Ladbroke Road, W11

Road in/near Notting Hill, existing between 1840 and now

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Ladbroke Road is a street in Notting Hill.

Ladbroke Road was one of the new streets in the grand plan for the Ladbroke estate drawn up in 1823 by Thomas Allason, the surveyor-architect employed by James Weller Ladbroke when he decided to develop the farmland he had inherited from his uncle in 1819. However, nothing was actually built in the new road until the 1840s.

In 1840, James Weller Ladbroke gave a lease of the land around what is now the intersection of Ladbroke Road and Kensington Park Road to the speculator/developer William Chadwick. The latter began, as developers so often did, by building a public house, the Prince Albert, in 1841, before moving on to erect a number of houses at the southern end of Ladbroke Road.

The road was originally called Weller Street East and Weller Street West, after James Weller Ladbroke, and several of the terraces had their own names and numbering systems. This was all rationalised in 1866, when the street was formally renumbered and the terrace numbers abolished, with the exception of one small terrace (Lorton Terrace, now Nos. 71-81 odds). Lorton Terrace was finally assimilated into the general numbering in 1908, which confusingly necessitated renumbering all the houses south of it.

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Notting Hill

Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...

Notting Hill is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market.

The word Notting might originate from a Saxon called Cnotta with the =ing part indicating "the place inhibited by the people of" - i.e. where Cnotta’s tribe lived. There was a farm called variously "Knotting-Bernes,", "Knutting-Barnes" or "Nutting-barns" and this name was transferred to the hill above it.

The area remained rural until the westward expansion of London reached Bayswater in the early 19th century. The main landowner in Notting Hill was the Ladbroke family, and from the 1820s James Weller Ladbroke began to undertake the development of the Ladbroke Estate. Working with the architect and surveyor Thomas Allason, Ladbroke began to lay out streets and houses, with a view to turning the area into a fashionable suburb of the capital (although the development did not get seriously under way until the 1840s). Many of these streets bear the Ladbroke name, including Ladbroke Grove, the main north-south axis of the area, and Ladbroke Square, the largest private garden square in London.

The original idea was to call the district Kensington Park, and other roads (notably Kensington Park Road and Kensington Park Gardens) are reminders of this. The local telephone prefix 7727 (originally 727) is based on the old telephone exchange name of PARk.

The reputation of the district altered over the course of the 20th century. As middle class households ceased to employ servants, the large Notting Hill houses lost their market and were increasingly split into multiple occupation.

For much of the 20th century the large houses were subdivided into multi-occupancy rentals. Caribbean immigrants were drawn to the area in the 1950s, partly because of the cheap rents, but were exploited by slum landlords like Peter Rachman, and also became the target of white racist Teddy Boys in the 1958 Notting Hill race riots.

Notting Hill was slowly gentrified from the 1980s onwards 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 were once based in Notting Hill.

Since it was first developed in the 1830s, Notting Hill has had an association with artists and ’alternative’ culture.


