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The Chelsea Society was founded in 1927 to protect the interests of all who live and work here, and to preserve and enhance the unique character of Chelsea for the public benefit.

Events, Lectures, & Visits


Martin Vander Weyer
Events | Jul 01, 2024

Martin Vander Weyer will speak to The Chelsea Society at 6-8pm on Monday 1st July 2024 at Chelsea Old Town Hall on “A Spectator ...

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Garden Party
Events | Jul 16, 2024

By kind permission of Auriens, our Summer Party this year will be held at 6-8pm in their delightful garden at 2 Dovehouse Street, Chelsea. ...

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Germany’s role in the defence of Europe
Events | Sep 02, 2024

Prof. Matthias Strohn M.St. (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS is a Lt. Col. in the German Army reserve, and is attached to the German Military ...

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Robert Hardman
Events | Nov 04, 2024

Robert Hardman is a renowned writer and broadcaster, specializing in royalty and history for more than twenty-five years. He is the author of several international bestsellers. ...

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Remembrance Sunday
Events | Nov 10, 2024

There will be a short service of remembrance at the War Memorial on Sloane Square on Sunday 10th November 2024 and then at Holy ...

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Past Events, Lectures, & Visits

Past Events, Lectures, & Visits

News


The Royal Hospital
News | 07/06/2024

The Chelsea Society was represented by its Chairman and Vice-chairman at the Founder’s Day parade at the Royal Hospital on 6th June 2024.  The ...

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Skyscraper proposal
News | 03/06/2024

There is a proposal to build a 34-storey skyscraper at the south end of Battersea Bridge. This is what it would look like (with ...

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Sloane Sq
News | 31/05/2024

The Society has been consulted by Cadogan and RBKC about the possible widening of pavements around the Square. Easing pedestrian congestion would be a ...

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Statue of Oscar Wilde
News | 02/05/2024

Here is the bronze sculpture of Oscar Wilde by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, which the church have allowed to be sited on Dovehouse Green, subject ...

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Ian Henderson B.E.M.
News | 16/04/2024

Ian is a member of the Council of The Chelsea Society, and a former RBKC Councillor

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Mayor of Chelsea dies on Titanic
News | 15/04/2024

On this day in April 1912 Christopher Head, Mayor of Chelsea 1909-1911, died in the sinking of the Titanic. He boarded the Titanic at ...

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The Houseboats
News | 28/02/2024

Chelsea Reach is an important part of Chelsea’s character and heritage. The Chelsea Society has therefore been working for more than two years with ...

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Benches neglected
News | 25/01/2024

The benches on the Embankment are an important part of Chelsea’s riverside heritage but they are in an appalling state. If woodwork exposed to ...

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History of Chelsea
News | 05/01/2024

One of our members, Simon de Maré, has written some very interesting notes on the streets, squares, and buildings in Chelsea.

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S. KENSINGTON STATION
News | 14/12/2023

We were informed on 13th December 2023 that the Planning inspector had allowed the developer’s appeal, and overturned the refusal by RBKC of all ...

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Earlier News

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