Category Archive: Queen’s Park

Nov 23

London W10

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 …

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Aug 20

Notting Hill in Bygone Days

We have scanned the seminal 1920s book about W10 and W11 history (now out of print): Florence Gladstone’s “Notting Hill in Bygone Days”. Each chapter is available here by following the links.   Chapter 1 Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Chenesitun and Knotting Barns Chapter 2 Notting Hill in Bygone Days: Kensington Gravel Pits and …

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Jun 30

St. Peter’s Park – a lost suburb

Click the map icons to view other streets and locations St. Peter’s Park was formerly the name of a characterless suburb around Walterton Road. Until the spread of building in the mid 19th century, the area consisted of fields stretching westward from the Bayswater rivulet, bounded by Harrow Road to the south and by Kilburn …

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Feb 06

The Queen’s Park Estate

The Queens Park Estate was built from 1874 by the Artisans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company. The Artizans, Labourers and General Dwellings Company was founded by the philanthropist William Austin in 1867 based on his own temperance principles. Austin came to London as a poor man, unable to read or write and working as a …

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