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

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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.

Citations and sources

Gillian Bebbington's 1972 work on street name derivations

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THE STREETS OF CHELSEA
Adrian Mews, SW10 Adrian Mews is a small mews off of Ifield Road.
Albert Bridge, SW3 Albert Bridge is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Alexander Square, SW3 Alexander Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Alpha Place, SW3 Alpha Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Althea Street, SW6 Althea Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Anderson Street, SW3 Anderson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ann Lane, SW10 Ann Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Antiquarius, SW3 Antiquarius is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ashburnham Road, SW10 Ashburnham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Ashcombe Street, SW6 Ashcombe Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Battersea Bridge, SW10 Battersea Bridge is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Beaufort Street, SW10 Beaufort Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Beaufort Street, SW3 Beaufort Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Billing Road, SW10 Billing Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Billing Street, SW10 Billing Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Blacklands Terrace, SW3 Blacklands Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Blantyre Street, SW10 Blantyre Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 Bolton Gardens Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Bramerton Street, SW3 Bramerton Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Bray Place, SW3 Bray Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bridge Studios, SW6 Bridge Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bridges Place, SW6 Bridges Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Britten Street, SW3 Britten Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Broughton Road, SW6 Broughton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bull’s Gardens, SW3 Bull’s Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Burnaby Street, SW10 Burnaby Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Burnsall Street, SW3 Burnsall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Bury Walk, SW3 Bury Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Byam Street, SW6 Byam Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Bywater Street, SW3 Bywater Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cadogan Gate S.W 1, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Cadogan Pier, SW3 Cadogan Pier is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cadogan Square, SW1X Cadogan Square was built between 1877 and 1888, largely on the grounds of the Prince’s Club.
Cadogan Street, SW3 Cadogan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cale Street, SW3 Cale Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Callow Street, SW3 Callow Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Camera Place, SW10 Camera Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Carlyle Square, SW3 Carlyle Square was named in honour of the writer Thomas Carlyle in 1872.
Carmichael Close, SW11 A street within the SW10 postcode
Cathcart Road, SW10 Cathcart Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cavalry Square, SW3 Cavalry Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cavaye Place, SW10 Cavaye Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Caversham Street, SW3 Caversham Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chapel Walk, SW10 Chapel Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Charles II Place, SW3 Charles II Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Bridge, SW1W Chelsea Bridge is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Chelsea Cloisters, SW3 Chelsea Cloisters is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Crescent, SW10 Chelsea Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Embankment, SW1W Chelsea Embankment is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Chelsea Embankment, SW3 Chelsea Embankment is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Manor Gardens, SW3 Chelsea Manor Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 Chelsea Manor Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Manor Studios, SW3 Chelsea Manor Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Park Gardens, SW3 Chelsea Park Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Reach, SW10 Chelsea Reach is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Square, SW3 Chelsea Square is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Chelsea Studios, SW10 Chelsea Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Towers, SW3 Chelsea Towers is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chelsea Wharf, SW10 Chelsea Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 Cheltenham Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Court, SW3 Cheyne Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Mews, SW3 Cheyne Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cheyne Place, SW3 Cheyne Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Row, SW3 Cheyne Row is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cheyne Walk, SW10 Cheyne Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cheyne Walk, SW3 Cheyne Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chipperfield House Sutton Estate, SW3 Chipperfield House Sutton Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Christchurch Street, SW3 Christchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Christchurch Terrace, SW3 Christchurch Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Clabon Mews, SW1X Clabon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Clover Mews, SW3 Clover Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Colebrook Court, SW3 Colebrook Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Coleherne Mews, SW10 Coleherne Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Coleherne Road, SW10 Coleherne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Coulson Street, SW3 Coulson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cranbury Road, SW6 Cranbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cremorne Road, SW10 Cremorne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Crescent Place, SW3 Crescent Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Cresswell Gardens, SW10 Cresswell Gardens is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cresswell Place, SW10 Cresswell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Culford Gardens, SW3 Culford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Damer Terrace, SW10 Damer Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Danube Street, SW3 Danube Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Danvers Street, SW3 Danvers Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Dartrey Tower, SW10 Dartrey Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
De Morgan Road, SW6 De Morgan Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Denyer Street, SW3 Denyer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Dilke Street, SW3 Dilke Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Donne Place, SW3 Donne Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Dovehouse Street, SW3 Dovehouse Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Avenue, SW3 Draycott Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Place, SW3 Draycott Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Draycott Terrace, SW3 Draycott Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Drayton Gardens, SW10 Drayton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Dudmaston Mews, SW3 Dudmaston Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Duke Of York Square, SW3 Duke Of York Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
East Road, SW10 East Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
East Road, SW3 East Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
East Terrace, SW10 East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W Ebury Bridge Road used to lead to Ebury Bridge which spanned the Grosvenor Canal.
