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Plaque: Royal Avenue


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Royal Avenue was laid out by Sir Christopher Wren in 1682 as a direct route from the Royal Hospital to Kensington Palace. In 1685 King Charles II, the sponsor died, by which time only the first section as far as the Kings Road was completed, and the full scheme never materialized. The houses on either side were built in the early part of the 19th century.

Site: Royal Avenue (1 memorial)

SW3, St Leonard's Terrace, 14

The plaque is actually in Royal Avenue on the side of this building. Note: Unusually traffic travels anti-clockwise around Royal Avenue.

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Kensington Palace

A residence of the British royal family since the 17th century. Built as Nott...

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The Royal Hospital Chelsea

A retirement and nursing home for British soldiers who are unfit for further ...

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King Charles II

Reigned: 1660 - 1685. Born at St James's Palace. The son of the beheaded Char...

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Sir Christopher Wren

Born East Knoyle, Wiltshire, died London.   Part of one of his churches, St A...

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The King's Road

It derives its name from the fact that It was King Charles II’s private road ...

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Royal Avenue

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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The borough was formed in 1965 by the merging of the separate former boroughs...

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