Battersea Bridge, SW10

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Battersea Bridge, SW10

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Road · Chelsea · SW10 ·
July
25
2017
Battersea Bridge is a road in the SW10 postcode area




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Abercrombie Street, SW11 Abercrombie Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Afghan Road, SW11 Afghan Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Albert Bridge, SW3 Albert Bridge is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Albion Riverside Building, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Albion Riverside, SW11 Albion Riverside is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Alexander Place, SW7 Alexander Place was originally called Alfred Place East.
Alexander Square, SW3 Alexander Square is a garden square in Chelsea.
Althorpe Mews, SW11 Althorpe Mews is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Ann Lane, SW10 Ann Lane is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Archer House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Balfern Street, SW11 Balfern Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Barnaby Place, SW7 Barnaby Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 The laying out of Battersea Bridge Road took place in several phases between the 1770s and 1850s.
Battersea Bridge, SW11 Battersea Bridge is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Battersea Church Road, SW11 Battersea Church Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea High Street, SW11 Battersea High Street is anything but the high street of Battersea.
Battersea Square, SW11 Battersea Square is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal 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.
Blantyre Street, SW10 Blantyre Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Blomfield Court, SW11 Blomfield Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Body Logic/190 Battersea Park Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Bolingbroke Walk, SW11 Bolingbroke Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Bramerton Street, SW3 Bramerton Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Bridge Lane, SW11 Bridge Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Bridges Court Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Bridges Court, SW11 Bridges Court is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Bridges Wharf, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Britten Street, SW3 Britten Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW7 Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bullen Street, SW11 Bullen Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 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.
Bute Street, SW7 Bute Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cabul Road, SW11 Cabul Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 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.
Candahar Road, SW11 Candahar Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 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
Cavaye Place, SW10 Cavaye Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chapel Walk, SW10 Chapel Walk is a road in the SW10 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 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 Square, SW3 Chelsea Square is a road in the SW3 postcode 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.
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.
Clareville Grove, SW7 Clareville Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Clareville Street, SW7 Clareville Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Condray Place, SW11 Condray Place is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Coppock Close, SW11 Coppock Close is part of the Kambala Estate.
Cotswold Mews, SW11 Cotswold Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cranley Gardens, SW7 Cranley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Mews, SW7 Cranley Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Place, SW7 Cranley Place is a road in the SW7 postcode 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.
Crombie Mews, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Cromwell Gardens, SW7 Cromwell Gardens is a short but major road in South Kensington. It joins the Cromwell Road at the junction with Exhibition Road to the west with the Brompton Road to the east.
Cromwell Mews, BR7 A street within the SW7 postcode
Cromwell Place, SW7 Cromwell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cromwell Road, SW7 Cromwell Road is a major London road, designated as part of the A4.
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.
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.
Dudmaston Mews, SW3 Dudmaston Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Eaton House, SW11 Eaton House is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Edna Street, SW11 Edna Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Egerton Crescent, SW3 Egerton Crescent was described in 2013 as "the most expensive street in Britain".
Egerton Gardens, SW3 Egerton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elcho Street, SW11 Elcho Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Elm Park Gardens, SW10 Elm Park Gardens links Fulham Road with Elm Park Road.
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
Elystan Street, SW3 Elystan Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ensor Mews, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Esaint Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ethelburga Street, SW11 Ethelburga Street was named after Saint Æthelburh (Ethelburga), founder and first Abbess of Barking.
Evelyn Gardens, SW7 Evelyn Gardens is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Fairchild Close, SW11 Fairchild Close is a housing development between Wye Street and York Road on the former sites of Lithgow Street and Tibet Street.
Fawcett Close, SW11 Fawcett Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Flat 2 Orbis Wharf Bridges Court Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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
Fulham Road, SW3 Fulham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Gertrude Street, SW10 Gertrude Street 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.
Glendower Place, SW7 Glendower Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Godfrey Street, SW3 Godfrey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Granfield Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 Great Eastern Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Greaves Tower, SW10 Greaves Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Grove Cottages, SW3 Grove Cottages is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Groveside Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Gwynne Road, SW11 Gwynne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Harrington Road, SW7 Harrington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Heaver Road, SW11 Heaver Road, now a cul-de-sac, once ran eastwards to Falcon Road.
Heliport Estate, SW11 Heliport Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Heliport Industrial Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Henning Street, SW11 Henning Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Henty Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Hester Road 8, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Hester Road, SW11 Hester Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal 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
Holman Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Home Road, SW11 Home Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hotel Verta, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Howie Street, SW11 Howie Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hyde Lane, SW11 Hyde Lane is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Inworth Street, SW11 Inworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Inworth Walk, N1 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ixworth Place, SW3 Ixworth Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Juer Street, SW11 Juer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Justice Walk, SW3 Justice Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Kambala Road, SW11 Kambala Road lies along the line of a former street called Natal Road.
Kamballa Road, SW11 Kamballa Road ran from Natal Road to Falcon Road.
Kendrick Mews, SW7 Kendrick Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kerrison Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Khyber Road, SW11 This is a street in the SW11 postcode area
Kimbolton Row, SW3 Kimbolton Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
King’s Road, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Kings Road, SW3 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Kingswater Place, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Lamont Road, SW10 Lamont Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal 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.
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
Lombard Road, SW11 Lombard Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Lombaroad Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
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.
Manresa Road, SW3 Manresa Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Manson Mews, SW7 Manson Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Manson Place, SW7 Manson Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Mantua Street, SW11 Mantua Street started its story in the 1860s.
Marlborough Street, SW3 Marlborough Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
