The World's End high rise housing; 2009
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actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

The World's End high rise housing; 2009

Torla Evans

© Museum of London

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View of the World's End high rise housing from the River Thames.
The World's End is a district of Chelsea, lying at the western end of the Kings Road. It took its name from a public house. It was an unfashionable part of Chelsea and regarded as one of the worst areas in Chelsea. The relative poverty in Worlds End compared to the affluence of much of the rest of Chelsea can still be seen today. World's End and surrounding areas were often bombed during the Blitz. The Fashionistas that had made their home at the other end of the Kings Road discovered the gem that was the Worlds End and found it was the perfect place to open the boutique Granny Takes a Trip. The World's End then became the centre of the counter-culture world of the 1960s. This continued in the late '70s and '80s with the opening of the boutique SEX started by Vivienne Westwood in the 1970s.




2009 AD - 2009 AD

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