On the north bank of the river, the bridge forms the boundary between the Pimlico area of Westminster to the east and Chelsea to the west; the Royal Chelsea Hospital lies immediately to the north west. On the south bank is Nine Elms to the east and Battersea to the west. Battersea Power Station is immediately to the south east of the bridge, and Battersea Park to the south west.
Chelsea Bridge, and the famous tea stall now retired to the London Transport Museum, became a notorious spot in the 1960s as a hangout for the young tearaway motorcyclists called Rockers drawn to the attractions the unlimited supply of young women coming out of the Battersea Park Fun Fair. The Fun Fair has long gone but the bridge remains an attraction for both motorcyclists and custom car fans who come to regular cruises and to show off. It is also the namesake of the song "Chelsea Bridge" by Billy Strayhorn.
Driving the Car out of Town; OFF LIMITS: Amanda Watts,left,sold Her Car Instead of Paying [Pounds Sterling]42,000 to Park at Chelsea Bridge Wharf,above; EASY RIDER: Paul Travers Is Happy to Bus to Work from His Shadwell Penthouse
Oct 14, 2007; Byline: JANE HUGHES You only need to get caught up in a school run or try to squeeze pastdouble-parked cars on residential roads...