Chelsea Old Church
This beautiful and original church stands behind a bronze monument to Thomas More (1477–1535), who had a close association with it....
Chelsea Physic Garden
This walled pocket of botanical enchantment was established by the Apothecaries’ Society in 1673 for students working on medicinal...
National Army Museum
This museum tells the history of the British army, and its role in past and modern history, from the perspective of its servicemen and...
This beautiful bar/pub in the heart of Chelsea is a hit – from the red banquette in the stylish dining room to the elegant terrace for...
The rather formal setting – starched white table cloths, cubby holes and leather banquettes – is softened by intimate lighting in the...
24 Cheyne Row · interesting places nearby
Carlyle’s House information
From 1834 until his death in 1881, the eminent Victorian essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle dwelt in this three-storey terrace house, bought by his parents when it was surrounded by open fields in what was then a deeply unfashionable part of town. The lovely Queen Ann house – built in 1708 – is magnificently preserved as it looked in 1895, when it became London’s first literary shrine. It’s not big but has been left much as it was when Carlyle was living here and Chopin, Tennyson and Dickens came to call.