Edith Grove, SW10 Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Edith Terrace, SW10 Edith Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Edith Yard Edith Grove, SW10 Edith Yard Edith Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Egerton Terrace, SW3 Egerton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elbe Street, SW6 Elbe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Elm Park Gardens, SW10 Elm Park Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Elm Park Lane, SW10 Elm Park Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Elm Park Mansions, SW10 Elm Park Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Elm Park Road, SW3 Elm Park Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Elm Place, SW3 Elm Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Elswick Street, SW6 Elswick Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Elystan Place, SW3 Elystan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elystan Street, SW3 Elystan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Embankment Gardens, SW3 Embankment Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Evelyn Gardens, SW7 Evelyn Gardens is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Farrier Walk, SW10 Farrier Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Fawcett Street, SW10 Fawcett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fernshaw Close, SW10 Fernshaw Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fernshaw Road, SW10 Fernshaw Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Finborough Road, SW10 Finborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
First Street, SW3 First Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Flood Street, SW3 Flood Street commemorates Luke Thomas Flood (d.1860) a major Chelsea land owner and a benefactor of the poor.
Flood Walk, SW3 Flood Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Foulis Terrace, SW3 Foulis Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Franklins Row, SW3 Franklins Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Fulham Road, SW10 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fulham Road, SW3 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Furness Road, SW6 Furness Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Gatliff Road, SW1W Gatliff Road is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Gertrude Street, SW10 Gertrude Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gilstead Road, SW6 Gilstead Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Gilston Road, SW10 Gilston Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Glebe Place, SW3 Glebe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Glenrosa Street, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
Glynde Mews, SW3 Glynde Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Godfrey Street, SW3 Godfrey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Greaves Tower, SW10 Greaves Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Grosvenor Road, SW1W Grosvenor Road is a road in the SW1W postcode area
Grove Cottages, SW3 Grove Cottages is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Gunter Grove, SW10 Gunter Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gurney Road, SW6 Gurney Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Halsey Street, SW3 Halsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Hamble Street, SW6 Hamble Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Harcourt Terrace, SW10 Harcourt Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harley Gardens, SW10 Harley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Hasker Street, SW3 Hasker Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Hazlebury Road, SW6 Hazlebury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Heliport Estate, SW11 Heliport Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hilary Close, SW6 Hilary Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Hobury Street, SW10 Hobury Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Holly Mews, SW10 Holly Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Mews, SW10 Hollywood Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Hollywood Road, SW10 Hollywood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Holmead Road, SW6 Holmead Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Hortensia Road, SW10 Hortensia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Ifield Road, SW10 Ifield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Imperial Crescent, SW11 Imperial Crescent is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Imperial Crescent, SW6 Imperial Crescent is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Ives Street, SW3 Ives Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ixworth Place, SW3 Ixworth Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Joubert Mansions, SW3 Joubert Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Jubilee Place, SW3 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Justice Walk, SW3 Justice Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Kilkie Street, SW6 Kilkie Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
King’s Road, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
King’s Road, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Kings Road, SW10 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Kings Road, SW3 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lamont Road, SW10 Lamont Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Langford Road, SW6 Langford Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Langton Street, SW10 Langton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Lawrence Street, SW3 Lawrence Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lennox Gardens Mews, SW1X Lennox Gardens Mews is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Lennox Gardens, SW1X Lennox Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Lewis Estate, SW3 Lewis Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Limerston Street, SW10 Limerston Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Lincoln Street, SW3 Lincoln Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lindrop Street, SW6 Lindrop Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Lordship Place, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Lucan Place, SW3 Lucan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Mallord Street, SW3 Mallord Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Maltings Place, SW6 Maltings Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Manresa Road, SW3 Manresa Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Marinefield Road, SW6 Marinefield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Markham Square, SW3 Markham Square is a garden square laid out in 1836.
Markham Street, SW3 Markham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Marlborough Street, SW3 Marlborough Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Milborne Grove, SW10 Milborne Grove was built between 1851 and 1862.
Milmans Street, SW10 Milmans Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Milner Street, SW3 Milner Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Moore Street, SW3 Moore Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Moravian Place, SW10 Moravian Place is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Mossop Street, SW3 Mossop Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Mulberry Walk, SW3 Mulberry Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Munro Terrace, SW10 Munro Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Netherton Grove, SW10 Netherton Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Nightingale Place, SW10 Nightingale Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Oakley Gardens, SW3 Oakley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Oakley Street, SW3 Oakley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Old Church Street, SW3 Old Church Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ormonde Gate, SW3 Ormonde Gate is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ovington Square, SW3 Ovington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Street, SW3 Ovington Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Owen Close, UB4 Owen Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Paradise Walk, SW3 Paradise Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Park Walk, SW10 Park Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Park Walk, SW3 Park Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Paultons Square, SW3 Paultons Square, a garden square, was built in 1836–40 on the site of a former market garden.
