London’s Historic Chelsea: Guided Walk
Join us for an engaging and informative guided walk through Chelsea tracing its history by means of the blue plaques that abound in the area. The London blue plaque scheme was started in 1866 and links the people of the past to the buildings of the present and Chelsea has many houses and buildings offering a fascinating glimpse into the history of the area from the 16th century onwards. The walk will take us on a journey which details the cultural, artistic and noteworthy people who chose this area as their home.
We will have a number of stops to look at the plaques and discuss the characters behind them. This is not a brisk yomp but more a leisurely journey through a beautiful and inspiring area.
We will walk from Sloane Square Station up towards Knightsbridge before turning west to discover plaques north and south of Kings Road including visiting Royal Hospital Road, Cheyne Walk and Dovehouse Green. Our route will take us back to Sloane Square where we end the walk.
We will encounter some truly beautiful houses and a number of other places of interest including the site of the Chelsea Physic Garden, Thomas More’s Beaufort House and Crosby Hall parts of which date from 1466.
The walk is led by experienced guide Barbara Hamilton who lives in the heart of London.
Walk Details: 4 – 5 miles. Circular walk from Sloane Square underground station. Grade: Leisurely