This Chelsea Home Was Previously Owned By Sex Pistols Frontman Johnny Rotten

By Martha Davies

8 months ago

The punk-rock pad has just hit the market

There’s nothing as irresistible as peeking inside celebrity homes, and this glitzy Chelsea apartment was previously owned by John Lydon – better known as Johnny Rotten, frontman of The Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. 

Johnny Rotten’s Former Chelsea Apartment Is Up For Sale

Take a look at this glamorous Chelsea property and you might not believe that it’s the former home of Sex Pistols’ lead singer Johnny Rotten. Yet the three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment was in fact inhabited by the punk star between 1978 to 1981 – and it even bears a blue plaque to prove it.

The apartment occupies the first, second and third floors of an end-of-terrace Victorian building in Gunter Grove, Chelsea. It’s a stone’s throw from the shops, bars and boutiques on the Kings Road and Fulham Road.

Step inside the property and you’ll be greeted by a vast reception room leading into a cavernous dining area. You’ll find the kitchen next door, featuring glossy countertops and a handy breakfast bar.

Upstairs, the principal bedroom leads into its own spacious ensuite bathroom, while the second bedroom and family bathroom stand opposite. The third bedroom is on the top floor, offering views of the pretty Chelsea street below.

The top floor is complete with a magnificent roof terrace which offers 400 square feet of space and spans the entire footprint of the building. There is also a separate balcony which can be accessed via the living room.

Fancy claiming this piece of music history as your own? The blue-plaque property is on the market for £1.55 million. 

Available through John D Wood & Co. For more information, visit