House clearance Chelsea SW3, SW10
Few little facts about Chelsea
Chelsea is an area of South West London bounded to the south by the river thames.The word Chelsea means landing place for Chalk or Limestone. The district is now part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. From 1900, and until the creation of the Greater London in 1965, it formed the metropolitan Borough of Chelsea in the county of London.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, "The Better Residential Portion of Chelsea is the Eastern near Sloane Street and along the river, The Western extending north is mainly a poor quarter". This is no longer the case, although Housing trusts and Council property do remain. The areas to the west also attract very high prices.
Chelsea was once famous for the manufacture of Chelsea Buns made from a long strip of sweet dough tightly coiled with currants trapped between the layers and topped with sugar.
The best known building is Chelsea Royal Hospital for invalid soldiers, setup by Charles II, opened in 1694. A central part of Chelsea's artistic and cultural life was Chelsea Public Library. Its longest serving member staff was Armitage Denton, who joined in 1896 at the age of 22, and he remained there until his retirement in 1939. He was appointed Chief Librarian in 1929.