I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet

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I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet

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2015
I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet was a clothing boutique which achieved fame in 1960s "Swinging London" by promoting antique military uniforms as fashion items.

I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet was opened by Ian Fisk and John Paul and managed by Robert Orbach at 293 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, in 1966. Among the shop’s customers were Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix.

Robert Orbach arranged for his ex boss Warren Gold aka Lord John to rent the shop in Wardour Street to John Paul. Another new branch of Kitchener’s was opened in Foubert’s Place, off Carnaby street, also arranged by Orbach selling Militaria and Swinging London novelty items, that was rented from Henry Moss and Harry Fox of Lady Jane fame.

In 1967 two more Kitchener’s outlets opened on Carnaby Street and later expanded to sites in Piccadilly Circus and then King’s Road (where the shop was named I Was Lord Kitchener’s Thing).

In the summer of 1967, Fisk and Paul dissolved their partnership. Fisk took sole ownership of the Portobello road premises, which became the Injun Dog head-shop (subtitled Once I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet).

The last Kitchener’s outlet in Coventry Street closed its doors in 1977, but is still remembered as an important Swinging Sixties boutique.

The New Vaudeville Band recorded a song titled "I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet" in tribute to the shop.


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Mortimer Square, W11 Mortimer Square is a street in Notting Hill.
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.
Murchison Road, W10 Murchison Road existed for just under 100 years.
Napier Road, W14 Napier Road is a street in West Kensington.
Needham Road, W11 Needham Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Neville Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Neville Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Nicholas Road, W11 This is a street in the W11 postcode area
Norburn Street, W10 Norburn Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Norland Place, W11 Norland Place began its life as Norland Stables.
Norland Road, W11 Norland Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Norland Square, W11 Norland Square is a street in Notting Hill.
Northside, TW6 A street within the W9 postcode
Notting Hill Gate, W11 Notting Hill Gate is a street in Notting Hill.
Nutbourne Street, W10 Nutbourne Street is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, W10
Oakwood Court, W14 Oakwood Court is a street in West Kensington.
Octavia House, W10 Octavia House on Southern Row was built in the late 1930s.
Olaf Street, W11 Olaf Street is a street in Notting Hill.
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 Close, W14 Park Close is a road in the W14 postcode area
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
Peel Precinct, NW6 Peel Precinct is a road in the NW6 postcode area
Peel Street, W8 Peel Street is a street in Kensington.
Pember Road, NW10 Pember Road is one of the side streets to the west of Kilburn Lane, NW10
Pembridge Crescent, W11 Pembridge Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Pembridge Mews, W11 Pembridge Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Pembridge Road, W11 Pembridge Road is the former southern end of Portobello Lane.
Pembridge Road, W2 Pembridge Road is a street in London
Pembridge Villas, W11 Pembridge Villas is a street in Notting Hill.
Pencombe Mews, W11 Pencombe Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Pennymore Walk, W9 Pennymore Walk is a close which lies off of Ashmore Road.
Penzance Place, W11 Penzance Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Peploe Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
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.
Pinehurst Court, W11 Pinehurst Court is a mansion block at 1-9 Colville Gardens.
Porlock Street, W10 Bransford Street became Porlock Street before vanishing altogether.
Portland Gate, SW7 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.
Portnall Road, W9 Portnall Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Portobello Road, W10 Portobello Road is split into two sections by the Westway/Hammersmith and City line.
Portobello Road, W11 Portobello Road is internationally famous for its market.
Pottery Lane, W11 Pottery Lane takes its name from the brickfields which were situated at the northern end of the street.
Powis Gardens, W11 Powis Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Powis Mews, W11 Powis Mews 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.
Prince’s Yard, W11 This is a small cul-de-sac off of Princes Road.
Princedale Road, W11 Princedale Road was formerly Princes Road.
Princes Place, W11 Princes Place is a street in Notting Hill.
Priory Park Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Queensdale Crescent, W11 Queensdale Crescent is a street in Notting Hill.
Queensdale Place, W11 Queensdale Place is a cul-de-sac which runs just off Queensdale Road.
Queensdale Road, W11 Queensdale Road is a long road stretching from west to east, containing terraces of Victorian houses.
Queensdale Walk, W11 Queensdale Walk is a small cul-de-sac with 2-storey cottages running south off Queensdale Road.
Rackham Street, W10 Rackham Street is a road that disappeared from the streetscape of London W10 in 1951.
Raddington Road, W10 Raddington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Radnor Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Raymede Street, W10 Raymede Street, after severe bomb damage in the area, disappeared after 1950.
