Tite Street is a street in Chelsea, London, England, within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, just north of the River Thames. It was laid out from 1877 by the Metropolitan Board of Works, giving access to the Chelsea Embankment.
The street is named after William Tite who was a member of the Metropolitan Board of Works, responsible for the construction of Chelsea Embankment to the south of Tite Street.
Gough House stood on the eastern side of the street, and was built around 1707. It became a school in 1830, then the Victoria Hospital for Children in 1866. In 1898, the building was considered inadequate for its purpose.The hospital moved to St George's Hospital, and the original building was demolished in 1968. The site is now occupied by St Wilfred's convent and home for the elderly.
In the late 19th century, the street was a favoured and fashionable location for people of an artistic and literary disposition.
On 27 November 1974, two bombs planted by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on Tite Street injured 20 people, as part of a wider set of bombings.
A private entrance to Gordon House is located between 35 and 37 Tite Street.
River House in Tite Street was designed by the church architect Thomas Garner. It has been Grade II listed since 1962.
The following people have lived in Tite Street:
Cox, Devon (2015). The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde & Sargent in Tite Street, London: Frances Lincoln, ISBN 9780711236738
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