Where in England is Chelsea?
The Chelsea neighborhood has always attracted freethinkers and those who live on the fringes of fashion. J.M. Turner painted here his celebrated sunsets and Jonh Signer Sargent his society portraits. Oscar Wilde wrote The Importance of being called Ernest and Mary Quant designed her first miniskirt.
Although it is a bit expensive place to live, it is still a very beautiful London neighborhood. On Saturdays it is filled with an army of fashion seekers who go from King’s Road, whose shops gave birth to famous prints of the 60s and the skinhead punks of the 70s.
Within the neighborhood, we can visit one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe: the Chelsea Physic Garden, cared for by the London Pharmacists corporation. Ancient medicinal herbs are cultivated in it.
In Chelsea we can also find the Chelsea Royal Hospital, a hospital that was built in 1694, while Charles II reigned. Inside it the famous Chelsea Flower Show is celebrated, an important exhibition or flower fair that impregnates the neighborhood with its smells and its festive atmosphere every spring.
Also on these sides we find the Saatchi Gallery, where you can appreciate international contemporary art, with free admission.
Those interested in fashion can take a walk along King’s Road, as it is one of the most fashionable places in London, full of boutiques and shops.
Obviously, there is also the possibility of enjoying food in numerous restaurants, or having an ice cream in what is possibly the best ice cream parlor in London: Oddono’s.
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