Aubrey Road, W8

Road in/near Kensington, existing between 1841 and now

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Aubrey Road, W8

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Aubrey Road leads into Aubrey Walk, which runs west of Campden Hill Road at the top of Campden Hill. It was named in the 1840s.

Aubrey Road is on a steep slope going down to Holland Park Avenue.

It contains some of the most attractive houses in the area and these are substantial family houses set back from the road all in varying styles and with off-street parking. The houses range from Georgian to Gothic in style and a few of contemporary style.

In Tudor times, there was a 20 acre farm called Stonehills south of what is know Holland Park Avenue. Originally it was owned by Sir Walter Cope, who sold it to Robert Horseman in 1599. Eventually it came into the possession of the Lloyd Family who sold it in 1823 to Joshua Flesher Hanson, a substantial developer in the Notting Hill and Holland Park area. He built Campden Hill Square. Aubrey Road was originally designed as a service road for the houses on the west side of Campden Hill Square.

Hanson sold much of the land to James Hora, a surgeon, in 1841. Hora died shortly afterwards but his widow employed Henry Wyatt, an architect, to carry out the development. Wyatt built six villas between 1843 and 1847. These were originally called Aubrey Villas, but are now numbered 1-6 Aubrey Road.




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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Aubrey House Aubrey House is a large 18th-century detached house with two acres of gardens in the Campden Hill area of Holland Park.
Coach and Horses The Coach & Horses was situated at 108 Notting Hill Gate.
Horbury Chapel (Kensington Temple) In September 1849, the Horbury Chapel, Notting Hill was officially opened.
Mercury Theatre The Mercury Theatre was situated at 2a Ladbroke Road, next to the Kensington Temple.
St John’s Hill St John’s Hill is the highest point in the area.
The Crown The Crown was situated at 57 Princedale Road.

