Largely a residential area, SW10 covers Chelsea Harbour in the west – one of the capitals most famous maritime sites – and Elm Park Gardens in the east. The area is South of Earls Court and West of Fulham. dMost famous for Brompton Cemetery, managed by Royal Parks, its stunning basilica and long colonnades have made it one of the “Magnificent Seven” 19th century cemeteries in London. Besides a number of WWI and WWII servicemen, the Native American Sioux chief ‘Long Wolf’ is buried there, having caught pneumonia whilst taking part in the European tour of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
The multi-award winning “pocket-size” Finborough Theatre, founded in 1980, can be found in West Brompton above the former premises of the Finborough Arms.Whilst the Troubador - a centre for intellectual and artistic life, where Private Eye was first distributed, and where Bob Dylan first performed in London – is located on Old Brompton Road. Although partly refurbished in the 1990s, the spirit of the place remains unchanged.
Property prices in SW10 are extremely varied. The Boltons, divided into two crescents with central communal gardens, is home to some of the largest and most expensive houses in central London. Finborough Road to the West, on the other hand, is home to many small flats and studios.
Like its neighbour SW5, it is within the catchment area for outstanding Bousfield Primary School. The average price for a lower ground floor flat in SW10 over the last 12 months was £926 per square foot. This represents a moderate increase of 6% on the previous year compared to 2 years ago (July 2010-2011) when prices rose by a staggering 19% in 12 months.
SOURCE: LONRES – PRICES RELATE TO VERIFIED SALES OF LOWER GROUND FLOOR PROPERTIES IN SW10 WITH MIN 70+ YEARS leasehold