Kensington Canal

Canal in/near Chelsea, existed between 1828 and 1859

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Kensington Canal

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2019
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.

It had one lock near the Kensington Basin. It was not commercially successful, and was purchased by a railway company, which laid its line along the route of the canal.

Counter’s Creek was a minor tributary of the Thames running south from Kensal Green to join the main river west of Battersea Bridge.

Lord Kensington, William Edwardes, seeing the success of the Regent’s Canal, asked his surveyor William Cutbush in 1822 to draw up plans to convert the creek into a canal, with the object of bringing goods and minerals from the London docks to the Kensington area, then a rural district isolated from London.

After some modifications, Cutbush’s plan obtained Parliamentary sanction in 1824, and the Kensington Canal Company was incorporated in that year. William Edwardes and a group of his friends were the proprietors; the cost of construction had been estimated as £7,969. The share capital of the company was £10,000 in one hundred shares of £100 each, and they had powers to raise an additional £5,000 if necessary.

However this was a gross under-estimate, and John Rennie estimated that more than £34,000 would be needed to complete the work properly, including the rebuilding of Stamford Bridge. Rennie’s nominee, Thomas Hollinsworth, was brought in as surveyor to the Canal Company.
In May 1826 the Company obtained powers by another Act to raise a further £30,000.

Notwithstanding this quadrupling of the anticipated cost of construction, the proprietors still entertained the notion of extending the canal northward to connect with the Grand Junction Canal at Paddington, involving eleven locks, was still under consideration.

The successful tenderer appears to have been Robert Tuck, probably in partnership with John Dowley. Work started in the same year, but was delayed by the bankruptcy of the contractor, Robert Tuck, and it was not opened until 12 August 1828.

Traffic soon proved to be very limited, and in the mid-1830s Lord Holland described the canal as a total failure.

The River Thames is tidal at the point where the canal joined it, so the canal was also tidal up to the lock near Kensington. The tidal flow brought silt into the canal and the feed from Counter’s Creek was inadequate to clear it, so that problems were soon experienced with obstruction to the passage of vessels. More seriously, the times of day when vessels could navigate the canal were extremely short and constantly changing.

In the mid-1830s railways were being projected. Attention was given to gaining access for goods and minerals to and from the London docks, and proposals were developed for a railway branch to the canal; trans-shipping there to or from river lighters would give the desired connection.

A railway company was floated, called the Bristol, Birmingham and Thames Junction Railway, and when it was incorporated in 1836 it purchased the canal. The purchase price was £36 000, of which £10 000 was to be paid in cash and the remainder in shares in the new company.

The grandiose name of the railway was altered to the West London Railway, and it built a short railway line from Willesden, joining with the main line railways there, to the canal basin. The railway line was leased to the London and Birmingham Railway in 1846, but it continued to own the canal; the Kensington Canal Company was wound up in the same year.

The railway and canal combination was utterly unsuccessful, and the hoped-for traffic never appeared. The main line railways—the Great Western and the London and North Western Railway (as successor to the London and Birmingham Railway) -- needed a rail connection to lines south of the Thames, and in 1859 an authorising Act of Parliament gave authority to a joint venture of several railway companies to extend the railway south from Kensington, converting the canal to a railway. At the southern end the railway diverged a little to the west of the canal, and crossed the Thames on a large bridge. This left a short stub of the original waterway in existence, from the Thames almost to Stamford Bridge: it served flour mills and the Imperial Gas Works, until traffic ceased in 1967.

Construction of the railway built over the remainder of the canal, and the later railway developments in Earls Court completely obliterated the canal.

Its original course can best be understood by considering the route of the present day West London Line from the Thames to Kensington High Street.


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Map of the Kensington Canal area.

