Things to do in Kensington and Chelsea
This exclusive Royal borough packs a lot into a small space, with world famous museums and luxury shopping as well as many more down to earth attractions.
Known for... Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea Harbour, Sloane Square, Harrods, National History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Portobello Road, Notting Hill and Kensington High Street
Did you know...
- Chelsea has maintained its reputation as an affluent area of London. King Henry VIII acquired Chelsea Manor in 1536, which was regularly used by royalty, the area was once referred to as "a village of palaces".
- Chelsea has one of the largest American communities outside of the United States, with an estimated 6.53% of local residents being US born.
- King's Road was originally a private royal road used by King Charles II to travel to his palace at Kew. It only became a public road in 1830.
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