Redan Street, W14 Redan Street is a street in West Kensington.
Regent Street, NW10 Regent Street, otherwise an obscure side street is one of the oldest roads in Kensal Green.
Rendle Street, W10 Rendle Street ran from Murchison Road to Telford Road.
Richmond Way, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Richmond Way, W14 Richmond Way is a street in West Kensington.
Rifle Place, W11 Rifle Place is a road in the W11 postcode area
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.
Rosehart Mews, W11 Rosehart Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Rosmead Road, W11 Rosmead Road, W11 was originally called Chichester Road.
Royal Crescent Mews, W11 Royal Crescent Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Royal Crescent, W11 The Royal Crescent is a Grade II* listed street in Holland Park.
Runcorn Place, W11 Runcorn Place was once Thomas Place, and before even that ’The Mews’.
Rupert Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Russell Gardens Mews, W14 Russell Gardens Mews is a street in West Kensington.
Russell Gardens, W14 Russell Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Russell Road, W14 Russell Road is a street in West Kensington.
Ruston Mews, W11 Ruston Mews, W11 was originally Crayford Mews.
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
Saltram Crescent, W9 Saltram Crescent is a street in Maida Vale.
Saltram Cresent, W9 Saltram Cresent is a street in Maida Vale.
Salusbury Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Saunders Grove, W11 Saunders Grove ran east from Norland Gardens.
Scampston Mews, W10 Scampston Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
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
Shalfleet Drive, W10 Shalfleet Drive is a newer road in the Latimer Road area of W10
Sheldrake Place, W8 Sheldrake Place is a street in Kensington.
Shirland Mews, W9 Shirland Mews is a street in Maida Vale.
Shrewsbury Road, W2 Shrewsbury Road is a street in Paddington.
Silchester Mews, W10 Silchester Mews, shaped like an H, disappeared in 1969 under the Westway.
Silchester Road, W10 Silchester Road crosses the border between London W10 and London W11.
Silvester Mews, W11 Silvester Mews was a mews off of Basing Street, W11.
Simon Close, W11 Simon Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Sinclair Gardens, W14 Sinclair Gardens is a street in West Kensington.
Sinclair Road, W14 Sinclair Road is a street in West Kensington.
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
Somerset Square, W14 Somerset Square is a street in West Kensington.
Southam Street, W10 Southam Street was made world-famous in the photographs of Roger Mayne.
Southern Row, W10 Southern Row was originally South Row to match the other streets in the neighbourhood.
Springvale Terrace, W14 Springvale Terrace is a street in West Kensington.
St Andrews Square, W11 St Andrews Square is a street in Notting Dale, formed when the Rillington Place area was demolished.
St Anns Road, W11 St Anns Road, along with St Anns Villas, runs north from Royal Crescent.
St Anns Villas, W11 St Ann’s Villas, leading into Royal Crescent, is a pleasant tree-lined if busy road.
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 Columbs House, W10 St Columbs House is situated at 9-39 Blagrove Road.
St Ervans Road, W10 St Ervans Road is named after the home town of the Rev. Samuel Walker.
St Helens Gardens, W10 St Helens Gardens seems to date from the 1860s.
St James’s Gardens, W11 St James’s Gardens is an attractive garden square with St James Church in the middle of the communal garden.
St Johns Terrace, W10 St Johns Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St John’s Gardens, W11 St John’s Gardens runs around St John’s church.
St John’s Mews, W11 St John’s Mews is a redeveloped mews off of Ledbury Road.
St Joseph’s Close, W10 St Joseph’s Close is a cul-de-sac off of Bevington Road.
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 Road, W10 St Marks Road lies partly in W10 and partly in W11.
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, W10 St Mark’s Road extends beyond the Westway into the W10 area.
St Mark’s Road, W11 St. Mark’s Road is a street in the Ladbroke conservation area.
St Michael’s Gardens, W10 St Michael’s Gardens lies to the south of St Michael’s Church.
Stable Yard Ilchester Place, W8 Stable Yard Ilchester Place is a street in Kensington.
Stafford Close, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Stafford Terrace, W8 Stafford Terrace is a street in Kensington.
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
Station Walk, W10 Station Walk is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Station Walk, W11 Station Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Stoneleigh Place, W11 Stoneleigh Place, formerly called Abbey Road, was built across a brickfield in Notting Dale.
Stoneleigh Street, W11 Stoneleigh Street runs between Treadgold Street and Stoneleigh Place.
Strangways Terrace, W14 Strangways Terrace is a road in the W14 postcode area
Summerfield Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Sutherland Place, W2 Sutherland Place is on the Westbourne Park/Paddington borders.
Sutherland Place, W2 Sutherland Place is a street in Paddington.
Swanscombe Road, W11 Swanscombe Road is a street in Notting Hill.
Sycamore Walk, W10 Queen's Park Estate
Symphony Mews, W10 Symphony Mews is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Talbot Mews, W11 Talbot Mews seems to have disappeared just after the Second Worid War.
Talbot Road, W11 The oldest part of Talbot Road lies in London, W11.
Talbot Road, W2 Talbot Road straddles the W2/W11 postcodes.
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 one of the local streets named after prominent nineteenth century scientists.
Tennyson Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Testerton Street, W11 Testerton Street did not survive the bulldozer in the late 1960s.
