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MARCH
15
2017

North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.

Trellick Tower From Golborne Road, North Kensington
Credit: Jim Linwood
North Kensington was rural until the 19th century, when it was developed as a 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.


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Trellick Tower From Golborne Road, North Kensington
Jim Linwood

THE STREETS OF NORTH KENSINGTON
Admiral Mews, W10 Admiral Mews is a small road off Barlby Road, W10.
Archway Close, W10 Archway Close is a cul-de-sac off of St Mark’s Road, W10.
Athlone Gate, W10 This is an article about Athlone Gate.
Balliol Road, W10 Balliol Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Barlby Gardens, W10 Barlby Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Barlby Road, W10 Barlby Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Bassett Road, W10 Bassett Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Bevington Road, W10 Bevington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Blagrove Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode.
Blake Close, W10 Blake Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Bonchurch Road, W10 Bonchurch Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Bracewell Road, W10 Bracewell Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Branstone Street, W10 Branstone Street, originally Bramston Street, disappeared in 1960s developments.
Brewster Gardens, W10 Brewster Gardens is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Bruce Close, W10 Bruce Close replaced the earlier Rackham Street in this part of W10.
Budge’s Walk, SW7 Budge’s Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Calderon Place, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Calverley Street, W10 Calverley Street, one of the lost streets of W10 is now underneath a motorway slip road.
Cambridge Gardens, W10 Cambridge Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Canal Close, W10 Canal Close is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Canal Way, W10 Canal Way was built on the site of the Kensal Gas Works.
Chesterton Road, W10 Chesterton Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Dalgarno Gardens, W10 Dalgarno Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Dalgarno Way, W10 Dalgarno Way is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Exmoor Street, W10 Exmoor Street runs from Barlby Road to St Charles Square, W10
Eynham Road, W12 Eynham Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Faraday Road, W10 Faraday Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Finstock Road, W10 Finstock Road is a turning out of Oxford Gardens.
Flower Walk, SW7 Flower Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Flower Walk, W2 Flower Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Glenroy Street, W12 Glenroy Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Golborne Mews, W10 Golborne Mews lies off of the Portobello Road, W10.
Golborne Road, W10 Golborne Road, heart of North Kensington, was named after Dean Golbourne, at one time vicar of St. John's Church in Paddington.
Hewer Street, W10 Built as part of the St Charles’ estate in the 1870s, it originally between Exmoor Street to a former street called Raymede Street.
Highlever Road, W10 Highlever Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Hill Farm Road, W10 Hill Farm Road is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Humber Drive, W10 Humber Drive is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Ivebury Court, W10 Ivebury Court is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Kelfield Gardens, W10 Kelfield Gardens is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Kelfield Mews, W10 Kelfield Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Kingsbridge Road, W10 Kingsbridge Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Ladbroke Grove, W10 Ladbroke Grove runs from Notting Hill in the south to Kensal Green in the north, and straddles the W10 and W11 postal districts.
Latimer Place, W10 Latimer Place is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Lavie Mews, W10 Lavie Mews, W10 was a mews connecting Portobello Road and Murchison Road.
Lionel Mews, W10 Lionel Mews was built around 1882 and probably disappeared in the 1970s.
Malton Mews, W10 Malton Mews is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Manchester Drive, W10 Manchester Drive is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Manchester Road, W10 Manchester Road is one of the lost streets of North Kensington, now buried beneath a roundabout.
Matthew Close, W10 Matthew Close is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Maxilla Walk, W10 Maxilla Walk is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Methwold Road, W10 Methwold Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Millwood Street, W10 Millwood Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Mitre Way, W10 Mitre Way is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Morgan Road, W10 Morgan Road connects Wornington Road and St Ervans Road.
Munro Mews, W10 Munro Mews is a part cobbled through road that connects Wornington Road and Wheatstone Road.
Nascot Street, W12 Nascot Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Norburn Street, W10 Norburn Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
North Pole Road, W10 North Pole Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
North Pole Road, W12 North Pole Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Nursery Lane, W10 Nursery Lane is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Oakworth Road, W10 Oakworth Road dates from the 1920s when a cottage estate was built by the council.
Orchard Close, W10 Orchard Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Oxford Gardens, W10 Oxford Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Pamber Street, W10 Pamber Street is a lost street of North Kensington.
Pangbourne Avenue, W10 Pangbourne Avenue is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Porlock Street, W10 Bransford Street became Porlock Street before vanishing altogether.
Portobello Road, W10 Portobello Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
Rackham Street, W10 Rackham Street is a road that disappeared from the streetscape of London W10 in 1951.
Raddington Road, W10 Raddington Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Raymede Street, W10 Raymede Street, after severe bomb damage in the area, disappeared after 1950.
Rootes Drive, W10 Rootes Drive is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Saint Charles Place, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Charles Square, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Ervans Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Helens Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Josephs Close, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Lawrence Terrace, W10 Saint Lawrence Terrace is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Saint Mark’s Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Marks Road, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Michaels Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Quintin Avenue, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Saint Quintin Gardens, W10 This is a street in the W10 postcode area
Salters Road, W10 Salters Road lies on the site of an old playground.
Scampston Mews, W10 Scampston Mews is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Scrubs Lane, W12 Scrubs Lane is a road in the W12 postcode area
Shinfield Street, W12 Shinfield Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Shrewsbury Court, EC1Y Shrewsbury Court is a road in the EC1Y postcode area
Shrewsbury Street, W10 Shrewsbury Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Silchester Street, W10 Silchester Street is a lost street of North Kensington.
Snarsgate Street, W10 Snarsgate Street is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
St Charles Place, W10 St Charles Place is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Charles Square, W10 St Charles Square is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Ervans Road, W10 St Ervans Road is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
St Johns Terrace, W10 St Johns Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Lawrence Terrace, W10 St Lawrence Terrace is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Marks Road, W10 St Marks Road lies partly in W10 and partly in W11.
St Mark’s Road, W10 St Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
St Quintin Avenue, W10 St Quintin Avenue is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St Quintin Gardens, W10 St Quintin Gardens is a street in North Kensington, London W10
St. Mark’s Road, W10 St. Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
St. Mark’s Road, W10 St. Mark’s Road is a road in the W10 postcode area
Sunbeam Crescent, W10 Sunbeam Crescent is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Sutton Way, W10 Sutton Way is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Telford Road, W10 Telford Road is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Thorpe Close, W10 Thorpe Close is a street in North Kensington, London W10
Treverton Street, W10 Treverton Street, a street which survived post war redevelopment.
Wallingford Avenue, W10 Wallingford Avenue is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Walmer Road, W10 Walmer Road is the great lost road of North Kensington, obliterated under Westway.
Webb Close, W10 Webb Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Westview Close, W10 Westview Close is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Wheatstone Road, W10 Wheatstone Road is one of the streets of London in the W10 postal area.
Wornington Road, W10 Wornington Road connected Golborne Road with Ladbroke Grove, though the Ladbroke end is now closed to through traffic.



 

North Kensington

North Kensington lies either side of Ladbroke Grove, W10.

North Kensington was rural until the 19th century, when it was developed as a 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.
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