attractions in chelsea
Attractions in Chelsea
Showcasing contemporary works by artists all over the world, the Saatchi Gallery was re-opened in the year 2008. A 70,000 square feet establishment, it is situated in the former barracks of the Duke of York’s Headquarters. The gallery features an excellent selection of artists and offers dedicated space to young and emerging talent.
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Time: 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday, 2pm to 4 pm on Sundays. It is closed between midday and 2 pm.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea was built by Sir Christopher Wren. It was planned to be a home for soldiers who could not continue duty because of old age or injury. The museum, chapel and Great Hall are open to visitors. The place also comes with attractive grounds that are open daily except during the famous Chelsea Flower Show.
You can also check out the Chelsea Physic Garden and The National Army Museum located close by.
Chelsea Farmer’s Market
Time: 9.30 am to 8 pm
Located off the busy and bustling Kings Road, the Chelsea Farmers Market is a good looking square that comes with shops and restaurants. Come over during summers and you will see wooden tables laid out and exuberant people enjoying lunch under colourful umbrellas.
The market comes with everything from books and magazines to hand bags and purses. You can also check out the Chelsea Gardener for a lovely range of plants.
Rock-archive Gallery Chelsea
What time: 11 am to 7 pm
Rockarchive Gallery, founded by a renowned photographer Jill Furmanovsky exhibits a lovely collection of rock and roll. Furmanovsky brought together a library of famous rock photographers and their pictures of popular musicians. From The Rolling Stones and The Who to The Kinks, you will find them all here. Some of the images come with the story, making them really precious.
This isn’t all. There is a lot around Chelsea that you can explore. Watch plays by inventive writers at the Royal Court Theatre. You can also visit the Chelsea Old Church which dates back to the year1157. Other attractions include St Barnabas Pimlico, Albert Bridge.