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Oscar Wilde's house in Tite Street
Chelsea is a district and former metropolitan borough of central London, now part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It has been known as the home of many artists and writers.

LGBT history

The Queens Head is one of the longest-standing gay pubs in London.[1]

Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon lived at The Vale, Chelsea.

Quentin Crisp had a flat in Beaufort Street from 1940 to 1981.

The murderer Michael Lupo ran a flower shop in Chelsea.

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  1. GayCities article. Accessed: 2013-07-20. (Archived by WebCite® at