We’ve been in London all week, with the business of partly working on the completion of our new house. We are staying in different places since there is so much to see and do here. And it’s where Jim grew up. You could call it a staycation.
Today we’re in Chelsea. King’s Road or Kings Road (or sometimes The King’s Road, especially when it was the King’s private road until 1830), is a major street stretching through Chelsea and Fulham, both in west London.
It is associated with 1960s style, and fashion figures such as Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood. Sir Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirt movement had a barracks on the street in the 1930s.
During the 1960s the street became a symbol of mod culture.
Chelsea was a centre for counterculture, but serves as Chelsea’s high street and has a reputation for being one of London’s most fashionable shopping streets.
484 King’s Road was the headquarters of Swan Song Records, owned by Led Zeppelin. They left following closure of the company in 1983. King’s Road was site of the first UK branch of Starbucks which opened in 1999.