Transfer from Chelsea (SW3) to London City Airport
Chelsea is known for being the bohemian quarter of London. It represented the meeting place for poets, painters, radicals and artists. Nowadays, the district has lost much of its original charm and the squares located along the King’s Road accommodate mainly film stars and investment bankers. The Chelsea Arts Club is one of the last remaining arts centres in Chelsea. It has more than 2,400 members and it is home for filmmakers, artists, photographers, poets, musicians, architects, actors, dancers and writers. The Chelsea Arts Club dates from 1891.
In the 19th century, Chelsea was a famous colony for the Victorian artists and it was home for painters like John Singer Sargent, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, James McNeil Whistler and J. M. Turner. It also welcomed numerous writers such as Thomas Carlyle, George Meredith, Leigh Hunt and Algernon Charles Swinburne.
You must not miss the Chelsea Collection, an anthology of pictures and prints representing old Chelsea. The collection was started in 1887 and nowadays it features no less than 5,000 works and counting.