Map of the Kensington Canal area.
John Greenwood

NEARBY STREETS
Abingdon Mansions, W8 The Abbots of Abingdon were once Lords of the Manor of Abbot’s Kensington.
Abingdon Road, W8 Abingdon Road stretches between Stratford Road and Kensington High Street.
Abingdon Villas, W8 Abingdon Villas runs between Earls Court Road and Marloes Road.
Acfold Road, SW6 Acfold Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Ackmar Road, SW6 Ackmar Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Adam And Eve Mews, W8 Adam And Eve Mews is a street in Kensington.
Adrian Mews, SW10 Adrian Mews is a small mews off of Ifield Road.
Aisgill Avenue, W14 Aisgill Avenue is a road in the W14 postcode area
Albert Mews, SW7 Albert Mews is a small cobbled mews, built in 1865
Albert Place, W8 Albert Place runs west off Victoria Road.
Allen Street, W8 Allen Street extends south from Kensington High Street.
Alma Studios, W8 Alma Studios is a street in Kensington.
Althea Street, SW6 Althea Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Ambassador’s Court, SW1A Ambassador’s Court is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Ansdell Street, W8 Ansdell Street is a street in Kensington.
Ansdell Terrace, W8 Ansdell Terrace is a cul-de-sac off of Ansdell Street and was previously known as St Albans Road North.
Anselm Road, SW6 Anselm Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Apinnaker House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Argon Mews, SW6 Argon Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Argyll Road, W8 Argyll Road was built as part of the development of the Phillimore Estate.
Armadale Road, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
Ascensis Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Ascensis Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Ashburn Gardens, SW7 Ashburn Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ashburn Place, SW7 Ashburn Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ashburnham Road, SW10 Ashburnham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Ashcombe Street, SW6 Ashcombe Street was part of the Morrison’s Farm Estate.
Astwood Mews, SW7 Astwood Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Atherstone Mews, SW7 Atherstone Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Avalon Road, SW6 Avalon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bagleys Lane, SW6 Bagleys Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Ball Street, W8 Ball Street was created by the Kensington Improvement Scheme of 1868-71, carried out by the Metropolitan Board of Works.
Baltimore House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Barclay Close, SW6 Barclay Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Barclay Road, SW6 Barclay Road runs from Fulham Road to the rails of the District Line.
Barkston Gardens, SW5 Barkston Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Basuto Road, SW6 Basuto Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Battersea Reach Complex, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Battersea Reach, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Beatrice Place, W8 Beatrice Place is a street in Kensington.
Bellamy Close, W14 Bellamy Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
Beltran Road, SW6 Beltran Road dates from 1897.
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.
Bina Gardens, SW5 Bina Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Blake Gardens, SW6 Blake Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Blithfield Street, W8 Blithfield Street is a quiet cul-de-sac running north from Stratford Road.
Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 Bolton Gardens Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Bolton Gardens, SW5 Bolton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Boltons Place, SW5 Boltons Place is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Bovingdon Road, SW6 Bovingdon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bowerdean Street, SW6 Bowerdean Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Bradbourne Street, SW6 Bradbourne Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bramham Gardens, SW5 Bramham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Brechin Place, SW7 Brechin Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Breer Street, SW6 Breer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bridge Studios, SW6 Bridge Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Bridgend Road, SW18 Bridgend Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Bridges Place, SW6 Bridges Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Britannia Road, SW6 Britannia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Britannia Row, E20 Britannia Row is a road in the E20 postcode area
Britannia Way, SW6 Britannia Way is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Brompton Park Crescent, SW6 Brompton Park Crescent is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Broomhouse Lane, SW6 Broomhouse Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Broomhouse Road, SW6 Broomhouse Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Broughton Road, SW6 Broughton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Burnaby Street, SW10 Burnaby Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Burnthwaite Road, SW6 Burnthwaite Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Byam Street, SW6 Byam Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Calico Row, SW11 Calico Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cambria Street, SW6 Cambria Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Cambridge Place, W8 Cambridge Place is a short cul-de-sac on the west side of Victoria Road.
Campana Road, SW6 Campana Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Campden Hill Court, W8 Campden Hill Court is a street in Kensington.
Carmichael Close, SW11 A street within the SW10 postcode
Carnwath Road, SW6 Carnwath Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cassidy Road, SW6 Cassidy Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cathcart Road, SW10 Cathcart Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cedarne Road, SW6 Cedarne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Chantry Square, W8 This is a street in the W8 postcode area
