At a loose end for an afternoon we jumped on the tube at Victoria Railway Station 1 stop on the District Line to Sloane Square, Chelsea.
Sloane Square is really easy to reach from Central London and for shopping (if expensive handbags are your thing) it’s a lovely place, plenty of the usual coffee chains and little cafes to choose from & some great pubs.
Chelsea is home of Kings Road exclusive fashion shopping & the Chelsea Royal Hospital.
The Chelsea Royal Hospital was founded by Charles II in 1682.
The current building Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1692 the Royal Hospital has changed little in its long history.
From its distinctive red brick exterior to its beautifully designed interiors the Royal Hospital remains a remarkable and historical building.
Also known as the home of the Chelsea Pensioner. The Ex servicemen & women are often seen out and about around London resplendent in their scarlet tunics and rows of war medals.
Finally.. ok.. this post is a little short but it’s a start, I’m looking to do some blogging about London of the places that I have taken for granted for many many years and if this is any use to anyone then that’s my aim.. criticism is good 🙂 It’s my first attempt at blogging.