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Kings Road, Chelsea, in the 1970s
Kings Road, Chelsea, in the 1970s
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The unique British high street

Mary Portas' opinion on what makes the British high street special

Kings Road

Still billed as one of the most fashionable high streets in London, during the 60s, King’s Road was at the centre of the counter-culture scene popular amongst the bohemian crowd. This famous street in Chelsea soon became synonymous with hip boutiques and celebrities. It was also the home of Mary Quant’s first shop, Bazaar, which started the revolution of teenage fashion.

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