NEARBY STREETS
Addison Road, W14 Addison Road stretches from Holland Park Avenue to Kensington High Street.
Airlie Gardens, W8 Airlie Gardens is named after the 5th Earl of Airlie (1826-1881), who lived on nearby Campden Hill at Holly Lodge.
Aubrey Walk, W8 Aubrey Walk runs west of Campden Hill Road at the top of Campden Hill.
Bedford Gardens, W8 Bedford Gardens is one of the prime residential streets in Kensington.
Boyne Terrace Mews, W11 Boyne Terrace Mews is a mews in Notting Hill, London W11.
Bulmer Mews, W11 Bulmer Mews is a tiny mews behind Notting Hill Gate.
Callcott Street, W8 Callcott Street is a small street between Uxbridge Street and Hillgate Place.
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.
Campden Hill Gardens, W8 Campden Hill Gardens runs northwards from Aubrey Walk.
Campden Hill Place, W11 Campden Hill Place is a road in the W11 postcode area
Campden Hill Road, W8 Campden Hill Road is a street in Kensington.
Campden Hill Square, W8 Campden Hill Square is a residential square consisting of large family houses.
Campden Hill Towers, W11 Campden Hill Towers is a block.
Campden Hill, W8 Campden Hill is a hill and street in Kensington.
Campden Street, W8 Campden Street stretches between Campden Hill Road and Kensington Church Street.
Clarendon Cross, W11 Clarendon Cross is a street in Notting Hill.
Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 Lady Georgiana Russell, wife of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford lived at Argyll Lodge, a former house on Campden Hill, near the location of the road.
Edge Street, W8 Edge Street is a street in Kensington.
Farm Place, W8 Farm Place was formerly called Earnest Street.
Farmer Street, W8 Farmer Street was formerly Farm Street.
Gloucester Walk, W8 Gloucester Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
Hillgate Place, W8 Hillgate Place was formerly Dartmoor Street.
Hillgate Street, W8 Hillgate Street was formerly Johnson Street.
Hillsleigh Road, W8 Hillsleigh Road is a street in Kensington.
Holland Park Avenue, W11 Holland Park Avenue is one of London’s most ancient thoroughfares.
Holland Park Mews, W11 Holland Park Mews runs between the two branches of the road known as Holland Park.
Holland Park Roundabout, W11 Holland Park Roundabout is a road in the W12 postcode area
Holland Park Terrace, W11 Holland Park Terrace is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Park, W11 The roads known as Holland Park consist of three main branches.
Holland Park, W11 Holland Park is a road in the W14 postcode area
Holland Park, W8 Holland Park is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Walk, W8 Holland Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Walk, W8 Holland Walk is a street in Kensington.
Horbury Crescent, W11 Horbury Crescent is a short half-moon shaped street between Ladbroke Road and Kensington Park Road.
Horbury Mews, W11 Horbury Mews is a T-shaped mews in Notting Hill.
Hornton Street, W8 Hornton Street is a street in Kensington.
Jameson Street, W8 Jameson Street was formerly St James or James Street.
Kensington Place, W8 Kensington Place is a street in Kensington.
Ladbroke Road, W11 Ladbroke Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Ladbroke Square, W11 The huge Ladbroke Square communal garden is part communal garden accessed from the backs of the houses lining it and part traditional London Square with roads between the houses and the square.
Ladbroke Terrace, W11 Ladbroke Terrace was one of the first streets to be created on the Ladbroke estate.
Ladbroke Walk, W11 Ladbroke Walk, W11 is part of the Ladbroke Conversation Area.
Lansdowne Mews, W11 Lansdowne Mews is a cul-de-sac in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Road, W11 Lansdowne Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Lansdowne Walk, W11 Lansdowne Walk was named after the Lansdowne area of Cheltenham.
Linden Gardens, W2 Linden Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Linden Mews, W2 Linden Mews is a road in the W2 postcode area
Newcombe House, W2 Residential block
Norland Place, W11 Norland Place began its life as Norland Stables.
Notting Hill Gate, W8 Notting Hill Gate is a main shopping and retail street.
Observatory Gardens, W8 Observatory Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Peel Street, W8 Peel Street is a street in Kensington.
Pembridge Gardens, W11 Pembridge Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Pembridge Road, W11 Pembridge Road is a street in London
Pembridge Road, W2 Pembridge Road is the former southern end of Portobello Lane.
Portland Gate, W11 Portland Gate is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Portland Road, W11 Portland Road is a street in Notting Hill, rich at one end and poor at the other.
Pottery Lane, W11 Pottery Lane takes its name from the brickfields which were situated at the northern end of the street.
Prince’s Yard, W11 This is a small cul-de-sac off of Princes Road.
Princedale Road, W11 Princedale Road was formerly Princes Road.
Sheffield Terrace, W8 Sheffield Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Sheldrake Place, W8 Sheldrake Place is a street in Kensington.
St John’s Gardens, W11 St John’s Gardens runs around St John’s church.
Thornwood Gardens, W8 Thornwood Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Tor Court, W8 Tor Court is a street in Kensington.
Tor Gardens, W8 Tor Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Uxbridge Street, W8 Uxbridge Street is a street in Kensington.
Victoria Gardens, W11 Victoria Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Victoria Mews, W11 Victoria Mews is a location in London.
Wilby Mews, W11 Wilby Mews was named after Benjamin Wilby, who was involved in several 19th century development schemes.
Woodsford Square, W14 Woodsford Square is a 1970s development consisting of a series of interconnecting squares hidden away on the eastern side of Addison Road.
Wycombe Square, W8 Wycombe Square 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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Children of Ruston Close
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Notting Hill
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Pembridge Road (1900s)
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Abingdon Arms Pub, Abingdon Road.
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Arundel Gardens
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Boyne Terrace Mews, W11
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3-4 Ladbroke Terrace in 2006.
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Hippodrome Place street sign
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Lansdowne Crescent, W11
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Notting Hill in Bygone Days
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In the neighbourhood...

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Children of Ruston Close
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Pembridge Road (1900s)
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St Peter's Notting Hill
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Boyne Terrace Mews, W11
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3-4 Ladbroke Terrace in 2006.
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Holland Park Avenue c.1900, looking west. Old postcard, reproduced courtesy of RBKC.
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Lansdowne Crescent, W11
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No. 6 (in the foreground) and No. 5 Lansdowne Mews in 2006, with Green’s Court beyond
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Notting Hill in Bygone Days
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Ladbroke Walk seen from Ladbroke Terrace (2006)
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