Paultons Street, SW3 Paultons Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pavilion Road, SW1X Pavilion Road is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pearscroft Court, SW6 Pearscroft Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Pearscroft Road, SW6 Pearscroft Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Petyt Place, SW3 Petyt Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Petyward, SW3 Petyward is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Phene Street, SW3 Phene Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Plaza, SW10 Plaza is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Pond Place, SW3 Pond Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Pont St Mews, SW1X Pont St Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW1X postal area.
Pont Street Mews, SW1X This is a street in the SW1X postcode area
Porters Lodge, SW3 Porters Lodge is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Priory Walk, SW10 Priory Walk and Milborne Grove both have development on one side of the road only and together they book-end Harley Gardens.
Queens Elm Parade, SW3 Queens Elm Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Querrin Street, SW6 Querrin Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Radnor Walk, SW3 Radnor Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ralston Street, SW3 Ralston Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Ramsay Mews, SW3 Ramsay Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Rawlings Street, SW3 Rawlings Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Redburn Street, SW3 Redburn Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Redcliffe Mews, SW10 Redcliffe Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Place, SW10 Redcliffe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Redcliffe Road, SW10 Redcliffe Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Redcliffe Square, SW10 Redcliffe Square was built as part of the Gunter estate in the 1860s.
Redcliffe Street, SW10 Redcliffe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Rich Lane, SW5 Rich Lane is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Riley Street, SW10 Riley Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Robinson Street, SW3 Robinson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rosebury Road, SW6 Rosebury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Rosemoor Street, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Rosetti Studios, SW3 Rosetti Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rossetti Studios, SW3 Rossetti Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Royal Avenue, SW3 Royal Avenue is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Royal Hospital Road, SW3 Royal Hospital Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Shalcomb Street, SW10 Shalcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Shawfield Street, SW3 Shawfield Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Slaidburn Street, SW10 Slaidburn Street is a street in London
Sloane Avenue, SW3 Sloane Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sloane Court West, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Smith Street, SW3 Smith Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Smith Terrace, SW3 Smith Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Snowbury Road, SW6 Snowbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
South Parade, SW3 South Parade is a road in the SW3 postcode area
South Walk, SW10 South Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Sprimont Place, SW3 Sprimont Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Andrews Church, SW10 St Andrews Church is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
St Catherine’s Mews, SW3 St Catherine’s Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St Loo Avenue, SW3 St Loo Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 St Lukes Church Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
St Lukes Street, SW3 St Lukes Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St. Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 St. Leonard’s Terrace is a road in the SW3 postcode area
St. Loo Avenue, SW3 St. Loo Avenue is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Stadium Street, SW10 Stadium Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Stamford Gate, SW6 Stamford Gate is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Stephendale Road, SW6 Stephendale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Stevendale Road, SW6 Stevendale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Stewarts Grove, SW3 Stewarts Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Swan Walk, SW3 Swan Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Sydney Street, SW3 Sydney Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tedworth Gardens, SW3 Tedworth Gardens is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tedworth Square, SW3 Tedworth Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Terrace Walk, SW3 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tetcott Road, SW10 Tetcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Boltons, SW5 The Boltons is a road in the SW5 postcode area
The Bridge, SW11 A street within the SW3 postcode
The Courtyard, SW3 The Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Gateways, SW3 The Gateways is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Little Boltons, SW10 The Little Boltons - originally called "The Grove" - connects Old Brompton Road with Tregunter Road.
The Plaza, SW10 The Plaza is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Vale, SW3 The Vale is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Thorndike Close, SW10 Thorndike Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Tite Street, SW3 Tite Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Townmead Business Centre, SW6 Townmead Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Townmead Road, SW6 Townmead Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Tregunter Road, SW10 Development began at the east end of Tregunter Road in 1851 and was complete by 1866 at the west end.
Trident Place, SW3 Trident Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Tryon Street, SW3 Tryon Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tynemouth Street, SW6 Tynemouth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Upcerne Road, SW10 Upcerne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Upper Cheyne Row, SW3 Upper Cheyne Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Upper Whistler Walk, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Uverdale Road, SW10 Uverdale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Walpole Street, SW3 Walpole Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Walton Street, SW3 Walton Street runs through the heart of Chelsea.
Wandon Road, SW6 Wandon Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 Wandsworth Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Watermans Quay, SW6 Watermans Quay is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Watermeadow Lane, SW6 Watermeadow Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Wellington Buildings, SW1W Wellington Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
West Road, SW10 West Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
West Road, SW3 West Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
West Road, SW5 West Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Westgate Terrace, SW10 Westgate Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Wharfedale Street, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Whistler Walk, SW10 Whistler Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Whiteheads Grove, SW3 Whiteheads Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
William Morris Way, SW6 William Morris Way is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Wiltshire Close, SW3 Wiltshire Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Woodfall Street, SW3 Woodfall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
World’s End Passage, SW10 World’s End Passage is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Worlds End Place, SW10 Worlds End Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Yeomans Row, SW3 Yeomans Row is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.



