Adair Road, W10

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Adair Road, W10

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Adair Road junction with Appleford Road, March 1964

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Adair Road street sign.

Adair Road street sign.
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NEARBY STREETS
Acklam Road, W10 Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Adair Road, W10 Adair Road is a street on the Kensal Town/North Kensington borders.
Adela Street, W10 Adela Street is a small cul-de-sac in Kensal Town.
Alba Place, W11 Alba Place is part of the Colville Conservation Area.
Albert Road, NW6 Albert Road in NW6 escaped the mass renaming of Albert Roads in London.
Alderson Street, W10 Alderson Street is a side street north of Kensal Road.
All Saints Road, W11 Built between 1852-61, All Saints Road is named after All Saints Church on Talbot Road.
Allington Road, NW6 Allington Road is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Allington Road, W10 Allington Road is a street on the Queen's Park Estate in London W10
Alperton Street, W10 Alperton Street is the first alphabetically of the named streets of the Queen's Park Estate in W10.
Appleford Road, W10 Appleford Road was transformed post-war from a Victorian street to one dominated by housing blocks.
Arundel Gardens, W11 Arundel Gardens was built towards the end of the development of the Ladbroke Estate, in the early 1860s.
Ashmore Road, W9 Ashmore Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Athlone Gate, W10 This is an article about Athlone Gate.
Avondale Park Gardens, W11 Avondale Park Gardens, unlike other roads in the area, was developed in the 1920s when it was laid out on the former workhouse site.
Avondale Park Road, W11 Avondale Park Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Barfett Street, W10 Barfett Street is a street on the Queen’s Park Estate, W10
Bartle Road, W11 Bartle Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Basing Street, W11 Basing Street was originally Basing Road between 1867 and 1939.
Bassett Road, W10 Bassett Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Beethoven Street, W10 Beethoven Street is a street in the Queen’s Park Estate.
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.
Bomore Road, W11 Bomore Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Bonchurch Road, W10 Bonchurch Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Bosworth Road, W10 Bosworth Road was the first street built as Kensal New Town started to expand to the east.
Bradiston Road, W9 Bradiston Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Bravington Road, W9 Bravington Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Briar Walk, W10 Briar Walk lies on the Queen's Park Estate
Bruce Close, W10 Bruce Close replaced the earlier Rackham Street in this part of W10.
Bruckner Street, W10 Bruckner Street is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Brunel Mews, W10 Brunel Mews, a tiny cul-de-sac, is the northern extension of Sixth Avenue.
Caird Street, W10 Caird Street is the ’C’ street on the Queen’s Park Estate
Cambridge Gardens, W10 Cambridge Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Camelford Walk, W11 Camelford Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Chesterton Road, W10 Chesterton Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Chevening Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Claremont Road, W10 Claremont Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
Claremont Road, W9 Claremont Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Clarendon Cross, W11 Clarendon Cross is a street in Notting Hill.
Clarendon Road, W11 Clarendon Road is one of the W11’s longest streets, running from Holland Park Avenue in the south to Dulford Street in the north.
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 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.
Conlan Street, W10 Conlan Street is one of the newer roads of Kensal Town.
Convent Gardens, W11 Convent Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Coomassie Road, W9 Coomassie Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Cornwall Crescent, W11 Cornwall Crescent belongs to the third and final great period of building on the Ladbroke estate and the houses were constructed in the 1860s.
Creighton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dale Row, W11 Dale Row is a street in Notting Hill.
Dart Street, W10 Dart Street is a street on the Quuen's Park Estate, London W10
Deanhill Court, SW14 A street within the W11 postcode
Denbigh Close, W11 Denbigh Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Road, W11 Denbigh Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Denbigh Terrace, W11 Denbigh Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Denholme Road, W9 Denholme Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Donaldson Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dowland Street, W10 Dowland Street is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Drayford Close, W9 Drayford Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Droop Street, W10 Droop Street is one of the main east-west streets of the Queen’s Park Estate.
Dudley Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Dulford Street, W11 Dulford Street is a street in Notting Hill.
Dunworth Mews, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
East Row, W10 East Row is a road with a long history within Kensal Town.
Edenham Way, W10 Edenham Way is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Elgin Crescent, W11 Elgin Crescent runs from Portobello Road west across Ladbroke Grove and then curls round to the south to join Clarendon Road.
Elgin Mews, W11 Elgin Mews lies in Notting Hill.
Elkstone Road, W10 Elkstone Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Enbrook Street, W10 Enbrook Street is another street north of Harrow Road, W10 without a pub.
Faraday Road, W10 Faraday Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Farrant Street, W10 Farrant Street is the missing link in the alphabetti spaghetti of the streetnames of the Queen's Park Estate
