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A Short History of Chelsea, London

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A Short History of Chelsea, London

The exclusive central London suburb of Chelsea is home to some of the most splendid boutiques, restaurants and clubs in town. The prime address for the crème de la crème of London’s elite boasts a long and illustrious history and was home to royalty, aristocrats, England’s very first porcelain factory and quite a few famed artists. Boasting a long list of famous residents, from Vivienne Westwood to various members of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Chelsea may have had a humble beginning but its present, and indeed its future, is looking as opulent as ever. Book your holiday rental apartment in Chelsea when next visiting the English capital and you can discover all the aspects that make this, the most celebrated suburb in London. Originally a small an unassuming fishing village, Chelsea gained prominence in the 16th and 17th centuries, when high-flying Londoners moved to the area, building opulent mansions, gardens and chapels. Even King Henry VIII, famous for causing England’s split from the Catholic Church, had one of his stately homes in Chelsea. The Chelsea Manor he purchased from Lord Sandys in 1536 was the humble abode of two of his wives; and Princess Elizabeth (who became Queen Elizabeth ...

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