Porchester Gate, W2

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Post by Julia elsdon: Shirland Mews, W9

I didn’t come from Shirland Mews, but stayed there when my father was visiting friends, sometime in the mid to late forties. As I was only a very young child I don’t remember too much. I seem to think there were the old stables or garages with the living accommodation above. My Mother came from Malvern Road which I think was near Shirland Mews. I remember a little old shop which had a "milk cow outside". So I was told, it was attached to the front of the shop and you put some money in and the milk would be dispensed into your container. Not too sure if it was still in use then. Just wonder if anyone else remembers it.yz5

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Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

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Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11

I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

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Post by Alec donaldson: North Wharf Road, W2

Was there a Wellington street there

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Thandie Newton wows at Solo: A Star Wars Story screening


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Islamic State supporter called for Prince George terror attack, court told
Husnain Rashid also allegedly encouraged poison being injected into supermarket ice creams.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-44222753

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Arsenal news LIVE: Build-up to Arsene Wenger's last game, new manager latest on Premier League final day
The latest build-up as Wenger bids farewell

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-news-live-next-manager-latest-transfer-news-arsene-wenger-final-match-a3837601.html

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Arsenal news LIVE: Next manager latest, transfer news and rumours
Next manager latest and transfer coverage

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Barking stabbing victim named as Abdulrahman Juma
Abdulrahman Nassor Juma - known to his friends as Mani - was attacked in Barking on Thursday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44218908

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Win a signed Fulham ball courtesy of Grosvenor Sport
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No Liverpool player - not even Mohamed Salah - would get into Real Madrid's team, says Vicente Del Bosque
Not a single Liverpool player would get into Real Madrid’s team, according to former Spain head coach Vicente Del Bosque.

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City row after Guildhall is used to host Italian far-right politician
City row after Guildhall is used to host Italian far-right politician

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London Burlesque Festival (25th May 18 to 26th May 18)
Founded by the internationally acclaimed producer and burlesque pioneer, Chaz Royal, London Burlesque Festival acts as a centre stage for the world’s finest performers, raising the global profile of b...

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Post by LDNnews: South Kensington
New train timetable: Thameslink rail commuters suffer second day of disruption due to 'disastrous' changes
Rail commuters have suffered a second day of disruption on Govia Thameslink services in the wake of the operator’s major timetable shake-up.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/thameslink-delays-commuters-suffer-second-day-of-disruption-due-to-new-rail-timetable-a3845266.html

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Warning over 'votes irregularity' at scandal hit Tower Hamlets council
Campaigners have warned of alleged voting irregularities in a London borough previously rocked by an election scandal.

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Man stabbed to death on busy London street
No arrests yet made after victim killed on Upper Street, Islington, at 6.30pm on MondayA man has been stabbed to death on a busy street in broad daylight in north London.The victim, who has not yet been named, died in Upper Street, Islington, at around 6.30pm on Monday. Related: Met chief says budget cuts have contributed to rise in violent crime Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/21/man-stabbed-upper-street-london-islington

VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BAYSWATER AREA IN THE 1860s
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Bayswater

Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.

Notably, there is a significant Arab population, a large number of Americans, a substantial Greek community attracted by London's Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the area is also a centre of London's Brazilian community.

Architecturally, the biggest part of the area is made up of Victorian mansion blocks, mostly, although not exclusively, divided up into flats. There are also purpose built apartment blocks dating from the inter-war period as well as more recent developments, and a there is large Council Estate, the 800 flat Hallfield Estate, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and now largely sold off. There are some garden squares in the area.

Queensway and Westbourne Grove are busy High Streets, with a very large number of ethnic restaurants.

Bayswater tube station lies between Notting Hill Gate and Paddington.

The station was opened 1 October 1868, just 5 years after the London Underground started. It was renamed several times: to Bayswater (Queen's Road) & Westbourne Grove in 1923, to Bayswater (Queen's Road) in 1933.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bayard’s Bridge:   Bayard’s Bridge took the Uxbridge Road over the River Westbourne.
Bayswater:   Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas - also one of London's biggest concentration of hotels.
Hyde Park Hostel:   
Kensington Gardens:   
Long Water:   The Long Water is a recreational lake in Kensington Gardens, created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline.
Queen's Cinema:   This cinema was situated at the top of Queensway, on the corner of Bishop's Bridge Road.
Queensway:   Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.
Upton Farm:   Upton Farm began in 1725 and was gone by 1839.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Sheep in Kensington Gardens:   It was the practice to keep sheep in the Gardens to maintain the grass.
Whiteley's:   Whiteley’s, pictured here in the 1920s, was designated a Grade II Listed Building in 1970.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bark Place, W2 · Bayswater Road, W2 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Caroline Place Mews, W2 · Caroline Place, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Clanricarde Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Square, W2 · Cloucester Mews West, W2 · Conduit Mews, W2 · Conduit Passage, W2 · Consort House, W2 · Craven Hill Gardens, W2 · Craven Hill, W2 · Craven Road, W2 · Craven Terrace, W2 · Devonshire Terrace, W2 · Elms Lane, W2 · Fosbury Mews, W2 · Frederick Close, W2 · Gloucester Terrace, W2 · Hull Place, E16 · Inverness Mews, E16 · Inverness Mews, W2 · Inverness Place, W2 · Inverness Terrace, W2 · Kensington Gardens Square, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W2 · Kensington Gardens, W8 · Kensington Palace, W8 · Lancaster Mews, W2 · Lancaster Walk, SW7 · Lancaster Walk, W2 · Lanchester Mews, SE14 · Leinster Gardens, W2 · Leinster Mews, W2 · Leinster Terrace, W2 · Linden Gardens, W2 · Moscow Place, W2 · Notting Hill Gate, W2 · Olympia Mews, W2 · Orme Court, W2 · Orme Lane, W2 · Orme Square, W2 · Pembridge Road, W11 · Pembroke House, W2 · Pickering Mews, W2 · Poplar Place, W2 · Porchester Gardens Mews, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Porchester Gate, W2 · Porchester Terrace, W2 · Princes Square, W2 · Princess Court, W2 · Queen’s Gardens, W2 · Queens Court, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Queens Mews, W2 · Queensborough Passage, W2 · Queensborough Terrace, W2 · Queensway, W2 · Redan House, W2 · Redan Place, W2 · Saint Petersburgh Place, W2 · Salem Road, W2 · Smallbrook Mews, W2 · Spring Street, W2 · St Petersburgh Mews, W2 · St Petersburgh Place, W2 · The Broad Walk, W2 · The Broadwalk, W1H · The Broadwalk, W2 · The Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Upbrook Mews, W2 · Whiteleys Centre, W2 · Windsor Court, UB5 · Windsor Court, W2 ·

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

Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
John Cary

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

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
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

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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