Kensington Square, W8

Road in/near High Street Kensington, existing between 1685 and now

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Kensington Square is a garden square in London, W8.

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It was founded in 1685; hence it is the oldest such square in Kensington. In London, St. James’s Square, Soho Square and Golden Square are a few years older, but in contrast with these Kensington Square still retains its residential character. 1-45 Kensington Square are listed Grade II for their architectural merit.

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New appeal for witnesses as five drivers are spoken to about death of woman, 29, killed on pedestrian crossing in south LondonFive drivers who may have been involved in a suspected multiple hit-and-run in which a woman died have been traced, police said.The 29-year-old woman, who was Polish but had been staying in Wandsworth, south London, was hit by a lorry as she used a pedestrian crossing while the traffic lights were green. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/16/police-trace-drivers-after-woman-dies-after-multiple-hit-and-run
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The romance of the British road, from Putney Bridge to Nempnett Thrubwell | Letters
The romance of the British road, from Putney Bridge to Nempnett Thrubwell | Letters

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The London Fire Brigade’s chaplain said around 300 firefighters had sought counselling since the fire.

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Toni Mascolo obituary
Hairdresser who was the business brains behind the Toni & Guy empire he built up with his brother GaetanoToni Mascolo was not in hairdressing for fashion, fame or art. He expressed his creativity not in extreme cut or colouring but in a novel business structure through his family firm, Toni & Guy. From his teens, Mascolo, who has died aged 75, was his own accountant, business adviser and advertising director, with an immigrant’s willingness to work full-speed from 8am to 10pm six days a week and concoct hair lacquer in bulk from raw ingredients in the back room should there be an hour’s slack in trade.Mascolo understood from early on that the trade was descended from the guild system, where apprentices learned on the job, served time with a local master, then often split to found a new business. Its services were not reliable in standards or geographic spread. He introduced franchising, where every salon provided a brand-guaranteed level of service, but allowed the franchisee independence within a family. There are now almost 500 Toni & Guy salons in nearly 50 countries. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/dec/14/toni-mascolo-obituary
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Artist hangs refugees’ clothing in London church to highlight crisis
Artist hangs refugees’ clothing in London church to highlight crisis

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'It's getting darker every day': Family which lost two members in Grenfell fire won't celebrate Christmas this year
A woman whose family lost two members in the Grenfell Tower fire half a year ago has said they won't celebrate Christmas this year.

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West Ham: Why has London Stadium move been so problematic?
It was supposed to take them to the next level but West Ham have struggled since their London Stadium move. But why? Simon Stone investigates.

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Amaravati Buddhist art to finally be seen in full glory at British Museum
After a two-year declutter and revamp, the Sir Joseph Hotung gallery will allow visitors to view Asian antiquities up closeFor decades, the Amaravati sculptures, a stupendous collection of early Buddhist art considered one of the greatest treasures in the British Museum, have been poorly lit and difficult for visitors to see close up.On Thursday, they will be displayed in their full glory when the central London museum reopens its largest gallery to the public after a two-year renovation. Continue reading...

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An ice warning has been issued across the capital as Londoners woke to freezing temperatures amid a third day of travel chaos.

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High Street Kensington

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

Kensington High Street is a road (forming part of the A315) in Kensington, west London.

Its western extremity is the eastern end of Hammersmith Road near Kensington (Olympia) station. From here, the road heads east-north-east, past the Commonwealth Institute and High Street Kensington tube station. It forms a junction which Kensington Church Street, which runs to the north, and then continues east to the south-west corner of Kensington Gardens, close by Kensington Palace. Eastward the road becomes Kensington Road.

The stretch between the Commonwealth Institute and Kensington Gardens is a popular shopping area, with chainstores and upmarket shops serving a wealthy catchment area. In 2005 House of Fraser announced that it is closing the 135 year old Barkers department store in the street, meaning that it will have no department stores left after the earlier closures of Pontings and Derry & Toms. The 75,000 square foot premises will be taken over by Whole Foods Market, the American owner of organic supermarket chain Fresh & Wild to become the UK’s first organic superstore.

High Street Kensington station, on the District Line, opened in 1868.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Biba:   Biba was a London fashion store of the 1960s and 1970s, started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
High Street Kensington:   High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Kensington:   Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.
Kensington Market:   Kensington Market was a three storey indoor market at 49 Kensington High Street, created in late 1967
Kensington Palace:   Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century.
Kensington Roof Garden:   Kensington Roof Garden (formerly known as Derry and Toms Roof Gardens) covers 6000 square metres.
Kensington School:   The Kensington Proprietary Grammar School was an educational establishment founded in 1830 that is perhaps best remembered for being one of the founders of the Football Association in 1863.
Royal Garden Hotel:   Royal Garden Hotel is a 5 star hotel in London, England.
St Mary Abbot’s:   St Mary Abbot’s Hospital operated from 1871 to 1992. From 1846 to 1869 the site housed the Kensington Parish Workhouse.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abingdon Villas, W8 · Adam And Eve Mews, W8 · Albert Place, W8 · Allen Street, W8 · Alma Studios, W8 · Ansdell Street, W8 · Ansdell Terrace, W8 · Beatrice Place, W8 · Blithfield Street, W8 · Cambridge Place, W8 · Campden Grove, W8 · Cheniston Gardens, W8 · Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 · Cornwall Gardens, SW7 · Cottesmore Court, W8 · Cottesmore Gardens, W8 · Derry Street, W8 · Douro Place, W8 · Drayson Mews Holland Street, W8 · Drayson Mews, W8 · Eden Close, W8 · Eldon Road, W8 · Emperors Gate, SW7 · Gloucester Walk, W8 · Gordon Place, W8 · Gregory Place, W8 · Grenville Place, SW7 · Holland Street, W8 · Hornton Place, W8 · Inverness Gardens, W8 · Iverna Court, W8 · Iverna Gardens, W8 · Kelso Place, W8 · Kensington Apartment, W8 · Kensington Arcade, W8 · Kensington Church Court, W8 · Kensington Church Street, W8 · Kensington Church Walk, W8 · Kensington Court Gardens · Kensington Court Place, W8 · Kensington Court, W8 · Kensington Gate, W8 · Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 · Kensington Square, W8 · Lancer Square, W8 · Launceston Place, W8 · Lexham Gardens, W8 · Lexham Mews, W8 · Macmillan House, W8 · Marloes Road, W8 · Marlogs Road, W8 · McLeodís Mews, SW7 · Melon Place, W8 · Old Court Place, W8 · Osten Mews, SW7 · Palace Avenue, W8 · Palace Green, W8 · Palace Place Mansions, W8 · Pitt Street, W8 · Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 · Radley Mews, W8 · Scarsdale Place, W8 · Scarsdale Villas, W8 · South End Row, W8 · South End, W8 · St Albans Grove, W8 · St James House, W8 · St Margarets Lane, W8 · St Mary Abbots Hall, W8 · St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 · St. Mary’s Gate, W8 · St. Mary’s Place, W8 · Stanford Road, W8 · Stone Hall Gardens, W8 · Stratford Road, W8 · Thackeray Street, W8 · The Broad Walk, SW7 · The Broad Walk, W8 · Vicarage Court, W8 · Vicarage Gardens, W8 · Vicarage Gate, W8 · Victoria Road, W8 · Wrights Lane, W8 · York Passage, W8 · Young Street, W8 ·


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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,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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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
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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