Postal area W10

Postcode in/near North Kensington, existing between 1917 and now

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W10 covers three main areas of London: North Kensington, the Queen’s Park Estate and parts of Notting Hill.

The heart of London W10 is North Kensington (nowadays also known by the name of its main street, Ladbroke Grove). The Grand Union Canal is the official boundary between Kensal Green and North Kensington. The borders between north Kensington and Notting Hill are a little less clear, but residents generally use the Westway flyover as a demarcation. North Kensington was once an area well known for its slum housing, as documented in the photographs by Roger Mayne, but housing prices have now risen and the area is considered exclusive and upscale.

The Queen’s Park Estate, north of the Harrow Road, was founded by the Artizans’, Labourers’ and General Dwellings Company as a grid of terraced cottages for the respectable working classes. The park belonged to the Church Commissioners, who gave it to its present owners, the Corporation of London. During the early 20th century Queen’s Park had a number of small engin­eering firms, but resid­ential building – mostly municipal – has now replaced almost all the original industry. The post-war Mozart council estate has had its problems but things are improving.

Very run-down until the 1980s, Notting Hill now has a contemporary reputation as an affluent and fashionable area known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses and high-end shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross). A Daily Telegraph article in 2004 used the phrase "the Notting Hill Set" to refer to a group of emerging Conservative politicians, such as David Cameron and George Osborne, who would become respectively Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer and were once based in Notting Hill. For much of the 20th century, the large houses were subdivided into multi-occupancy rentals but its rebirth as an affluent area has changed this.

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VIEW THE NORTH KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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North Kensington

North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.

North Kensington was rural until the 19th century when it was developed as an suburb with quite large homes. By the 1880s, too many houses had been built for the upper-middle class towards whom the area was aimed. Large houses were divided into low cost flats which often degenerated into slums, as documented in the photographs of Roger Mayne.

During the 1980s, the area started to be gentrified although areas in the north west of the district at Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park remain deprived and run down to this day.

Waves of immigrants have arrived for at least a century including, but certainly not limited to, the Spanish, the Irish, the Jews, the West Indians, the Portuguese, the Moroccans and many from the Horn of Africa and Eastern Europe. This constant renewal of the population makes the area one of the most cosmopolitan in London.

