The Bentley London

Lodging in/near Gloucester Road, existing between the 1880s and now

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The Bentley London

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2011

The Bentley London is a luxury hotel located at 27-33 Harrington Gardens in South Kensington.

The building was first constructed in 1880. It was built from six hundred tonnes of marble imported from Turkey, Italy and northern Africa as well as intricate mosaic designs throughout the property. It was constructed behind the facade of three adjacent Georgian townhouses.

The hotel joined the Hilton Group as a Franchise in October 2008 and added to the elite Waldorf-Astoria collection on 12 March 2009. As of January 2012, The Bentley Hotel is a standalone Luxury hotel with no association with Hilton or Waldorf Astoria.


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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Baden-Powell House Baden-Powell House is a Scouting hostel and conference centre built as a tribute to Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting..
Bailey’s Hotel The Bailey’s Hotel, 140 Gloucester Road, is a historic hotel in Kensington.
Coleherne House Coleherne House once stood on the corner of Brompton Lane (later Brompton Road) and Walnut Tree Lane (now Redcliffe Gardens).
Cromwell Curve The Cromwell Curve was a short section of railway line between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations.
Glendower Preparatory School Glendower Prep School is an independent preparatory school for girls aged 4 to 11.
Nokes Estate Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
Queen’s Gate School Queen’s Gate School is an independent day school for girls.
The Bentley London The Bentley London is a luxury hotel located at 27-33 Harrington Gardens in South Kensington.
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, formerly the Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art, was a drama school, and originally a singing school.

NEARBY STREETS
Ambassador’s Court, SW1A Ambassador’s Court is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Ashburn Gardens, SW7 Ashburn Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ashburn Place, SW7 Ashburn Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Astwood Mews, SW7 Astwood Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Atherstone Mews, SW7 Atherstone Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Barkston Gardens, SW5 Barkston Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Beatrice Place, W8 Beatrice Place is a street in Kensington.
Bina Gardens, SW5 Bina Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Bolney Gate, SW7 Bolney Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bolton Gardens Mews, SW10 Bolton Gardens Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Bolton Gardens, SW5 Bolton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Boltons Place, SW5 Boltons Place is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Bramham Gardens, SW5 Bramham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Brechin Place, SW7 Brechin Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bute Street, SW7 Bute Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Clareville Grove, SW7 Clareville Grove is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Clareville Street, SW7 Clareville Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Claylands Road, SW7 Claylands Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Colbeck Mews, SW7 Colbeck Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Collingham Gardens, SW5 Collingham Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Collingham Place, SW5 Collingham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Collingham Road, SW5 Collingham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 Cornwall Gardens Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Courtfield Gardens, SW5 Courtfield Gardens is named after the field beneath it, cultivated until the 19th century.
Courtfield Road, SW7 Courtfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Gardens, SW7 Cranley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Mews, SW7 Cranley Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Place, SW7 Cranley Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Cresswell Gardens, SW10 Cresswell Gardens is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Cresswell Gardens, SW5 This is a street in the SW5 postcode area
Cresswell Place, SW10 Cresswell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Cromwell Road, SW5 Once known as Cromwell Lane, the road was named after one of Cromwell’s sons who lived here.
Cromwell Road, SW7 Cromwell Road is a major London road, designated as part of the A4.
Devonshire Place, W8 This is a street in the W8 postcode area
Dove Mews, SW5 Dove Mews is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Drayton Gardens, SW10 Drayton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Eagle Place, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Earls Court Gardens, SW5 Earls Court Gardens runs from Earl’s Court station to Knaresborough Place.
Elm Place, SW3 Elm Place is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Emperor’s Gate, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Emperors Gate, SW7 Emperors Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ensor Mews, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Farnell Mews, SW5 Farnell Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Gledhow Gardens, SW5 Gledhow Gardens is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Gloucester Arcade, SW7 Gloucester Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Gloucester Road, SW7 Gloucester Road is a main street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Grenville Place, SW7 Grenville Place connects Cornwall Gardens and Launceston Place in the north with Cromwell Road in the south.
Harrington Gardens, SW7 Harrington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Harrington Road, SW7 Harrington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Hereford Square, SW7 Hereford Square is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Hesper Mews, SW5 Hesper Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Hogarth Place, SW5 Hogarth Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Hogarth Road, SW5 Hogarth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kendrick Mews, SW7 Kendrick Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Knaresborough Place, SW5 Knaresborough Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Laverton Place, SW5 Laverton Place is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Lexham Gardens, SW5 Lexham Gardens is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Manson Mews, SW7 Manson Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Manson Place, SW7 Manson Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Marloes Road, SW5 Marloes Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
McLeod’s Mews, SW7 McLeod’s Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Neville Terrace, SW7 Neville Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Old Brompton Road, SW5 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Old Brompton Road, SW6 Old Brompton Road is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Old Brompton Road, SW7 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Onslow Gardens, SW7 Onslow Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Osten Mews, SW7 Osten Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Owen Close, UB4 Owen Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Pennant Mews, W8 Pennant Mews is a street in Kensington.
Queen’s Gate, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queens Gate Gardens, SW7 Queens Gate Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate, SW7 Queens Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Mews West, SW7 Queensberry Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Place, SW7 Queensberry Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queen’s Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queen’s Gate Place Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate, SW7 Queen’s Gate is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Reece Mews, SW7 Reece Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Roland Gardens, SW7 Roland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Roland Way, SW7 Roland Way is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rosary Gardens, SW7 Rosary Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Selwood Place, SW7 Selwood Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Selwood Terrace, SW7 Selwood Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Selwood Terrace; Neville Terrace, SW7 Selwood Terrace; Neville Terrace is a road in the SW7 postcode area
South Bolton Gardens, SW5 South Bolton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Southwell Gardens, SW7 Southwell Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Stanhope Gardens, SW7 Stanhope Gardens was built in the 1860s in developments following the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Stanhope Mews East, SW7 Stanhope Mews East is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Stanhope Mews South, SW7 Stanhope Mews South is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Stanhope Mews West, SW7 Stanhope Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Mansions, SW5 The Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Thistle Grove, SW10 Thistle Grove is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Wetherby Gardens, SW5 Wetherby Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Wetherby Mansions, SW5 Wetherby Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Wetherby Mews, SW5 Wetherby Mews is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Wetherby Place, SW7 Wetherby Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Kensington Temple in 2015
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Horbury Crescent, 2015
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Sands End
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Coach and Horses
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23-24 Leinster Gardens
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Gloucester Road, 1866
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Earl's Court Farm (1867)
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