McDermott Close, SW11 McDermott Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Mckiernan Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Melton Court, SW7 Melton Court is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Milmans Street, SW10 Milmans Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Moravian Place, SW10 Moravian Place is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Mulberry Walk, SW3 Mulberry Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Musjid Road, SW11 Musjid Road is a shadow of its former self.
Nepaul Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Neville Street, SW7 Neville Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Neville Terrace, SW7 Neville Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
North Terrace, SW3 North Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
North Terrace, SW7 North Terrace is a road in the SW7 postcode 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.
Octavia Street, SW11 Octavia Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Old Brompton Road, SW7 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Old Church Street, SW3 Old Church Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Old Garden House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Old School House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Onslow Crescent, SW7 Onslow Crescent is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Onslow Gardens, SW7 Onslow Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Onslow Mews East, SW7 Onslow Mews East is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Onslow Square, SW7 Onslow Square was started by Charles James Freake, to designs by architect George Basevi, with the square completed by 1865.
Orbel Street, SW11 Orbel Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Orbis Wharf Bridges Court Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Orville Road, SW11 Orville Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Oyster Wharf, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Park South, SW11 Park South is one of the streets of London in the SW11 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
Parkgate Road, SW11 Parkgate Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Parkham Street, SW11 Parkham Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Patience Road, SW11 Patience Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal 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
Paveley Drive, SW11 Paveley Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Pelham Court, SW3 Pelham Court is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Pelham Crescent, SW3 Pelham Crescent is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pelham Crescent, SW7 Henry Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester was a former trustee of the Smith’s Charity Estate, upon which the road was built.
Pelham Place, SW7 Pelham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Pelham Street, SW3 Pelham Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pelham Street, SW7 Pelham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Petyt Place, SW3 Petyt Place 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.
Pond Place, SW3 Pond Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Porters Lodge, SW3 Porters Lodge is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Queens Elm Parade, SW3 Queens Elm Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Queensberry Mews West, SW7 Queensberry Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Place, SW7 Queensberry Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Way, SW7 Queensberry Way is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Radstock Street, SW11 Radstock Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Rainsome Dock, SW11 Rainsome Dock is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ramsay Mews, SW3 Ramsay Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Randall Close, SW11 Randall Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ransomes Dock Business Centre 35-37, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock Business Centre, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock, Parkgate Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock, SW11 Ransomes Dock is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Reece Mews, SW7 Reece Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Restoration Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Riley Street, SW10 Riley Street is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Riverside Plaza, SW11 Riverside Plaza is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Riverside, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Roland Gardens, SW7 Roland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rose Square, SW3 Rose Square is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rowena Crescent, SW11 Rowena Crescent was once called Zulu Crescent.
Searles Close, SW11 Searles Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Selwood Place, SW7 Selwood Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Selwood Terrace, SW7 Selwood Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Selwood Terrace; Neville Terrace, SW7 Selwood Terrace; Neville Terrace is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Sesame Apartments, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Shalcomb Street, SW10 Shalcomb Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Shuttleworth Road, SW11 Shuttleworth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Simpson Street, SW11 Simpson Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
South Kensington Station Arcade, SW7 South Kensington Station Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
South Kensington Underground Station, SW7 South Kensington Underground Station is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
South Parade, SW3 South Parade is a road in the SW3 postcode area
South Terrace, SW7 South Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
South Walk, SW10 South Walk is a road in the SW10 postcode area
St Andrews Church, SW10 St Andrews Church 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.
Stadium Street, SW10 Stadium Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Stanhope Gardens, SW7 Stanhope Gardens was built in the 1860s in developments following the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Stanhope Mews East, SW7 Stanhope Mews East is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Stanmer Street, SW11 Stanmer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Stewarts Grove, SW3 Stewarts Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sumner Place, SW7 Sumner Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Sunbury Lane, SW11 Sunbury Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Surrey Lane Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Surrey Lane, SW11 Surrey Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Sydner Mews, N16 A street within the SW7 postcode
Sydney Close, SW3 Sydney Close is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sydney Place, SW7 Sydney Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Sydney Street, SW3 Sydney Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Takhar Mews, SW11 Takhar Mews is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Thames Towpath, SW10 Thames Towpath is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Arcade, SW7 The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
The Courtyard, SW3 The Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Lanterns, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Parkgate Road, SW11 The Parkgate Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
The Quad, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Vale, SW3 The Vale is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Thorney Crescent, SW11 Thorney Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Thurloe Place Mews, SW7 Thurloe Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thurloe Place, SW7 Thurloe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thurloe Square, SW7 Thurloe Square is a traditional garden square in South Kensington.
Thurloe Street, SW7 Thurloe Street is named for John Thurloe, said to have been given this land by Oliver Cromwell for services during the Commonwealth.
Trident Place, SW3 Trident Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Trott Street, SW11 Trott Street is a road in the SW11 postcode 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
Ursula Street, SW11 Ursula Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Vicarage Cres, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Vicarage Crescent, SW11 Vicarage Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Vicarage Walk, SW11 Vicarage Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Vicentia Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Waterfront House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Wayford Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Westbridge Road, SW11 Westbridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Whistlers Avenue, SW11 Whistlers Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Winders Road, SW11 Winders Road runs from Shuttleworth Road to Battersea Park Road.
Wolftencroft Close, SW11 Wolftencroft Close is a road in the SW11 postcode 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.
Wye Street, SW11 Wye Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Yelverton Road, SW11 Yelverton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
York Road, SW11 York Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Zulu Mews, SW11 Zulu Mews lies within the curve of a Battersea railway.


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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