Walks and tours in the Royal Borough

Chelsea walk

From architectural gems to famous residents and even royal connections, there are many stories to tell about Chelsea’s rich history. This self-guided walk takes you back in time to explore the history that made Chelsea what it is today, complete with old paintings and photographs to compare ‘then’ and ‘now’.

Why not leave yourself extra time to enjoy King’s Road’s shops and cafes en route, or visit some of the points of interest which are open to the public, like Carlyle House, the Physic Gardens, the National Army Museum and the Royal Hospital Museum.

Follow the link for the full Chelsea walk.

King's Road Music and Fashion Trail

King’s Road made a name for itself leading the style revolution of the sixties and seventies. Its abundance of iconic names in music and fashion, including stylish boutiques like Mary Quant’s Bazaar and Granny Takes a Trip, made it ‘the place to be’.

The King's Road Music and Fashion Trail is a series of short video clips documenting the cultural heritage of the street, which you can access on your mobile. Use the map [PDF] (file size 104Kb) to identify the locations of each shop.

Sculpture in the Royal Borough

The Royal Borough has a long history of high quality public art. This trail takes you on a journey of some of the most notable sculptures around the borough, revealing more about the sculptors and the stories behind each of the pieces.

The publication is divided into 6 instalments. Follow the link to download the PDFs of the sculpture trail: On Public View.

Chelsea Insider e-book

Cadogan have produced a free 'insider's guide' e-book. If you are visiting the area, be sure to download your very own copy of this whistle-stop guide of all that Chelsea has to offer.