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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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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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www.violettrefusis.com   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Chelsea Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.

THE STREETS OF CHELSEA
Alpha Place, SW3 Alpha Place was probably so called because it was the first turning to be built out of the old lane now named Flood Street.
Anderson Street, SW3 Anderson Street connects the King’s Road with Sloane Avenue.
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.
Beauchamp Place, SW3 Beauchamp Place was also the name of a 16th-century mansion of the Seymour family.
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 was the location of the house and estate of Blacklands.
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.
Britten Street, SW3 Britten Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Brompton Road, SW3 Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal 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.
Cadogan Gardens, SW3 Cadogan Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal 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.
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, SW10 A street within the SW10 postcode
Cathcart Road, SW10 Cathcart Road is a road in the SW10 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
Charles II Place, SW3 Charles II Place is a road in the SW3 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 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 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, SW3 Cheyne Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Chipperfield House Sutton Estate, SW3 Chipperfield House is on the Sutton Estate.
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 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.
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.
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.
Dartrey Tower, SW10 Dartrey Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal 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.
Dovehouse Street, SW3 Dovehouse Street 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.
Duke Of York Square, SW3 Duke Of York Square is a shopping and retail development.
East Terrace, SW10 East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
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
Egerton Gardens, SW3 Egerton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Elm Park Gardens, SW10 Elm Park Gardens is a location in London.
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
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.
Esher House, SW10 Residential block
Evelyn Gardens, SW7 Evelyn Gardens is a road in the SW7 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.
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.
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.
Gertrude Street, SW10 Gertrude Street is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Glebe Place, SW3 Glebe Place was built over a former road called Cooks Ground.
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.
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.
Halsey Street, SW3 Halsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Hans Place, SW1X Hans Place, a square, is named after Sir Hans Sloane, physician and collector, whose bequest became the foundation of the British Museum.
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
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.
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.
Honiton Mansions, SW3 Honiton Mansions is a location in London.
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.
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.
Kensington And Chelsea, SW3 Kensington And Chelsea is a location in London.
Kimbolton Row, SW3 Kimbolton Row is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Kings Road, SW3 Kings Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Kramer Mews, SW5 Kramer Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
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.
Lennox Gardens, SW1X Lennox Gardens skirts the central gardens of the same name.
Lewis Estate, SW3 Lewis Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Lincoln Street, SW3 Lincoln Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
London House, SW10 Residential block
Mallord Street, SW3 Mallord Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Markham Street, SW3 A street within the SW3 postcode
Milborne Grove, SW10 Milborne Grove was built between 1851 and 1862.
Milmans Street, SW10 Milmans Street is a road in the SW10 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 arrived in 1830 following the demolition of Chelsea Manor House in 1822.
Old Brompton Road, SW5 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Old Church Street, SW3 Old Church Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Gardens, SW3 Ovington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Ovington Street, SW1X Ovington Street is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Owen Close, SW10 Owen Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Park Walk, SW10 Park Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Paultons Square, SW3 Paultons Square, a garden square, was built in 1836–40 on the site of a former market garden.
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
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.
Queen’s Elm Parade, SW3 Queen’s Elm Parade is a location in London.
Queens Elm Parade, SW3 Queens Elm Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal 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.
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.
Redesdale Street, SW3 Redesdale Street is a location in London.
Resedale Street, SW3 Resedale Street is a location in London.
Rich Lane, SW3 Rich Lane is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Richards Place, SW3 Richards Place is a location in London.
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.
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 Hospital Road, SW3 Royal Hospital Road is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Samuel Lewis Trust Dwellings, SW3 Samuel Lewis Trust Dwellings is a location in London.
Selwood Place, SW7 Selwood Place is a road in the SW7 postcode 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 was built between 1794 and 1807 by a vintner named Thomas Smith.
Smith Terrace, SW3 Smith Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW3 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 was named after William St Loo, the third husband of Bess of Hardwick.
St. Catherines Mews, SW3 St. Catherines Mews is a location in London.
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
Stewarts Grove, SW3 Stewarts Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW3 postal area.
Sutton Estate, SW3 Sutton Estate is a location in London.
Sydney Close, SW7 Sydney Close 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
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
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 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.
Tryon Street, SW3 Tryon Street was originally a footpath known locally as Butterfly Alley which separated two famous nurseries: John Colville and Thomas Davey.
Upper Cheyne Row, SW3 Upper Cheyne Row is a road in the SW3 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
Wellington Buildings, SW1W Wellington Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW1W postal area.
Wellington Square, SW3 Wellington Square was laid out in the 1850s by Francis Edwards though the terraces on either side of the square were built some ten years earlier.
West Road, SW3 West Road is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Wetherby Mansions, SW5 Wetherby Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Whistler Square, SW1W Whistler Square is a location in London.
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
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.

THE PUBS OF CHELSEA
Azteca This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Builders Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Butchers Hook This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Chelsea Ram This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Colville Tavern The Colville Tavern closed in 1969.
Eclipse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Fox & Pheasant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Goat This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lots Road Pub & Dining room This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Cadogan Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Coopers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Hour Glass This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Kings Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Trafalgar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Unknown as yet The Chelsea Potter was originally called ‘The Commercial Tavern’ and dates from 1842.
Zefi Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The Fascination of Chelsea
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Elm Park Gardens
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In the neighbourhood...

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Albert Bridge opened in 1873 and was immediately designated as a dangerous structure. It was noticed early on that vibrations could threaten the structural integrity of the bridge.
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Battersea Bridge (1860s)
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Elm Park Gardens
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Old Battersea Bridge, Walter Greaves (oil on canvas, 1874) Old Battersea Bridge, seen from upstream, on Lindsey Row (now Cheyne Walk), with Battersea on the far shore. The boatyard belonging to the Greaves family is in the foreground. On the extreme left is the wall surrounding the garden of the artist William Bell Scott. In the far distance Crystal Palace is just visible. Battersea Bridge was demolished in 1881, and replaced with the present bridge. Before the alterations Greaves recalled the danger to shipping and the difficulty of steering through the arches unless the ‘set of the tide was known’.
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