If you are familiar with Chelsea vacation rentals you may already know Sloane Square. Chelsea’s Sloane Square is known, perhaps, more for it’s surroundings and nearby attractions than for the square itself. Tourists and visitors are probably also more familiar with the underground station of the same name, than the square the station is named after. This is probably because the actual square has cars, taxis and buses constantly zooming around it; add to that the throng of people coming out of the tube, busily trying to walk by onto the King’s Road or Sloane Street. Chelsea vacation rentals are popular and sought after in this area.
Ideally this neat, paved square with it’s fountain of Venus could use a little more space surrounding it, but that’s central London for you! In 2005 proposals were made to build a pedestrianised link from here, making it all much more spacious and user friendly and not so cut off like a traffic island, but eventually only the square was renovated with further building plans postponed. The Square looks very cosy and beautiful in the winter months, once the Christmas lights are switched on it…allowing it to shine a little more than usual. Sloane Square and Sloane Street are both named for Sir Hans Sloane, who owned all the land in this part of London in the 1600’s. “Sloane Rangers” are a nick-name for young, wealthy people from Chelsea. We have a number of quality homes offered for Chelsea vacation rentals.
Sloane Square lies on the eastern end of The King’s Road, with Knightsbridge and Belgravia on either side. Heading off down the King’s Road there are two buildings of note…namely Peter Jones Department Store and the Royal Court Theatre. The National Army Museum is nearby. An attractive, open area very close to Sloane Square that has all the breathing space that Sloane Square lacks is The Duke of York’s Square, which is a little further down the King’s Road on your left hand side as you come out of Sloane Square Underground. This large green area been opened up in recent years and is now a pleasant square with cafe’s, restaurants and shops. A very good food and produce market is held there on Saturdays. It’s a great spot to stop with the kids and have an ice-cream of a cup of hot chocolate and let them run around, free from the crowds on the King’s Road. Chelsea vacation rentals are in demand throughout the year and early booking is recommended.