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Little Known Facts about Chelsea

  • Michelin House opened as the original UK headquarters for the Michelin Tyre Company in 1911.

  • The area in Chelsea known as World’s End was home to Vivienne Westwood’s famous SEX boutique in the 1970s.

  • Chelsea was one of the major centres of London’s ‘swinging sixties’, particularly the Kings Road.

  • The name Chelsea is translated from Old English as the “landing place on the river for chalk or limestone�?.

  • Chelsea is famous for Chelsea buns (a long strip of sweet dough with currants) as well as Chelsea China, thought to be the first factory-made porcelain in England.

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