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Elbe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.



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VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE CHELSEA AREA IN THE 1900s
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Chelsea

Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square, along with parts of Belgravia. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King’s Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea.

The word Chelsea originates from the Old English term for chalk and landing place on the river. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the 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. The modern-day Chelsea hosted the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD.

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).

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 and Anne of Cleves, lived in the Manor House; Princess Elizabeth – the future Queen Elizabeth I – resided there; and Thomas More lived more or less next door at Beaufort House. In 1609 James I established a theological college on the site of the future Chelsea Royal Hospital, which Charles II founded in 1682.

By 1694, Chelsea – always a popular location for the wealthy, and once described as ’a village of palaces’ – had a population of 3000. 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.

Chelsea shone, brightly but briefly, in the 1960s Swinging London period and the early 1970s. The 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 exclusivity of Chelsea as a result of its high property prices has historically resulted in the term Sloane Ranger to be used to describe its residents. From 2011, Channel 4 broadcast a reality television show called Made in Chelsea, documenting the ’glitzy’ lives of several young people living in Chelsea. Moreover, Chelsea is home to one of the largest communities of Americans living outside of the United States, with 6.53% of Chelsea-residents being born in the United States.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ashburnham Community School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Burton Court:   
Cameron House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Chelsea:   Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.
Chelsea Community Hospital School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Chelsea Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Chelsea Open Air Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Cheyne Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Christ Church CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Coleherne House:   Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).
Courtyard AP Academy:   Academy alternative provision converter which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Cremorne Gardens:   Cremorne Gardens, with a vestige existing today, was in its prime between 1846 and 1877.
Frederick Hugh House:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Garden House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Goodwin’s Field:   Goodwins Field - a field with a story.
Hill House International Junior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Imperial Wharf:   Imperial Wharf is a London Overground station in Fulham, near to the boundary with Chelsea in west London on the West London Line.
Institute of Cancer Research:   Higher education institutions
Kensington and Chelsea College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Kensington Canal:   The Kensington Canal was a canal, about two miles long, opened in 1828 in London from the River Thames at Chelsea, along the line of Counter's Creek, to a basin near Warwick Road in Kensington.
Knightsbridge School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
