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Powis Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.

A lot of the street information research on this website is academic in nature - from university research, the Survey of London, British History Online, borough conservation areas and more. Occasionally, the Hive Mind comes up trumps - these derivations come from discoveries on the Wikipedia made during 2019 which is feeding into the project.

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Mabledon Place – after Mabledone in Kent, home county of local 16th century landowner Andrew Judd [Bloomsbury]
Macclesfield Bridge – after George Parker, 4th Earl of Macclesfield, chairman of the Regent’s Canal Company in the 17th century [Regent’s Park]
Macclesfield Road – after George Parker, 4th Earl of Macclesfield, chairman of the canal company in the 17th century [Finsbury]
Macclesfield Street – after Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, local landowner in the 17th century [Chinatown]
MacFarren Place – after George Alexander Macfarren, composer and principal at the nearby Royal Academy of Music [Regent’s Park]
Macklin Street – after Charles Macklin, 18th century actor [Covent Garden]
Mackworth Street – after Thomas Mackworth, local landowner who is buried nearby; it was formerly Rutland Street, after John Manners, Marquess of Granby (also Duke of Rutland), but was changed in 1938 to avoid confusion with several other similarly named streets [Regent’s Park]
Maddox Street – after the local Maddox estate, purchased by William Maddox in the 1620s [Mayfair]
Magdalen Street – after either William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester in the 15th century, who attended Magdalen College, Oxford, [28] or a 13th-century church here called St Mary Magdalen [Southwark]
Magpie Alley – after a former inn here of this name [City of London]
Maida Vale – took its name from a public house named after John Stuart, Count of Maida, which opened on the Edgware Road soon after the Battle of Maida in 1806 [Lisson Grove]
Maiden Lane – not known, but thought to be from a shop of inn containing the word ‘maiden’ that formerly stood here; the names dates to 1636 [72] [83], or perhaps after midden heaps [Covent Garden]
Malet Place – after Sir Edward Baldwin Malet, 4th Baronet, husband of Lady Ermyntrude Sackville Russell, daughter of local landowner Francis Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford [Bloomsbury]
Malet Street Camden Sir Edward Malet Married to Lady Ermyntrude Sackville Russell, daughter of Francis Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford who owned much of the surrounding area.
Mallory Street – this land was in Medieval times owned by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem; the street is named Robert Mallory, Grand Prior 1433–40 [Lisson Grove]
Mallow Street – after the former mallow field located here [Finsbury]
Malta Street – unknown, though probably by association with the nearby Monastic Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem (also Knights of Malta); formerly Queen Street [Clerkenwell]
Maltraver’s Street – buily on the site of the former Arundel House; one of the 16th century earls of Arundel was Henry Fitzalan who was also Baron Maltravers [Holborn]
Manchester Mews, Manchester Square and Manchester Street – after Manchester House (now Hertford House) which stood here, home to the dukes of Manchester, built 1776 [Marylebone]
Manciple Street – after the character of the manciple in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, by reference to the adjacent Pilgrimage Street [Southwark]
Mandela Street Camden Nelson Mandela The street was originally called Selous Street, after Frederick Selous, a game hunter in South Africa who was born in the area. The street in the 1960s became the base of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and in 1985 it was renamed in honour of the then imprisoned ANC leader, who nine years later would become South Africa's first democratically elected president.
Mandeville Place – after the duke of Manchester as above, also known as Viscount Mandeville [Marylebone]
Manette Street – after the Manette family in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, part of which is set on this street [Soho]
Manoel Road Richmond upon Thames King Manoel II of Portugal Last king of Portugal, home: nearby demolished Fulwell Park House from 1910 (the year of the Portuguese Revolution) until death, 1932. Manoel is the Portuguese spelling.
Mansell Street – named after either local landowner Sir William Leman, 2nd Baronet for his wife Mary Mansell [356] or Mansel Leman, also a local property owner in the 17th century [City of London]
Mansfield Mews – after Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Viscount Mansfield, father-in-law of local landowner Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer [Marylebone]
Mansfield Street – after Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Viscount Mansfield, father-in-law of local landowner Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer [Marylebone]
Mansion House Place and Mansion House Street – after the adjacent Mansion House [City of London]
Maple Place – after local Victorian-era councillor John Maple [Fitzrovia]
Maple Street – after local Victorian-era councillor John Maple [Fitzrovia]
Marble Arch – after the Marble Arch erected here in 1851 [Mayfair]
Marchmont Street – after Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont, governor of the nearby Foundling Hospital [Bloomsbury]
Margaret Court and Margaret Street – after Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, daughter of local landowner Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer [Fitzrovia]
Margaret Street – after Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, daughter of local landowner Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer [Marylebone]
Margery Street – after a family member of local landowners (dating back to the 17th century) the Compton family, earls and later marquises of Northampton; it was formerly Margaret Street [Clerkenwell]
Marigold Alley – after a former 18th century inn here called the Marygold, possibly named for the flower, symbol of Mary I [Waterloo]
Mark Lane – unknown, though possibly a corruption of ‘Martha’; formerly known as Martlane and Marke Lane [City of London]
Market Court and Market Place – after the Oxford Market, opened here in 1732 [Fitzrovia]
Market Mews – after the former Shepherd Market near here [Mayfair]
Marlborough Court – after John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, 17th – 18th century general [Soho]
Marlborough Road – after the adjacent Marlborough House, built for Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough in 1711 [St James's]
Marshall Street – built in the 1730s by the Earl of Craven, whose seat was at Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire [Soho]
Marshalsea Road – after the former Marshalsea Prison here [Southwark]
Marsham Street – after Sir Robert Marsham, who inherited this land from Sir Richard Tufton in the 17th century [Westminster]
Martin Lane – after the former St Martin Orgar church, demolished (save for the tower) in 1820 [City of London]
Martlett Court – thought to be a corruption of St Martin's, from St Martin-in-the-Fields church [Covent Garden]
Marylebone High Street – from a church dedicated to St Mary, represented now by St Marylebone Parish Church; the first church was built on the bank of a small stream called the Tyburn. [Marylebone]
Marylebone Lane – from a church dedicated to St Mary, represented now by St Marylebone Parish Church (1817); the original church was built on the bank of a small stream or bourne, called the Tybourne or Tyburn. This stream rose further north in what is now Swiss Cottage, eventually running along what is now Marylebone Lane, which preserves its curve within the grid pattern. The church and the surrounding area later became known as St Mary at the Bourne which, over time, became shortened to its present form, Marylebone. [Marylebone]
Marylebone Mews – from a church dedicated to St Mary, represented now by St Marylebone Parish Church; the first church was built on the bank of a small stream called the Tyburn. [Marylebone]
Marylebone Passage – from a church dedicated to St Mary, represented now by St Marylebone Parish Church (1817); the original church was built on the bank of a small stream or bourne, called the Tybourne or Tyburn. This stream rose further north in what is now Swiss Cottage, eventually running along what is now Marylebone Lane, which preserves its curve within the grid pattern. The church and the surrounding area later became known as St Mary at the Bourne which, over time, became shortened to its present form, Marylebone. [Fitzrovia]
