Category: Kensal Town

Ladbroke Grove to Westbourne Park walk

This is a walk from Ladbroke Grove station, north along Ladbroke Grove until the “Victoria Dwellings” steps and down them to Southern Row. Ladbroke Grove, a two-mile long road that stretches from Kensal Green to Holland Park Avenue, is one of London’s longest roads. The area is often named after the road itself. The road …

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Wedlake Street, W10

Wedlake Street arrived as the second wave of building in Kensal Town was completed.

Bosworth Road, W10

Bosworth Road was the first street built as Kensal New Town started to expand to the east.

Kensal House, W10

Kensal House was designed in 1936 to show off the power of gas and originally had no electricity at all.

Conlan Street, W10

Conlan Street is one of the newer roads of Kensal Town.

Harrow Road, W10

Harrow Road is a main road through London W10.

A Tale of Two Cities

In the new suburbs carved out by the middle classes to escape from the noise, smoke, dirt, and crowding of the central areas of Victorian London, poor and squalid enclaves could frequently be found. They were not there by accident. The comfortable suburb and the meaner suburb within it were mutually interdependent. The Potteries, Notting …

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Middle Row, W10

Middle Row is one of the original streets laid out as Kensal New Town.

Kensal Road, W10

Kensal Road, originally called Albert Road, is the heart of Kensal Town.

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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