Chelsea Riverside Village Tour

Artists, Authors and Rock Stars, 

From Oscar Wilde to Mick Jagger,

Chelsea Pensioners to Sex Pistols,

Anyone who’s anyone has lived here darling!

Chelsea is very much London’s bohemian village. To tour its streets, and to explore its picturesque squares and mews, is to saunter in the footsteps of a host of colourful, and famous, figures both past and present.

Rich and famous. Chelsea is the embodiement of success and good living in fine houses. From a riverside village it developed in to a fashionable bohemian district and is now the haunt of bankers, film stars and media moguls.

The cast of characters encountered on our Chelsea jaunt is, to say the least, truly impressive. Oscar Wilde, A.A Milne, Bram Stoker, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Henry James, Mark Twain, Judy Garland, Mick Jagger, Keith Richard’s, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, and The Beatles, are just a few of the residents whose bohemian abodes you will encounter on this hugely enjoyable and informative stroll through an area that is crammed full with surprises.

If you want to enjoy a glimpse into London’s most picturesque and charming riverside haven at the same time, coming face to face (in narrative at least) with some of London’s most celebrated, famous and infamous residents, of the past and of the present, then join us on this fascinating meander through the delightful and picturesque streets of the wonderful village of Chelsea.


  • Sloane Square
  • Royal Court Theatre
  • John Sandoe Books
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea
  • National Army Museum
  • The Red House
  • Chelsea Embankment
  • Peace Pagoda
  • Physic Garden
  • Swan House
  • Cheyne Walk
  • Albert Bridge
  • Kings Road
  • Thomas Carlyle’s House
Tour information

Reservations: Required.  Click here to reserve.

WHERE: At the tree next to Vardo in Duke of York Square. MAP.

The Tour ends at the Saatchi Gallery. MAP.


Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

When:   View our calendar of all walking tours.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.