Marylebone Road – from a church dedicated to St Mary, represented now by St Marylebone Parish Church; the first church was built on the bank of a small stream called the Tyburn. [Marylebone]
Marylebone Street – from a church dedicated to St Mary, represented now by St Marylebone Parish Church; the first church was built on the bank of a small stream called the Tyburn. [Marylebone]
Mason’s Arms Mews – after the nearby Mason's Arms pub [Mayfair]
Mason’s Avenue – after the Worshipful Company of Masons, whose headquarters formerly stood here [City of London]
Mason's Yard – after the local 18th century victualler Henry Mason; it was formerly known as West Stable Yard [42] [St James's]
Matthew Parker Street – after Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury 1559-75; it was formerly Bennett Street, as Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (nicknamed Bennett College) owned land here [Westminster]
Maunsel Street – after John Maunsel (or Mansell), local 13th century landowner and adviser to King Henry III [Westminster]
Mayfair Place – after the May Fair that was formerly held here in the 17th – 18th centuries [Mayfair]
Mays Court – after Henry May, local property owner in the 18th century, built by his family after his death [Covent Garden]
Maysoule Road Wandsworth Rev. Israel May Soule From 1838, Minister of the Baptist Chapel in Battersea; originally called May Soule Road.
Meadow Mews – after the former meadows here attached to Caron House [Vauxhall]
Meadow Road – after the former meadows here attached to Caron House [Vauxhall]
Meard Street Westminster John Meard, the younger Carpenter, later esquire, who developed it in the 1720s and 1730s.
Mecklenburgh Place – after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife George III, reigning monarch when the square was built [Bloomsbury]
Mecklenburgh Square – after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife George III, reigning monarch when the square was built [Bloomsbury]
Mecklenburgh Street – after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife George III, reigning monarch when the square was built [Bloomsbury]
Medburn Street - Richard Platt, 16th century brewer and local landowner, who gave part of his land at Medburn Farm, Hertfordshire for the endowment of Aldenham School [Somers Town]
Medway Street – after the Medway in the Diocese of Rochester, where the deans of Westminster were bishops from 1663 – 1802 [Westminster]
Melbourne Place – after Melbourne in Australia, as the Australian High Commission in on this site [Holborn]
Melcombe Place – this land was formerly owned by the Portman estate; this street is named for Melcombe, Somerset where they owned land [Lisson Grove]
Melcombe Street – this land was formerly owned by the Portman estate; this street is named for Melcombe, Somerset where they owned land [Lisson Grove]
Melior Place – after Melior May Weston, local 18th century property owner [Southwark]
Melior Street – after Melior May Weston, local 18th century property owner [Southwark]
Memel Court – the streets here were built by a timber merchant circa 1810 who named them after trade-related activities; Memel was a timber exporting port in Germany (now Klaipeda in Lithuania) [Finsbury]
Memel Street – the streets here were built by a timber merchant circa 1810 who named them after trade-related activities; Memel was a timber exporting port in Germany (now Klaipeda in Lithuania) [Finsbury]
Menelik Road Camden Menelik II of Ethiopia The road was built on the estate of the Powell-Cotton family, one of which, Major Percy Powell-Cotton, was given permission by Emperor Menelik to hunt in Ethiopia in 1900.
Mepham Street – after a 14th Century Archbishop of Canterbury Simon Mepeham [Waterloo]
Mercer Street – after the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who owned a field near here in the 14th century; it was formerly Little White Lion Street [Covent Garden]
Meredith Street – after John Meredith, local landowner and member of the Worshipful Company of Skinners, who owned much of the surrounding land [Clerkenwell]
Merlin Street – after a former local pub, the New Merlin’s Cave after a local landowner of this name [Clerkenwell]
Mermaid Court – after a former inn here of this name [Southwark]
Merrick Square – after local 17th century landowner Christopher Merrick [Southwark]
Meymott Street – after the Meymott family, several of whom were stewards of Paris Gardens manor in the 19th century [Waterloo]
Middle New Street – built in the mid-1600s, and named simply because it was then new [City of London]
Middle Temple Lane – after the adjacent Middle Temple [City of London]
Middlesex Passage – formerly Middlesex Court, thought to be after Middlesex House which formerly stood here [City of London]
Middlesex Street – as this street forms the boundary of the City with the county of Middlesex, with the alternative name Petticoat Lane stemming from the clothes market formerly held here; prior to 1602 it was known as Hog Lane after the animal [City of London]
Midhope Street – possibly for directors of the East End Dwellings Company who developed these streets in the 1890s [Bloomsbury]
Midland Road – after the adjacent railway line, built by the Midland Railway Company; part was formerly Skinner Street, on the Skinners' Company's Estate [Somers Town]
Mile End Road E1 - The first milestone from the Roman Wall at Aldgate stood near to Stepney Green and the Mile End Road.
Milford Lane – origin unknown, though possibly from a Thames mill located on this site in former times [Holborn]
Milk Street – after the milk and dairy trade that formerly occurred here in connection with the nearby Cheapside market [City of London]
Mill Street – after a windmill that formerly stood here next to the Tyburn brook [Mayfair]
Millbank SW1 - From the fourteenth centuary Westminster Abbey mill that stood at the junction of Great college street, and begun as a riverside walk from the Abbey to Chelsea.
Millennium Bridge – as it was built to commemoration the 2000 millennium [City of London]
Millman Mews – after local 17th century landowner William Millman [Bloomsbury]
Millman Place – after local 17th century landowner William Millman [Bloomsbury]
Millman Street – after local 17th century landowner William Millman [Bloomsbury]
Milner Square N1 - Thomas Milner (1806-84) an active politician and friend of Disraeli and Charles Dickens owned many acres of Islington.
Milton Court – after an early 19th century lease owner of this name, or possibly the poet John Milton; prior to this it was Grub/Grubbe Street, after the former owner, or perhaps to a 'grube' (drain) [City of London]
Milton Street Islington Mr. Milton Carpenter and builder who in 1830, at the time of the name change, owned the building lease of the street at the time. The street was previously known as Grub Street
Mincing Lane – after ‘minchins/mynecen’, a term for the nuns who formerly held property here prior to 1455 [City of London]
Minera Mews – after local landowners the Grosvenors (titled Viscounts Belgrave), who owned land in Minera, Wales [Belgravia]
Miniver Place – after the type of fur fur, named by connection with the nearby Skinner's Hall [City of London]
Minories – after a former church/convent here of the Little Sisters (Sorores Minores) nuns [City of London]
Mint Street – after a Tudor-era royal mint located here [Southwark]
Mitchell Street – after John Mitchell, who bequeathed this land to the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers in 1527 [Finsbury]
Mitre Square – after the former Mitre Inn which stood near here [City of London]
Mitre Street – after the former Mitre Inn which stood near here [City of London]
Molyneux Street – presumably after Molyneux Shuldham, 18th century naval officer [Marylebone]
Monck Street – after Henry Monck, 18th century benefactor to the local parish [Westminster]
Monkwell Square – after the former street here also of this name, variously recorded as Mogwellestrate or Mukewellestrate, and thought to refer to a well owned by one Mucca [City of London]
Monmouth Street – after James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, son of Charles II who owned a house on nearby Soho Square; it was formerly two street – Great and Little St Andrew’s Street [Covent Garden]
