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Chelsea is an affluent area of South West London,[2] bounded to the south by the River Thames. Its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square
Sloane Square
Underground station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge
and Brompton, but it is considered that the area north of King's Road
King's Road
as far northwest as Fulham Road
Fulham Road
is part of Chelsea. The district is entirely within the Royal Borough of Kensington
and Chelsea, although Chelsea gives its name to nearby locations, such as Chelsea Harbour
Chelsea Harbour
located within the London
Borough of Hammersmith
and Fulham, and Chelsea Barracks
Chelsea Barracks
in the City of Westminster. From 1900, and until the creation of Greater London
Greater London
in 1965, it formed the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea
Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea
in the County of London. The exclusivity of Chelsea as a result of its high property prices has historically resulted in the term Sloane Ranger
Sloane Ranger
being used to describe its residents. Since 2011, Channel 4
Channel 4
has broadcast a reality television show called Made in Chelsea, documenting the lives of affluent young people living there. Moreover, Chelsea is home to one of the largest communities of Americans living outside the United States, with 6.53% of Chelsea residents being born in the U.S.[3]


1 History

1.1 Early history 1.2 The borough of artists 1.3 Swinging Chelsea and today 1.4 Incidents

2 Sport 3 Geography 4 Notable residents 5 Property 6 Transport

6.1 Buses 6.2 Tube and rail

7 References 8 Bibliography 9 Further reading 10 External links


A map showing the wards of Chelsea Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

Early history[edit] The word Chelsea (also formerly Chelceth, Chelchith, or Chelsey,[4]) originates from the Old English term for "landing place [on the river] for chalk or limestone" (Cealc-hyð: chalk-wharf, in Anglo-Saxon). Chelsea hosted the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
and records the fact that Thurstan, governor of the King's Palace during the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), gave the land to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster. Abbot Gervace subsequently assigned the manor to his mother, and it passed into private ownership. By 1086 the Domesday Book records that Chelsea was in the hundred of Ossulstone
in Middlesex, with Edward of Salisbury as tenant-in-chief.[5] King Henry VIII acquired the manor of Chelsea from Lord Sandys in 1536; Chelsea Manor Street is still extant. Two of King Henry's wives, Catherine Parr
Catherine Parr
and Anne of Cleves, lived in the Manor House; Princess Elizabeth – the future Queen Elizabeth I – resided there; and Thomas More
Thomas More
lived more or less next door at Beaufort House. In 1609 James I established a theological college, "King James's College at Chelsey" on the site of the future Chelsea Royal Hospital, which Charles II founded in 1682.

Figure Court of Royal Hospital Chelsea

By 1694, Chelsea – always a popular location for the wealthy, and once described as "a village of palaces" – had a population of 3,000. Even so, Chelsea remained rural and served London
to the east as a market garden, a trade that continued until the 19th-century development boom which caused the final absorption of the district into the metropolis. The street crossing that was known as Little Chelsea, Park Walk, linked Fulham Road
Fulham Road
to King's Road
King's Road
and continued to the Thames and local ferry down Lover's Lane, renamed "Milmans Street" in the 18th century.

Statue of King Charles II on the site of the Chelsea Flower Show

King's Road, named for Charles II, recalls the King's private road from St James's Palace
St James's Palace
to Fulham, which was maintained until the reign of George IV. One of the more important buildings in King's Road, the former Chelsea Town Hall, popularly known as "Chelsea Old Town hall" – a fine neo-classical building – contains important frescoes. Part of the building contains the Chelsea Public Library. Almost opposite stands the former Odeon Cinema, now Habitat, with its iconic façade which carries high upon it a large sculptured medallion of the now almost-forgotten William Friese-Greene, who claimed to have invented celluloid film and cameras in the 1880s before any subsequent patents.

