History of the area and the hidden gems of this fascinating village. Highlights of course – the Royal Hospital and the Physic Garde, etc. – but the main concentration is Chelsea’s famous residents, past and present.
Among them: Keith Richards, John Singer Sargeant, Gerald Scarfe, Oscar Wilde, Prince Pavlos of Greece, John Paul Getty, Michael Bloomberg, John Fredrikson, Bob Marley, Carol Reed, the Earl of Durham. And that’s just for starters – there are many many more.
And, needless to say, the Swinging Sixties, Mary Quant and the Punk era also get in on the act.
The walk is guided by the actor and Blue Badge Guide Paul Aves. Chelsea is very much Paul’s hood. He lived on Albert Bridge Road, was brought up in Chelsea, etc. He has, as he enticingly puts it, “a certain inside knowledge.”
Let alone “all sorts of fun stories to tell.”