Many famous people have lived (and continue to live) in the Walk:
The tranquillity of 48 Cheyne Walk was interrupted by the arrival in 1968 of Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull. In addition to adoring and noisy fans, members of the Chelsea Drugs Squad regularly monitored the house. A short stroll away at the bottom of Oakley Street was the home of his close friends David and Angie Bowie. Mick continued to live here with his wife, Bianca and daughter, Jade until 1975. Cheyne+Walk
Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger going to court after they had been arrested during a police raid at their Cheyne Walk flat for possession of illegal substances | May 1969 faithfullforever
“Angie went upstairs to her bedroom, slowly pushed the door open, and there they were: Mick Jagger and David Bowie, naked in bed together, sleeping. thevine
justluxe Inside one of the houses.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards with German actress Anita Pallenberg at home in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, 9th December 1969. anita+von+pallenberg
- The landscape painter Cecil Gordon Lawson lived at number 15 (a number of his works still hang there) …
- as did the engraver Henry Thomas Ryall;
- the Allason family, well known for their political and literary influence;
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti lived at number 16 (where he was banned from keeping peacocks due to the noise) from 1862 to 1882 …
- and so did Algernon Charles Swinburne.
- No 18 was renowned for being the home of the curious museum (knackatory) and tavern known as Don Saltero's Coffee House. The proprietor was James Salter, who was for many years the servant of Sir Hans Sloane.
- Sir Hans Sloane’s manor house, demolished in 1760, stood at numbers 19–26.
- James Clerk Maxwell lived at 41 while lecturing at King's College London in the early 1860s. He used the iron railings outside his home in two experiments on electro-magnetic fields, much to the dismay of friends and foreigners.
- Nicolaus Ludwig, Imperial Count von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, and the Brethren of the Moravian Church renovated Lindsey House at numbers 99–100 in Cheyne Walk in the mid-18th century; it was for a number of years the headquarters of their worldwide missionary activity. Moravian Close nearby is still the London God's Acre, where many famous Moravians are buried.
- Henry James spent his last years at number 21.
- Elizabeth Gaskell was born at number 93.
- as did his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
- John Sainsbury, multimillionaire part Sainsbury founder, lived at number 103
- John Tweed, sculptor and friend of Auguste Rodin, lived at number 108.
- Sir Philip Steer lived at number 109.
- J.M.W. Turner died at number 119 in 1851.
- Sylvia Pankhurst lived at number 120 after leaving university.
- Edith Cheesman, watercolour artist, lived at number 127 in 1911.
- George Weidenfeld, publisher, now Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea, has lived here since the 1960s.
- George Best once had a flat here.
- In July 1972, during a short-lived ceasefire, an IRA delegation that included Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness held talks in a house in Cheyne Walk with a British government team led by NI Secretary William Whitelaw.
- The Old Cheyneans – former pupils of Sloane Grammar School, Hortensia Road, Chelsea – take their name from the association with Cheyne Walk and Sir Hans Sloane who lived there.