Chapelier House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Charterhouse Apartments, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Charterhouse Works, SW18 Charterhouse Works is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Chatfield Road, SW11 Chatfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, SW10 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Harbour Drive, SW10 Chelsea Harbour Drive is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Chelsea Harbour, SW10 Chelsea Harbour is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Reach, SW10 Chelsea Reach is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Studios, SW10 Chelsea Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cheniston Gardens, W8 Cheniston Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Cheryls Close, SW6 Cheryls Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Chiddingstone Street, SW6 Chiddingstone Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Childs Place, SW5 Childs Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Chillington Drive, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Chipstead Street, SW6 Chipstead Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Clancarty Road, SW6 Clancarty Road began life as Bryans Lane which led to Morrison’s Farm.
Colbeck Mews, SW7 Colbeck Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode 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.
Collingham Gardens, SW5 Collingham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Collingham Place, SW5 Collingham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Collingham Road, SW5 Collingham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Commodore House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Compass House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Coniger Road, SW6 Coniger Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cope Place, W8 Cope Place is a street in Kensington.
Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 Cornwall Gardens Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Cornwall Gardens, SW7 Cornwall Gardens is a long, narrow garden square.
Cottesmore Court, W8 Cottesmore Court is a street in Kensington.
Cottesmore Gardens, W8 Cottesmore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Cotton Row, SW11 Cotton Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Courtfield Gardens, SW5 Courtfield Gardens is named after the field beneath it, cultivated until the 19th century.
Courtfield Road, SW7 Courtfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranbury Road, SW6 Cranbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Cranley Mews, SW7 Cranley Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cresswell Gardens, SW10 Cresswell Gardens is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cresswell Gardens, SW5 This is a street in the SW5 postcode area
Cresswell Place, SW10 Cresswell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cromwell Crescent, SW5 Cromwell Crescent is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Cromwell Road, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Cromwell Road, SW5 Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Cromwell Road, SW7 Cromwell Road is a major London road, designated as part of the A4.
Crondace Road, SW6 Crondace Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Daisy Lane, SW6 Daisy Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Damer Terrace, SW10 Damer Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Dan Leno Walk, SW6 Dan Leno Walk is a road in the SW6 postcode area
De Morgan Road, SW6 De Morgan Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
De Vere Gardens, W8 De Vere Gardens is a street in Kensington.
De Vere Mews, W8 De Vere Mews is a street in Kensington.
Delvino Road, SW6 Delvino Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Derry Street, W8 Derry Street formerly known as King Street and laid out in the mid-1730s.
Devonshire Place, W8 This is a street in the W8 postcode area
Dolphin House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Doria Road, SW6 Doria Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Douro Place, W8 Douro Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Dove Mews, SW5 Dove Mews is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Drayson Mews, W8 Drayson Mews is a street in Kensington.
Drayton Gardens, SW10 Drayton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 Lady Georgiana Russell, wife of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford lived at Argyll Lodge, a former house on Campden Hill, near the location of the road.
Dymock Street, SW6 Dymock Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Eagle Place, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Eardley Crescent, SW5 Eardley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Eardley Cresent, SW5 Eardley Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Earl’s Terrace, W8 Earl’s Terrace is a road in the W8 postcode area
Earls Court Gardens, SW5 Earls Court Gardens runs from Earl’s Court station to Knaresborough Place.
Earls Court Road, SW5 Earls Court Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Earls Court Road, W8 Earls Court Road is a street in Kensington.
Earls Court Square, SW5 Earls Court Square is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Earls Walk, W8 Earls Walk is a street in Kensington.
Earl’s Court Road, SW5 Earl’s Court Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
East Road, SW10 East Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
East Terrace, SW10 East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Eastfields Avenue, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Eastfields Avenue, SW18 Eastfields Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Eden Close, W8 Eden Close is a street in Kensington.
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.
Edwardes Place, W8 Edwardes Place is a street in Kensington.
Edwardes Square Studios, W8 Edwardes Square Studios is a street in Kensington.
Edwardes Square, W8 Edwardes Square is a garden square in Kensington.
Effie Place, SW6 Effie Place is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Effie Road, SW6 Effie Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Elbe Street, SW6 Elbe Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Eldon Road, W8 Eldon Road is a road in the W8 postcode area
Elmstone Road, SW6 Elmstone Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Elswick Street, SW6 Elswick Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Elthiron Road, SW6 Elthiron Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Eltringham Street London Eltringham Street, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Eltringham Street, SW18 Eltringham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Elvaston Mews, SW7 Elvaston Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Elvaston Place, SW7 Elvaston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Emperor’s Gate, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Emperors Gate, SW7 Emperors Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Empress Place, SW6 Empress Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Ensigreen House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Epirus Mews, SW6 Epirus Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Epirus Road, SW6 Epirus Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Essex Villas, W8 Essex Villas is a road in the W8 postcode area
