Category: Notting Hill

Blenheim Crescent, W11

Blenheim Crescent one of the major thoroughfares in Notting Hill – indeed it features in the eponymous film.

Horbury Crescent, W11

Horbury Crescent is a short half-moon shaped street between Ladbroke Road and Kensington Park Road.

Kensington and Chelsea

This is a placeholder for the upcoming conservation guides to the LBKC. The sources may be found here:Kensington and Chelsea AVONDALE CONSERVATION AREA Avondale Conservation Area is an attractive residential area which was primarily developed from around 1860 to 1895. The cluster of buildings comprises modest Victorian terrace houses, a church and school which are …

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Colville Square, W11

Colville Square is a street in Notting Hill.

The Castle

The (Warwick) Castle is located on the corner of Portobello Road and Westbourne Park Road.

London W10

W10 covers three main areas of London: North Kensington, the Queen’s Park Estate and parts of Notting Hill. The heart of London W10 is North Kensington (nowadays also known by the name of its main street, Ladbroke Grove). The Grand Union Canal is the official boundary between Kensal Green and North Kensington. The borders between …

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Walmer Road, W11

Walmer Road started as an established footpath called Greene’s Lane and appears as such on the 1800 map of the area. It connected the Uxbridge Road (Holland Park Avenue) with one of the only buildings north of this turnpike road – Notting Barns Farm.The soil was ideal for brickmaking and brickfields moved into the area …

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1800: London W10

This map of the 1800 countryside in the area which covers today’s London W10 postcode has been compiled by The Underground Map from various sources. As its main source, the Milne map of London shows the landuse of fields and the routes of lanes. An 1834 map of Marylebone Parish provided field names up to …

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Notting Hill in Bygone Days: The Bayswater End and Portobello Road

Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone CHAPTER EIGHT THE BAYSWATER END, AND PORTOBELLO ROAD Bayswater owes its name to Baynard, companion in arms to William the Conqueror, to whom was granted land in Paddington, which he held from the Abbots of Westminster. Bays Water, a corruption of Baynard’s Watering, is a name given …

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Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Park

Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone CHAPTER SIX KENSINGTON PARK   As buildings increase the story necessarily becomes more local. It is also impossible to avoid over-lapping of dates. This chapter begins with the time when Mr. John Whyte resigned the eastern half of the Hippodrome with the footpath over the hill, and …

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