Holland Arms

Closed pub/bar in/near Kensington, existing until 1999.

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Closed pub/bar · Kensington · W8 ·
Holland Arms was a pub on Kensington High Street.

The poet Joseph Addison was only in residence in Holland House for three years when he was Secretary of State. But his name is used for streets throughout the area.

According to tradition Joseph Addison’s locals were the White Horse Tavern and the Holland Arms.

This Truman pub closed in 1999 becoming a restaurant extending into neighbouring retail premises.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 05:50 GMT   

Batham Family (1851 - 1921)
I start with William Batham 1786-1852 born in St.Martins Middlesex. From various sources I have found snippets of information concerning his early life. A soldier in 1814 he married Mary Champelovier of Huguenot descent By 1819 they were in Kensington where they raised 10 children. Apart from soldier his other occupations include whitesmith, bell hanger and pig breeder. I find my first record in the 1851 English sensus. No street address is given, just ’The Potteries’. He died 1853. Only one child at home then George Batham 1839-1923, my great grandfather. By 1861 he is living in Thomas St. Kensington with his mother. A bricklayer by trade 1871, married and still in Thomas St. 1881 finds him in 5,Martin St. Kensington. 1891 10,Manchester St. 1911, 44 Hunt St Hammersmith. Lastly 1921 Census 7, Mersey St. which has since been demolished.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

Added: 10 Jul 2023 22:35 GMT   

Ossington Street, W8
correcting the date on my existing comment

Source: Paddington: Bayswater | British History Online

Born here
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.


Added: 17 May 2023 11:50 GMT   

Milson Road (1908 - 1954)
My grandparents and great grandparents and great great grandparents the Manley family lived at 33 Milson Road from 1908 to 1935. My grandad was born at 33 Milson Road. His parents George and Grace had all four of their chidren there. When his father Edward died his mother moved to 67 Milson in 1935 Road and lived there until 1954 (records found so far, it may be longer). Before that they lived in the Porten Road. I wonder if there is anyone that used to know them? My grandad was Charles ’Ted’ Manley, his parents were called George and Grace and George’s parents were called Edward and Bessie. George worked in a garage and Edward was a hairdresser.

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?


Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

ken gaston   
Added: 16 Jan 2021 11:04 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens
My grandmother Hilda Baker and a large family lived in number 18 . It was a close community and that reflected in the coronation celebration held on the central green . I grew up in that square and went to school at Sirdar Road then St. Clements it was a great place to grow up with a local park and we would also trek to Holland Park or Kensington Gardens .Even then the area was considered deprived and a kindergarden for criminals . My generation were the first to escape to the new towns and became the overspill from London to get decent housing and living standards .

Lived here
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.

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.

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.

Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

john ormandy   
Added: 14 Mar 2021 18:59 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens, W11
We moved to number 6 in 1950 an family still live there now. I think i remember a family name of Larter living in the house you mention also living in the Gdns were names Prior, Cannon, Parsons Clives at number 26 who i went to school with.

Brian Lucas   
Added: 15 Mar 2021 16:02 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens, W11
I also lived here at No. 15 1854 then move to No. 23 The Lucas Family

john ormandy   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 17:21 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens, W11
Remember the Lucas family think the eldest was about same age as me cant remember his name though seem to rember had several younger sisters may have been twins!!

john ormandy   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 18:02 GMT   

Avondale Park Gardens, W11
Went to that coranation party with my two younger brothers who both went to St Clements along with Alan Mullery the footballer. I went to St James before moving on to St Johns along with Alan who lived in Mary Place where we were both in the same class.



Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

Born here
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School


Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"


Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received


Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.


Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia


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Abbotsbury Road, W14 Abbotsbury Road runs between Melbury Road and the road known as Holland Park.
Abingdon Court, W8 Abingdon Court is a block of flats on Abingdon Villas.
Abingdon Gardens, W8 Abingdon Gardens is a block on Abingdon Villas.
Abingdon Mansions, W8 The Abbots of Abingdon were once Lords of the Manor of Abbot’s Kensington.
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.
Addison Bridge Place, W14 Addison Bridge Place parallels the railway at the east end of Hammersmith Road and the west end of Kensington High Street.
Addison Crescent, W14 Addison Crescent consists of north and south sections.
Allen Street, W8 Allen Street extends south from Kensington High Street.
Argyll Road, W8 Argyll Road was built as part of the development of the Phillimore Estate.
Avonmore Place, W14 This is a street in the W14 postcode area
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Benson House, W14 Benson House is a block on Radnor Terrace.
Bridgeman House, W14 Bridgeman House is a building on Radnor Terrace.
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Charles House, W14 Charles House is sited on Kensington High Street.
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Durrels House, W14 Durrels House is a building on Warwick Gardens.
Earl’s Terrace, W8 Earl’s Terrace is a road in the W8 postcode area
Earls Court Road, W8 Earls Court Road is the main road serving Earls Court.
Earls Walk, W8 Earls Walk is a street in Kensington.
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Eden Close, W8 Eden Close is a street in Kensington.
Edward House, W14 Edward House is a block on Radnor Terrace.
Edwardes Place, W8 Edwardes Place is a street in Kensington.
Edwardes Square, W8 Edwardes Square is a garden square in Kensington.
Essex Villas, W8 Essex Villas is a road in the W8 postcode area
Fairfax Place, W14 Fairfax Place is a street in West Kensington.
Farley Court, W14 Farley Court is located on Melbury Road.
Gorleston Street, W14 Gorleston Street is a street in West Kensington.
Holland Green, W8 Holland Green is a block - part of the Design Museum.
Holland Lane, W8 Holland Lane was a small side street next to the Holland Arms.
Holland Park Road, W14 Holland Park Road runs between Addison Road and Melbury Road.
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Ilchester Place, W14 Ilchester Place runs between Abbotsbury Road and Melbury Road, immediately adjacent to the southern boundary of Holland Park itself.
Kenbrook House, W14 Kenbrook House is a block on Kensington High Street.
Kensington Crescent, W14 The now-demolished Kensington Crescent was an unsuccessful development in the Warwick Gardens area.
Kensington High Street, W14 Kensington High Street is a street in West 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.
Kenton Court, W14 Kenton Court is located on Kensington High Street.
Leonard Court, W8 Leonard Court is a block on Leonard Court.
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Logan Place, W8 Logan Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
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Manston House, W14 Manston House is a block on Russell Road.
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Melbury Court, W8 Melbury Court is a block facing Kensington High Street.
Melbury Road, W14 Melbury Road is a grand, sweeping avenue, laid out from 1875 onwards.
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Oakwood Court, W14 Oakwood Court runs between Abbotsbury Road and Addison Road.
Olympia Way, W14 Olympia Way is a street in West Kensington.
Park Close, W14 Park Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
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Pembroke Gardens, W8 Pembroke Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pembroke Mews, W8 Pembroke Mews is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Place, W8 Pembroke Place is a street in Kensington.
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Pembroke Square, W8 Pembroke Square was developed by the Hawks family.
Pembroke Studios, W8 Pembroke Studios is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Villas, W8 Pembroke Villas is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pembroke Walk, W8 Pembroke Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
Phillimore Gardens, W8 Phillimore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Phillimore Place, W8 Phillimore Place was part of the old Phillimore Estate and, at first, named Durham Villas.
Phillimore Walk, W8 Phillimore Walk is a street in Kensington.
Radnor Terrace, W14 Radnor Terrace runs southwest from Warwick Road.
Redlynch Court, W14 Redlynch Court is a block on the corner of Addison Crescent and Addison Road.
Rushmore House, W14 Rushmore House is a block on Russell Road.
Russell Road, W14 Russell Road is a street in West Kensington.
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Shillingstone House, W14 Shillingstone House is a block on Russell Road.
Somerset Square, W14 Somerset Square is a street in West Kensington.
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Stafford Court, W8 Stafford Court can be found on Kensington High Street.
Stafford Terrace, W8 Stafford Terrace was built between 1868 and 1874 by builder Joseph Gordon Davis.
Strangways Terrace, W14 Strangways Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Stratford Road, W8 Stratford Road is a street in Kensington.
Sunningdale Gardens, W8 Sunningdale Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Trinity House, W14 Trinity House is sited on Kensington High Street.
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Warwick Chambers, W8 Warwick Chambers is a street in Kensington.
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Warwick Road, W14 Warwick Road is a street in West Kensington.
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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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Abingdon Arms Pub, Abingdon Road.
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Boyne Terrace Mews, W11
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Marloes Road, W8
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Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park (2008) These houses are just by an entrance to Holland Park. Further along the road was the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi meditation centre visited by the Beatles in 1967.
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Abingdon Arms Pub, Abingdon Road.
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Tower House, Melbury Road, Kensington Constructed between 1876 and 1881, Tower House has an unique medieval design by fantasist and architect William Burges. Every room was decorated in accordance with a unique theme drawn from nature with rooms dedicated to themes such as the Sea, Animals, astronomy and astrology. In 1969, Richard Harris acquired the house and then in 1973 Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin outbid David Bowie and purchased it for £350 000. Page welcomed the cult filmmaker Kenneth Anger to move into his basement and complete the post-production of his movie Lucifer Rising. However, Anger soon grew weary of living in what he described as Page’s "evil fantasy house".
Credit: Geograph/Jim Osley

The corner depicted is that of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas, showing the church in the background.
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Redlynch Court, W14 is a block on the corner of Addison Crescent and Addison Road. The original house on the corner was bombed in the Second World War and subsequently demolished.

Kensington Crescent (early 1900s) This was an unsuccessful development in the Warwick Gardens area. This picture depicts numbers 1-14 Kensington Crescent. Kenneth Grahame, author of ’Wind in the Willows’ lived for five years at number 5.
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