About King's Road, London

King’s Road combines the royal history of its origins with a unique status as the birthplace of the 20th century’s most iconic cultural movements. Today it still retains all the glamour and free-spirited fun with a fresh mix of contemporary fashion and art, combined with great food and drink.

King’s Road dates back to the 17th century when access along the route was only granted to those carrying a special token bearing the King’s initials. It was made a public thoroughfare in 1830, at a time when the area was becoming settled by artists, creatives and bohemians who hugely influenced its legacy.

Home to some of the best independent and high street stores, from Peter Jones, Green & Stone and Anthropologie, along with fantastic restaurants such as Rabbit and The Ivy Chelsea Garden.


Who is leading King’s Road strategy?

King’s Road is an intrinsic part of Britain’s cultural and social history. It has always been at the forefront of fashion trends and at the epicentre of London’s art, fashion and music scene. Today, it has an abundance of independent shops, galleries and restaurants - but further plans are in place to ensure it remains an essential part of London’s rich story. Working closely with the community, this is being led by Cadogan and other major landowners Martin’s Properties and HALJ Group, along with local businesses such as Peter Jones and supported by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Why was it formed?

King’s Road has captured the imagination of generation after generation as the place for London society to see and be seen – but we must ensure that it continues to do so.

This strategy aims to ensure a central vision, strengthening the special character of the Road to ensure it stays relevant and remains famous for the next century.

Who is Cadogan?

Cadogan is a family business, property manager, investor and developer – with a 300-year history that informs its dynamic estate management approach today. As proud custodians of over 90 acres of Chelsea and Knightsbridge, their long-term stewardship aims to enrich the area’s unique character, while safeguarding its future vitality.




Cadogan is a dynamic property manager, investor and developer with a 300-year family history.
Martin’s Properties

Martin’s Properties

Established in 1946 Martin’s Properties is a leading Commercial, Retail and Residential Property company.

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