Montagu Mews North, Montagu Mews South, Montague Mews West, Montagu Place, Montagu Square, Montagu Street and Upper Montagu Street – after Montagu House which formerly stood near here and was home to prominent 18th century figure Elizabeth Montagu [Marylebone]
Montague Close – after Montague House formerly located here, named for Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu [Southwark]
Montague Place – after Montagu House, built in the 1670 for Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, which was formerly on the site of the British Museum [Bloomsbury]
Montague Street – after Montagu House, built in the 1670 for Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, which was formerly on the site of the British Museum [Bloomsbury]
Montreal Place – after Montreal in Canada [Holborn]
Montrose Place – as this lay near a house owned by the Dukes and Duchesses of Montrose [Belgravia]
Monument Street – after the nearby Monument to the Great Fire of London [City of London]
Moor Lane – after the marshy moorlands that formerly stood here [City of London]
Moor Place – after the marshy moorlands that formerly stood here [City of London]
Moorfield Highwalk – after the marshy moorlands that formerly stood here [City of London]
Moorfields – after the marshy moorlands that formerly stood here [City of London]
Moorgate – after the gate, leading to the marshy moorlands beyond, that formerly stood here [City of London]
Moorgate Place – after the gate, leading to the marshy moorlands beyond, that formerly stood here [City of London]
Mora Street – after the prebend of Moor/Mora, belonging to St Paul’s Cathedral, named for the local moors [Finsbury]
Moreland Street – after the Moreland family, prominent locally in the 19th century [Finsbury]
Moreton Place – after Henry Wise, local 18th century landowner and gardener to William III, who owned land near Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire [Victoria]
Moreton Street – after Henry Wise, local 18th century landowner and gardener to William III, who owned land near Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire [Victoria]
Moreton Terrace – after Henry Wise, local 18th century landowner and gardener to William III, who owned land near Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire [Victoria]
Morley Street – after Samuel Morley, benefactor of the Old Vic in the 1880s [Waterloo]
Mornington Crescent Camden Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington His daughter Anne married Henry Fitzroy, brother of the 1st Baron Southampton, on whose estate the road was built.
Mornington Place Camden Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington His daughter Anne married Henry Fitzroy, brother of the 1st Baron Southampton, on whose estate the road was built.
Mornington Street - after Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, noted 18th - 19th century statesman [Regent’s Park]
Mornington Terrace Camden Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington His daughter Anne married Henry Fitzroy, brother of the 1st Baron Southampton, on whose estate the road was built.
Morocco Street – named for the local Morocco leather industry [Southwark]
Morpeth Terrace – after George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle, Viscount Morpeth, who was chiefly responsible for local development in the 1850s [Westminster]
Mortimer Market – after the market formerly on this site, founded by Hans Winthrop Mortimer in 1768 [Bloomsbury]
Mortimer Street – after Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, who inherited the estate via his marriage to Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer in 1713 [Fitzrovia]
Mortimer Street Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Developer of Cavendish Square in London, and the streets around it, from 1715. Amongst his titles were Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, and Baron Harley of Wigmore Castle. He inherited the estate via his marriage to Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer in 1713 [Marylebone]
Morton Place - after John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury 1486-1500, by connection with the nearby Lambeth Palace [Lambeth]
Morwell Street – after Morwell in Devon, where local landowners the dukes of Bedford held land [Bloomsbury]
Motcomb Street – after local landowners the Grosvenors (titled Viscounts Belgrave); Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster owned land in Motcombe, Dorset [Belgravia]
Mount Mills – after a former mount here supporting a windmill, later a chapel, and then in the Civil War a raised battery; it was levelled in 1750 [Finsbury]
Mount Pleasant – ironically named after a former nearby refuse tip [Clerkenwell]
Mount Row – built over the former Mount Field, from the former Oliver’s Mount fortification built here by Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War [Mayfair]
Mount Street – built over the former Mount Field, from the former Oliver’s Mount fortification built here by Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War [Mayfair]
Mount Street Mews – built over the former Mount Field, from the former Oliver’s Mount fortification built here by Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War [Mayfair]
Moxon Street – after the former Moxon apartment block on this street; prior to 1936 it was ‘Paradise Street’, after an old burial ground near here – it was changed to avoid confusion with other streets of this name [Marylebone]
Mulready Street – after 18th – 19th century artist William Mulready [Lisson Grove]
Munster Square – after the future William IV, Earl of Munster, brother of the Prince Regent (George IV) [Regent’s Park]
Muscovy Street – after the Muscovy Company of Elizabethan times, or the Russian merchants formerly based here [City of London]
Museum Street – after the British Museum to which it leads [Covent Garden]
Myddelton Passage, Myddelton Square and Myddelton Street – after Hugh Myddleton, who devised the New River scheme in the early 17th century [Clerkenwell]
Myddelton Square Islington Sir Hugh Myddelton Founder of the New River Company, who developed the square
Mylne Street – after Robert Mylne, who did much engineering work for the New River Company, as did his son William Chadwell Mylne [Clerkenwell]
Nag’s Head Court – after a former inn of this name [Finsbury]
Naoroji Street – after Dadabhai Naoroji, who was active in local politics in the late 19th century [Clerkenwell]
Nash Street – after John Nash, architect of the terraces around Regent’s Park [Regent’s Park]
Nassau Street – after the House of Nassau, who had local connections and married into the Georgian royal family [Fitzrovia]
Neal Street and Neal's Yard – after Thomas Neale, who laid out the Seven Dials development in 1693; Neal Street was formerly King Street, and Neal’s Yard formerly King’s Head Court [Covent Garden]
Neathouse Place – after either an early settlement here of small cottages dubbed ‘neat houses’, or the Neate, a medieval manor located in Pimlico, stemming from a word meaning 'islet' [Pimlico]
Nelson Passage – after Admiral Horatio Nelson [Finsbury]
Nelson Road Merton Nearby streets commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson and those most famously connected to him. Nelson owned the land on which road was later built.
Nelson Square – after Admiral Horatio Nelson [Southwark]
Netley Street – possibly after Netley in Hampshire [Regent’s Park]
New Bond Street – after Thomas Bond, member of the consortium that developed the local area in the late 17th century; ‘New’ comes from the extension of the then ‘Bond Street’ northwards in the early 18th century [Mayfair]
New Bridge Street – named in 1765 as it leads to the then new Blackfriars Bridge [City of London]
New Broad Street – simply a descriptive name, dating to the early Middle Ages; the northernmost section was formerly ‘New Broad Street’; however, this has now switched onto an adjacent sidestreet [City of London]
New Burlington Mews – after the local Burlington estate, property of the earls of Burlington [Mayfair]
New Burlington Place – after the local Burlington estate, property of the earls of Burlington [Mayfair]
New Burlington Street – after the local Burlington estate, property of the earls of Burlington [Mayfair]
New Cavendish Street – after Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, father of Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer, who married Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, landowner [Marylebone]
New Change Passage – formerly Old Change, and named for a former mint and gold exchange here [City of London]
