King’s Road, London

Taken in 1908, this postcard photograph shows the Chelsea Old Town Hall in the King’s Road, Chelsea. This building was constructed in a Neoclassical style at a cost of £35,000. It was completed in 1907. For a while, it was the seat of government for the local council, but ceased to be that when the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was created in 1965. The Kensington and Chelsea Register Office was in this building and hosted several famous weddings including that of Judy Garland to Mickey Deans in 1969.
The interior of the building was comprehensively refurbished – completed in 2019.
Image: Courtesy of Kensington and Chelsea Council
I took this comparison photograph in December 2021. It was a question of waiting until the traffic was quiet – this was the quietest moment!
Image: © Steven Miell (TimeViews)
A merged version of the two photographs. Use the slider in the centre.