Fermoy Road, W9 Fermoy Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Fernhead Road, W9 Fernhead Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Fifth Avenue, W10 Fifth Avenue is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
First Avenue, W10 First Avenue is street number one in the Queen's Park Estate
Folly Mews, W11 Folly Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Fourth Avenue, W10 Shalfleet Drive is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Fowell Street, W10 Fowell Street, W10 was redeveloped in the 1970s.
Galton Street, W10 Galton Street lies within the Queen’s Park Estate, W10.
Golborne Gardens, W10 Golborne Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
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.
Gorham Place, W11 Gorham Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Great Western Road, W9 Great Western Road’s northernmost section was created after a bridge was constructed over the canal.
Great Western Studios, W9 Great Western Studios is a street in Maida Vale.
Harrow Road, W10 Harrow Road is a main road through London W10.
Hartland Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Harvist Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Hawthorn Walk, W10 Queen's Park Estate
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.
Hayden’s Place, W11 Hayden’s Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Hazlewood Crescent, W10 Hazlewood Crescent is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Heather Walk, W10 Heather Walk lies in the Queen's Park Estate
Hedgegate Court, W11 Hedgegate Court is a street in Notting Hill.
Herries Street, W10 Herries Street is a street in the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Hippodrome Mews, W11 Hippodrome Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Honiton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Hopefield Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Hormead Road, W9 Hormead Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Huxley Street, W10 Huxley Street is the only street beginning with an H on the Queen’s Park Estate.
Ilbert Street, W10 Ilbert Street is the ’I’ street on the Queen’s Park Estate, W10
James Collins Close, W9 James Collins Close is a street in Maida Vale.
John Fearon Walk, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Kensal Road, W10 Kensal Road, originally called Albert Road, is the heart of Kensal Town.
Kensington Park Gardens, W11 Kensington Park Gardens 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.
Keslake Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Kilburn Lane, NW6 Kilburn Lane is one of the streets of London in the NW6 postal area.
Kilburn Lane, W10 Kilburn Lane runs around the edge of the Queen’s Park Estate in London W10.
Kilburn Lane, W9 Kilburn Lane is a street in Maida Vale.
Kilravock Street, W10 Kilravock Street is a street on the Queen’s Park Estate, London W10
Kingswood Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
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.
Ladbroke Gardens, W11 Ladbroke Gardens runs between Ladbroke Grove and Kensington Park Road.
Ladbroke Grove, W10 Ladbroke Grove runs from Notting Hill in the south to Kensal Green in the north, and straddles the W10 and W11 postal districts.
Ladbroke Grove, W11 Ladbroke Grove is the main street in London W11.
Lancaster Road, W11 Lancaster Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lancefield Street, W10 Lancefield Street runs from Caird Street to Bruckner Street.
Lansdowne Crescent, W11 Lansdowne Crescent has some of the most interesting and varied houses on the Ladbroke estate, as architects and builders experimented with different styles.
Lansdowne Rise, W11 Lansdowne Rise, W11 was originally called Montpelier Road.
Lansdowne Road, W11 Lansdowne Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lavie Mews, W10 Lavie Mews, W10 was a mews connecting Portobello Road and Murchison Road.
Leamington Road Villas, W11 Leamington Road Villas is a street in Notting Hill.
Lionel Mews, W10 Lionel Mews was built around 1882 and probably disappeared in the 1970s.
Lonsdale Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Lonsdale Road, W11 Lonsdale Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lothrop Street, W10 Lothrop Street is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Lynton Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Malton Mews, W10 Malton Mews is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Malton Road, W10 Malton Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Malvern Place, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Manchester Drive, W10 Manchester Drive is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Maple Walk, W10 Post war development on the Queen’s Park Estate created some plant-based street names.
Marban Road, W9 Marban Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Marne Street, W10 Marne Street is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Mary Place, W11 Mary Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Maxilla Walk, W10 Maxilla Walk is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Mcgregor Road, W11 Mcgregor Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Middle Row, W10 Middle Row is one of the original streets laid out as Kensal New Town.
Millman Road, E16 A street within the NW6 postcode
Millwood Street, W10 Millwood Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Milman Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Montrose Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Morgan Road, W10 Morgan Road connects Wornington Road and St Ervans Road.
Mozart Street, W10 Mozart Street was part of the second wave of development of the Queen’s Park Estate.
Munro Mews, W10 Munro Mews is a part cobbled through road that connects Wornington Road and Wheatstone Road.
Norburn Street, W10 Norburn Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Nutbourne Street, W10 Nutbourne Street is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, W10
Oliphant Street, W10 Oliphant Street was the final alphabetical street on the original Queen’s Park Estate naming scheme.