New Change, New Change Passage and Old Change Court – formerly Old Change, and named for a former mint and gold exchange here [City of London]
New Charles Street – as this formerly led to a Charles Street, named for Charles II [Finsbury]
New Compton Street – as with Old Compton Street which extends to the west, it is believed to be named after Henry Compton, Bishop of London in the 1670s [St Gile's]
New Court – built circa 1700 and named simply because it was then new [City of London]
New Fetter Lane – formerly Fewter Lane, a Medieval term for an idler, [stemming originally from the Old French 'faitour' (lawyer) [City of London]
New Globe Walk – after the Globe Theatre [Southwark]
New Inn Passage – as this formerly led to the New Inn, one of the Inns of Chancery [Holborn]
New Kent Road – as this formed the traditional route down to Kent; the ‘New’ section dates from 1751, and is an extension of the Old Kent Road [Southwark]
New London Street – named after local 18th century property owner John London, not the city; the ‘New’ section was a later extension [City of London]
New North Street – as it leads northwards from Red Lions Square, ‘New’ so as to contract with Old North Street which continues southwards [Bloomsbury]
New Oxford Street – built as an extension of Oxford Street in 1845-47 [Covent Garden]
New Oxford Street – built as an extension of Oxford Street in 1845-47 [St Gile's]
New Row – formerly New Street, built in 1635-37 as a new replacement for an existing alley [Covent Garden]
New Spring Gardens Walk – after the former Vauxhall Gardens here [Vauxhall]
New Square – named simply as it was new when first built by Henry Serle [Holborn]
New Square Passage – named simply as it was new when first built by Henry Serle [Holborn]
New Street – named simply as it was new when first built [City of London]
New Street Court – built in the mid-1600s, and named simply because it was then new [City of London]
New Street Square – built in the mid-1600s, and named simply because it was then new [City of London]
New Union Street – named as it united Moor Lane and Moorfields; it was formerly Gunn Alley [City of London]
Newbury Street – formerly New Street, renamed 1890 to avoid confusion with other streets of this name [City of London]
Newcastle Close – either after a former inn called the Castle located here, [387] or after the city, with reference to the coal trade here [City of London]
Newcastle Row – after Newcastle House, which formerly stood here; the house was named after its 17th century owner William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle [Clerkenwell]
Newcomen Street – after the local Newcomen Charity, named for its 17th century founder; it was formerly King Street, after a local inn of this name [Southwark]
Newgate Street – after a new gate built here in the 1000s; the eastern part of this street was formerly Bladder Street, after the bladder selling trade here [City of London]
Newington Butts – Newington is now almost obsolete name for the Elephant and Castle area; it means ‘new village/farmstead’ and dates to the early Middle Ages. The ‘Butts’ refers either archery butts or just bits of land [Lambeth]
Newington Causeway – Newington is a now almost obsolete name for the Elephant and Castle area; it means ‘new village/farmstead’ and dates to the early Middle Ages [Southwark]
Newington Court – Newington is a now almost obsolete name for the Elephant and Castle area; it means ‘new village/farmstead’ and dates to the early Middle Ages [Southwark]
Newman Passage, Newman Street and Newman Yard – after Newman Hall in Quendon, Essex, owned by local property owner William Berners [Fitzrovia]
Newman’s Court – after Lawrence Newman, who lease land here from the [ [ in the 17th century [City of London]
Newman’s Row – after Arthur Newman, who built the street in the mid-1600s [Holborn]
Newport Court – after Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport (Isle of Wight), who owned a house on this street (then just Newport Street) in the 17th century. Following the construction of Charing Cross Road, Newport Street was split in two and the two sections renamed as they are today [Chinatown]
Newport Place – after Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport (Isle of Wight), who owned a house on this street (then just Newport Street) in the 17th century. Following the construction of Charing Cross Road, Newport Street was split in two and the two sections renamed as they are today [Chinatown]
Newton Street – after William Newton, who built the street and the nearby Lincoln’s inn Fields in the 1630s [Covent Garden]
Newton Street Camden Isaac Newton Scientist and mathematician
Niagara Avenue Ealing Charles Blondin Tightrope walker and acrobat, who lived and died at nearby Niagara House in Northfields. Commemorates Niagara Falls where Blondin performed his most famous tightrope walk in 1859.
Nicholas Lane and Nicholas Passage – after the former St Nicholas Acons church, destroyed in the Great Fire [City of London]
Nine Elms Lane – after a row of nine elm tress which formerly stood along this lane [Vauxhall]
Noble Street – after Thomas de Noble, local 14th century property developer [City of London]
Noel Street – after Lady Elizabeth Noel, who developed the estate on behalf of her son William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland [Soho]
Norman Street – after bricklayer William Norman, who leased land here in the 1750s [Finsbury]
Norris Street – after Godfrye Norris, local leaseholder in the 17th century [St James's]
North Audley Street – after Mary Davies, heiress to Hugh Audley, who married Sir Thomas Grosvenor, thereby letting the local land fall into the Grosvenors' ownership [Mayfair]
North Bank – after a former crescent of villas of this name, demolished to build the adjacent railway lines in the 1890s [Lisson Grove]
North Gower Street - after Gertrude Leveson-Gower, wife of local landowner John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford; it is the northern extension of Gower Street [Regent’s Park]
North Mews – after Lord North, Prime Minister [Bloomsbury]
North Row – after its location as the northern-most street on the Grosvenor estate [Mayfair]
Northampton Road, Northampton Row and Northampton Square – after local landowners (dating back to the 17th century) the Compton family, earls and later marquises of Northampton [Clerkenwell]
Northburgh Street – after Michael de Northburgh, a bishop who founded the nearby Charterhouse monastery in 1371 [Clerkenwell]
Northcourt – named in 1776 for the Prime Minister Lord North [Fitzrovia]
Northington Street – after Robert Henley, 1st Earl of Northington, Lord Chancellor 1761–66 [Bloomsbury]
Northumberland Alley – after Northumberland House, house of the Earls of Northumberland, which formerly stood here [City of London]
Northumberland Avenue Westminster Dukes of Northumberland The Avenue was built in the 1870s on the site of Northumberland House, the redundant, demolished home of the Duke of Northumberland
Northumberland Crescent Hounslow Duke of Northumberland's River The so-called river, a surface level aqueduct, adjoins and is back-named after Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland and his successors who maintained the canal, his wife's direct forebear re-inherited much of the land of the borough in 1594. The family continues to own Syon House.
Northumberland Street – site of the former Northumberland House, built originally in the early 17th century for the earls of Northampton and later acquired by the earls of Northumberland [Westminster]
Northwick Close – this land was formerly owned by Harrow School; this street was named for John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick, a governor of the school in the 1800s [Lisson Grove]
Northwick Terrace – this land was formerly owned by Harrow School; this street was named for John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick, a governor of the school in the 1800s [Lisson Grove]
Norton Folgate – the former word a corruption of ‘North Town’, and the latter after the local Folgate family [City of London]
Norwich Street – unknown; formerly Norwich Court, and prior to that Magpie Yard, probably from a local inn [City of London]
Notting Hill W11 - Known as Knottynghull in the 14th century, to Noding Hill in 1680. The manor which stood here in the 11th century was part of the estates of the De Veres. The only street name to survive is Notting Hill Gate, which passes over the site of an early turnpike gate.
Nottingham Court – after Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, who owned a house nearby in the 17th century [Covent Garden]
