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Exploring London’s Great Estates -Cadogan Estate

Blog Post No.83

Exploring London's Cadogan Estate

In 1717, the younger of Sir Hans Sloane’s daughters Elizabeth married Charles, 2nd Baron Cadogan, thereby incorporating Chelsea into the Cadogan Estate.

Cadogan Group Limited and its subsidiaries, including Cadogan Estates Limited, are British property investment and management companies that are owned by the Cadogan family, one of the richest families in the United Kingdom.

Since the Georgian era, Cadogan Estate has been under the stewardship of the Cadogan family, the second largest and one of the most famous of the surviving aristocratic freeholds in London.

Once described as “Chelsey, a town of palaces” by the author Daniel Defoe, Sloane Square and the street layout was designed in the mid 1700’s by architect Henry Holland, linking Knightsbridge with the King’s Road.

The estate now covers some of the most prestigious and desirable real estate in the UK, both residential and commercial. With high end boutiques around Sloane Square, fashionable and lively restaurants along the King’s Road and the iconically contemporary Saatchi Gallery at the Duke of York Square, the area showcases some of the very best of sophisticated British living.

Our London’s Great Estates series are a collection of informative and educational mini clips sharing the history and future aspirations of these estates. London’s privately owned estates represent hundreds of acres of land across Prime Central London, so they will be pivotal to the development of London going forward.

With a history spanning 300 years, Cadogan Group Limited are now looking to the future, and vow to “protect and enhance the character and vitality of one of London’s finest neighbourhoods”.

Their long term project, called Chelsea 2030, aims to make Chelsea a net zero carbon emissions area within 10 years by meeting the sustainability standards we need for a healthier, happier London.

By making a positive contribution towards a sustainable environment, they are protecting the estate’s unique heritage and supporting the already thriving local community.

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