Testerton Walk, W11 Testerton Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
The Quadrant, W10 The Quadrant is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Third Avenue, W10 Third Avenue is a street on the Queen's Park Estate, London W10
Thornwood Gardens, W8 Thornwood Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Thorpe Close, W10 Thorpe Close is a redevelopment of the former Thorpe Mews, laid waste by the building of the Westway.
Threshers Place, W11 Threshers Place is a quiet street with a long story.
Tiverton Road, NW10 Tiverton Road is a street in Willesden.
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
Tor Gardens, W8 Tor Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Treadgold Street, W11 Treadgold Street is part of the Avondale Park Gardens Conservation Area.
Trellick Tower, W10 Trellick Tower is a 31-storey block of flats designed in the Brutalist style by architect Ernő Goldfinger, completed in 1972.
Treverton Street, W10 Treverton Street, a street which survived post war redevelopment.
Trinity Mews, W10 Trinity Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Upper Addison Gardens, W14 Upper Addison Gardens runs between Holland Road and Holland Villas Road.
Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 Upper Phillimore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Uxbridge Street, W8 Uxbridge Street is a street in Kensington.
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.
Victoria Gardens, W11 Victoria Gardens is a street in Notting Hill.
Victoria Mews, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Victoria Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Walmer Road, W11 Walmer Road is the oldest street in the area, dating from the eighteenth century or before.
Walterton Road, W9 Walterton Road was the central road of a suburb which was originally proposed to called St. Peter’s Park.
Warfield Road, NW10 Warfield Road is a street in Willesden.
Warlock Road, W9 Warlock Road is a street in Maida Vale.
Warwick Chambers, W8 Warwick Chambers is a street in Kensington.
Waynflete Square, W10 Waynflete Square is one of the newer roads in the vicinity of Latimer Road station.
Wedlake Street, W10 Wedlake Street arrived as the second wave of building in Kensal Town was completed.
Wellington Close, W11 Wellington Close is a street in Notting Hill.
Wellington Road, NW10 Wellington Road commemorates the Duke of Wellington.
Wesley Square, W11 Wesley Square is a street in Notting Hill.
West Cross Route, W11 The West Cross Route is a 1.21 km-long dual carriageway running north-south between the northern elevated roundabout junction with the western end of Westway (A40) and the southern Holland Park Roundabout.
West Row, W10 West Row, W10 began its life in the early 1840s.
Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 Westbourne Grove Mews is a street in Notting Hill.
Westbourne Grove, W11 Westbourne Grove is one of the main roads of Notting Hill.
Westbourne Park Road, W11 Westbourne Park Road runs between Notting Hill and the Paddington area.
Western Dwellings, W10 Western Dwellings were a row of houses, opposite the Western Gas Works, housing some of the workers.
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 was the former name of the eastern section of Bonchurch Road.
Whitchurch Road, W11 Whitchurch Road connects Bramley Road with Treadgold Street.
Wilby Mews, W11 Wilby Mews was named after Benjamin Wilby, who was involved in several 19th century development schemes.
Wilsham Street, W11 Wilsham Street was formerly known as St Katherine’s Road.
Windermere Avenue, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Windsor Gardens, W9 Windsor Gardens is a street in Maida Vale.
Woodfield Crescent, W9 Woodfield Crescent was a former street in London W9.
Woodfield Place, W9 Woodfield Place is a street in Maida Vale.
Woodfield Road, W9 Woodfield Road is a street in Maida Vale.
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.
Woodstock Grove, W12 Woodstock Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area
Woodville Road, NW6 Street/road in London NW6
Wornington Road, W10 Wornington Road connected Golborne Road with Ladbroke Grove, though the Ladbroke end is now closed to through traffic.
Wrentham Avenue, NW10 Wrentham Avenue runs between Chamberlayne Road and Tiverton Road.
Wycombe Square, W8 Wycombe Square is a road in the W8 postcode area


North Kensington

North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.

North Kensington was rural until the 19th century, when it was developed as a suburb with quite large homes. By the 1880s, too many houses had been built for the upper-middle class towards whom the area was aimed. Large houses were divided into low cost flats which often degenerated into slums, as documented in the photographs of Roger Mayne.

During the 1980s, the area started to be gentrified although areas in the north west of the district at Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park remain deprived and run down to this day.

Waves of immigrants have arrived for at least a century including, but certainly not limited to, the Spanish, the Irish, the Jews, the West Indians, the Portuguese, the Moroccans and many from the Horn of Africa and Eastern Europe. This constant renewal of the population makes the area one of the most cosmopolitan in London.

The Notting Hill carnival was first staged in 1964 as a way for the local Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. After some rough times in the 1970s and 1980s when it became associated with social protest, violence and huge controversy over policing tactics, this is now Europe’s largest carnival/festival event and a major event in the London calendar. It is staged every August over the Bank holiday weekend.


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