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.
Abbey Court Hotel:   The Abbey Court is a hotel located at 20 Pembridge Gardens in Notting Hill.
Acklam Hall:   Acklam Hall became a community centre for the post-Westway Acklam Road
Acklam Road Adventure Playground:   Acklam Road Adventure Playground was created in the 1960s.
All Saints Church:   All Saints church was designed by the Victorian Gothic revival pioneer William White, who was also a mountaineer, Swedish gymnastics enthusiast and anti-shaving campaigner.
Aubrey House:   Aubrey House is a large 18th-century detached house with two acres of gardens in the Campden Hill area of Holland Park.
Basing Street (SARM) Studios:   SARM Studios is a recording studio, established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records.
Bevington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Chepstow House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Clare Gardens Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Coach and Horses:   The Coach & Horses was situated at 108 Notting Hill Gate.
Colville Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Duke of Cornwall (The Ledbury):   The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Epic Learning Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 18.
Fox Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Golborne Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Hawkesdown House:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Holland Park:   Holland Park is a district, an underground station (and indeed a park) in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Holland Park:   
Holland Park School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Horbury Chapel (Kensington Temple):   In September 1849, the Horbury Chapel, Notting Hill was officially opened.
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.
Kensington Hippodrome:   The Kensington Hippodrome was a racecourse built in Notting Hill, London, in 1837, by entrepreneur John Whyte.
Kensington Park Hotel:   The KPH is a landmark pub on Ladbroke Grove.
Kensington Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Kensington Wade:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ladbroke Square Garden:   Ladbroke Square communal garden lies in Notting Hill.
Luxurious sewers:   The effluent society
Maxilla Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Mercury Theatre:   The Mercury Theatre was situated at 2a Ladbroke Road, next to the Kensington Temple.
North Kensington Library:   North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of London’s finest public libraries.
Notting Hill:   Notting Hill: A place whose fortunes have come, gone and come again...
Notting Hill Gate:   Notting Hill Gate tube station is a London Underground station on the Central Line.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days:   Notting Hill in Bygone Days by Florence Gladstone, was originally published in 1924 by T. Fisher Unwin.
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Chenesitun and Knotting Barns:   Chapter 1 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: In the Eighteenth Century:   Chapter 3 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Gravel Pits and Northlands:   Chapter 2 of the book "Notting Hill in Bygone Days" by Florence Gladstone (1924)
Notting Hill Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13.
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.
Portobello Green:   Portobello Green features a shopping arcade under the Westway along Thorpe Close, an open-air market under the canopy, and community gardens.
Prince Albert:   The Prince Albert has been a Notting Hill feature since the 1840s.
Southbank International School Kensington:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Barnabas and St Philip’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Barnabas’ Church:   St Barnabas’ Church is a church in Kensington.
St James Junior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
St John’s Hill:   St John’s Hill is the highest point in the area.
St John’s, Notting Hill:   St John’s Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church built in 1845 in Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill.
St Mary’s Harrow Road:   St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
St Peter’s Notting Hill:   St Peter’s Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church in Kensington Park Road, designed by architect Thomas Allom.
St Stephen’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. Joseph's Home:   St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Tabernacle School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Apollo:   The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.
The Bedford family at 3 Acklam Road:   From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family.
The Brittania:   The Brittania was situated on the corner of Clarendon Road and Portland Road, W11.
The Crown:   The Crown was situated at 57 Princedale Road.
The Mitre:   The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road.
The Tabernacle:   The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square built in 1887 as a church.
Westbourne Park:   Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Albert Hotel (1900s):   The Albert Hotel, on the corner of All Saints Road and Cornwall Road (now Westbourne Park Road).
Corner of Abingdon Road and Scarsdale Villas:   This view shows Tyler the chemists during the 1960s.
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
Pembridge Road (1900s):   This is the view looking north down Pembridge Road from Notting Hill Gate.
Political meeting (1920s):   Meeting in front of the Junction Arms situated where Tavistock Road, Crescent and Basing Road met.
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