Statue of Thomas More
Thomas More
on Cheyne Walk
Cheyne Walk
with Chelsea Old Church
Chelsea Old Church
in the background (2006)

According to Encyclopædia Britannica, "the better residential portion of Chelsea is the eastern, near Sloane Street
Sloane Street
and along the river; the western, extending north to Fulham
Road, is mainly a poor quarter". This is no longer the case, although housing trusts and Council property do remain. The areas to the west also attract very high prices. This former fashionable village was absorbed into London during the eighteenth century. Many notable people of 18th century London, such as the bookseller Andrew Millar, were both married and buried in the district.[6] The memorials in the churchyard of Chelsea Old Church, near the river, illustrate much of the history of Chelsea. These include Lord and Lady Dacre (1594/1595); Lady Jane Cheyne (1698); Francis Thomas, "director of the china porcelain manufactory"; Sir Hans Sloane
Hans Sloane
(1753); Thomas Shadwell, Poet Laureate
Poet Laureate
(1692). The intended tomb Sir Thomas More erected for himself and his wives can also be found there, though More is not in fact buried here. In 1718, the Raw Silk Company was established in Chelsea Park, with mulberry trees and a hothouse for raising silkworms. At its height in 1723, it supplied silk to Caroline of Ansbach, then Princess of Wales.[7] Chelsea once had a reputation for the manufacture of Chelsea buns, made from a long strip of sweet dough tightly coiled, with currants trapped between the layers, and topped with sugar. The Chelsea Bun House sold these during the 18th century and was patronised by the Georgian royalty. At Easter, great crowds would assemble on the open spaces of the Five Fields – subsequently developed as Belgravia. The Bun House would then do a great trade in hot cross buns and sold about quarter of a million on its final Good Friday in 1839.[8][9] The area was also famous for its "Chelsea China" ware, though the works, the Chelsea porcelain factory
Chelsea porcelain factory
– thought to be the first workshop to make porcelain in England
– were sold in 1769, and moved to Derby. Examples of the original Chelsea ware fetch high values. The best-known building is Chelsea Royal Hospital
Chelsea Royal Hospital
for old soldiers, set up by Charles II (supposedly on the suggestion of Nell Gwynne), and opened in 1694. The beautifully proportioned building by Christopher Wren
Christopher Wren
stands in extensive grounds, where the Chelsea Flower show is held annually. The former Duke of York's Barracks
Duke of York's Barracks
(built 1801-3) off King's Road
King's Road
is now part of Duke of York Square, a redevelopment including shops and cafes and the site of a weekly "farmers' market". The Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery
opened in the main building in 2008. Chelsea Barracks, at the end of Lower Sloane Street, was also in use until recently, primarily by ceremonial troops of the Household Division. Situated on the Westminster
side of Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
Road, it was bought for re-development by a property group from Qatar.

Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
from the south bank

Chelsea's modern reputation as a centre of innovation and influence originated in a period during the 19th century, when the area became a Victorian artists' colony (see Borough of artists below). It became prominent once again as one of the centres of the "Swinging London" of the 1960s, when house prices were lower than in the staid Royal Borough of Kensington. The borough of artists[edit] Chelsea once had a reputation as London's bohemian quarter, the haunt of artists, radicals, painters and poets. Little of this seems to survive now – the comfortable squares off King's Road
King's Road
are homes to, amongst others, investment bankers and film stars. The Chelsea Arts Club continues in situ; however, the Chelsea College of Art and Design, founded in 1895 as the Chelsea School of Art, moved from Manresa Road
Manresa Road
to Pimlico
in 2005.

Oscar Wilde's house on Tite Street, Chelsea

Crosby Hall on Cheyne Walk. Parts of this building date back to the time of Richard III, its first owner. But it is not native to Chelsea – it is a survivor of the Great Fire of London. It was shipped brick by brick from Bishopsgate
in 1910 after being threatened with demolition. (January 2006)

