Among the London districts, Chelsea has always held a special charm for residents and visitors alike – spacious and gracious with the River Thames as background, but with a unique history of artists, bohemians and good causes.
Dan Cruickshank takes a deep dive into the history of the area, examining the hidden stories of architects, patrons and the diverse people who have made their lives in and around the area’s buildings.
From churches, military establishments and theatres to restaurants, housing and shops – as well as the spaces in between – Dan will explore the rich architectural heritage of this historic borough.
About the speaker
Dan Cruickshank is a writer, art historian, architectural consultant and broadcaster who has made numerous history and culture programmes and series for the BBC, including Around the World in 80 Treasures, Adventures in Architecture and Britain’s Best Buildings.
Editor of the 20th edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s History of Architecture, he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and former editor of the Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review.