Onslow Close, W10 Onslow Close is in the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Orchard Close, W10 Orchard Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Oxford Gardens, W10 Oxford Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Park Mews, W10 Park Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Parry Road, W10 Parry Road is on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Peach Road, W10 Paach Road is one of the newer streets of the Queen’s Park Estate in London W10
Pennymore Walk, W9 Pennymore Walk is a close which lies off of Ashmore Road.
Peploe Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Pinehurst Court, W11 Pinehurst Court is a portered Victorian mansion block at 1-9 Colville Gardens.
Porlock Street, W10 Bransford Street became Porlock Street before vanishing altogether.
Portnall Road, W9 Portnall Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Portobello Road, W10 Portobello Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
Portobello Road, W11 Portobello Road is internationally famous for its market.
Powis Gardens, W11 Powis Gardens 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
Raymede Street, W10 Raymede Street, after severe bomb damage in the area, disappeared after 1950.
Rillington Place, W11 Rillington Place is a small street with an infamous history.
Riverton Close, W9 Riverton Close is a street in Maida Vale.
Ronan Walk, W10 Ronan Walk was one of the streets constructed in a 1970s build parallel to the Harrow Road.
Rosmead Road, W11 Rosmead Road, W11 was originally called Chichester Road.
Runcorn Place, W11 Runcorn Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Rupert Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Ruston Mews, W11 Ruston Mews, W11 was originally Crayford Mews.
Saint Charles Place, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Charles Square, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Josephs Close, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 Saint Lawrence Terrace is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Saint Luke’s Road, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Saint Lukes Mews, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Saint Marks Place, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Saint Michaels Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Salusbury Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Second Avenue, W10 Second Avenue is one of the streets of the Queen's Park Estate, W10
Severn Avenue, W10 Severn Avenue is a newer thoroughfare in the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Silvester Mews, W11 Silvester Mews was a mews off of Basing Street, W11.
Sirdar Road, W11 Sirdar Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Sixth Avenue, W10 Sixth Avenue is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Southam Street, W10 Southam Street was made world-famous in the photographs of Roger Mayne.
Southern Row, W10 Southern Row is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Andrews Square, W11 St Andrews Square is a street in Notting Dale, formed when the Rillington Place area was demolished.
St Charles Place, W10 St Charles Place is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Charles Square, W10 St Charles Square is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Ervans Road, W10 St Ervans Road is named after the home town of the Rev. Samuel Walker.
St John’s Gardens, W11 St John’s Gardens runs around St John’s church.
St Laurence Close, NW6 St Laurence Close is a road in the NW6 postcode area
St Laurences Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
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 Mews, W11 St Luke’s Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
St Luke’s Road, W11 St Luke’s Road is a street in Notting Hill.
St Marks Close, SE10 St Marks Close is a road in the SE10 postcode area
St Marks Road, W11 St Marks Road, W11 is the southern extention of the W10 street and in the Latimer Road area.
St Mark’s Close, W11 St Mark’s Close 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. Mark’s Road, W11 St. Mark’s Road is a street in the Ladbroke conservation area.
Stanley Crescent, W11 Stanley Crescent was named after Edward Stanley.
Stanley Gardens Mews, W11 Stanley Gardens Mews existed between 1861 and the mid 1970s.
Stanley Gardens, W11 Stanley Gardens was built in the 1850s.
Stansbury Square, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Summerfield Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Sycamore Walk, W10 Queen's Park Estate
Symphony Mews, W10 Symphony Mews is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
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.
Telford Road, W10 Telford Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Testerton Walk, W11 Testerton Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Third Avenue, W10 Third Avenue is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Thorpe Close, W10 Thorpe Close is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Tolhurst Drive, W10 Tolhurst Drive is a street in the Queen's Park Estate
Tollbridge Close, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Treverton Street, W10 Treverton Street, a street which survived post war redevelopment.
Verdi Crescent, W10 Verdi Crescent is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Verity Close, W11 Verity Close is a street in W11
Vernon Yard, W11 Vernon Yard is a mews off of Portobello Road.
Walmer Road, W11 Walmer Road is the oldest street in the area, dating from the eighteenth century or before.
Wedlake Street, W10 Wedlake Street arrived as the second wave of building in Kensal Town was completed.
Wesley Square, W11 Wesley Square is a street in Notting Hill.
West Row, W10 West Row, W10 began its life in the early 1840s.
Western Mews, W9 Western Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Westway, W10 Westway is the A40(M) motorway which runs on an elevated section along the W10/W11 border.
Wheatstone Road, W10 Wheatstone Road is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Windermere Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Woodfield Place, W9 Woodfield Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Wornington Road, W10 Wornington Road connected Golborne Road with Ladbroke Grove, though the Ladbroke end is now closed to through traffic.


