On the north side there is the ornate parish church of St George’s Campden Hill
with a rather unusual pointed squat tower. The houses on the north side vary architecturally from three-storey brick Victorian terraced houses to 1930s-style houses painted white on the first floor. On the western part of the street the houses on the north side are mainly brick with various architectural styles, several with attractive roof gardens. On the south side of the street there is the attractive new development, Wycombe Square
(get full details from Knight Frank).
The Campden Hill
lawn tennis club is on the south side, which is also over an old reservoir for Thames Water. At the far west end of the street are some modern terraced houses some with built-in garages. At the end of the street stands Aubrey House
which is one of the largest private houses in Kensington and has a blue plaque referring to four famous former residents. It also has one of the largest private gardens in Kensington. There is a marvellous view here of St. John’s Church in Lansdowne Crescent
to the north and this is about the highest vantage point in the area.
There is a northern leg leading to Aubrey Walk - Aubrey Road
In Tudor times, there was a 20 acre farm called Stonehills south of what is know Holland Park
Avenue. Originally it was owned by Sir Walter Cope, who sold it to Robert Horseman in 1599. Eventually it came into the possession of the Lloyd Family who sold it in 1823 to Joshua Flesher Hanson, a substantial developer in the Notting Hill and Holland Park
area. He built Campden Hill
Aubrey Walk was originally an approach road to Aubrey House
. Its name was originally Notting Hill Grove but it was renamed Aubrey Walk in 1893. When Campden Hill
Square was constructed, coach houses and stables were built in Aubrey Walk. These were later converted into residential accommodation.
Properties in Aubrey Walk were built by Hanson and by a coal merchant called John Cowmeadow. He constructed Nos. 2-6 (even) Aubrey Walk. It seems he went out of business shortly afterwards.