Category: W8

Kensington High Street, W8

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

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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Aubrey Road, W8

Aubrey Road leads into Aubrey Walk, which runs west of Campden Hill Road at the top of Campden Hill. It was named in the 1840s.

Blithfield Street, W8

Blithfield Street is a quiet cul-de-sac running north from Stratford Road. The houses are three-storey terraced Victorian houses immediately abutting the pavement, painted in many different colours. The street is tree-lined and is particularly attractive when the blossom comes out in the Spring. Some of the houses have exterior shutters and first floor balconettes which gives …

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Market Court, W8

An early photograph of Gardeners Buildings and Market Court on the south side of Kensington High Street, three years before the site was demolished. The inhabitants pose for the camera. The second half of the eighteenth century saw the completion of continuous building along the High Street frontage between Colby House and King Street, and …

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Ansdell Terrace, W8

In 1878, Thomas Hussey, a Kensington builder bought No. 13 Kensington Square. He built Ansdale Terrace as a cul-de-sac on the back garden. The houses were originally occupied by servants working in the main houses and local artisans. This forms part of a guide to Kensington Streets which first appeared on the, now defunct, Kensington …

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Albert Place, W8

Albert Place is a cul-de-sac although there is a hidden footpath on the north side of the street leading to Cambridge Place. Between the Vallotton Estate and Kensington Road to the north, was a house with grounds owned by William Hoof, a successful builder. He entered into a deal with Vallotton to construct Albert Place …

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