In royal London there must be a King’s Road (and there are more than one). This particular road runs through the boroughs of Fulham and Chelsea, an affluent part of west London. It used to be a private road owned by Charles II to travel to Kew.
Today, the road contains a mixture of commercial and residential properties and like most London contains the architecture of many eras. The oldest houses date from early 18th century.
King’s Road starts (or ends depending on how you want to look at it) at busy Sloan Square, which is the boundary for three fashionable areas in west-central London, Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea.
Along the way you have the Saatchi gallery, the largest free—entry museum of contemporary art. It has held many controversial exhibitions but has also been a useful stepping stone for young, contemporary British artists.
I like this road mostly for its varying architecture and its buzz of people all the time, no matter where you start on the long walk you will experience such a variety of life to set your inspiration and imagination spiralling.
The extra bits: Ranalegh Gardens, adjacent to King’s Road, a beautiful former 18th century public pleasure garden that also host the famous Chelsea Flower Show.
Let me know in the comments if you have a favourite K street in London or in your own hometown/favourite city.
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