Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea †

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289 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EW
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11am-7pm
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Rockarchive Gallery ChelseaJill Furmanovsky, a professional photographer since 1972 and best-known for her images of rock musicians, is the brains behind the Rockarchive galleries. During a stint at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design from 1972 to 1974 she spent just two weeks training in photography and from there became the official photographer at the Rainbow Theatre in 1972, one of London's premier rock venues. When she founded the Rockarchive, Furmanovsky brought together a whole library of well known rock photographers and their iconic images of leading musicians. This gallery in Chelsea variously shows exhibitions in addition to its permanent collection. Here you'll see images by Barrie Wentzell, Melody Maker's photographer from 1965 until 1975 and by Bob Gruen, John and Yoko's personal photographer. All the great rock and roll icons are here: The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Queen. Many prints are limited edition and come signed by the photographer, often with an anecdote about the story behind the image - making them valuable collectors' items as well as part of rock and roll history.


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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £116† 31% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 8 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
The Sydney House Chelsea is a converted town house located in a Grade II listed building, just moments from the King's Road in London's fashionable Chelsea ... More
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33 Roland Gardens, SW7 | 8 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Anouska Hempel has a signature minimalist interior design style and everything about Blakes in South Kensington has been designed to her exacting taste. From the black ... More
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35 Ixworth Place, SW3 | 10 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
A boutique hotel that is striking a balance between traditional and contemporary, myhotel Chelsea promises to offer its guests elegant pleasures, personal attention and contemporary style. ... More
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Proud Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Art gallery Proud Chelsea brings top quality rock 'n' roll photography to the heart of King's Road. There are several strings to the Proud bow - ... More
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The Fine Art Society
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Michelin Building, 81 Fulham Road, Mayfair, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Founded in 1876, this major London art dealer is most famous for pioneering the notion of the one-man exhibition - the most famous of which ... More
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Pump House Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Battersea Park, SW11 | 13 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
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National Trust: Carlyle's House
London > Attractions > Museums
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
A Queen Anne Town House occupied by historian and 'Sage of Chelsea' Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane from 1834-1881. A man of letters, Thomas Carlyle ... More
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National Army Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
More than 23 million pounds has been spent on re-development of the National Army Museum which reopens in 2017 to reveal a radical ... More
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Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 12 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetery was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to cope ... More
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The Ivy Chelsea Garden Flower Meadow
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 13th May to 28th July 2019
Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea, 197 King's Road, SW3 | 4 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
In honour of this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Ivy Chelsea Garden has been transformed with a striking Flower Meadow installation. Sure to be a ...More
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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 5 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Chickenshed theatre company has been working to make theatre inclusive for over 30 years and in 2011 they launched a new theatre programme in Kensington and ... More
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90 Lots Road, SW10 | 11 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
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Austique
London > Shopping > Clothing
330 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Immensely popular with glamorous London ladies the relaxed, very girly atmosphere that pervades this place is inspired by the boutiques in Australia. Everything is super-feminine, ... More
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Designers Guild
London > Shopping > House and Garden
267 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
With a pedigree dating right back to 1970, the Designers Guild is a Mecca for luxury home furnishings. This flagship store on the Kings Road is ... More
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Manolo Blahnik
London > Shopping > Shoes
49-51 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
The A-list shoe: immaculately fashionable, resolutely feminine, reassuringly expensive. Better than chocolate.... More
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Buona Sera at the Jam
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289A King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | Same location as Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Italian cuisine ... More
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Sushinho
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312 - 314 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Fusion cuisine just got more complicated with the arrival of this Japanese-Brazilian restaurant on the King's Road. Everything from the name of the venue (pronounced su-sheen-yo) ... More
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
300 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron promises to source its beef from ... More
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 8 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 24 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
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Cremorne Riverside, Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road, SW10 | 9 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Based in the Cremorne Riverside Centre on the waterfront at Chelsea, Kayaking London offers a variety of trips, tours and bespoke experiences enabling the public to ... More
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The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
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The Pig's Ear
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
The Pig's Ear off the Kings Road is a decent Chelsea gastropub, popular with the Sloane Ranger set with Prince William the best example of the ... More
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The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW10 | 6 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
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Beaver Lodge
London > Nightlife > Bars
266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 9 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
From the people who brought you Barts, Maggie's and Bunga Bunga, Beaver Lodge is a mountain cabin and dance ... More
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 10 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More

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