Young Street, W8

Road in/near Kensington, existing between 1685 and now

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Young Street, W8

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2018

Young Street, named after the developer of Kensington Square, was in use as a road by 1685.



Running perpendicular to the square, it was the only thoroughfare leading into it from Kensington High Street until the opening of what is now Derry Street in the mid-1730s.

As with development at Kensington Square, the street was parcelled up into lots and let or sold to developers and builders. Young retained the freehold of the area on the west side, immediately north of no.16, and probably erected two houses there by 1695. Unlike Kensington Square this area was much more socially diverse in character, with occupants connected to the court of William III sharing the length of the street with resident tradesmen and shopkeepers. There were also several Huguenots attracted to residences here.

Little remains from this time. Going by the photographs taken in the 1860s, the street was largely unaltered. Bomb damage from the Second World War, however, and before that the construction of Kensington Square Mansions on the west side of Young Street in 1885, and the building of a Post Office at nos. 15 and 17 between the 1860s and 1890s, radically changed the appearance of Young Street.

South of the Post Office John Barker and Company rebuilt nos. 19 and 21 in 1890 with two shops separated by an arched entrance that led to stabling and workshops at the rear while less than a century later a multi-storey car park went up in 1968 on the sites of nos. 19-27.

Houses of note on what must have been a busy thoroughfare of horse-drawn carriages are no. 9, rebuilt in 1905 in Arts and Crafts style for a solicitor who occupied premises above a ground floor shop.


