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Chelesea’s unusual Moravian burial ground
Chelesea’s unusual Moravian burial ground

Chelesea’s unusual Moravian burial ground

Not easy to find in Chelsea as it's hidden behind high Tudor brick walls is an unusual burial ground - for the Moravian Church.

May
12
London’s Alleys: Lamont Road Passage, SW10
London’s Alleys: Lamont Road Passage, SW10

London’s Alleys: Lamont Road Passage, SW10

This is a posh-looking alley to be found in Chelsea's World's End that has a link with the brutalist architects that designed the Barbican estate.

May
02
See inside St Mary’s Cadogan Street
See inside St Mary’s Cadogan Street

See inside St Mary’s Cadogan Street

A couple of blocks away from Chelsea's posh shops is a large Catholic church that owes its origins to one of the earliest post-reformation Catholic chapels in the country.

Jan
19
London’s Alleys: Shafto Mews, SW1
London’s Alleys: Shafto Mews, SW1

London’s Alleys: Shafto Mews, SW1

This is a row of former stables that backed onto expensive houses in Chelsea, and are now themselves expensive mews homes.

Nov
15
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: Pont Street, SW1
London’s Pocket Parks: Pont Street, SW1

London’s Pocket Parks: Pont Street, SW1

It doesn't look it yet, but this patch of ground that looks like it's been used by the local horse riding society is going to become London's newest pocket park.

Oct
20
2021
Chelsea in Bloom starts next week
Chelsea in Bloom starts next week

Chelsea in Bloom starts next week

For one week, over 70 shops, restaurants, and hotels around Chelsea will be putting on their floral best as part of the annual Chelsea in Bloom competition.

Sep
15
2021
London’s Public Art: Two Pupils
London’s Public Art: Two Pupils

London’s Public Art: Two Pupils

On a side street in Chelsea is a sculpture of two children playing, and they were made by a man who also designed a number of costumes for Doctor Who.

Aug
04
2021
Tickets Alert: Chelsea Flower Show
Tickets Alert: Chelsea Flower Show

Tickets Alert: Chelsea Flower Show

It's not opening until September, but tickets to a revamped Chelsea Flower Show are now on sale.

Oct
29
2020
Tickets Alert: Art Tour of the Belmond Cadogan Hotel
Tickets Alert: Art Tour of the Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Tickets Alert: Art Tour of the Belmond Cadogan Hotel

As part of London Craft Week, delayed this year, the Belmond Cadogan Hotel is offering tours to view many of the original pieces on display throughout the hotel, by mainly British artists

Jul
09
2020
Ticket Alerts: Chelsea Pensioner tours
Ticket Alerts: Chelsea Pensioner tours

Ticket Alerts: Chelsea Pensioner tours

Although tours of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are possible, they're usually limited to large groups, but for the first time, they're now starting tours for individuals to book.

Feb
17
2020
London Public Art: Sir Thomas More
London Public Art: Sir Thomas More

London Public Art: Sir Thomas More

This bronze statue is by Leslie Cubitt Bevis (1892-1984) and was cast at the Morris Singer foundry. It's also quite unusual for modern times, as the face and hands have been gilded.

Feb
13
2020
London’s Pocket Parks: Cremorne Gardens, SW10
London’s Pocket Parks: Cremorne Gardens, SW10

London’s Pocket Parks: Cremorne Gardens, SW10

This otherwise fairly ordinary local park is a lingering relic of a grand Victorian pleasure garden that stretched all the way from the river to King's Road.

Nov
28
2019
Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street
Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street

Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street

Just off Sloane Square is a church that amongst many notable things, also also famously wider that St Paul's Cathedral.

Nov
12
2019
London’s Pocket Parks: Ropers Gardens, SW3
London’s Pocket Parks: Ropers Gardens, SW3

London’s Pocket Parks: Ropers Gardens, SW3

This sunken 1960s style garden exists thanks in part to the diligence of German bombers, but also a Tudor wedding.

Nov
12
2019
Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House
Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House

Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House

In a side street in posh Chelsea can be found a nice but otherwise ordinary house, but to step inside is to step into a Victorian time capsule.

Nov
07
2019
Chelsea’s Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More
Chelsea’s Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More

Chelsea’s Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More

On a very small side street near Kings Road is a modern yet older looking Catholic Church with a very long name.

Oct
30
2019
London Public Art: Evidence of the Unseen Mountain
London Public Art: Evidence of the Unseen Mountain

London Public Art: Evidence of the Unseen Mountain

This is a piece of art hidden away on a quiet residential street in Chelsea that you are not going to stumble upon, unless your the sort of person who goes wandering around quiet residential streets looking for things to stumble upon.

Mar
22
2018
Crossrail 2 could lose both its Chelsea and Hackney Stations
Crossrail 2 could lose both its Chelsea and Hackney Stations

Crossrail 2 could lose both its Chelsea and Hackney Stations

TfL has launched a second consultation about the planned route for Crossrail 2 which could see the two locations most closely associated with it losing their stations.

Jun
09
2014