Places of Interest
The home of a Victorian celebrity couple, once the hub of Victorian literary society, Dickens, Tennyson and Ruskin were regular visitors, shrine to the memory of Carlyle
Chelsea Physic Garden
Situated in the heart of London, this ‘Secret Garden’ is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation. Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, it continues to research the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 plant species. Chelsea Physic Garden
Ten minutes walk away, across the Albert Bridge, the park, with its delightful Old English Garden, provides a wonderful walking, jogging and cycling exercise area.
Also within ten minutes walk is the Grade I listed Brompton Cemetery, the well-loved final resting place of over 200,000 people, a haven for wildlife and a popular destina-tion for locals and tourists. Nestled among the spectacular trees and undergrowth are over 35,000 gravestones and monuments, including those for Emmeline Pankhurst and the scientist John Snow.
This historic club in London is the UK headquarters for Real Tennis and Rackets and the stage for the annual Fever-Tree Championships.
The Saatchi Gallery
The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to exhibit his collection to the public. It has occupied different premises, first in North London, then the South Bank by the River Thames, and finally in Chelsea, its current location