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Chiho Aoshima at Platform for Art, Gloucester Road tube station
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Gloucester Road: Where Rumpole of the Bailey hung his hat.

Gloucester Road is a street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of London. It runs north-south between Kensington Gardens (at which point it is known as Palace Gate) and the Old Brompton Road at the south end. At its intersection with Cromwell Road is Gloucester Road tube station, close to which there are several pubs, restaurants, many hotels and St. Stephen's Church (built in 1867 and, notably, the church warden of which was the poet T. S. Eliot).

The road is named after Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh who built a house there in 1805. It was earlier called Hog Moore Lane (1612), that is 'lane through marshy ground where hogs are kept', a name that was still used until about 1850.

Gloucester Road is the residence (in the form of 25B Froxbury Court) of the fictional barrister Horace Rumpole of John Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey series of short stories.

Gloucester Road underground station is in two parts: sub-surface platforms, opened in 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway as part of the company's extension of the Inner Circle route from Paddington to South Kensington and to Westminster, and deep-level platforms opened in 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. A variety of underground and mainline services have operated over the sub-surface tracks. The deep-level platforms have remained largely unaltered. A disused sub-surface platform features periodic art installations as part of Transport for London's Art on the Underground scheme.

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bailey’s Hotel:   The Bailey’s Hotel, 140 Gloucester Road, is a historic hotel in Kensington.
Brompton:   Brompton is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Glendower Preparatory School:   Glendower Prep School is an independent preparatory school for girls aged 4 to 11.
Queen’s Gate School:   Queen’s Gate School is an independent day school for girls.
Ship Inn:   The Ship Inn (later the Swan) stood where today's Queen's Gate intersects with Old Brompton Road.
The Boltons:   The Boltons name derives from William Boulton who bought land in the area in 1795.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Mews, SW7 · Armstrong Road, SW7 · Ashburn Gardens, SW7 · Ashburn Place, SW7 · Astwood Mews, SW7 · Atherstone Mews, SW7 · Bina Gardens, SW5 · Bolney Gate, SW7 · Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 · Boltons Place, SW5 · Brechin Place, SW7 · Clareville Grove, SW7 · Clareville Street, SW7 · Claylands Road, SW7 · Colbeck Mews, SW7 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · Courtfield Road, SW7 · Cranley Gardens, SW7 · Cranley Mews, SW7 · Cresswell Gardens, SW5 · Cresswell Place, SW10 · Cromwell Road, SW7 · Dove Mews, SW5 · Eagle Place, SW7 · Eldon Road, W8 · Elvaston Mews, SW7 · Elvaston Place, SW7 · Emperor’s Gate, SW7 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Ensor Mews, SW7 · Gledhow Gardens, SW5 · Gloucester Arcade, SW7 · Gloucester Road, SW7 · Gore Street, SW7 · Grenville Place, SW7 · Harrington Gardens, SW7 · Hereford Square, SW7 · Kynance Mews, SW7 · Kynance Place, SW7 · Launceston Place, SW7 · Launceston Place, W8 · Manson Mews, SW7 · Manson Place, SW7 · McLeod’s Mews, SW7 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Owen Close, UB4 · Petersham Mews, SW7 · Petersham Place, SW7 · Queen’s Gate Mews, SW7 · Queen’s Gate Terrace, SW7 · Queen’s Gate, SW7 · Queens Gate Gardens, SW7 · Queens Gate Mews, SW7 · Queens Gate Place Mews, SW7 · Queens Gate Place, SW7 · Queens Gate Terrace, SW7 · Queens Gate, SW7 · Queensberry Mews West, SW7 · Queen’s Gate Place Mews, SW7 · Queen’s Gate, SW7 · Roland Way, SW7 · Rosary Gardens, SW7 · South Bolton Gardens, SW5 · Southwell Gardens, SW7 · Stanhope Gardens, SW7 · Stanhope Mews East, SW7 · Stanhope Mews South, SW7 · Stanhope Mews West, SW7 · Thistle Grove, SW10 · Victoria Grove, W8 · Wetherby Gardens, SW5 · Wetherby Place, SW7 ·


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