Eustace Road, SW6 Eustace Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Ey, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Farm Lane, SW6 Farm Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Farnell Mews, SW5 Farnell Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Farrier Walk, SW10 Farrier Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Favart Road, SW6 Favart Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal 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.
Flotilla House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Flower Walk, SW7 Flower Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Flower Walk, W2 Flower Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Friston Street, SW6 Friston Street dates from 1898.
Fulham Broadway, SW6 Fulham Broadway is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fulham Court, SW6 Fulham Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Fulham Police Station, SW6 Fulham Police Station is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fulham Road, SW10 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Fulham Road, SW6 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Fulmead Street, SW6 Fulmead Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Furness Road, SW6 Furness Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Gartons Way, SW11 Gartons Way is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal 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.
Gledhow Gardens, SW5 Gledhow Gardens is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Glenrosa Street, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
Gloucester Arcade, SW7 Gloucester Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Gloucester Road, SW7 Gloucester Road is a main street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Gordon Place, W8 Gordon Place is a street in Kensington.
Gore Street, SW7 Gore Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Great Chart Street, SW11 Great Chart Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Greaves Tower, SW10 Greaves Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Gregory Place, W8 Gregory Place is a street in Kensington.
Grenville Place, SW7 Grenville Place connects Cornwall Gardens and Launceston Place in the north with Cromwell Road in the south.
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
Gwyn Close, SW6 Gwyn Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Halford Road, SW6 Halford Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Hamble Street, SW6 Hamble Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Harbledown Road, SW6 Harbledown Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Harbour Avenue, SW10 Harbour Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harbour Avenue, SW6 Harbour Avenue is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Harbour Yard, SW10 Harbour Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal 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.
Harrington Gardens, SW7 Harrington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Harwood Road, SW6 Harwood Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Harwood Terrace, SW6 Harwood Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Hazlebury Road, SW6 Hazlebury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Heckfield Place, SW6 Heckfield Place is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Hereford Square, SW7 Hereford Square is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Hesper Mews, SW5 Hesper Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Hibbert Street, SW11 Hibbert Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Hilary Close, SW6 Hilary Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Hildyard Road, SW6 Hildyard Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Hogarth Place, SW5 Hogarth Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Hogarth Road, SW5 Hogarth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Holland Street, W8 Holland Street is a street in Kensington.
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
Hornton Place, W8 Hornton Place is a street in Kensington.
Hornton Street, W8 Hornton Street is a street in Kensington.
Hortensia Road, SW10 Hortensia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Hugon Road, SW6 Hugon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Hurlingham Square, SW6 Hurlingham Square is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Hyde Park Gate Mews, SW7 Hyde Park Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Hyde Park Gate, SW7 Hyde Park Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 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
Imperial Road, SW6 Imperial Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Imperial Square, SW6 Imperial Square is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Imperial Wharf, SW6 Imperial Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Irene Road, SW6 Irene Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Iverna Court, W8 Iverna Court is a street in Kensington.
Iverna Gardens, W8 Iverna Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Ivory House Eastreet Clove Hitch Quay, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ivory House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Jasmine House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Jerdan Place, SW6 Jerdan Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Jews Row, SW18 Jews Row is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Juniper Drive, SW11 Juniper Drive is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Juniper Drive, SW18 Juniper Drive is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Kelso Place, W8 Kelso Place is a street in Kensington.
Kempsford Gardens, SW5 Kempsford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kempson Road, SW6 Kempson Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Kensington Apartment, W8 Kensington Apartment is a road in the W8 postcode area
Kensington Arcade, W8 Kensington Arcade is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Church Court, W8 Kensington Church Court is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Church Walk, W8 Kensington Church Walk is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Court Gardens Kensington Court Gardens is a late Victorian mansion block, completed in 1889, near to Kensington Palace and Gardens.
Kensington Court Place, W8 Kensington Court Place is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Court, W8 Kensington Court is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Gate, W8 Kensington Gate is a street in Kensington.
Kensington High Street, W8 Kensington High Street is one of western London’s most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area.
