Category: Kensington

Scarsdale Villas, W8

Scarsdale Villas was built between 1850 and 1864.

Kensington Crescent, W14

The now-demolished Kensington Crescent was an unsuccessful development in the Warwick Gardens area.

Kensington High Street, W8

Kensington High Street is one of western London’s most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area.

St Mary Abbots Hospital

St Mary Abbot’s Hospital operated from 1871 to 1992. From 1846 to 1869 the site housed the Kensington Parish Workhouse.

High Street Kensington

High Street Kensington is a London Underground station on Kensington High Street.

Addison Place, W11

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

Allen Street, W8

Allen Street extends south from Kensington High Street.

Abingdon Road, W8

Abingdon Road stretches between Stratford Road and Kensington High Street.

The Gravel Pits

‘My lads, the rest of the galleons with the treasure from La Plata are to sail for Portevelo. They stay a few days only… Such a chance may never occur again. Captain Lord Cochrane (who was not drowned on the Arab as reported) commands her. The sooner you are on board the better.’ As Lord …

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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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