Nottingham Place – after Nottinghamshire, where local landowners the dukes of Portland owned property [Marylebone]
Nottingham Street – after Nottinghamshire, where local landowners the dukes of Portland owned property [Marylebone]
Nottingham Terrace – after Nottinghamshire, where local landowners the dukes of Portland owned property [Regent’s Park]
Nun Court – thought to be after a local builder/property owner [City of London]
Nutford Place – after Nutford in Dorset, where the local Portman family owned land [Marylebone]
O’Meara Street – after Daniel O’Meara, priest at St George's Cathedral, Southwark [Southwark]
Oak Tree Road – after former land nearby called Oak Tree Field [Lisson Grove]
Oakey Lane – after J Oakey & Son, owner of a Victorian-era emery paper manufacturers near here [Lambeth]
Oakley Square – as this land was formerly owned by Dukes of Bedford, who also owned land in Oakley, Bedfordshire [Somers Town]
Oat Lane – as oats were formerly sold here in the Middle Ages [City of London]
Ogle Street – after Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Viscount Mansfield, Baron Ogle, father-in-law of local landowner Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer [Fitzrovia]
Old Bailey – after a bailey fortification that formerly stood here [City of London]
Old Barge House Alley – this was the former location of the royal barges during Tudor times and after [Waterloo]
Old Barrack Yard – as this approached a former barracks located on Wilton Place [Belgravia]
Old Billingsgate Walk – after the former watergate of this name, the derivation of ‘Billings’ in unknown [City of London]
Old Bond Street – after Thomas Bond, member of the consortium that developed the local area in the late 17th century; ‘New’ comes from the extension of the then ‘Bond Street’ northwards in the early 18th century [Mayfair]
Old Brewer’s Yard – presumably after an old brewery here [Covent Garden]
Old Broad Street – simply a descriptive name, dating to the early Middle Ages; the northernmost section was formerly ‘New Broad Street’; however, this has now switched onto an adjacent sidestreet [City of London]
Old Buildings and Old Square – gained this name after the building of New Square in 1682 [Holborn]
Old Burlington Street – after the local Burlington estate, property of the earls of Burlington [Mayfair]
Old Cavendish Street – after Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, father of Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer, who married Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, landowner [Marylebone]
Old Change Court – formerly Old Change, and named for a former mint and gold exchange here [City of London]
Old Compton Street – as with New Compton Street which extends to the east, it is believed to be named after Henry Compton, Bishop of London in the 1670s [Soho]
Old Fish Street Hill – after the former local fish trade here, centred on Billingsgate Fish Market [City of London]
Old Fleet Lane – after the now covered river Fleet which flowed near here [City of London]
Old Gloucester Street – after Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, son of Queen Anne; the street was formerly just ‘Gloucester Street’ until 1873 [Bloomsbury]
Old Jewry – after a Saxon-era settlement of Jews here, thought to be termed ‘Old’ following the Edict of Expulsion of all Jews from England by Edward I [City of London]
Old Marylebone Road – from a church dedicated to St Mary, represented now by St Marylebone Parish Church; the first church was built on the bank of a small stream called the Tyburn. [Marylebone]
Old Mitre Court – after a former tavern of this name here [City of London]
Old North Street – as it leads northwards from Red Lions Square, ‘Old’ so as to contract with New North Street which continues northwards [Holborn]
Old Palace Yard – after the former Old Palace of Westminster, where the Houses of Parliament now stand [Westminster]
Old Paradise Street – after a former burial ground (‘paradise’) located here [Lambeth]
Old Pye Street – after Robert Pye, local MP in the mid-17th century [Westminster]
Old Queen Street – as it approaches Queen Anne’s Gate, or possibly after Elizabeth I; it was formerly just Queen Street [Westminster]
Old Seacole Lane – thought to be after the coal trade that came from the sea and up the river Fleet here [City of London]
Old Street – after its age, thought to have ultimately Roman origins [Finsbury]
Opal Street – unknown; formerly Pleasant Row [Lambeth]
Orange Street – after the William III, Prince of Orange, reigning king when thus street was built. The western section between Haymarket and St Martin’s Street was formerly called James Street, after James II [Soho]
Orchard Street – after Orchard Portman in Somerset, where the local Portman family owned property [Marylebone]
Orchardson Street – after Victorian era artist and local resident William Quiller Orchardson [Lisson Grove]
Orde Hall Street – after Orde Hall, 19th century chairman representing this area at the Metropolitan Board of Works [Bloomsbury]
Orient Street - presumably with reference to the other compass-point related streets here [Lambeth]
Orleans Road Richmond upon Thames Louis Philippe I, previously Duke of Orleans French royal, later king, who lived in exile at Orleans House near the road
Ormond Avenue Richmond upon Thames Earls of Ormond Owned the land on which the roads were later built.
Ormond Close – thought to commemorate James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, prominent 17th century soldier [Bloomsbury]
Ormond Mews – thought to commemorate James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, prominent 17th century soldier [Bloomsbury]
Ormond Road, Hampton Earls of Ormond Owned the land on which the roads were later built, the Richmond one first (1761-1778), the Hampton ones in the borough later.
Ormond Road, Richmond upon Thames Earls of Ormond Owned the land on which the roads were later built, the Richmond one first (1761-1778), the Hampton ones in the borough later.
Ormond Yard – after James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, who owned a house next to this yard in the 17th century [St James's]
Ormonde Place – probably after the Dukes of Ormonde, who owned Ormonde House in Chelsea [Belgravia]
Osbert Street – after Osbert of Clare, Suffolk, prior of the abbey of St Peter’s, Westminster in the 1130s [Westminster]
Osnaburgh Street – after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück (Osnaburgh in English), brother of the Prince Regent (George IV) [Regent’s Park]
Osnaburgh Terrace – after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück (Osnaburgh in English), brother of the Prince Regent (George IV) [Regent’s Park]
Ossington Buildings – after Charlotte, Viscountess Ossington, local landowner and heiress to the Cavendish-Harley estate [Marylebone]
Ossulton Street – named in 1807 in memory of the Saxon-era hundred of Ossulton, thought to be named after a stone boundary marker at Tyburn (now Marble Arch) erected by one Oswulf/Oswald [Somers Town]
Outram Road Croydon Group of five roads built on the site of the East India Company Military Seminary by the British Land Company, and named after prominent figures in the history of British India. Outram was a general in India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Outwich Street – after either Oteswich/Ottewich, meaning ‘Otho’s dwelling’, a name for this area of London in the early Middle Ages or the former St Martin Outwich church, named for the Outwich family, demolished 1874 [City of London]
Oval Way – after the adjacent Oval Cricket Ground [Vauxhall]
Owen Street and Owen’s Row – after Dame Alice Owen, who founded almshouses near here in 1609 [Clerkenwell]
Oxendon Street – after Sir Henry Oxendon, husband of Mary Baker, daughter of Robert Baker who built the former Piccadilly House nearby [Soho]
Oxford Circus – after Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer who owned much of the local estate; prior to this it was known as Tyburn Road, as it led to the Tyburn gibbet at what is now Marble Arch. Circus is a British term for a road junction; it was formerly Regent Circus, after Regent Street [Soho]
Oxford Court – after a former house here owned by the Earls of Oxford [City of London]
Oxford Street Westminster Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Developer of Cavendish Square in London, and the streets around it, from 1715; prior to this it was known as Tyburn Road, as it led to the Tyburn gibbet at what is now Marble Arch [Fitzrovia]
Oystergate Walk – after a watergate here, and the oyster trade [City of London]


