population of Chelsea are children, which is slightly lower than the average in London. Chelsea is a fairly popular area for families.

However Chelsea is more popular with working-age people - such as graduates and young professionals - who make up 72% of the population. This is above average for London.

The proportion of residents out of work and on benefits in Chelsea is about average for London, at 3%.

The crime rate in Chelsea is about average for London. London is a fairly safe city, so you shouldn't have anything to worry about!