2 Hours History Walking Tour of The Secret Streets in Chelsea | La Vacanza Travel

2 Hours History Walking Tour of The Secret Streets in Chelsea

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 2 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Discover the real Chelsea rich in history and scandal encompassing princesses to punks, ties with America through plants, cotton and heiress wives to aristocrats.

Walk down hidden streets and explore a property development that Prince Charles influenced and started a public debate on the role and limits of the royals. Uncover why Chelsea residents look young and healthy, learn their habits and foods they eat that are banned in America despite being healthy. Learn which parts of Chelsea are great to buy, and which developments have seedy reputations.

Explore streets inhabited by musicians, artists and writers, uncover the Irish connections to Chelsea. Sarah and Ari crafted this unique walking tour based on their experiences growing up in Chelsea as well as their current professions as art psychotherapists and realtors respectively.

With Sarah's background as a historian, this walk encompasses many different lenses so you are left entertained and informed on multiple levels.

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Stop At: Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS England

The tour includes tickets to the Chelsea Physic Gardens and learning about the links between the CPG and America; how the founder Sir Hans Sloane brought hot chocolate to the UK; and discovering medicinal plants that changed history. We will also learn about the history of tea via theft and Empire; Sir Joseph Banks and Captain Cooks voyages and how they link to the CPG and Agatha Christie's training in poisons. Please note the CPG is closed on Saturday's so we are not able to visit on this day.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chelsea Old Church, Old Church Street Lower end of street by the river, London SW3 5DQ England

We will discover the links between Chelsea Old Church and Catherine Parr, and Princess Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey; plagues and pandemics; Sir Thomas More and surviving the Blitz. Please note at times this Church may be closed for services (weddings/baptisms) so this will affect entry.

Duration: 15 minutes

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  • Entry/Admission - Chelsea Physic Garden

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Walking tour which would last 2 hours in total
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    Ottolenghi Chelsea, 261 Pavilion Rd, London SW1X 0BP, UK

    Departure Time

    10:00 AM

    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

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    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


    2 hours

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