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NEARBY STREETS
Abingdon Road, W8 Abingdon Road stretches between Stratford Road and Kensington High Street.
Abingdon Villas, W8 Abingdon Villas runs between Earls Court Road and Marloes Road.
Adam And Eve Mews, W8 Adam And Eve Mews is a street in Kensington.
Albert Mews, SW7 Albert Mews is a small cobbled mews, built in 1865
Albert Place, W8 Albert Place runs west off Victoria Road.
Allen Street, W8 Allen Street extends south from Kensington High Street.
Alma Studios, W8 Alma Studios is a street in Kensington.
Ambassador’s Court, SW1A Ambassador’s Court is a road in the SW1A postcode area
Ansdell Street, W8 Ansdell Street is a street in Kensington.
Ansdell Terrace, W8 Ansdell Terrace is a cul-de-sac off of Ansdell Street and was previously known as St Albans Road North.
Argyll Road, W8 Argyll Road was built as part of the development of the Phillimore Estate.
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.
Ball Street, W8 Ball Street was created by the Kensington Improvement Scheme of 1868-71, carried out by the Metropolitan Board of Works.
Bark Place, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode 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.
Bedford Gardens, W8 Bedford Gardens is one of the prime residential streets in Kensington.
Berkeley Gardens, W8 Berkeley Gardens is a short street which runs between Brunswick Gardens and Kensington Church Street containing terraced houses on both sides with small front gardens.
Bina Gardens, SW5 Bina Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Blithfield Street, W8 Blithfield Street is a quiet cul-de-sac running north from Stratford Road.
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.
Brunswick Gardens, W8 Brunswick Gardens runs north from Vicarage Gate - a wide tree-lined road with white stuccoed terraces on either side.
Budge’s Walk, SW7 Budge’s Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Cambridge Place, W8 Cambridge Place is a short cul-de-sac on the west side of Victoria Road.
Campden Grove, W8 Campden Grove runs between Kensington Church Street and Hornton Street.
Campden Hill Close, W8 Campden Hill Close is a small cul-de-sac entered by a narrow driveway off Hornton Street.
Campden Hill Court, W8 Campden Hill Court is a street in Kensington.
Caroline Place Mews, W2 Caroline Place Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Caroline Place, W2 Caroline Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Cervantes Court, W2 Cervantes Court is a street in Paddington.
Chantry Square, W8 This is a street in the W8 postcode area
Cheniston Gardens, W8 Cheniston Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Chepstow Corner, W2 Chepstow Corner is a street in Paddington.
Chepstow Place, W2 Chepstow Place runs from the junction of Westbourne Grove and Pembridge Villas in the north to Pembridge Square in the south.
Childs Place, SW5 Childs Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Clanricarde Gardens, W2 Clanricarde Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Cleveland Gardens, W2 Cleveland Gardens is a short stretch of road behind Cleveland Square.
Colbeck Mews, SW7 Colbeck Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Coleherne Mews, SW10 Coleherne Mews is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Coleherne Road, SW10 Coleherne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal 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
Cornwall Gardens, SW7 Cornwall Gardens is a long, narrow garden square.
Cottesmore Court, W8 Cottesmore Court is a street in Kensington.
Cottesmore Gardens, W8 Cottesmore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
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.
Cresswell Gardens, SW5 This is a street in the SW5 postcode area
Cromwell Road, SW5 Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Dawson Place, W2 Dawson Place is a street in Paddington.
De Vere Gardens, W8 De Vere Gardens is a street in Kensington.
De Vere Mews, W8 De Vere Mews is a street in Kensington.
Derry Street, W8 Derry Street formerly known as King Street and laid out in the mid-1730s.
Devonshire Place, W8 This is a street in the W8 postcode area
Douro Place, W8 Douro Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Drayson Mews, W8 Drayson Mews is a street in Kensington.
Eardley Crescent, SW5 Eardley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Eardley Cresent, SW5 Eardley Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Earls Court Gardens, SW5 Earls Court Gardens runs from Earl’s Court station to Knaresborough Place.
Earls Court Road, SW5 Earls Court Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Earls Court Square, SW5 Earls Court Square is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Earl’s Court Road, SW5 Earl’s Court Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
East Terrace, SW10 East Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
East Westbourne Grove, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Eden Close, W8 Eden Close is a street in Kensington.
Edge Street, W8 Edge Street is a street in Kensington.
Eldon Road, W8 Eldon Road is a road in the W8 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.
Farnell Mews, SW5 Farnell Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Flower Walk, SW7 Flower Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Flower Walk, W2 Flower Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Fosbury Mews, W2 Fosbury Mews is a street in Paddington.
Garway Road, W2 Garway Road is a street in Paddington.
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 Walk, W8 Gloucester Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
Gordon Place, W8 Gordon Place is a street in Kensington.
Gregory Place, W8 Gregory Place is a street in Kensington.
Grenville Place, SW7 Grenville Place connects Cornwall Gardens and Launceston Place in the north with Cromwell Road in the south.
Harcourt Terrace, SW10 Harcourt Terrace is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harrington Gardens, SW7 Harrington Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Hereford Road, W2 Hereford Road is a street in Paddington.
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.
Holland Street, W8 Holland Street is a street in Kensington.
Hornton Place, W8 Hornton Place is a street in Kensington.
Hornton Street, W8 Hornton Street is a street in Kensington.
