Visit to Very Varied Chelsea

Under the leadership of Louise, a group of members made a guided visit to Chelsea in West London on Friday 05 July 2024. The guide was Stephanie Tickner who had spoken to our Monthly Meeting on 27 March 2024 on the Skills of Being a Good Guide in London – so no pressure there!

This interesting and varied visit started in Sloane Square, by the exit from Sloane Square Underground Station. Just a short stroll away was the Fox and Hounds public house, and the Linley Furniture store at the far end of Passmore Street.

From there, the walk continued towards the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. Opposite was the Royal Avenue which the group explored. It was then on to the National Army Museum where there was an opportunity to explore the many exhibits, including a bust of the Late Queen as well as many other famous people and tanks.

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The walk then progressed past the former homes of Oscar Wilde and Lord Haden-Guest to the Chelsea Physic Garden via Paradise Walk. The group then moved on to Cheyne Walk with an opportunity to examine the Albert Bridge. There was then a chance to see the statue of Sir Thomas More before the walk came to an end near Battersea Bridge.

This was a most enjoyable event, and Stephanie was able to provide many anecdotes and facts that lifted the event from the ordinary to the exceptional.

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