Its reputation stems from a period in the 19th century when it became a sort of Victorian artists' colony: painters such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J. M. W. Turner, James McNeill Whistler, William Holman Hunt, and John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent
all lived and worked here. There was a particularly large concentration of artists in the area around Cheyne Walk and Cheyne Row, where the Pre-Raphaelite
movement had its heart. The artist Prunella Clough was born in Chelsea in 1919. The architect John Samuel Phene lived at No. 2 Upper Cheyne Row between 1903 and his death in 1912. He installed numerous artefacts and objets d'art around the house and gardens and it was known locally as the "Gingerbread Castle". It was demolished in 1924.[10] Chelsea was also home to writers such as George Meredith, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Leigh Hunt and Thomas Carlyle. Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
lived in Church Lane, Richard Steele
Richard Steele
and Tobias Smollett
Tobias Smollett
in Monmouth House. Carlyle lived for 47 years at No. 5 (now 24) Cheyne Row. After his death, the house was bought and turned into a shrine and literary museum by the Carlyle Memorial Trust, a group formed by Leslie Stephen, father of Virginia Woolf. Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
set her 1919 novel Night and Day in Chelsea, where Mrs. Hilbery has a Cheyne Walk
Cheyne Walk
home. In a book, Bohemia in London
by Arthur Ransome
Arthur Ransome
which is a partly fictional account of his early years in London, published in 1907 when he was 23, there are some fascinating, rather over-romanticised accounts of bohemian goings-on in the quarter. The American artist Pamela Colman Smith, the designer of A. E. Waite's Tarot
card pack and a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, features as "Gypsy" in the chapter "A Chelsea Evening". A central part of Chelsea's artistic and cultural life was Chelsea Public Library, originally situated in Manresa Road. Its longest serving member of staff was Armitage Denton, who joined in 1896 at the age of 22, and he remained there until his retirement in 1939; he was appointed Chief Librarian in 1929. In 1980, the building was purchased by Chelsea College of Art and Design. The Chelsea Collection is a priceless anthology of prints and pictures of old Chelsea. Begun in 1887, it contains works by artists as notable and diverse as Rossetti and Whistler. During his time at the Library, Armitage Denton built the Collection assiduously, so that by the time of his death in July 1949 it numbered more than 1,000 items. At the end of the 20th century, the Collection totalled more than 5,000 works, and it continues to grow. The Chelsea Society, formed in 1927, remains an active amenity society concerned with preserving and advising on changes in Chelsea's built environment. Chelsea Village and Chelsea Harbour
Chelsea Harbour
are new developments outside of Chelsea itself. Swinging Chelsea and today[edit] Chelsea shone again, brightly but briefly, in the 1960s Swinging London
period and the early 1970s. The Swinging Sixties
Swinging Sixties
was defined on King's Road, which runs the length of the area. The Western end of Chelsea featured boutiques Granny Takes a Trip and The Sweet Shop, the latter of which sold medieval silk velvet caftans, tabards and floor cushions, with many of the cultural cognoscenti of the time being customers, including Keith Richards, Twiggy, and many others. The "Chelsea girl" was symbol of, John Crosby wrote, what "men [found] utterly captivating", with a "'life is fabulous' philosophy".[11] Chelsea at this time was home to the Beatles and to Rolling Stones members Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. In the 1970s, the World's End area of King's Road
King's Road
was home to Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's boutique "SEX", and saw the birth of the British punk movement. By the late 1970s, the growing bohemian and punk population moved from Chelsea into nearby Notting Hill
Notting Hill
and further north to Camden Town, with the rapid gentrification of the two areas, both of which remain places with a significant population of artists, musicians and those who work in other creative industries, particularly Camden Town. King's Road
King's Road
remains the major artery through Chelsea and a busy road, and despite its continuing reputation as a shopping mecca, is now home to many of the same shops found on other British high streets, such as Gap, and McDonald's. Sloane Street
Sloane Street
is quickly catching up with Bond Street as one of London's premier shopping destinations, housing a variety of high-end fashion or jewellery boutiques such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, Harrods, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, Bvlgari, Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace
and Graff. Incidents[edit] On 27 November 1974, the London
unit of the Provisional Irish Republican Army exploded twin bombs on Tite Street, injuring 20 people.[12] Sport[edit] In the 18th century, Chelsea Cricket Club was prominent for a time and played its home matches on what was then Chelsea Common, an area that virtually disappeared under building work in the 19th century.[13] Records have survived of five important matches between 1731 and 1789 which involved the Chelsea club and/or were played on the common.[14][15] Chelsea Football Club is located at Stamford Bridge in neighbouring Fulham, close to the border with Chelsea. As a result of Chelsea's expensive location and wealthy residents, Chelsea F.C.
Chelsea F.C.
has the wealthiest local supporters in England.[16] The club is owned by Russian billionaire and Chelsea resident, Roman Abramovich. Geography[edit]