Abbotsbury Close, W14 · Abbotsbury Road, W14 · Abingdon Mansions, W8 · Abingdon Road, W8 · Acklam Road, W10 · Addison Avenue, W11 · Addison Bridge Place, W14 · Airlie Gardens, W8 · Alba Place, W11 · Aldridge Road Villas, W11 · All Saints Road, W11 · Argyll Road, W8 · Ariel Way, W12 · Artesian Road, W2 · Arundel Gardens, W11 · Aubrey Road, W8 · Aubrey Walk, W8 · Avonmore Place, W14 · Bangor Street, W11 · Barons Keep, W14 · Basing Street, W11 · Bedford Gardens, W8 · Bevington Road, W10 · Blagrove Road, W10 · Blenheim Crescent, W11 · Boyne Terrace Mews, W11 · Bulmer Mews, W11 · Callcott Street, W8 · Cambridge Gardens, W10 · Campden Hill Court, W8 · Campden Hill Gardens, W8 · Campden Hill Place, W11 · Campden Hill Road, W8 · Campden Hill Square, W8 · Campden Hill Towers, W11 · Campden Hill, W8 · Campden Street, W8 · Caradoc Close, W2 · Chepstow Corner, W2 · Chepstow Crescent, W11 · Chepstow Road, W2 · Chepstow Villas, W11 · Clarendon Road, W11 · Clydesdale Road, W11 · Codrington Mews, W11 · Colville Gardens, W11 · Colville Houses, W11 · Colville Mews, W11 · Colville Road, W11 · Colville Square, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Convent Gardens, W11 · Cope Place, W8 · Cornwall Crescent, W11 · Courtnell Street, W2 · Dale Row, W11 · Darnley Terrace, W11 · Dartmouth Close, W11 · Dawson Place, W2 · Denbigh Close, W11 · Denbigh Road, W11 · Denbigh Terrace, W11 · Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 · Dunworth Mews, W11 · Earl’s Terrace, W8 · Earls Court Road, W8 · Earls Walk, W8 · Edenham Way, W10 · Edge Street, W8 · Edwardes Place, W8 · Edwardes Square Studios, W8 · Edwardes Square, W8 · Elgin Crescent, W11 · Elgin Mews, W11 · Elkstone Road, W10 · Elmfield Way, W9 · Essex Villas, W8 · Evesham Street, W11 · Fairfax Place, W14 · Farley Court, W14 · Farm Place, W8 · Farmer Street, W8 · Folly Mews, W11 · Freston Road, W11 · Golden Mews, W11 · Great Western Road, W11 · Great Western Road, W9 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hedgegate Court, W11 · Hillgate Place, W8 · Hillgate Street, W8 · Hillsleigh Road, W8 · Holland House, W8 · Holland Park Avenue, W11 · Holland Park Ilchester Place, W8 · Holland Park Mews, W11 · Holland Park Road, W14 · Holland Park Road, W14 · Holland Park Roundabout, W12 · Holland Park Terrace, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Park, W11 · Holland Road, W11 · Holland Walk, W11 · Holland Walk, W8 · Horbury Crescent, W11 · Horbury Mews, W11 · Hornton Street, W8 · Hunt Close, W11 · Ilchester Place, W14 · Ilchester Place, W8 · Jameson Street, W8 · Kenley Street, W11 · Kensington High Street, W14 · Kensington Park Gardens, W11 · Kensington Park Mews, W11 · Kensington Park Road, W11 · Kensington Place, W8 · Kenton Court, W14 · Kingsdale Gardens, W11 · Ladbroke Gardens, W11 · Ladbroke Grove, W11 · Ladbroke Road, W11 · Ladbroke Square, W11 · Ladbroke Terrace, W11 · Ladbroke Walk, W11 · Lambton Place, W11 · Lancaster Road, W11 · Lansdowne Crescent, W11 · Lansdowne Cresent, W11 · Lansdowne Mews, W11 · Lansdowne Rise, W11 · Lansdowne Road, W11 · Lansdowne Walk, W11 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Ledbury Mews North, W11 · Ledbury Mews West, W11 · Ledbury Road, W11 · Ledbury Road, W2 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Linden Mews, W2 · Lonsdale Road, W11 · Lorne Gardens, W11 · Mcgregor Road, W11 · Melbury Court, W14 · Melbury Court, W8 · Melbury Road, W14 · Moorhouse Road, W2 · Morgan Road, W10 · Napier Place, W14 · Napier Road, W14 · Needham Road, W11 · Newcombe House, W11 · Nicholas Road, W11 · Norland Road, W11 · Norland Square, W11 · Northumberland Place, W2 · Northumberland Place, W2 · Notting Hill Gate, W11 · Oakwood Court, W14 · Observatory Gardens, W8 · Olaf Street, W11 · Orchard Close, W10 · Park Close, W14 · Peel Street, W8 · Pembridge Crescent, W11 · Pembridge Gardens, W2 · Pembridge Mews, W11 · Pembridge Place, W11 · Pembridge Place, W2 · Pembridge Road, W11 · Pembridge Road, W2 · Pembridge Square, W2 · Pembridge Villas, W11 · Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 · Pembroke Gardens, W8 · Pembroke Mews, W8 · Pembroke Place, W8 · Pembroke Square, W8 · Pembroke Studios, W8 · Pembroke Villas, W8 · Pembroke Walk, W8 · Pencombe Mews, W11 · Penzance Place, W11 · Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Phillimore Place, W8 · Phillimore Walk, W8 · Pinehurst Court, W11 · Portland Road, W11 · Portobello Road, W10 · Portobello Road, W11 · Pottery Lane, W11 · Powis Gardens, W11 · Powis Mews, W11 · Powis Square, W11 · Powis Terrace, W11 · Prince?s Yard, W11 · Princedale Road, W11 · Princes Place, W11 · Queensdale Crecent, W11 · Queensdale Crescent, W11 · Queensdale Place, W11 · Queensdale Road, W11 · Queensdale Walk, W11 · Raddington Road, W10 · Radnor Terrace, W14 · Rifle Place, W11 · Rosehart Mews, W11 · Rosmead Road, W11 · Royal Crescent Mews, W11 · Royal Crescent, W11 · Saint Anns Villas, W11 · Saint Ervans Road, W10 · Saint Josephs Close, W10 · Saint Luke’s Road, W11 · Saint Lukes Mews, W11 · Saint Marks Place, W11 · Saint Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Saint Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · Sheffield Terrace, W8 · Sheldrake Place, W8 · Shrewsbury Road, W2 · Silvester Mews, W11 · Simon Close, W11 · Somerset Square, W14 · South Edwardes Square, W8 · St Anns Villas, W11 · St Ervans Road, W10 · St James Gardens, W11 · St James’s Gardens, W11 · St James’s Gardens, W11 · St John’s Mews, W11 · St Lukes Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Road, W11 · St Mark’s Place, W11 · St Mary Abbots Place, W8 · St Mary Abbots Terrace, W14 · St Stephens Gardens, W2 · St Stephens Mews, W2 · St Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · St. Columbs House, 9 - 39 Blagrove Road, W10 · St. Johns Gardens, W11 · St. John’s Gardens, W11 · St. Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 · Stable Yard Ilchester Place, W8 · Stafford Terrace, W8 · Stanley Crescent, W11 · Stanley Gardens Mews, W11 · Stanley Gardens, W11 · Strangways Terrace, W14 · Sunningdale Gardens, W8 · Sutherland Place, W2 · Sutherland Place, W2 · Swanscombe Road, W11 · Talbot Road, W11 · Talbot Road, W2 · Tavistock Crescent, W11 · Tavistock Mews, W11 · Tavistock Road, W11 · Testerton Walk, W11 · Thornwood Gardens, W8 · Tor Court, W8 · Tor Gardens, W8 · Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 · Uxbridge Street, W8 · Verdi Crescent, W10 · Vernon Yard, W11 · Victoria Gardens, W11 · Walmer Road, W11 · Warwick Chambers, W8 · Warwick Gardens, W14 · Warwick Road, W14 · Wellington Close, W11 · West Cross Route, W11 · Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 · Westbourne Grove, W11 · Westbourne Park Road, W11 · Westway, W10 · Wilby Mews, W11 · Wilsham Street, W11 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Wornington Road, W10 · Wycombe Square, W8 · Wynnstay Gardens, W8 ·
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