The Notting Hill FREE Guided Walk

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Holland Park tube station

Holland Park Station

Holland Park Avenue

London

W11 3RB

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A FREE Guided Walk through Notting Hill and Holland Park

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Walk Notting Hill in Dickens' Footsteps

Dickens description of the Notting Hill Piggeries and Potteries:

"In a neighbourhood of one of the most beautiful parts of the metropolis...studded thickly with elegant villas and mansions lies a plague spot scarcely equalled for its insalubrity by any other in London."

Comments by Walk Participants

"You were so knowledgeable which made it so interesting." PE

"I was very impressed with your preparation and knowledge.  I thought it was an excellent walk"VB

"I really enjoyed your walking tour the other day, because I am quite interested in history and culture in this country." MK (Japan) 

"I was very pleased with the walk. You set just the right tone and you were incredibly knowledgeable. ..your descriptions of how people lived brought me back in time."SC

The two hour Notting Hill Walk includes:

  • a walk down 'Cut Throat Lane'
  • the notorious Piggeries and Potteries 'plague spot'
  • pubs on every street corner
  • Notting Hill's race course built to rival Epsom 
  • the elegance and wealth of the Ladbroke Estate
  • Holland Park’s multi- millionaires’ palaces
  • suffragette leader Emily Pankhurst's house
  • the Mary Place work house
  • Booth's 19th Century Poverty Map of the district
  • the Notting Hill race riots
  • Rachmanism-intimidation and evictions

Meeting and Finishing Point - Outside Holland Park Tube Station 

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Holland Park tube station

Holland Park Station

Holland Park Avenue

London

W11 3RB

United Kingdom

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