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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:30 GMT   

Kilburn Park - opened 1915
Kilburn Park station was opened at the height of the First World War

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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 14:49 GMT   

A bit of a lift....
Kilburn Park was the first station to be designed around escalators, rather than lifts.

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Joan Clarke   
Added: 2 Feb 2021 10:54 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens
My late aunt Ivy Clarke (nee Burridge) lived with her whole family at 19 Avondale Park Gardens, according to the 1911 census and she was still there in 1937.What was it like in those days, I wonder, if the housing was only built in 1920?


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john ormandy   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 17:48 GMT   

Mary Place Workhouse
There was a lady called Ivy who lived in the corner she use to come out an tell us kids off for climbing over the fence to play football on the green. Those were the days.

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charlie evans   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 18:51 GMT   

apollo pub 1950s
Ted Lengthorne was the landlord of the apollo in the 1950s. A local called darkie broom who lived at number 5 lancaster road used to be the potman,I remember being in the appollo at a street party that was moved inside the pub because of rain for the queens coronation . Not sure how long the lengthornes had the pub but remember teds daughter julie being landlady in the early 1970,s

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Dave Fahey   
Added: 6 Jan 2021 02:40 GMT   

Bombing of the Jack O Newberry
My maternal grandfather, Archie Greatorex, was the licensee of the Earl of Warwick during the Second World War. My late mother Vera often told the story of the bombing of the Jack. The morning after the pub was bombed, the landlord’s son appeared at the Warwick with the pub’s till on an old pram; he asked my grandfather to pay the money into the bank for him. The poor soul was obviously in shock. The previous night, his parents had taken their baby down to the pub cellar to shelter from the air raids. The son, my mother never knew his name, opted to stay in his bedroom at the top of the building. He was the only survivor. I often wondered what became of him.

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Brenda Jackson   
Added: 13 Aug 2017 21:39 GMT   

83 Pembroke Road
My Gt Gt grandparents lived at 83 Pembroke Road before it became Granville Road, They were married in 1874, John Tarrant and Maryann Tarrant nee Williamson.

Her brother George Samuel Williamson lived at 95 Pembroke Road with his wife Emily and children in the 1881 Census

Apparently the extended family also lived for many years in Alpha Place, Canterbury Road, Peel Road,

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Norman Norrington   
Added: 28 Dec 2020 08:31 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
I was born in Hammersmith Hospital (Ducane Rd) I lived at 40 Blecynden Street from birth in 1942 to 1967 when I moved due to oncoming demolition for the West way flyover.
A bomb fell locally during the war and cracked one of our windows, that crack was still there the day I left.
It was a great street to have grown up in I have very fond memories of living there.



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john ormandy   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 17:30 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Went to school St Johns with someone named Barry Green who lived in that St. Use to wait for him on the corner take a slow walk an end up being late most days.

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Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:27 GMT   

Hewer Street, W10
My husband Barry Newton lived over John Nodes in Hewer Street in 1950’s. Barry dad Tom worked for John Nodes and raced pigeons in his spare time Tom and his Lena raised 5 sons there before moving to the Southcoast in the mid 70’s due to Tom ill health

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:13 GMT   

St Jude’s Church, Lancefield Street
Saint Jude’s was constructed in 1878, while the parish was assigned in 1879 from the parish of Saint John, Kensal Green (P87/JNE2). The parish was united with the parishes of Saint Luke (P87/LUK1) and Saint Simon (P87/SIM) in 1952. The church was used as a chapel of ease for a few years, but in 1959 it was closed and later demolished.