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David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves
died Chelsea Manor 1557 Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban Hilaire Belloc
Hilaire Belloc
(Cheyne Walk) John Betjeman
John Betjeman
(Radnor Walk) Honor Blackman
Honor Blackman
(Markham Square)[17] Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
(Lower Sloane Street) Marc Isambard Brunel
Marc Isambard Brunel
and Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
(civil engineers); 98 Cheyne Walk Charles Cadogan, 8th Earl Cadogan Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calvert
(actress) was born in Chelsea Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(Wife of Prince William) (Old Church Street) Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle
the "Sage of Chelsea" (24 Cheyne Row
Cheyne Row
– now National Trust House) Christian the lion Dame Agatha Christie Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(lived on King's Road
King's Road
during the late 1960s) Petula Clark
Petula Clark
(lived at 4 Royal Avenue in the 1980s)[18] Steve Clark
Steve Clark
(Spent the last few months of his life there while on a 6-month leave of absence from Def Leppard
Def Leppard
until his death on 8 January 1991.) Steve Coogan
Steve Coogan
used to live in the area in the 90's Thomas Crapper
Thomas Crapper
(plumbing supplies) (King's Road)[17] John de Salis, at 12 First Street and then 28 Upper Cheyne Row
Cheyne Row
(1970s and early 1980s) George Devine & Jocelyn Herbert (Rossetti Studios, Flood Street) George Eliot
George Eliot
(spent the last 3 weeks of her life at 4 Cheyne Walk) T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(19 Carlyle Mansions, Chelsea Embankment) Mary, Dowager Viscountess Fane (No. 2, Swan Walk) John Fraser (botanist)
John Fraser (botanist)
(Paradise Row) Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(Spent the last few months of her life there with her fifth husband until death on 22 June 1969) Ava Gardner, the Hollywood actress spent the last twenty years of her life here, until her death in 1990 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury
(Swan Walk) Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell
(93 Cheyne Walk) Adelaide Hall
Adelaide Hall
Jazz singer and entertainer lived at 74 Drayton Gardens with her husband Bert Hicks.[19] Shirley Maclaine
Shirley Maclaine
was a neighbour and very friendly with the Hicks. James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton
James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton
Royalist General, owned Chelsea Place, his London
residence from 1638 until his execution. Herbert Hughes (musician) (Old Church Street) Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence
(Redburn Street) Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
and all the Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones
(Edith Grove, Cheyne Walk) Henry James
Henry James
(21 Cheyne Walk) William Jones, 18th century wine merchant and naturalist Roger Keyes Jiah Khan
Jiah Khan
(born Nafisa Khan, a British actress who appears in Bollywood
films) Sir William Arbuthnot Lane, 1st Baronet
Sir William Arbuthnot Lane, 1st Baronet
CBE and Lady Frittie Arbuthnot Lane lived at 72 Drayton Gardens
Drayton Gardens
(next door to Adelaide Hall). David Lloyd George, 1st Earl of Lloyd-George (10 Cheyne Walk) Harold Macmillan, prime minister of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
from 1957 to 1963, was born there in 1894.[20] Bob Marley
Bob Marley
composed his hit "I Shot the Sheriff" in a one-bedroom flat off Cheyne Walk
Cheyne Walk
in the mid-1970s. 42 Oakley Street Gavin Maxwell
Gavin Maxwell
Novelist, journalist, explorer and author of Ring of Bright Water (9 Paultons Square) A.A. Milne, playwright and author of Winnie-the-Pooh, lived at 13 (formerly 11) Mallord Street.[21] Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
(singer, songwriter, actress) Florence Montgomery Novelist and children's writer[22] Sir Thomas More
Sir Thomas More
Lawyer, philosopher, author, statesman and Renaissance humanist John Camden Neild
John Camden Neild
(5 Cheyne Walk) Sir Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
and Vivien Leigh[17] Sylvia Pankhurst
Sylvia Pankhurst
(Cheyne Walk) Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Eduardo Paolozzi
(artist & sculptor) Ramsay Weston Phipps (military historian. 21 Carlyle Square[23]) Cyril Power (artist and architect) (16 Redcliffe Street) Mary Quant
Mary Quant
( King's Road
King's Road
and Markham Square)[17] Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(King's Road) Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(16 Cheyne Walk) John Shaw Junior, architect of the 19th century Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
author of Frankenstein[24] Osbert Sitwell
Osbert Sitwell
(Carlyle Square)[25] George Smiley
George Smiley
(9 Bywater Street) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(actress) Chris Squire Philip Wilson Steer
Philip Wilson Steer
(109 Cheyne Walk) Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker
(author of Dracula) Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne
(16 Cheyne Walk) Wilfred Thesiger[26] (Tite Street) J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of Lord of the Rings) J. M. W. Turner
J. M. W. Turner
(died at 119 Cheyne Walk
Cheyne Walk
on 19 December 1851) Mark Twain
Mark Twain
(23 Tedworth Square)[27] James McNeill Whistler
James McNeill Whistler
(21, 96 & 101 Cheyne Walk) Eric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre
(American composer and conductor) Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
(today 34 Tite Street, 16 Tite Street
Tite Street
in Wilde's lifetime) Thomas Young, recipient of the Victoria Cross Count Nicolaus Zinzendorf, founder of the Moravian Church, Lindsey House