L’Ecole des Petits School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 6. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Langford Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Marlborough Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Park Walk Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ranelagh Gardens:   
Ray’s Playhouse Ltd.:   This is a children’s centre.
Redcliffe School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Saint Thomas More Language College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Sands End:   Sands End was a close knit working class community.
Servite RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Faith’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sussex House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.
The Boltons:   The Boltons name derives from William Boulton who bought land in the area in 1795.
The Fascination of Chelsea: North of the King’s Road:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Fascination of Chelsea: Ranelagh Gardens:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Fascination of Chelsea: South of the King’s Road:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Fascination of Chelsea: The Royal Hospital:   Written by G. E. MITTON in 1902. Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Hampshire School, Chelsea:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
Violet Melchett Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Walnut Tree Walk:   Walnut Tree Walk was a pathway on the line of the modern Redcliffe Gardens.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Battersea Bridge:   Photo of Battersea Bridge, taken from Chelsea in the 1860s by James Hedderly.
Beaufort Street:   Photo of the streets of Chelsea, taken in the 1860s by James Hedderly.
Cheyne Walk, 1860s:   Photo of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea in the 1860s by James Hedderly.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A3220, W11 · A3220, W12 · Acfold Road, SW6 · Adrian Mews, SW10 · Albert Bridge, SW3 · Alexander Square, SW3 · Alma Road, SW18 · Alpha Place, SW3 · Althea Street, SW6 · Anderson Street, SW3 · Ann Lane, SW10 · Antiquarius, SW3 · Ashburnham Road, SW10 · Ashcombe Street, SW6 · Avalon Road, SW6 · Bagleys Lane, SW6 · Ballantine Street, SW18 · Bartholomew Close, SW18 · Battersea Bridge, SW10 · Beaufort Street, SW10 · Beaufort Street, SW3 · Billing Road, SW10 · Billing Street, SW10 · Birdhurst Road, SW18 · Blacklands Terrace, SW3 · Blantyre Street, SW10 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Bovingdon Road, SW6 · Bramerton Street, SW3 · Bray Place, SW3 · Breer Street, SW6 · Bridge Studios, SW6 · Bridgend Road, SW18 · Bridges Court, SW11 · Bridges Place, SW6 · Britannia Road, SW6 · Britannia Row, E20 · Britannia Way, SW6 · Britten Street, SW3 · Broughton Road, SW6 · Broxholme House, SW6 · Bull’s Gardens, SW3 · Burnaby Street, SW10 · Burnsall Street, SW3 · Bury Walk, SW3 · Byam Street, SW6 · Bywater Street, SW3 · Cadogan Gate S.W 1, SW1X · Cadogan Pier, SW3 · Cadogan Square, SW1X · Cadogan Street, SW3 · Cale Street, SW3 · Calico House, SW11 · Calico Row, SW11 · Callow Street, SW3 · Cambria Street, SW6 · Camera Place, SW10 · Carlyle Square, SW3 · Cathcart Road, SW10 · Cavalry Square, SW3 · Cavaye Place, SW10 · Caversham Street, SW3 · Chapel Walk, SW10 · Charles II Place, SW3 · Charterhouse Works, SW18 · Chatfield Road, SW11 · Chelsea Bridge, SW1W · Chelsea Cloisters, SW3 · Chelsea Crescent, SW10 · Chelsea Embankment, SW1W · Chelsea Embankment, SW3 · Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, SW10 · Chelsea Harbour Drive, SW10 · Chelsea Harbour, SW10 · Chelsea Manor Gardens, SW3 · Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 · Chelsea Manor Studios, SW3 · Chelsea Park Gardens, SW3 · Chelsea Reach, SW10 · Chelsea Square, SW3 · Chelsea Studios, SW10 · Chelsea Towers, SW3 · Chelsea Wharf, SW10 · Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 · Cheryls Close, SW6 · Cheyne Court, SW3 · Cheyne Mews, SW3 · Cheyne