Chelsea was named after a famous building, ‘Chelsea Manor’. It was a royal home bought in 1536 by Henry VIII. It has been home to many well-known people such as Elizabeth I Of England, Anne of Cleves and the Bishop of Winchester. There are 3 houses on site but in 1825 the last of these was destroyed and replaced with a residential street.

One of the more famous buildings in Chelsea is The Royal Hospital Chelsea. King Charles II established this in 1682. It was designed as a place of rest for veterans. It is now a nursing and retirement home for around 300 retired British soldiers.

The Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The link above takes you to the Kensington and Chelsea conservation area page. Here you are able to see if your home is in a conservation area. You can search by street, postcode or ward.

To contact someone in your borough for more information you can either,


Phone: 020 7361 3012, the planning number line

Or phone: 020 7361 3000 which is the general number for Kensington and Chelsea council

Or visit: which is the Kensington and Chelsea council home page

Fortis & Hooke offers a full range of sash window services in Chelsea. We can assist with the following:

Our surveyor would be delighted to explain our range of services in more detail to you during a no-obligation survey of your windows.