Kensal Town

Soapsuds Island

Kensal New Town was built between the Grand Central Canal (which opened in 1801) and the Great Western Railway line (opening in 1837) in the 1840s.

Single-storey cottages with gardens suitable for drying clothes were the first buildings and Kensal Road, Middle Row, West Row, East Row and Southern Row all appeared between 1841 and 1851. The rows of cottages quickly degenerated into a slum, mainly due to overcrowding, industrialisation and pollution.

The area was dominated by the Western Gas Company and Kensal Cemetery, which provided work but did little to improve the environment. Women were primarily involved in laundry work giving the area its nickname of ‘Soapsuds Island’.

The area was isolated from the rest of London at a time when Portobello Lane (now Portobello Road) was a muddy track sometimes impassable in bad weather.

Cut off from the municipal authorities it was left to charities to attempt to alleviate the social and health problems.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the cottage laundry industry began to be replaced by larger mechanized concerns.

In 1902 Charles Booth described it as, “Just as full of children and poverty as was the old woman’s dwelling in the nursery rhyme.” By this date the area had been transferred to the newly formed Royal Borough of Kensington. When the Piggeries and Potteries in Notting Dale were finally cleared in the early 20th century most of the displaced residents moved north into Golborne ward and Kensal.

By 1923 in the Southam Street area 140 houses contained some 2500 inhabitants. A series of evocative photographs by Roger Mayne in the 1950s showed that little had changed. It was only from the 1960s that the overcrowded and dilapidated terraces were cleared and replaced by social housing including Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower.
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