King's Road Trendsetters

King's Road Trendsetters

In the 19th century, the Kings Road of Chelsea became associated with the bohemian milieu of the day, with notable writers and artists amongst its inhabitants. Literary residents included George Meredith, Johnathan Swift, TS Eliot, Henry James, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde, whilst artists living in and around Chelsea included Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J MW Turner, James McNeill Whistler, William Holman Hunt and John Singer Sargent.

During the Swinging 60’s both Worlds End and the King’s Road star shone bright again and became widely known as the epicentre of the counter -culture world of artistic innovation and influence.  Famous residents included Twiggy, Mary Quant, Eric Clapton, Sir Bob Geldof, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Marly to name but a few.

The trend continued throughout the 1970’s with World’s End being home to Malcolm Mclaren and Vivienne Westwood’s infamous boutique SEX, which saw the birth of the British anti establishment punk rock movement. To this day Vivienne Westwood still has a store in the area appropriately called ‘World’s End’.

We look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful world of Worlds End Nurseries.