Ilchester Gardens, W2 Ilchester Gardens is a road in the W2 postcode area
Inverness Gardens, W8 Inverness Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Inverness Mews, E16 Inverness Mews is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
Inverness Mews, W2 Inverness Mews is a street in Paddington.
Inverness Place, W2 Inverness Place is a street in Paddington.
Inverness Terrace, W2 Inverness Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Iverna Court, W8 Iverna Court is a street in Kensington.
Iverna Gardens, W8 Iverna Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Jameson Street, W8 Jameson Street was formerly St James or James Street.
Kelso Place, W8 Kelso Place is a street in Kensington.
Kempsford Gardens, SW5 Kempsford Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kensington Apartment, W8 Kensington Apartment is a road in the W8 postcode area
Kensington Arcade, W8 Kensington Arcade is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Church Court, W8 Kensington Church Court is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Church Street, W8 Kensington Church Street is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Church Walk, W8 Kensington Church Walk is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Court Gardens Kensington Court Gardens is a late Victorian mansion block, completed in 1889, near to Kensington Palace and Gardens.
Kensington Court Place, W8 Kensington Court Place is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Court, W8 Kensington Court is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Gardens Square, W2 Kensington Gardens Square is a street in Paddington.
Kensington Gate, W8 Kensington Gate is a street in Kensington.
Kensington High Street, W8 Kensington High Street is one of western London’s most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area.
Kensington Mall, W8 Kensington Mall is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 Kensington Palace Gardens is a street in west central London with some of the most expensive properties in the world.
Kensington Place, W8 Kensington Place is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Road, W8 Kensington Road is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Square, W8 Kensington Square is a garden square in London, W8.
Kenway Road, SW5 Kenway Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Knaresborough Place, SW5 Knaresborough Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kramer Mews, SW5 Kramer Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Kynance Mews, SW7 Kynance Mews consists of 33 residential properties on a mews road which starts at Gloucester Road and ends in a cul-de-sac.
Kynance Place, SW7 Kynance Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Lancer Square, W8 Lancer Square is a street in Kensington.
Langham Mansions, SW5 Langham Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Launceston Place, SW7 Launceston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Launceston Place, W8 Launceston Place is a street in Kensington.
Laverton Place, SW5 Laverton Place is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Leinster Gardens, W2 Leinster Gardens began its life in the early 1840s.
Leinster Square, W2 Leinster Square, along with Prince’s Square, was begun in 1856 and finished in 1864
Leinster Terrace, W2 Leinster Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Lexham Gardens, SW5 Lexham Gardens is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Lexham Gardens, W8 Lexham Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Lexham Mews, W8 Lexham Mews is a street in Kensington.
Linden Gardens, W2 Linden Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Linden Mews, W2 Linden Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Lucerne Mews, W8 Lucerne Mews is a street in Kensington.
Marloes Road, SW5 Marloes Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Marloes Road, W8 Marloes Road runs north from the Cromwell Road.
Marlogs Road, W8 Marlogs Road is a street in Kensington.
McLeod’s Mews, SW7 McLeod’s Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Melon Place, W8 Melon Place is a street in Kensington.
Monmouth Road, W2 Monmouth Road is a street in Paddington.
Moscow Place, W2 Moscow Place is a street in Paddington.
Moscow Road, W2 Moscow Road is a street in Paddington.
Nevern Place, SW5 Nevern Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Notting Hill Gate, W2 Notting Hill Gate is a road in the W2 postcode area
Observatory Gardens, W8 Observatory Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode 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 Court Place, W8 Old Court Place is a street in Kensington.
Old Manor Yard, SW5 Old Manor Yard is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Olympia Mews, W2 Olympia Mews is a street in Paddington.
Orme Court, W2 Orme Court is a street in Paddington.
Orme Lane, W2 Orme Lane is a road in the W2 postcode area
Orme Square, W2 Orme Square is named after Edward Orme, formerly a printseller in Bond Street.
Ossington Street, W2 Ossington Street leads from Moscow Road at its north end to the Bayswater Road at its south end.
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
Palace Avenue, W8 Palace Avenue is a road in the W8 postcode area
Palace Court, W2 Palace Court was built in the 1880s to connect the Bayswater Road to Moscow Road.
Palace Gardens Mews, W8 Palace Gardens Mews is a street in Kensington.
Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 Palace Gardens Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Palace Gate, W8 Palace Gate was previously part of Gloucester Road and developed in the 1860s
Palace Green, W8 Palace Green is a street in Kensington.
Palace Place Mansions, W8 Palace Place Mansions is a street in Kensington.
Pembridge Gardens, W2 Pembridge Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Pembridge Place, W11 Pembridge Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Pembridge Place, W2 Pembridge Place is a road in the W2 postcode area
Pembridge Square, W2 Pembridge Square is a street in Paddington.
Pennant Mews, W8 Pennant Mews is a street in Kensington.
Penywern Road, SW5 Penywern Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Petersham Mews, SW7 Petersham Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Phillimore Walk, W8 Phillimore Walk is a street in Kensington.
Pitt Street, W8 Pitt Street is a street in Kensington.
