About this office
The sales and lettings teams at Hamptons International Sloane Square have over 40 years combined experience working in both Chelsea and Belgravia. Our office covers the SW3, SW1W and SW1X postcodes, around Sloane Square and the fringes of Chelsea, Belgravia and the new developments at Battersea Bridge such as Chelsea Bridge Wharf and Chelsea Vista. Each member of our team possesses a genuine passion for property, particularly the prime central market.
Why move to Sloane Square?
Located on the boundaries of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea, Sloane Square is an exclusive area in central London; it's extremely popular with those looking to move into the heart of the capital. The area is a hive of activity all year round and it becomes especially popular during December, with people flocking to shop and see the Christmas lights. There is a wide variety of architecture and demand for property around Sloane Square is extremely high - therefore properties on the market don't tend to be around for long! Potential buyers and renters are attracted to the excellent shopping, the superb nightlife on the doorstep and the cultural attractions in the local area. It is well served for public transport with Sloane Square Underground tube station being on both the District and Circle lines, plus there are a wide variety of bus routes providing connections all around central London.
A little bit of history
Sloane Square was originally called Hans Town and was laid out in 1771 to a plan by Henry Holland and his son; it was named after Sir Hans Sloane, who owned the land at the time. The square is home to several landmark buildings, including the Peter Jones department store, the Royal Court Theatre and Cadogan Hall. The centre of Sloane Square is where you'll find the Grade II-listed fountain called the Venus Fountain, an impressive landmark built back in 1953 by Gilbert Ledward.
Architecture and property
From studio apartments to large lateral flats, mews houses to townhouses and riverside developments, the Sloane Square area encapsulates a variety of London’s finest modern and period property. The area has many apartments in classic Victorian conversions, including a mix of red brick and white stucco. Mansion blocks and mid-century purpose-built blocks are also popular. Most sought-after are the charming mews streets, where terraces such as Ebury, Lyall and Eaton streets previously housed horses with living quarters above for servants. These properties have now been beautifully transformed into comfortable 21st century homes.
Shopping and amenities
Around Sloane Square, there are a huge variety of international shops, bars and restaurants, whilst you have the world-famous Saatchi Gallery and Royal Court Theatre on your doorstep. The square sits at the end of the famous King’s Road, one of London's ‘trendiest’ streets – a place synonymous with fashion and, of course, the Swinging Sixties – where there’s both High Street and designer shopping. The famous Peter Jones department store, owned by John Lewis, can also be found in Sloane Square.
Belgravia is home to many of London’s best restaurants, including La Poule Au Pot, LIV Restaurant, Il Convivio and Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. There are also excellent nightlife spots along the King’s Road and in nearby Mayfair. The Saatchi Gallery is also very close by.
Despite its fantastically central location, Sloane Square has excellent access to green space, including the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and closer to home the Burton Court members area with tennis courts. Many of the squares feature manicured central gardens for residents’ use, including Cadogan Place and Eaton Square Gardens.
The area is very popular with both domestic and international buyers, and for families there are a range of excellent schools including Eaton House, Hill House International School, More House School, Francis Holland and Garden House, plus St Peter’s Eaton Square and Holy Trinity primary schools.
Sloane Square and Belgravia have superb transport links to the east and west of Central London via a variety of bus and tube services. Sloane Square underground station has District and Circle line trains while Victoria station has overground services and the Gatwick Express, as well as the Victoria line tube. Heathrow Airport can also be reached in under an hour, perfect for frequent fliers.