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Chelsea garden property

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Chelsea was a village outside London but is now a fashionable area for residential property. The King's Road, taking its name from Charles II, was a private road from St James's Palace to Fulham. Chelsea has a Physic Garden and the Royal Hospital (1694) is home to the Chelsea Flower Show. Chelsea property became famous when occupied by famous artists in the nineteenth century J.M.W. Turner, James McNeill Whistler, William Holman Hunt, and John Singer Sargent. They lived and worked near Cheyne Walk. Thomas Carlyle lived in Cheyne Row. In the 1960s, Chelsea was home to Swinging London. There are many quiet streets with terrace houses and peaceful back gardens.

More information on Chelsea property

Muirhead's 1927 Chelsea Walk

Chelsea Flower Show reviews

Chelsea Physic Garden

For a garden short break around Chelsea and Central London see our London Garden Short Breaks

Sloane Square, London

Chelsea Pub, London

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea house with window box