The area is known for the many authors and poets of the 18th and 19th century who made the district their home. Robert Maurice-Williams will show us where they lived. Booking not necessary, however we plan to have lunch at the Chelsea Hospital garden so please let the office know if you would like to join us.
AFTER THE EVENT we said
This was a most delightful way to spend the morning. The sun shone on us and the pretty streets of Chelsea. Robert showed us where John Le Carre lived in a small, quite street so that he could soon spot if his house was under surveillance! We saw where AA Milne propped Winnie the Pooh up against the window before setting off for school. We were most impressed by the imposing and beautiful Carlyle Buildings where many authors lived including Henry James and Ian Fleming. Although Dylan Thomas was frequently a ghost of the many pubs we passed, we didn't see him and had our excellent lunch break at The Royal Hospital Cafe. Tip, it is open to the public, just by the main gate opposite Franklin's Row.