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Events


Spanish Embassy
Events | Sep 06, 2018

  The Chelsea Society has been invited to a Reception by the Ambassador of Spain to the Court of St. James, His Excellency Seňor ...

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ING Bank’s Art Collection
Events | Sep 11, 2018

The Chelsea Society has been invited to a private view of ING Bank’s art collection, at 8-10 Moorgate (3 mins from Bank tube station) ...

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THE PAINT DETECTIVE
Events | Sep 20, 2018

 Patrick Baty is a former member of the Council of the Chelsea Society, and of its Planning Committee.  He served in the 9/12th Royal ...

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Meeting with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea
Events | Sep 26, 2018

At 6.30 pm the Planning Committee of the Chelsea Society will meet with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea to discuss matters of common interest, ...

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BRITISH EMBASSIES: their diplomatic and architectural history
Events | Oct 08, 2018

Monday 8th October 6.30 to 8pm St. Luke’s Hall, St. Luke’s St., SW3 James Stourton is the author of “British Embassies: their diplomatic and ...

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Coutts Bank and their art collection
Events | Oct 16, 2018

Tuesday 16th October 3-5pm The Chelsea Society has been invited to make a private visit to Coutts Bank, 440 Strand, London WC2R 0QS Thomas Coutts ...

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Motorcycle Noise
News | August 8, 2018

NOISE FROM MOTORCYCLES (AND SOME CARS) Motorcyclists have of course as much right as anyone else to use the roads, but the noise made ...

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Argyll House
News | August 7, 2018

Argyll House, 211 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 – English Heritage Listed Grade II* Number 1224631  (Note by Terence Bendixson: August 2018) SUMMARY Argyll House, ...

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Kings Road – Traffic Management
News | August 7, 2018

Kings Road is one of the most congested and worst polluted streets in London. At times there is complete gridlock, particularly in the section ...

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Royal Brompton Hospital – new imaging centre on Dovehouse Street.
News | June 17, 2018

Photo – The temporary imaging centre.  The Chelsea Society values and supports the hospital, and welcomes the construction of a new building to replace ...

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Curzon Cinema King’s Road
News | June 12, 2018

PROGRESS UPDATE – MAY 2018 The first phase of work preparing the site for the construction programme, has now been completed. This has included ...

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Natural History Museum
News | May 16, 2018

On 16th May The Chelsea Society was represented by its Chairman and Vice-chairman at the Annual Trustees’ Dinner.     The museum is an ...

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Sutton Estate, Chelsea
Feature | May 18, 2018

Planning Appeal   The William Sutton Estate is a large estate bounded by Cale St., Elystan St., Marlborough St. and Ixworth Place. It was built in the early 20th century to provide housing for people with very limited incomes. LATEST NEWS The owners of the estate applied for planning permission for redevelopment, which was refused by RBKC.  The owners have appealed, and the appeal was heard by a government-appointed Inspector at a Public Enquiry in Kensington Town Hall from 9th - 18th May 2018.  In July 2018 or thereabouts the…

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Volunteers wanted!
Feature | January 20, 2016

We are looking for volunteers to help us research local issues. If you have an interest in Chelsea - its architecture, the people, local events or other aspects of Chelsea life - and are willing to write blog posts or articles, we would be delighted to have your help. If you are a local photographer, we would also like to hear from you - there are so many beautiful photos of Chelsea that we do not have the resources to capture, and we would love to feature them on the…

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