Secret London: Chelsea
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.