The church is visible on the 1900 map for the street on the right hand side above the junction with Mozart Street.

Source: SAINT JUDE, KENSAL GREEN: LANCEFIELD STREET, WESTMINSTER | Londo

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Fumblina   
Added: 27 Mar 2021 11:08 GMT   

Wedding at St Jude’s Church
On 9th November 1884 Charles Selby and Johanna Hanlon got married in St Jude’s Church on Lancefield Street. They lived together close by at 103 Lancefield Street.
Charles was a Lather, so worked in construction. He was only 21 but was already a widower.
Johanna is not shown as having a profession but this is common in the records and elsewhere she is shown as being an Ironer or a Laundress. It is possible that she worked at the large laundry shown at the top of Lancefield Road on the 1900 map. She was also 21. She was not literate as her signature on the record is a cross.
The ceremony was carried out by William Hugh Wood and was witnessed by Charles H Hudson and Caroline Hudson.

Source: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1623/images/31280_197456-00100?pId=6694792

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Susan Wright   
Added: 16 Sep 2017 22:42 GMT   

Ada Crowe, 9 Bramley Mews
My Great Grandmother Ada Crowe was born in 9 Bramley Mews in 1876.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
3 Acklam Road From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family.
Acklam Road protests Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Albert Hotel The Albert Hotel stood on the corner of All Saints Road and Westbourne Park Road.
All Saints Notting Hill All Saints church was designed by the Victorian Gothic revival pioneer William White, who was also a mountaineer, Swedish gymnastics enthusiast and anti-shaving campaigner.
Duke of Cornwall The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s) Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Kensington Hippodrome The Kensington Hippodrome was a racecourse built in Notting Hill, London, in 1837, by entrepreneur John Whyte.
Kensington Park Hotel The KPH is a landmark pub on Ladbroke Grove.
Ladbroke Grove Ladbroke Grove is named after James Weller Ladbroke, who developed the Ladbroke Estate in the mid nineteenth century, until then a largely rural area on the western edges of London.
North Kensington Library North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of London’s finest public libraries.
Political meeting (1920s) Meeting in front of the Junction Arms situated where Tavistock Road, Crescent and Basing Road met.
Portobello Farm Portobello Farm House was approached along Turnpike Lane, sometimes referred to as Green’s Lane, a track leading from Kensington Gravel Pits towards a wooden bridge over the canal.
Portobello Green Portobello Green features a shopping arcade under the Westway along Thorpe Close, an open-air market under the canopy, and community gardens.
St. Joseph’s Home St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.
The Apollo The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.

NEARBY STREETS
Acklam Road, W10 Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway.
Alba Place, W11 Alba Place is part of the Colville Conservation Area.
Aldridge Court, W11 Aldridge Court is in Aldridge Road Villas.
Aldridge Road Villas, W11 Aldridge Road Villas is a surviving fragment of mid-Victorian residential development.
All Saints Road, W11 Built between 1852-61, All Saints Road is named after All Saints Church on Talbot Road.
Artesian Road, W11 Artesian Road lies just over the boundary into Paddington from Notting Hill.
Arundel Gardens, W11 Arundel Gardens was built towards the end of the development of the Ladbroke Estate, in the early 1860s.
Basing Street, W11 Basing Street was originally Basing Road between 1867 and 1939.
Bevington Road, W10 Bevington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Blagrove Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode.
Blenheim Crescent, W11 Blenheim Crescent one of the major thoroughfares in Notting Hill - indeed it features in the eponymous film.
Bonchurch Road, W10 Bonchurch Road was first laid out in the 1870s.
Caradoc Close, W2 Caradoc Close is a street in Paddington.
Chepstow Corner, W2 Chepstow Corner is a street in Paddington.
Chepstow Road, W2 Chepstow Road is a street in Paddington.
Clydesdale Road, W11 Clydesdale Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Codrington Mews, W11 This attractive L-shaped mews lies off Blenheim Crescent between Kensington Park Road and Ladbroke Grove.
Colville Gardens, W11 Colville Gardens was laid out in the 1870s by the builder George Frederick Tippett, who developed much of the rest of the neighbourhood.
Colville Houses, W11 Colville Houses is part of the Colville Conservation Area.
Colville Mews, W11 Colville Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Road, W11 Colville Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Square, W11 Colville Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Colville Terrace, W11 Colville Terrace, W11 has strong movie connnections.
Convent Gardens, W11 Convent Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Cornwall Road, W11 Cornwall Road was once the name for the westernmost part of Westbourne Park Road.
Courtnell Street, W2 Courtnell Street is a street in Paddington.
Dale Row, W11 Dale Row is a street in Notting Hill.
Dartmouth Close, W11 Dartmouth Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Road, W11 Denbigh Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Dunworth Mews, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Elgin Mews, W11 Elgin Mews lies in Notting Hill.
Fallodon House, W11 Fallodon House was planned in 1973 to replace housing between Tavistock Crescent, Tavistock Road, and St Luke’s Road.
Folly Mews, W11 Folly Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Golborne Mews, W10 Golborne Mews lies off of the Portobello Road, W10.
Golborne Road, W10 Golborne Road, heart of North Kensington, was named after Dean Golbourne, at one time vicar of St. John’s Church in Paddington.
Golden Mews, W11 Golden Mews was a tiny mews off of Basing Street, W11.
Great Western Road, W11 The name of the Great Western Road dates from the 1850s.
Hayden’s Place, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Hayden’s Place, W11 Haydens Place is a small cul-de-sac off of the Portobello Road.
Hedgegate Court, W11 Hedgegate Court is a street in Notting Hill.
Kensington Park Mews, W11 Kensington Park Mews lies off of Kensington Park Road, W11
Kensington Park Road, W11 Kensington Park Road is one of the main streets in Notting Hill.
Keyham House, W2 The twenty-storey Keyham House is on Westbourne Park Road.
Ladbroke Crescent, W11 Ladbroke Crescent belongs to the third and final great period of building on the Ladbroke estate and the houses were constructed in the 1860s.
Lambton Place, W11 Lambton Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Lancaster Road, W11 Lancaster Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Leamington House, W11 Leamington House was built by 1962.
Leamington Road Villas, W11 Leamington Road Villas is a street in Notting Hill.
Ledbury Mews North, W11 Ledbury Mews North is a street in Notting Hill.
Ledbury Mews West, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Ledbury Road, W11 Ledbury Road is split between W2 and W11, the postal line intersecting the street.
Ledbury Road, W2 Ledbury Road is a street in Paddington.
Lonsdale Road, W11 Lonsdale Road is a street in Notting Hill.
McGregor Road, W11 McGregor Road runs between St Luke’s Road and All Saints Road.
Moorhouse Road, W2 Moorhouse Road is a street in Paddington.
Morgan Road, W10 Morgan Road connects Wornington Road and St Ervans Road.
Needham Road, W11 Needham Road was formerly Norfolk Road.
Northumberland Place, W2 Northumberland Place is a street in Paddington.
Orchard Close, W10 Orchard Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Pencombe Mews, W11 Pencombe Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Pinehurst Court, W11 Pinehurst Court is a mansion block at 1-9 Colville Gardens.
Portishead House, W2 Portishead House is part of the Brunel Estate.
Portobello Road, W10 Portobello Road is split into two sections by the Westway/Hammersmith and City line.
Portobello Road, W11 Portobello Road is internationally famous for its market.
Powis Mews, W11 Powis Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Powis Square, W11 Powis Square is a square between Talbot Road and Colville Terrace.
Powis Terrace, W11 Powis Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Raddington Road, W10 Raddington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Rosehart Mews, W11 Rosehart Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Shottsford, W2 Shottsford is one of the buildings of the Wessex Gardens Estate.
Shrewsbury Road, W2 Shrewsbury Road is a street in Paddington.
Silvester Mews, W11 Silvester Mews was a mews off of Basing Street, W11.
St Columbs House, W10 St Columbs House is situated at 9-39 Blagrove Road.
St John’s Mews, W11 St John’s Mews is a redeveloped mews off of Ledbury Road.
St Joseph’s Close, W10 St Joseph’s Close is a cul-de-sac off of Bevington Road.
St Lawrence Terrace, W10 St Lawrence Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Lukes Mews, W11 St Lukes Mews is a mews off of All Saints Road, W11.
St Luke’s Road, W11 St Luke’s Road is a street in Notting Hill.
St Mark’s Place, W11 St Mark’s Place is situated on the site of the former Kensington Hippodrome.
St Stephens Gardens, W2 St Stephens Gardens is a street in Paddington.
St Stephens Mews, W2 St Stephens Mews is a street in Paddington.
St Stephen’s Gardens, W2 St Stephen’s Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Sutherland Place, W2 Sutherland Place is a street in Paddington.
Talbot Road, W11 The oldest part of Talbot Road lies in London, W11.
Talbot Road, W2 Talbot Road straddles the W2/W11 postcodes.
Tavistock Crescent, W11 Tavistock Crescent was where the first Notting Hill Carnival procession began on 18 September 1966.
Tavistock Mews, W11 Tavistock Mews, W11 lies off of the Portobello Road.
Tavistock Road, W11 Tavistock Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Thorpe Close, W10 Thorpe Close is a redevelopment of the former Thorpe Mews, laid waste by the building of the Westway.
Vernon Yard, W11 Vernon Yard is a mews off of Portobello Road.
Wellington Close, W11 Wellington Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 Westbourne Grove Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Westbourne Grove, W11 Westbourne Grove is one of the main roads of Notting Hill.
Westbourne Park Road, W11 Westbourne Park Road runs between Notting Hill and the Paddington area.
Westbury House, W11 Westbury House was built on the corner of Westbourne Park Road and Aldridge Road Villas in 1965.
Westway, W10 Westway is the A40(M) motorway which runs on an elevated section along the W10/W11 border.