The Notting Hill carnival was first staged in 1964 as a way for the local Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. After some rough times in the 1970s and 1980s when it became associated with social protest, violence and huge controversy over policing tactics, this is now Europe’s largest carnival/festival event and a major event in the London calendar. It is staged every August over the Bank holiday weekend.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A seminal gig:   Once upon a time in 1979, Joy Division, OMD and A Certain Ratio were on the same bill - and all for £1.50.
Acklam Hall:   Acklam Hall became a community centre for the post-Westway Acklam Road
Admiral Blake (The Cowshed):   The Admiral Blake was situated at the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Barlby Road.
Barlby Road Primary School:   Barlby Road Primary School has long served the children of North Kensington.
Bassett House School:   Bassett House School is a preparatory school for children aged 3 to 11 years old based in North Kensington.
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Carmelite Monastery of The Most Holy Trinity:   Convent in North Kensington
Color Printing Works:   Color (sic) Printing Works featured on the 1900 map of North Kensington.
Dissenters’ Chapel:   The Dissenters’ Chapel is a redundant chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery, recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
Gas Light and Coke Company:   The gasometers of the Gas Light and Coke company dominated North Kensington until demolition in the late 20th century.
Help us to build a better W10!:   We are after your memories!
I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet:   I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet was a clothing boutique which achieved fame in 1960s "Swinging London" by promoting antique military uniforms as fashion items.
Latimer Road:   A station not named after the road it stands on
Nokes Estate:   Nokes Estate was an agricultural estate in the Earl’s Court area, formerly known as Wattsfield.
North Kensington:   North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.
Notting Hill Barn Farm:   Notting Barns Farm was one of two farms in the North Kensington area.
Portobello Farm:   Portobello Farm House was approached along Turnpike Lane, sometimes referred to as Green’s Lane, a track leading from Kensington Gravel Pits towards a wooden bridge over the canal.
Princess Louise Hospital:   The Princess Louise Hospital for Children was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1928. It had 42 beds, an Out-Patients Department and Dispensary for Sick Women.
Queen Victoria/Narrow Boat:   The 'Vic' was the first building on the right when crossing the canal going north along Ladbroke Grove.
Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School:   Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School is in St Charles Square.
St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College:   St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College is a Roman Catholic sixth form college.
St Charles Hospital:   The St Marylebone workhouse infirmary was opened in 1881 on Rackham Street, North Kensington and received a congratulatory letter from Florence Nightingale.
St Martins Mission:   Saint Martin's Mission was originally known as Rackham Hall as it was situated on Rackham Street.
St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs:   St Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubbs - two spellings missing from the modern map.
St. Joseph's Home:   St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.
The Eagle:   The Eagle, on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Telford Road.
The Mitre:   The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road.
Western Iron Works:   The Western Iron Works was the foundry business of James Bartle and Co.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Corner of Rackham Street, Ladbroke Grove (1950):   The bombing of the Second World War meant that some whole streets were wiped off the future map. Rackham Street, in London W10, was one of them.
Exmoor Street (1950):   Photographed just after the Second World War, looking north along Exmoor Street.
Golborne Road bridge (1960s):   We think that this photo dates from the late 1960s, according to fashions and car registrations.
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Kids in Acklam Road:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Ladbroke Grove looking north (1900):   This early 1900s image was taken just south of the junction of Ladbroke Grove and Treverton Street.
Ladbroke Grove looking north (1950):   Ladbroke Grove on the corner of St Charles Sqaure taken outside the Eagle public house, looking north, just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.
Ladbroke Grove railway bridge:   Looking north over Bartle Bridge in the 1950s
Rackham Street, eastern end (1950):   The bombing of the Second World War meant that some whole streets were wiped off the future map. Rackham Street, in London W10, was one of them.
Rackham Street, western end (1950):   A bombed-out Rackham Street, looking down from the junction with Exmoor Street.
Ridler's Tyre Yard:   Ridler's Tyres was situated in a part of Blechynden Street which no longer exists
St Charles Square after bombing (1950):   A corner of St Charles Square looking north, just after the Second World War
St Charles Square ready for redevelopment (1951):   Photographed in 1951, the corner of St Charles Square and Ladbroke Grove looking northwest just after the Second World War.
St Charles’ Square Training College (1908):   St Charles’ Square Training College/Carmelite Convent.
St Quintin Park Cricket Ground (1890s):   Before the turn of the 20th century, west of present day North Kensington lay fields - the future Barlby Road was the site of the St Quintin Park Cricket Ground.
The Victoria (1920s):   The Victoria later became the Narrow Boat before it ’conveniently burned down’.
Under westway (1977):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acklam Road, W10 · Admiral Mews, W10 · Aldermaston Street, W10 · Archway Close, W10 · Balliol Road, W10 · Bard Road, W10 · Barlby Gardens, W10 · Barlby Road, W10 · Bartle Road, W11 · Bassett Road, W10 · Bevington Road, W10 · Blake Close, W10 · Blechynden Mews, W11 · Blechynden Street, W10 · Bonchurch Road, W10 · Bracewell Road, W10 · Bramley Mews, W10 · Bramley Road, W10 · Bramley Road, W11 · Bramley Street, W10 · Branstone Street, W10 · Brewster Gardens, W10 · Bridge Close, W10 · Budge’s Walk, SW7 · Calverley Street, W10 · Canal Close, W10 · Canal Way, W10 · Charlotte Mews, W10 · Chesterton Road, W10 · Colbeck Mews, SW7 · Crowthorne Road, W10 · Dalgarno Gardens, W10 · Dalgarno Way, W10 · Darfield Way, W10 · Darfield Way, W10 · Depot Road, W12 · East Mews, W10 · Elkstone Road, W9 · Exmoor Street, W10 · Eynham Road, W12 · Faraday Road, W10 · Finstock Road, W10 · Flower Walk, SW7 · Flower Walk, W2 · Fowell Street, W10 · Glenroy Street, W12 · Golborne Mews, W10 · Golborne Road, W10 · Grenfell Road, W11 · Grenfell Tower, W11 · Grenfell Walk, W11 · Hewer Street, W10 · Highlever Road, W10 · Hill Farm Road, W10 · Humber Drive, W10 · Ivebury Court, W10 · Kelfield Gardens, W10 · Kelfield Mews, W10 · Kensington West, W14 · Kingsbridge Road, W10 · Kingsdown Close, W10 · Ladbroke Grove, W10 · Latimer Mews, W10 · Latimer Place, W10 · Latimer Road, W10 · Lavie Mews, W10 · Lionel Mews, W10 · Lockton Street, W10 · Malton Mews, W10 · Manchester Drive, W10 · Manchester Road, W10 · Martin Street, W10 · Matthew Close, W10 · Maxilla Gardens, W10 · Maxilla Gardens, W10 · Maxilla Walk, W10 · Methwold Road, W10 · Millwood Street, W10 · Mitre Way, W10 · Montrose Court, SW7 · Morgan Road, W10 · Munro Mews, W10 · Nascot Street, W12 · Norburn Street, W10 · North Pole Road, W10 · North Pole Road, W12 · North Terrace, SW7 · Nursery Lane, W10 · Oakworth Road, W10 · Orchard Close, W10 · Oxford Gardens, W10 · Pamber Street, W10 · Pangbourne Avenue, W10 · Portobello Road, W10 · Rackham Street, W10 · Raddington Road, W10 · Railway Arches, W10 · Raymede Street, W10 · Rootes Drive, W10 · Rosary Gardens, SW7 · Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 · Salters Road, W10 · Scampston Mews, W10 · Scrubs Lane, W12 · Shalfleet Drive, W10 · Shinfield Street, W12 · Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y · Shrewsbury Street, W10 · Silchester Mews, W10 · Silchester Road, W10 · Silchester Street, W10 · Silchester Terrace, W10 · Snarsgate Street, W10 · Southam Street, W10 · St Charles Place, W10 · St Charles Square, W10 · St Ervans Road, W10 · St Helens Gardens, W10 · St Johns Terrace, W10 · St Lawrence Terrace, W10 · St Marks Road, W10 · St Mark’s Road, W10 · St Quintin Avenue, W10 · St Quintin Gardens, W10 · St. Mark’s Road, W10 · St. Mark’s Road, W10 · Stable Way, W10 · Station Walk, W10 · Station Walk, W11 · Sunbeam Crescent, W10 · Sutton Way, W10 · Telford Road, W10 · Thorpe Close, W10 · Treadgold Street, W11 · Treverton Street, W10 · Trinity Mews, W10 · Upper Dalby Court, SW7 · Wallingford Avenue, W10 · Walmer Road, W10 · Waynflete Square, W10 · Waynflete Square, W10 · Webb Close, W10 · Westview Close, W10 · Westway, W11 · Wheatstone Road, W10 · Whitchurch Road, W11 · Wornington Road, W10 ·


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Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
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Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (1762)
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith in the southeast.
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground map from 1921.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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