King's Road, Chelsea, SW3
ABOUT: Kings road is Chelsea’s main road. It was once a private road- used only by royalty seeking access to Hampton Court.
|ADDRESS:||King's Road, Chelsea, SW3|
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Starting at Sloane Square, Kings Road stretches south-west and round Worlds End before becoming New Kings Road and crossing Putney Bridge. At its source in Sloane Square Kings Road is adorned with some fine buildings and shops, the Royal Court Theatre and Peter Jones are situated in Sloane Square. The building that houses the Peter Jones department store was one of the first structures in Britain to have an impressive glass front.
As the route progresses through Worlds End, the road slips through more down-market areas.
The Kings Road has always been synonymous with fashion and small clothes stores can be found all along the route. Such stores have been responsible for such fashion tends as the miniskirt and Vivien Westwood's punk-inspired shop 'Sex' can be found here.
Many of the original clothes boutiques have made way for more exclusive and corporate clothing labels in modern times.
The Kings Road is also a treasure trove of antiques stores- the famous Chelsea Antiques Market for example. Many established stores such as Habitat, Heals and Bluebird have grown from the Kings Road.
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