NEARBY PUBS
Albert Hotel The Albert Hotel stood on the corner of All Saints Road and Westbourne Park Road.
Beach Blanket Babylon This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duke of Cornwall The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Duke of Wellington This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kensington Park Hotel The KPH is a landmark pub on Ladbroke Grove.
Mau Mau This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Metropolitan This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Portobello Star This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Apollo The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.
The Castle The (Warwick) Castle is located on the corner of Portobello Road and Westbourne Park Road.
The Cock & Bottle This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Elgin The Elgin is a Grade II listed public house at 96 Ladbroke Grove.
Walmer Castle This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Notting Hill

Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...

Notting Hill is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market.

The word Notting might originate from a Saxon called Cnotta with the =ing part indicating "the place inhibited by the people of" - i.e. where Cnotta’s tribe lived. There was a farm called variously "Knotting-Bernes,", "Knutting-Barnes" or "Nutting-barns" and this name was transferred to the hill above it.

The area remained rural until the westward expansion of London reached Bayswater in the early 19th century. The main landowner in Notting Hill was the Ladbroke family, and from the 1820s James Weller Ladbroke began to undertake the development of the Ladbroke Estate. Working with the architect and surveyor Thomas Allason, Ladbroke began to lay out streets and houses, with a view to turning the area into a fashionable suburb of the capital (although the development did not get seriously under way until the 1840s). Many of these streets bear the Ladbroke name, including Ladbroke Grove, the main north-south axis of the area, and Ladbroke Square, the largest private garden square in London.

The original idea was to call the district Kensington Park, and other roads (notably Kensington Park Road and Kensington Park Gardens) are reminders of this. The local telephone prefix 7727 (originally 727) is based on the old telephone exchange name of PARk.

The reputation of the district altered over the course of the 20th century. As middle class households ceased to employ servants, the large Notting Hill houses lost their market and were increasingly split into multiple occupation.

For much of the 20th century the large houses were subdivided into multi-occupancy rentals. Caribbean immigrants were drawn to the area in the 1950s, partly because of the cheap rents, but were exploited by slum landlords like Peter Rachman, and also became the target of white racist Teddy Boys in the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.

Notting Hill was slowly gentrified from the 1980s onwards now has a contemporary reputation as an affluent and fashionable area; known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, and high-end shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross).

A Daily Telegraph article in 2004 used the phrase the ’Notting Hill Set’ to refer to a group of emerging Conservative politicians, such as David Cameron and George Osborne, who were once based in Notting Hill.

Since it was first developed in the 1830s, Notting Hill has had an association with artists and ’alternative’ culture.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Coronation street party, 1953.
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Children of Ruston Close
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Notting Hill
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The Lads of the Village pub
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The Prince of Wales
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Pembridge Road (1900s)
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Kensington Park Hotel
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The Albion, now in residential use.
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In the neighbourhood...

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Children of Ruston Close
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The Tile Kiln, Notting Dale (1824)
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The Earl Derby stood on the corner of Southern Row and Bosworth Road. The Earl Derby himself was Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby who fought at the battle of Bosworth.
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Kensington Park Hotel
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The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square, W11 built in 1887 as a church. Photographed here in 2010.
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Duke of Cornwall, Ledbury Road W11, around 1990. Now The Ledbury restaurant, holder of 2 Michelin Stars as of 2014.
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St Peter's Notting Hill
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New flats featuring in a photo taken from Adair Road (1962)
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West end of Bevington Road, near to the Golborne Road junction - late 1950s or early 1960s.
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