The north block of Chelsea College of Art and Design
Chelsea College of Art and Design
(formerly the Royal Army Medical College) is actually in Pimlico.

Chelsea consists of two main postcodes (SW3 and SW10) but also includes small sections of SW1. All of Chelsea is, by definition, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
(RBKC). On the eastern side RBKC meets the borough of the City of Westminster
City of Westminster
(COW), this meets at Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
Road where the postcode is SW1W, with one side of the road being in COW and the other in RBKC. The vast majority of Chelsea lies in the prestigious SW3 postcode. The far west of Chelsea is SW10 and SW5 but due to the absence of tube coverage in large parts of the Borough, most people in SW10 use Earls Court or Fulham
Broadway tube stations. The most desirable part of Chelsea is around Sloane Square
Sloane Square
and Knightsbridge
tube. Around here, Chelsea meets Knightsbridge. This property market attracts considerable (international) attention, and is a very complex market as it consists mainly of short leases under Earl Cadogan
Earl Cadogan
as freeholder. Much of Chelsea is now viewed as a "Global Ultra Prime Residential Area".

Chelsea pensioners in scarlet coats and tricorne hats at the Founder's Day parade in the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Much of Chelsea (SW3) and Knightsbridge
(SW1X) is still owned by Earl Cadogan, through the Cadogan Estates. Most of the property owned is in and around Cadogan Square. This has a major influence on the markets as the Earl is the freeholder and generally has no desire to sell; although changes in legislation now mean the freeholder is obliged to sell lease extensions to a leaseholder at prices which are determined by the Leasehold valuation tribunal. Lord Cadogan is generally regarded as an effective and successful property developer/landlord being responsible, together with his management team, for bringing all of the fashion labels to Sloane Street, and also forward thinking developments on his own account at Duke of York Square on Kings Road, at Peter Jones and on Sloane Street. The Cadogan Estate has a considerable portfolio of retail property throughout Chelsea but notably on Fulham
Road, Kings Road, and Sloane Street
Sloane Street
including Peter Jones, Harvey Nichols, and 12 hotels including the Cadogan Hotel. The Estate maintains many of the garden squares, (to which local residents can gain access by subscribing for an annual fee – and optionally the tennis courts where applicable). The area is home to several open spaces including Albert Bridge Gardens, Battersea Bridge
Battersea Bridge
Gardens, Chelsea Embankment
Chelsea Embankment
Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea: the grounds of which are used by the annual Chelsea Flower Show
Chelsea Flower Show
and Chelsea Physic Garden.[28] Transport[edit] Buses[edit] London
Buses serving Chelsea are:

