Famous Faces on Cheyne Walk, Chelsea 1) The Rolling Stones
The first in our series of blogs that focus on the famous faces that either currently do live, or have resided on affluent Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, London over the years. Up first, members of The Rolling Stones.
Cheyne Walk is located on the northern bank of the River Thames in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
This prime, unparalleled location practically bursts at the seams with its unique history, character and charm.
For almost 300 hundred years, the properties on Cheyne Walk have been home to a huge amount of famous faces from the world of art, music, politics and literature. As a result, there are at least 10 blue plaques on display commemorating its most well-known residents.
Keith Richards, Rolling Stones guitarist, lived at number 3 with girlfriend Anita Pallenberg during their well-documented whirlwind romance. Built in 1717 and once home to a British navy admiral Willian Henry Smyth, Keith Richards purchased the property in 1968 and sold it 10 years later.
Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones vocalist, and Marianne Faithful lived at number 48. They purchased this home in 1968 for £50,000. Mick Jagger sold the property in the late 1970s but recently returned to Cheyne Walk again, purchasing the former house of renowned British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Ronnie Wood, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, purchased number 103 in 2008 for £7.25 Million. This property was originally built in the 1700s and the house has converted river frontage on the Thames. Ronnie Wood reportedly never lived in 103 and he sold the house just a few years later.