Kensington Road, W8 Kensington Road is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Square, W8 Kensington Square is a garden square in London, W8.
Kenway Road, SW5 Kenway Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kilkie Street, SW6 Kilkie Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
King Edward Buildings, SW6 King Edward Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
King’s Road, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
King’s Road, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
Kingfisher House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Kings Road, SW10 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Kings Road, SW6 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
King’s Road, SW6 King’s Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Knaresborough Place, SW5 Knaresborough Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Knivet Road, SW6 Knivet Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Kramer Mews, SW5 Kramer Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kynance Mews, SW7 Kynance Mews consists of 33 residential properties on a mews road which starts at Gloucester Road and ends in a cul-de-sac.
Kynance Place, SW7 Kynance Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Lancer Square, W8 Lancer Square is a street in Kensington.
Langford Road, SW6 Langford Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Langham Mansions, SW5 Langham Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Langton Street, SW10 Langton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Launceston Place, SW7 Launceston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Launceston Place, W8 Launceston Place is a street in Kensington.
Laverton Place, SW5 Laverton Place is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Lexham Gardens, SW5 Lexham Gardens is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Lexham Gardens, W8 Lexham Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Lexham Mews, W8 Lexham Mews is a street in Kensington.
Lillie Yard, SW6 Sir John Scott Lillie laid out the yard on his estate in 1826.
Lindrop Street, SW6 Lindrop Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Linver Road, SW6 Linver Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Logan Place, W8 Logan Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Longridge Road, SW5 Longridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Lots Road, SW10 Lots Road, older than the surrounding streets, was once Pooles Lane which was a track leading to Chelsea Farm.
Maltings Place, SW6 Maltings Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Marchbank Road, SW6 Marchbank Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Marchbank Road, W14 Marchbank Road is a road in the W14 postcode area
Marinefield Road, SW6 Marinefield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Marloes Road, SW5 Marloes Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Marloes Road, W8 Marloes Road runs north from the Cromwell Road.
Marlogs Road, W8 Marlogs Road is a street in Kensington.
Maxwell Road, SW6 Maxwell Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Maynard Close, SW6 Maynard Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
McLeod’s Mews, SW7 McLeod’s Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Melbury Court, W14 Melbury Court is a road in the W14 postcode area
Melbury Court, W8 Melbury Court is a road in the W8 postcode area
Meldon Close, SW6 Meldon Close is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Mendip Court, SW11 Mendip Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Mendip Road, SW11 Mendip Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Mews End Studios, W11 Mews End Studios is a street in Notting Hill.
Michael Road, SW6 Michael Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Micheal Road, SW6 Micheal Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Micklethwaite Road, SW6 Micklethwaite Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Milborne Grove, SW10 Milborne Grove was built between 1851 and 1862.
Molasses House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Moore Park Road, SW6 Moore Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Munro Terrace, SW10 Munro Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Musgrave Crescent, SW6 Musgrave Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Mustow Place, SW6 Mustow Place is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Narborough Street, SW6 Narborough Street was built in late 1896.
Netherton Grove, SW10 Netherton Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Nevern Place, SW5 Nevern Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Nevern Road, SW5 Nevern Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Nevern Square, SW5 Nevern Square is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
New King’s Road, SW6 This is a street in the SW6 postcode area
New Kings Road, SW6 New Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Nickols Walk, SW18 Nickols Walk is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Nickols Walk, SW6 Nickols Walk is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Nightingale Place, SW10 Nightingale Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
North End Road, SW6 North End Road is named after the former hamlet of North End.
North End, SW6 North End is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Novello Street, SW6 Novello Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Old Brompton Road, SW5 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Old Brompton Road, SW6 Old Brompton Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Old Court Place, W8 Old Court Place is a street in Kensington.
Old Manor Yard, SW5 Old Manor Yard is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Ongar Road, SW6 Ongar Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Osten Mews, SW7 Osten Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Owen Close, UB4 Owen Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Palace Avenue, W8 Palace Avenue is a road in the W8 postcode area
Palace Gate, W8 Palace Gate was previously part of Gloucester Road and developed in the 1860s
Palace Mews, SW6 Palace Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Palace Place Mansions, W8 Palace Place Mansions is a street in Kensington.
Parsons Green Lane, SW6 Parsons Green Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Parsons Green, SW6 Parsons Green is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Parthenia Road, SW6 Parthenia Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 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.
Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 Pembroke Gardens Close is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pembroke Gardens, SW14 A street within the W8 postcode