Route Start End Operator

11 Fulham
Broadway Liverpool Street station Go-Ahead London

14 Putney
Heath Warren Street Station Go-Ahead London

19 Finsbury Park Battersea
Bridge Go-Ahead London

22 Putney
Common Piccadilly Circus Go-Ahead London

49 White City Clapham
Junction Station London

170 Roehampton Victoria Go-Ahead London

211 Waterloo Hammersmith Abellio London

319 Streatham
Hill Sloane Square Arriva London

328 Chelsea Golders Green Tower Transit

345 South Kensington Peckham Go-Ahead London

414 Putney
Bridge Maida Hill Abellio London

C3 Clapham
Junction Station Earl's Court Abellio London

N11 Ealing
Broadway Liverpool Street station Go-Ahead London

N19 Clapham
Junction Station Finsbury Park Go-Ahead London

N31 Clapham
Junction Station Camden Town Tower Transit

Tube and rail[edit]

Sloane Square tube station
Sloane Square tube station
at the western end of the King's Road, with the Westbourne river pipe

Chelsea town centre does not currently have its own Underground station, although two stations close to the area are Sloane Square (District and Circle lines) on the northeastern edge of the district and South Kensington
South Kensington
(District, Circle and Piccadilly lines). Imperial Wharf
railway station at Chelsea Harbour
Chelsea Harbour
on the West London Line, which is on the southwestern edge of Chelsea. London
Overground and Southern trains stop here. A Chelsea railway station (later renamed Chelsea and Fulham) previously existed on this line, located between the King's Road
King's Road
and the Fulham Road
Fulham Road
in neighbouring Fulham, but this was closed in 1940 following World War II bomb damage and later demolished.[29] There is a proposal to construct a Chelsea Underground station on the King's Road
King's Road
as part of the Crossrail 2
Crossrail 2
project (also known as the Chelsea-Hackney line). The project, run by Transport for London, has not yet been approved or funded but is at the consultation stage.[30] According to plans published by TfL in 2008, it is envisaged that the station would be located on the Dovehouse Green area of King's Road.[31]


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His Life. Faber & Faber. ^ ODNB: Charlotte Mitchell, "Montgomery, Florence Sophia (1843–1923)". Retrieved 13 March 2014" ^ Colonel R.W. Phipps (obit). The Times. Thursday 28 June 1923, p. 16, Issue 43379, Col. D. ^ "BBC News Article on Belgravia
Square". 8 March 2010.  ^ "Open University Article on Sitwell family".  ^ Obituary: Sir Wilfred Thesiger
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1910 – 2003. Travelintelligence.com. ^ "Literary Manhattan article on Mark Twain".  ^ "Private Gynaecologist". Retrieved 28 November 2014.  ^ "Chelsea & Fulham". Disused Stations. Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 31 July 2013.  ^ "Regional route". Projects and Schemes – Crossrail 2. Transport for London. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.  ^ " Crossrail 2
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Further reading[edit]

Daniel Lysons
Daniel Lysons
(1792), "Chelsea", Environs of London, 2: County of Middlesex, London: T. Cadell  "Chelsea". Chambers's Encyclopaedia. London. 1901.  Findlay Muirhead, ed. (1922), "Chelsea", London
and its Environs (2nd ed.), London: Macmillan & Co., OCLC 365061  "Chelsea". London. Let's Go. 1998. p. 156+. OL 24256167M. 

