Andrew Davies London Walk – Chelsea

The Royal Hospital, Chelsea

In the Middle Ages Chelsea was originally a tiny fishing village some miles from the town of London.  By the 16th century, however, it had become a fashionable place for rich people to live.

Andrew showed us where a Chelsea mob smashed up Oscar Wilde’s house, where John Singer Sargent painted his wonderful portraits, the former residences of Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, Rossetti, Bram Stoker, Mick and Keith of the Stones and of Mrs. Thatcher.  Although familiar with Chelsea we saw things we’d never noticed before and learned a lot we didn’t know.