Pembroke Gardens, W8 Pembroke Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pembroke Mews, W8 Pembroke Mews is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Place, W8 Pembroke Place is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Road, W8 Pembroke Road is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Square, W8 Pembroke Square was developed by the Hawks family.
Pembroke Villas, W8 Pembroke Villas is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pembroke Walk, W8 Pembroke Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pennant Mews, W8 Pennant Mews is a street in Kensington.
Penywern Road, SW5 Penywern Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Perrymead Street, SW6 Perrymead Street is street in Fulham.
Peterborough Mews, SW6 Peterborough Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Peterborough Road, SW6 Peterborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Peterborough Villas, SW6 Peterborough Villas is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Petergate, SW11 Petergate is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Petersham Mews, SW7 Petersham Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Petersham Place, SW7 Petersham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Philbeach Gardens, SW5 Philbeach Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Philbeach Gardens, SW6 Philbeach Gardens is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Phillimore Gardens, W8 Phillimore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Phillimore Place, W8 Phillimore Place was part of the old Phillimore Estate and, at first, named Durham Villas.
Phillimore Walk, W8 Phillimore Walk is a street in Kensington.
Pier Terrace, SW18 Pier Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Pitt Street, W8 Pitt Street is a street in Kensington.
Plaza, SW10 Plaza is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Port House Square Rigger Row, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Port House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 Prince Of Wales Terrace is a street in Kensington.
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.
Prospect Quay, SW18 Prospect Quay is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Pulton Place, SW6 Pulton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Quarrendon Street, SW6 Quarrendon Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Quarter House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Queen’s Gate Mews, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate Terrace, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queens Gate Gardens, SW7 Queens Gate Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Mews, SW7 Queens Gate Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queens Gate Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Place, SW7 Queens Gate Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Terrace, SW7 Queens Gate Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queen’s Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queen’s Gate Place Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Querrin Street, SW6 Querrin Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Raasay Street, SW10 Raasay Street ran from Dartrey Road to Edith Grove.
Racton Road, SW6 Racton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Radley Mews, W8 Radley Mews is a street in Kensington.
Redcliffe Close, SW5 Redcliffe Close is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Redcliffe Gardens, SW10 Redcliffe Gardens began life as Walnut Tree Walk, a pathway running through nurseries and market gardens.
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.
Redfield Lane, SW5 Redfield Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Reef House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Reston Place, SW7 Reston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Rickett Street, SW6 Rickett Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
River House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
River Reach Business Park, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Roland Gardens, SW7 Roland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Roland Way, SW7 Roland Way is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rosary Gardens, SW7 Rosary Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rosebury Road, SW6 Rosebury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Roxby Place, SW6 Roxby Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Rumbold Road, SW6 Rumbold Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Ryecroft Street, SW6 Ryecroft Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Sandilands Road, SW6 Sandilands Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Scarsdale Place, W8 Scarsdale Place is a street in Kensington.
Scarsdale Villas, W8 Scarsdale Villas is a street in Kensington.
Seagrave Road, SW6 Seagrave Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Sedlescombe Road, SW6 Sedlescombe Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Settrington Road, SW6 Settrington Road marks the western limit of the Morrison’s Farm Estate,
Seymour Walk, SW10 Seymour Walk was almost entirely built between the 1790s-1820s in an area then known as Little Chelsea.
Shalcomb Street, SW10 Shalcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Sheldrake Place, W8 Sheldrake Place is a street in Kensington.
Shottendane Road, SW6 Shottendane Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Slaidburn Street, SW10 Slaidburn Street is a street in London
Smugglers Way, SW18 Smugglers Way is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Snowbury Road, SW6 Snowbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
South Bolton Gardens, SW5 South Bolton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
South Edwardes Square, W8 South Edwardes Square is a street in Kensington.
South End Row, W8 South End Row is a street in Kensington.
South End, W8 South End is a street in Kensington.
South Walk, SW10 South Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Southwell Gardens, SW7 Southwell Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Spear Mews, SW5 Spear Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Spinnaker House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Square Rigger Row, SW11 Square Rigger Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
St Albans Grove, W8 St Albans Grove is a street in Kensington.
St Lukes Church Hall, SW10 St Lukes Church Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
St Margarets Lane, W8 St Margarets Lane is a road in the W8 postcode area
St. John’s Close, SW6 St. John’s Close is a road in the SW6 postcode area
St. Marks Close, SE10 A street within the SW6 postcode
St. Mary’s Gate, W8 St. Mary’s Gate is a road in the W8 postcode area