Place, SW3 · Cheyne Row, SW3 · Cheyne Walk, SW10 · Cheyne Walk, SW3 · Chipperfield House Sutton Estate, SW3 · Christchurch Street, SW3 · Christchurch Terrace, SW3 · Circle n6, SW6 · Clabon Mews, SW1X · Clover Mews, SW3 · Colebrook Court, SW3 · Coleford Road, SW18 · Coleherne Mews, SW10 · Coleherne Road, SW10 · Cooper House, SW6 · Cotton Row, SW11 · Coulson Street, SW3 · Cranbury Road, SW6 · Cremorne Road, SW10 · Crescent Place, SW3 · Cresswell Gardens, SW10 · Cresswell Place, SW10 · Culford Gardens, SW3 · Damer Terrace, SW10 · Dan Leno Walk, SW6 · Danube Street, SW3 · Danvers Street, SW3 · Dartrey Tower, SW10 · De Morgan Road, SW6 · Delta Park Smugglers Way, SW18 · Dempster Road, SW18 · Denyer Street, SW3 · Dighton Road, SW18 · Dilke Street, SW3 · Donne Place, SW3 · Dovehouse Street, SW3 · Draycott Avenue, SW3 · Draycott Place, SW3 · Draycott Terrace, SW3 · Drayton Gardens, SW10 · Dudmaston Mews, SW3 · Duke Of York Square, SW3 · Dymock Street, SW6 · East Road, SW10 · East Road, SW3 · East Terrace, SW10 · Ebner Street, SW18 · Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W · Edgel Street, SW18 · Edith Grove, SW10 · Edith Terrace, SW10 · Edith Yard Edith Grove, SW10 · Egerton Crescent, SW3 · Egerton Terrace, SW3 · Elbe Street, SW6 · Elm Park Gardens, SW10 · Elm Park Lane, SW10 · Elm Park Mansions, SW10 · Elm Park Road, SW3 · Elm Place, SW3 · Elswick Street, SW6 · Eltringham Street, SW18 · Elystan Place, SW3 · Elystan Street, SW3 · Embankment Gardens, SW3 · Esher House, SW10 · Evelyn Gardens, SW7 · Farrier Walk, SW10 · Fawcett Street, SW10 · Fernshaw Close, SW10 · Fernshaw Road, SW10 · Ferrier Street, SW18 · Finborough Road, SW10 · First Street, SW3 · Flood Street, SW3 · Flood Walk, SW3 · Foulis Terrace, SW3 · Franklins Row, SW3 · Friston Street, SW6 · Fulham Broadway Road, SW6 · Fulham Road, SW10 · Fulham Road, SW3 · Fulmead Street, SW6 · Furness Road, SW6 · Garrick Close, SW11 · Garrick Close, SW18 · Gartons Way, SW11 · Gatliff Road, SW1W · Gertrude Street, SW10 · Gilstead Road, SW6 · Gilston Road, SW10 · Glebe Place, SW3 · Glenrosa Street, SW6 · Glynde Mews, SW3 · Godfrey Street, SW3 · Great Chart Street, SW11 · Greaves Tower, SW10 · Grosvenor Road, SW1W · Grove Cottages, SW3 · Gunter Grove, SW10 · Gurney Road, SW6 · Gwyn Close, SW6 · Halsey Street, SW3 · Hamble Street, SW6 · Harbour Avenue, SW10 · Harbour Avenue, SW6 · Harbour Yard, SW10 · Harbut Road, SW11 · Harbut Road, SW18 · Harcourt Terrace, SW10 · Harley Gardens, SW10 · Harwood Terrace, SW6 · Hasker Street, SW3 · Haydon Way, SW11 · Hazlebury Road, SW6 · Heliport Estate, SW11 · Hibbert Street, SW11 · Hilary Close, SW6 · Hobury Street, SW10 · Holgate Avenue, SW11 · Holly Mews, SW10 · Hollywood Mews, SW10 · Hollywood Road, SW10 · Holmead Road, SW6 · Hope Street, SW11 · Hortensia Road, SW10 · Hugon Road, SW6 · Ifield Road, SW10 · Imperial Crescent, SW11 · Imperial Crescent, SW6 · Imperial Road, SW6 · Imperial Square, SW6 · Imperial Wharf, SW6 · Ives Street, SW3 · Ixworth Place, SW3 · Jepson House, SW6 · Jews Row, SW18 · Joubert Mansions, SW3 · Jubilee Place, SW3 · Juniper Drive, SW11 · Juniper Drive, SW18 · Justice Walk, SW3 · Kilkie Street, SW6 · King’s Road, SW10 · King’s Road, SW3 · King’s Road, SW6 · Kings Road, SW10 · Kings Road, SW3 · Kings Road, SW6 · King’s Road, SW6 · Lamont Road, SW10 · Langford Road, SW6 · Langton Street, SW10 · Lawrence Street, SW3 · Leeward House, SW11 · Lennox Gardens Mews, SW1X · Lennox Gardens, SW1X · Lewis Estate, SW3 · Limerston Street, SW10 · Lincoln Street, SW3 · Lindrop Street, SW6 · London House, SW10 · Lordship Place, SW3 · Lots Road, SW10 · Lucan Place, SW3 · Mallord Street, SW3 · Maltings Place, SW6 · Manresa Road, SW3 · Marinefield Road, SW6 · Markham Square, SW3 · Markham Street, SW3 · Marlborough Street, SW3 · Maxwell Road, SW6 · Maynard Close, SW6 · Maysoule Road, SW11 · Meldon Close, SW6 · Mendip Court, SW11 · Mendip Road, SW11 · Michael Road, SW6 · Micheal Road, SW6 · Milborne Grove, SW10 · Milmans Street, SW10 · Milner Street, SW3 · Moore Park Road, SW6 · Moore Street, SW3 · Moravian Place, SW10 · Morie Street, SW18 · Mossop Street, SW3 · Mulberry Walk, SW3 · Munro Terrace, SW10 · Nantes Close, SW11 · Nantes Close, SW18 · Narborough Street, SW6 · Netherton Grove, SW10 · Nickols Walk, SW18 · Nickols Walk, SW6 · Nightingale Place, SW10 · Oakley Gardens, SW3 · Oakley Street, SW3 · Old Church Street, SW3 · Old York Road, SW18 · Ormonde Gate, SW3 · Ovington Square, SW3 · Ovington Street, SW3 · Owen Close, UB4 · Paradise Walk, SW3 · Park Walk, SW10 · Park Walk, SW3 · Paultons Square, SW3 · Paultons Street, SW3 · Pavilion Road, SW1X · Pearscroft Court, SW6 · Pearscroft Road, SW6 · Peterborough Villas, SW6 · Petergate, SW11 · Petyt Place, SW3 · Petyward, SW3 · Phene Street, SW3 · Pier Terrace, SW18 · Plaza, SW10 · Podmore Road, SW18 · Pond Place, SW3 · Pont St Mews, SW1X · Pont Street Mews, SW1X · Porters Lodge, SW3 · Priory Walk, SW10 · Queens Elm Parade, SW3 · Querrin Street, SW6 · Radnor Walk, SW3 · Ralston Street, SW3 · Ramsay Mews, SW3 · Rawlings Street, SW3 · Redburn Street, SW3 · Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 · Redcliffe Mews, SW10 · Redcliffe Place, SW10 · Redcliffe Road, SW10 · Redcliffe Square, SW10 · Redcliffe Street, SW10 · Rich Lane, SW5 · Riley Street, SW10 · Riverside Plaza, SW11 · Robinson Street, SW3 · Rochelle Close, SW11 · Rosebury Road, SW6 · Rosemoor Street, SW3 · Rosetti Studios, SW3 · Rossetti Studios, SW3 · Royal Avenue, SW3 · Royal Hospital Road, SW3 · Rumbold Road, SW6 · Sandilands Road, SW6 · Seymour Walk, SW10 · Shalcomb Street, SW10 · Shawfield Street, SW3 · Slaidburn Street, SW10 · Sloane Avenue, SW3 · Sloane Court West, SW3 · Smith Street, SW3 · Smith Terrace, SW3 · Smugglers Way, SW18 · Snowbury Road, SW6 · South Parade, SW3 · South Walk, SW10 · Sprimont Place, SW3 · Square Rigger Row, SW11 · St Andrews Church, SW10 · St Catherine’s Mews, SW3 · St Loo Avenue, SW3 · St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 · St Lukes Street, SW3 · St. Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 · St. Loo Avenue, SW3 · Stadium Street, SW10 · Stamford Gate, SW6 · Stephendale Road, SW6 · Stevendale Road, SW6 · Stewarts Grove, SW3 · Swan Walk, SW3 · Swandon Way, SW18 · Sydney Street, SW3 · Tadema Road, SW10 · Tedworth Gardens, SW3 · Tedworth Square, SW3 · Terrace Walk, SW3 · Tetcott Road, SW10 · Thames Avenue, SW10 · Thames Towpath, SW10 · The Boltons, SW10 · The Boltons, SW5 · The Boulevard, SW10 · The Boulevard, SW18 · The Boulevard, SW6 · The Chambers, SW10 · The Courtyard, SW3 · The Crainewell, SW6 · The Gateways, SW3 · The Little Boltons, SW10 · The Plaza, SW10 · The Vale, SW3 · Thorndike Close, SW10 · Tite Street, SW3 · Tonsley Street, SW18 · Tours Passage, SW11 · Townmead Business Centre, SW6 · Townmead Road, SW6 · Tregunter Road, SW10 · Trident Place, SW3 · Tryon Street, SW3 · Turenne Close, SW18 · Tynemouth Street, SW6 · Upcerne Road, SW10 · Upper Cheyne Row, SW3 · Upper Whistler Walk, SW10 · Usk Road, SW11 · Uverdale Road, SW10 · Walpole Street, SW3 · Walton Street, SW3 · Wandon Road, SW6 · Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 · Wandsworth Bridge, SW18 · Wandsworth Bridge, SW6 · Wardens Square, SW6 · Waterford Road, SW6 · Watermans Quay, SW6 · Watermeadow Lane, SW6 · Waterside Path, SW18 · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · Wellington Square, SW3 · West Road, SW10 · West Road, SW3 · West Road, SW5 · Westgate Terrace, SW10 · Wharfedale Street, SW10 · Whistler Walk, SW10 · Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 · Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 · Whiteheads Grove, SW3 · William Morris Way, SW6 · Wiltshire Close, SW3 · Woodfall Street, SW3 · Woolneigh Street, SW6 · World’s End Passage, SW10 · Worlds End Place, SW10 · Wynter Street, SW11 · Yeomans Row, SW3 · York Place, SW11 · York Road, SW18 ·
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