The Kings Road; 2009
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

The Kings Road; 2009

Torla Evans

© Museum of London

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The Kings Road is traditionally associated with 1960s style, and fashion figures such as Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood. The King's Road was home in the 1960s to the Chelsea Drugstore, and in the 1970s to Malcolm McLaren's boutique, Let It Rock, which was renamed SEX in 1974 and then Seditionaries in 1977.
The King's Road runs for just under 2 miles (3.2 km) through Chelsea, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, from Sloane Square in the east (on the border with Belgravia and Knightsbridge) and through the Moore Park estate on the border of Chelsea and Fulham opposite Stamford Bridge.
King's Road derives its name from its function as a private road used by Charles II to travel to Kew. It remained a private royal road until 1830, but people with connections were able to use it. Some houses date from the early 18th century.




2009 AD - 2009 AD

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