Kings Road

Shopping Destination in Chelsea
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King's Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, SW3
Nearest Station
South Kensington
0.41 miles

Kings road is Chelsea’s main road, and was once a private road used only by royalty seeking access to Hampton Court.
Starting at Sloane Square, Kings Road stretches south-west and round World's 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, including the Royal Court Theatre and Peter Jones which 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 World's End, the road slips through less prestigious 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 can still be found at number 430 Kings Road.

Although many of the original clothes boutiques have made way for more exclusive and corporate clothing labels in modern times, the Kings Road is still a treasure trove of antiques stores, the famous Chelsea Antiques Market for example. Many established stores such as Heals and Bluebird have grown from the Kings Road.

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