Albert Bridge, SW3

Road in/near Chelsea

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Albert Bridge, SW3

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Road · Chelsea · SW3 ·
July
29
2017
Albert Bridge is a road in the SW3 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
The Fascination of Chelsea The Fascination of Chelsea was a book published in 1902.
The Prince Albert Originally called the Albert Tavern, the Prince Albert public house is a three storey building dating from 1866-68.

NEARBY STREETS
Albion Riverside Building, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Albion Riverside, SW11 Albion Riverside is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Alpha Place, SW3 Alpha Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Anhalt Road, SW11 Anhalt Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea Bridge, SW10 Battersea Bridge is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Battersea Bridge, SW11 Battersea Bridge is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Bramerton Street, SW3 Bramerton Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Cadogan Pier, SW3 Cadogan Pier is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Carlyle Square, SW3 Carlyle Square was named in honour of the writer Thomas Carlyle in 1872.
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
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 Towers, SW3 Chelsea Towers 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, SW3 Cheyne Walk 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.
Clover Mews, SW3 Clover Mews is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Danvers Street, SW3 Sir John Danvers (died 1655) introduced Italian gardens to England in his mansion Danvers House whose grounds spread from the river to the Kings Road.
Dilke Street, SW3 Dilke 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.
Glebe Place, SW3 Glebe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 Great Eastern Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Grove Cottages, SW3 Grove Cottages is a road in the SW3 postcode area
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.
Justice Walk, SW3 Justice Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Lawrence Street, SW3 Lawrence Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lordship Place, SW3 This is a street in the SW3 postcode area
Mallord Street, SW3 Mallord 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
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
Paradise Walk, SW3 Paradise Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 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
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.
Pier House, SW3 Residential block
Porters Lodge, SW3 Porters Lodge is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Rainsome Dock, SW11 Rainsome Dock is one of the streets of London in the SW11 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
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.
Redburn Street, SW3 Redburn Street is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Riverside, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Robinson Street, SW3 Robinson Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal 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 Hospital Road, SW3 Royal Hospital Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St Loo Avenue, SW3 St Loo Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
St. Loo Avenue, SW3 St. Loo Avenue is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Swan Walk, SW3 Swan Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode 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, SW11 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Terrace Walk, SW3 Terrace Walk is a road in the SW3 postcode area
The Courtyard, SW3 The Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
The Vale, SW3 The Vale is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Tite Street, SW3 Tite Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Trident Place, SW3 Trident Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Upper Cheyne Row, SW3 Upper Cheyne Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The Fascination of Chelsea
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