Chelsea (London)

Chelsea is a quarter in the west of London. It is between the Sloane Square and the Themse as the southern border. That quarter belongs to the urban district Royal Borough OF Kensington and Chelsea.

There is a soccer club of same name in Chelsea (see Chelsea F.C.).

objects of interest

in the quarter is the hospital for retired soldiers Royal hospital Chelsea. It was built for 1692 in the years 1682 - after the plans by Christopher Wren. In the neighbourhood is the army museum national Army museum. It was established in the place in the year 1809 and in the Second World War of the destroyed cultivation of the hospital built by John Soane.

The main street of the quarter Kings Road became in 17. Century put on and received its names for honouring the king Karl II. Up to the year 1830 it was in the private property. The Kings Road belonged into the 1960er and the 1970er years to the centers of the subculture of the Hippies and the Punks. Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood opened there in the year 1972 the shop SEX, in the mode in the Punk - to style were sold. Later the scene pulled Notting Hill and Camden Town into the other quarters , predominantly.

acquaintance inhabitant

Chelsea applied in 19. Century and at the beginning 20. Century as a residential area of the artists such as Thomas Carlyle, William Holman Hunt, George Meredith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Singer Sargent, Algernon Swinburne, William Turner, James McNeill Whistler or Virginia Woolf. Particularly many artists lived at the road Cheyne mill and in their environment, where a majority of the houses that 18. Century comes of.

To the well-known inhabitants of Chelsea likewise Margaret Thatcher ( to the Flood Street) and Mick Jagger belonged. The politician William Wilberforce died in the year 1833 in Chelsea.

Further famous inhabitants are or were:


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