Poplar Place, W2 Poplar Place is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 Porchester Gardens Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Porchester Gardens, W2 Porchester Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Gate, W2 Porchester Gate is a street in Paddington.
Porchester Terrace, W2 Porchester Terrace is a street in Paddington.
Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 Prince Of Wales Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Prince’s Square, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Princes Mews, W2 Princes Mews is a street in Paddington.
Princes Square, W2 Princes Square is a street in Paddington.
Princess Court, W2 Princess Court is a street in Paddington.
Queens Court, W2 Queens Court is a street in Paddington.
Queens Mews, W2 Queens Mews is a street in Paddington.
Queensborough Passage, W2 Queensborough Passage is a road in the W2 postcode area
Queensborough Studios, W2 Queensborough Studios is a road in the W2 postcode area
Queensborough Terrace, W2 Queensborough Terrace was built by the grandson of John Aldridge in the 1860s on part of the Aldridge lands.
Queensway, W2 Queensway is a street in Paddington.
Rabbit Roe, W8 Rabbit Roe is a street in Kensington.
Radley Mews, W8 Radley Mews is a street in Kensington.
Redan Place, W2 Redan Place is a street in Paddington.
Redcliffe Close, SW5 Redcliffe Close is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Redcliffe Square, SW10 Redcliffe Square was built as part of the Gunter estate in the 1860s.
Rede Place, W2 Rede Place is a street in Paddington.
Redfield Lane, SW5 Redfield Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Reston Place, SW7 Reston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Saint Petersburgh Place, W2 This is a street in the W2 postcode area
Salem Road, W2 Salem Road is a street in Paddington.
Scarsdale Place, W8 Scarsdale Place is a street in Kensington.
Scarsdale Villas, W8 Scarsdale Villas is a street in Kensington.
Sheffield Terrace, W8 Sheffield Terrace is a street in Kensington.
South Bolton Gardens, SW5 South Bolton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
South End Row, W8 South End Row is a street in Kensington.
South End, W8 South End is a street in Kensington.
Southwell Gardens, SW7 Southwell Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Spear Mews, SW5 Spear Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
St Albans Grove, W8 St Albans Grove is a street in Kensington.
St Margarets Lane, W8 St Margarets Lane is a road in the W8 postcode area
St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 St Mary Abbots Vicarage is a street in Kensington.
St Petersburgh Mews, W2 St Petersburgh Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
St Petersburgh Place, W2 St Petersburgh Place is a street in Paddington.
St. Mary’s Gate, W8 St. Mary’s Gate is a road in the W8 postcode area
St. Mary’s Place, W8 St. Mary’s Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Stanford Road, W8 Stanford Road is a road in the W8 postcode area
Stone Hall Gardens, W8 Stone Hall Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Stratford Road, W8 Stratford Road is a street in Kensington.
Sunningdale Gardens, W8 Sunningdale Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Templeton Place, SW5 Templeton Place is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Thackeray Street, W8 Thackeray Street is a street in Kensington.
The Boltons, SW10 The Boltons is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Boltons, SW5 The Boltons is a road in the SW5 postcode area
The Broad Walk, W2 The Broad Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
The Broad Walk, W8 The Broad Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
The Broadwalk, W1H The Broadwalk is a road in the W1H postcode area
The Broadwalk, W2 The Broadwalk is a road in the W2 postcode area
The Little Boltons, SW10 The Little Boltons - originally called "The Grove" - connects Old Brompton Road with Tregunter Road.
The Mansions, SW5 The Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
The Whiteleys Centre, W2 The Whiteleys Centre is a street in Paddington.
Tor Court, W8 Tor Court is a street in Kensington.
Trebouir Road, SW5 Trebouir Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Trebovir Road, SW5 Trebovir Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Vicarage Court, W8 Vicarage Court is a street in Kensington.
Vicarage Gardens, W8 Vicarage Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Vicarage Gate, W8 Vicarage Gate is a street in Kensington.
Victoria Grove, W8 Victoria Grove is a street in Kensington.
Victoria Road, W8 Victoria Road is a street in Kensington.
Warwick Road, SW5 Warwick Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
Weir Road, SW17 Weir Road is a road in the SW17 postcode area
Westbourne Grove, W2 Westbourne Grove is a street in Paddington.
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
Wharfedale Street, SW10 This is a street in the SW10 postcode area
Whiteleys Centre, W2 Whiteleys Centre is a street in Paddington.
Windsor Court, W2 Windsor Court is a street in Paddington.
Wrights Lane, W8 Wrights Lane is a street in Kensington.
Wynnstay Gardens, W8 Wynnstay Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
York Passage, W8 York Passage is a road in the W8 postcode area


Kensington

Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.

The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops.

The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington blurs into Chelsea, which has a similar architectural style. To the west, a transition is made across the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other districts, whilst to the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the similar district of Notting Hill.

Kensington is, in general, an extremely affluent area, a trait that it now shares with its neighbour to the south, Chelsea. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares.

Kensington is also very densely populated; it forms part of the most densely populated local government district (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) in the United Kingdom. This high density is not formed from high-rise buildings; instead, it has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Victorian and Georgian terraced houses (generally of some four to six floors) into flats.
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