Category: Holland Park

Addison Road, W14

Addison Road stretches from Holland Park Avenue to Kensington High Street.

Addison Gardens, W14

Addison Gardens stands on part of the Holland estate.

Addison Place, W11

In the nineteenth century, Addison Place was known by two names – Phoenix Place and Crescent Mews East.

Abbotsbury Road, W14

Abbotsbury Road runs between Melbury Road and the road known as Holland Park.

Holland House

Charles Dickens was visiting Holland House when he was writing his Gordon riots novel ‘Barnaby Rudge’. In the Earl of Ilchester’s ‘Holland House Chronicles’, he is described as ‘unobtrusive yet not shy, intelligent in countenance, and altogether prepossessing.’ He made a good impression on Caroline Fox, apart from ‘the intolerable dandyism of his dress’, but …

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The Folk Who Lived On The Hill

Foreward Getting it Straight in Notting Hill Gate Gravel Pits A pre-19th century chronology 200 000-10 000 BCE The archaeology of Kensington and Chelsea begins with Palaeolithic activity during the ice age at the edge of the glaciers. Flint axes from the period have been found in South Kensington and Chelsea, and there would also …

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Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate

Getting It Straight in Notting Hill Gate from Tom Vague is a 2020s sequel to Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone (1924). An historical and psychogeographical report on Notting Hill considered in its economic, political, sexual and intellectual aspects and a modest proposal for its remedy. Foreword The Folk Who Lived on the …

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Holland Park Avenue, W11

Holland Park Avenue is one of London’s most ancient thoroughfares.

Royal Crescent, W11

The Royal Crescent is a Grade II* listed street in Holland Park.