Over the last few hundred years, Chelsea has been home to some of Britain’s greatest historical figures and has been known worldwide as one of the most prestigious areas in the South East of England.
Although it is hard to imagine that anywhere so close to London was considered to be “the countryside”, Chelsea was largely rural until the late 19th century. This was a large part of its appeal and helped it to attract residents like Sir Thomas More, Henry VIII and a plethora of Dukes and Earls.
Another part of Chelsea’s appeal was its transport links which made it easier for wealthy families to move to Chelsea from London and beyond. Apart from good roads from London to Chelsea, there was the Grand Junction Canal and, of course, the river Thames which was used by the Chelsea Steamboat Company to provide transport from London Bridge to Chelsea.
With good transport links and following the “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations”, Chelsea quickly changed from a largely rural area into a residential area for the country’s nobility and elites.
Although much has changed, the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington retains much of the prestige that it earned over the centuries and it is still home to many of the county’s (and the world’s) rich and famous.
For the last 80 years, many of Chelsea’s residents have moved into their new home using F Smith & Son to transport their goods. Specialists in high quality removals services, F Smith & Son has been chosen for their expertise in moving fine art, pianos, antiques and modern, everyday furniture items.
The well-trained and helpful staff of F Smith & Son use specialist furniture protection equipment and premium packing materials, making them the go-to removals company for those who expect a quality service.
At F Smith & Son Removals, we believe everyone deserves a high-quality service, so all our customers are provided with the best service we can offer, whether they are moving the contents of a stately home or a two bedroom flat in London.