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’My hijab is a sign of freedom not oppression’
Fatima decided to wear the hijab when she turned 12 and wants to educate people on its true meaning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47886842

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Ashley James puts on sizzling display in midnight blue silk slip
Ashley James was putting on a brave face when she stepped out in London on Thursday night, attending the Outnet bash at the ICA in style.

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The hip-hop artist tackling male suicide
A south London hip-hop artist is using his music to help people speak out about their mental health.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48041044

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Virgin Trains announces plans to 'abolish' standing on trains under 'airline model' for rail travel
Standing on trains could be a thing of the past under radical new proposals by Virgin Group.

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Kelly Brook stands out from the crowd in bold neon hoodie
Kelly Brook opted for a more laid-back look as she strolled through London after presenting on Heart radio on Monday.

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TfL chief 'will not quit' over diluted warnings to Mayor on Crossrail fiasco
City Hall today defended London’s transport commissioner after he was urged to consider resigning in the wake of the Crossrail fiasco.

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Greta Thunberg: Teen tells UK politicians ’listen to climate scientists’
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who will meet UK politicians, also praises climate change protesters.

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Moussa Sissoko to miss Tottenham's Champions League semi-final first leg against Ajax
Tottenham’s Champions League hopes have been hit with a huge blow with the news that Moussa Sissoko looks likely to miss the semi-final first leg against Ajax.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham/moussa-sissoko-to-miss-tottenhams-champions-league-semifinal-first-leg-against-ajax-a4123191.html

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Extinction Rebellion: Climate protesters ’making a difference’
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg addresses thousands of Extinction Rebellion protesters in London.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48003955

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Lyra McKee death: Two men aged 18 and 19 arrested under Terrorism Act in connection with murder of journalist
Two men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.

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John Singleton in intensive care after suffering a stroke
John Singleton’s family have said the Oscar-nominated director is in intensive care after suffering a stroke.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino accepts referee's 'mistake' after Spurs are denied penalty at Man City
Mauricio Pochettino accepted the referee’s decision not to award his side a penalty in the defeat at Manchester City despite declaring "all of humanity" could see the "mistake".

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Climate protests: How do police control demonstrations?
Nearly 400 Extinction Rebellion protesters have been arrested

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Assad family cash frozen after dictator's niece found living in London
Assad family cash frozen after dictator's niece found living in London

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Kate Beckinsale dons Georges Chakra mini-dress on Tonight Show in NYC
Aside from her 25-year-old toyboy, the 45-year-old SAG Award nominee was in New York visiting her daughter Lily Sheen

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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.
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Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
John Cary

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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