Flood Street

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View along Flood Street at the junction with St Loo Avenue.
Street sign for Flood Street, Borough of Chelsea, SW3.

Flood Street is a residential street in Chelsea, London, England.[1] It runs between King's Road to the north and Royal Hospital Road to the south. Just further to the south is the River Thames. The closest tube station is Sloane Square to the northeast.

The most famous resident of Flood Street (No. 19[2]) was the former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.[3] The house was bought by Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis Thatcher in 1967 and sold in 1986.[2] She celebrated her first 1979 general election victory here.[4] Another former resident of Flood Street was the theatrical manager, director, teacher, and actor, George Devine CBE (1910–1966).

Part of Hill House School is located here. The Violet Melchett Children's Centre is located at 30 Flood Street.[5] The Coopers Arms public house is at 87 Flood Street.[6]


  1. ^ "Flood Street". LondonTown.com. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Flanagan, Ben (3 October 2004). "The lady's now for renting: 19 Flood Street, Chelsea, London". The Observer. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Remarks leaving Flood Street". Margaret Thatcher Foundation. 12 February 1975. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Margaret Thatcher". History. BBC. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Violet Melchett Children's Centre". Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Coopers Arms". Young's Brewery. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 

Coordinates: 51°29′09″N 0°09′55″W / 51.48597°N 0.16520°W / 51.48597; -0.16520