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Chelsea Kensington Westminster

Squares and streets

Belgrave Square Cadogan Square Chester Square Hans Place King's Road Lowndes Square Onslow Square Pavilion Road Pembroke Square Powis Square Redcliffe Square Sloane Square Sloane Street Thurloe Square Wilton Crescent


Albert Bridge Battersea
Bridge Chelsea Bridge

Tube and railway stations

Earl's Court Gloucester Road High Street Kensington Holland Park Kensington
(Olympia) Knightsbridge Imperial Wharf Ladbroke Grove Latimer Road Notting Hill
Notting Hill
Gate Sloane Square South Kensington West Brompton Westbourne Park


Coleherne Drayton Arms Elgin Hollywood Arms Prince of Teck Shuckburgh Arms Windsor Castle World's End

Other topics

Blue plaques Council Listed buildings

Grade I Grade II*

Parks and open spaces Parks Police People Public art Schools Grenfell Tower fire

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Areas of London

Central activities zone

Bloomsbury City of London
wards Holborn Marylebone Mayfair Paddington Pimlico Soho Southwark Vauxhall Waterloo Westminster

Town centre network


Belgravia Knightsbridge West End


Bromley Croydon Ealing Harrow Hounslow Ilford Kingston Romford Shepherd's Bush Stratford Sutton Uxbridge Wood Green


Angel Barking Bexleyheath Brixton Camden Town Canary Wharf Catford Chiswick Clapham
Junction Dalston East Ham Edgware Eltham Enfield Town Fulham Hammersmith Holloway Nags Head Kensington
High Street Kilburn King's Road
King's Road
East Lewisham Orpington Peckham Putney Queensway/Westbourne Grove Richmond Southall Streatham Tooting Walthamstow Wandsworth Wembley Whitechapel Wimbledon Woolwich

Districts (principal)

Acton Beckenham Bethnal Green Brentford Camberwell Canada Water Carshalton Chadwell Heath Chingford Clapham Crystal Palace Coulsdon Cricklewood Dagenham Deptford Dulwich Edmonton Elephant and Castle Erith Feltham Finchley Forest Gate Forest Hill Golders Green Greenwich Harlesden Hampstead Harringay Hayes (Hillingdon) Hendon Hornchurch Kentish Town Leyton Mill Hill Mitcham Morden Muswell Hill New Cross New Malden Northwood Notting Hill Penge Pinner Purley Ruislip Sidcup Southgate South Norwood Stanmore Stoke Newington Surbiton Sydenham Teddington Thamesmead Tolworth Tulse Hill Twickenham Upminster Upper Norwood Wanstead Wealdstone Welling West Ham West Hampstead West Norwood Willesden
Green Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

Abbey Wood Alperton Anerley Barnes Barnsbury Battersea Beckton Bedford Park Bermondsey Bow Brent Cross Brockley Canonbury Charlton Chelsea Chessington Chipping Barnet Chislehurst Clerkenwell Elmers End Gidea Park Greenford Gunnersbury Hackbridge Hackney Ham Hampton Hanwell Hanworth Harold Wood Highams Park Highbury Highgate Hillingdon Hook Holloway Hoxton Ickenham Isle of Dogs Isleworth Islington Kensal Green Kew Lambeth Manor Park Mortlake Neasden Northolt Nunhead Plaistow (Newham) Poplar Roehampton Rotherhithe Seven Kings Seven Sisters Shoreditch Stamford Hill Stepney St Helier Surrey Quays Tottenham Upper Clapton Walworth Wapping West Drayton Worcester Park Yiewsley

Lists of areas by borough

and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith
and Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hillingdon Hounslow Islington Kensington
and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster


Canley (borough) (The Bill: TV soap) Charnham (suburb) (Family Affairs: TV soap) Gasforth (town) (The Thin Blue Line: TV series) London
Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

The London
Plan 2011, Annex Two: London's Town Centre Network – Greater London
Greater London

Places adjacent to Chelsea, London

Kensington South Kensington Belgravia

West Kensington



Sands End Battersea Clapham

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 145404