St. Mary’s Place, W8 St. Mary’s Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Stadium Street, SW10 Stadium Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Stafford Terrace, W8 Stafford Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Stamford Gate, SW6 Stamford Gate is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Stanford Road, W8 Stanford Road is a road in the W8 postcode area
Stanhope Gardens, SW7 Stanhope Gardens was built in the 1860s in developments following the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Stanhope Mews South, SW7 Stanhope Mews South is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Stanhope Mews West, SW7 Stanhope Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal 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.
Stokenchurch Street, SW6 Stokenchurch Street is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Stone Hall Gardens, W8 Stone Hall Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Stratford Road, W8 Stratford Road is a street in Kensington.
Studdridge Street, SW6 Studdridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Sulivan Court, SW6 Sulivan Court was named after local landowner Charlotte Sulivan, a benefactress and naturalist.
Sulivan Enterprise Centre, SW6 Sulivan Enterprise Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Sulivan Road, SW6 Sulivan Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Sunningdale Gardens, W8 Sunningdale Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Swan Court, SW6 Swan Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Swan Mews, SW6 Swan Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Tadema Road, SW10 Tadema Road was named after Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Tamworth Street, SW6 Tamworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Templeton Place, SW5 Templeton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Tetcott Road, SW10 Tetcott Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Thackeray Street, W8 Thackeray Street is a street in Kensington.
Thames Avenue, SW10 Thames Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Thames Towpath, SW10 Thames Towpath is a road in the SW10 postcode 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 Boulevard, SW10 The Boulevard is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Boulevard, SW18 The Boulevard is a road in the SW18 postcode area
The Boulevard, SW6 The Boulevard is a road in the SW6 postcode area
The Chambers, SW10 The Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Crainewell, SW6 The Crainewell is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
The Little Boltons, SW10 The Little Boltons - originally called "The Grove" - connects Old Brompton Road with Tregunter Road.
The Mansions, SW5 The Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
The Plaza, SW10 The Plaza is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Thistle Grove, SW10 Thistle Grove is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Thorndike Close, SW10 Thorndike Close is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Tournay Road, SW6 Tournay Road is one of the streets of London in the SW6 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.
Trebouir Road, SW5 Trebouir Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Trebovir Road, SW5 Trebovir Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 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.
Tynemouth Street, SW6 Tynemouth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Tyrawley Road, SW6 Tyrawley Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Tz, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Upcerne Road, SW10 Upcerne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 Upper Phillimore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Upper Whistler Walk, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Usk Road, SW11 Usk Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Uverdale Road, SW10 Uverdale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Vanston Place, SW6 Vanston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Vicentia Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Victoria Grove, W8 Victoria Grove is a street in Kensington.
Victoria Road, W8 Victoria Road is a street in Kensington.
Walham Green Court, SW6 Walham Green Court is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Walham Grove, SW6 Walham Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Walham Yard, SW6 Walham Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Wandon Road, SW6 Wandon Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 Wandsworth^ Bridge Road dates from the construction of the bridge in 1873.
Wandsworth Bridge, SW18 Wandsworth Bridge is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Wandsworth Bridge, SW6 Wandsworth Bridge is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Wansdown Place, SW6 Wansdown Place is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Wardens Square, SW6 Wardens Square is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Warwick Chambers, W8 Warwick Chambers is a street in Kensington.
Warwick Road, SW5 Warwick Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Waterford Road, SW6 Waterford 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.
Waterside Path, SW18 Waterside Path is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Weir Road, SW17 Weir Road is a road in the SW17 postcode area
West Cromwell Road, SW5 West Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
West Road, SW10 West Road is a road in the SW10 postcode area
West Road, SW6 West Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Westgate Terrace, SW10 Westgate Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Wetherby Gardens, SW5 Wetherby Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Wetherby Mansions, SW5 Wetherby Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Wetherby Mews, SW5 Wetherby Mews is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Wetherby Place, SW7 Wetherby Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal 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.
William Morris Way, SW6 William Morris Way is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Woolneigh Street, SW6 Woolneigh Street was laid out in June 1899.
Worlds End Place, SW10 Worlds End Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Wrights Lane, W8 Wrights Lane is a street in Kensington.
Wynnstay Gardens, W8 Wynnstay Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Wynter Street, SW11 Wynter Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
York Passage, W8 York Passage is a road in the W8 postcode area
York Road, SW18 York Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Young Street, W8 Young Street, named after the developer of Kensington Square, was in use as a road by 1685.


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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