£17.30 – £24.84

Historic Chelsea

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Chelsea Arts Club

143 Old Church Street

Chelsea

London

SW3 6EB

United Kingdom

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Our day centres around an approximately 2 hour guide-led walk, top and tailed, first by a visit to the Chelsea Arts Club, and to finish, a tour around Thomas Carlisle's House. We'll break for an hour's lunch in a nice pub.

10.00 - 10.45.
Chelsea Arts Club.
An introduction and talk about Chelsea Arts Club. It was founded in the early 1890s as a hangout primarily for the bohemian arts crowd many of whom lived and worked in the Chelsea area. More...

10.45 - 12.30.
Artists, Writers and Eccentrics tour around Chelsea with some spy and royal 'surprises'.
Guided walk around historic Chelsea, led by Nika Garrett.
"A.A. Milne's house, spy stories, the old rectory that is now a residence worth way over 100 mln, Crosby Hall and the Old Church and much more. Glebe place with Chelsea's oldest original building and artists' studios including the only buiding in London designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. There is a site of Chelsea Porcelain factory nearby and the site of William de Morgan's kiln. Eccenric Dr Phene had his French chateau here in the area. Many well known stories along Cheyne Walk including Rossetti but also more stories about eccentrics like the one who left half a million on his death to Queen Victoria. We should include Tite St with Wilde, Whistler, Sargent and many others."

12.30 - 13.30.
Lunch in a pub. (not included in price, but attendees can please themselves.).

13.30 - 14.30 approx.
Carlyle's House. Self-guided tour.
This National Trust property was the home of 19C Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane for almost 50 years from 1834. It was visited by many of the great and good of the age. With most original fixtures, fittings, furniture and decor intact, it is additionally crammed with art, photographs, books, documents and ephemera, making for a fascinating visit.

William Makepeace Thackeray said: 'Tom Carlyle lives in perfect dignity in a house in Chelsea with a snuffy Scotch maid to open the door and best company in England ringing at it!'

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Maximum 15 places.
London Historians Members only.
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** NB ** If you are a member of Art Fund or the National Trust, the Carlyle portion of your ticket is free, but you MUST bring proof of membership on the day. Choose your ticket here accordingly.

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Chelsea Arts Club

143 Old Church Street

Chelsea

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SW3 6EB

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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