Posh Chelsea

 
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour

  • 240 GBP – Private Group Price

  • 2,5 Hours Duration

  • Your Private Guide: Vania Gay

  • Guide Languages: English & Portuguese

Wander in the footsteps of many famous and flamboyant residents who lived in Chelsea, from Oscar Wilde to Mick Jagger.

Wander in the footsteps of many famous and flamboyant residents who lived in Chelsea, from Oscar Wilde to Mick Jagger.

Chelsea is a bohemian, chic and 'posh' area of London. With a Royal Avenue and a King’s Road to match, it was a gathering place for artists and writers in the 19th/20th century, where “everything” was happening in the Hippie years of the 60s and where the counter-culture Punk movement was born with Vivienne Westwood.

Wander in the footsteps of many famous and flamboyant residents who lived here from Oscar Wilde to Mick Jagger, from Catherine Parr, last wife of King Henry VIII, to a Victorian painter who kept a menagerie in his home. Hear their entertaining stories.

Admire the beautiful architecture of buildings such as The Royal Hospital, not really a hospital but a home for the Chelsea Pensioners and experience its tranquillity.

Walk along the famous King's Road - site of the first boutique in London and centre of fashion in the 1960s and 70s, synonymous with Swinging London.

Visit the "Cathedral to Arts and Crafts" with its magnificent stained glass windows. Arts and Crafts was a movement born as a reaction to the industrial revolution and mass production and as the name suggests, supports a return to craftsmanship.

Walk along the banks of the River Thames, admire "The Trembling Lady," Londoner's favourite bridge and marvel at a medieval building once in the City of London but dismantled brick by brick and rebuilt in Chelsea.

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