1871 – “Coffin Row”

In 1871 OS map showing the development of Notting Hill. The number of “carcase” houses has earned Ladbroke Gardens the nickname “coffin row”. It is also a haunt for

1864 – Portobello farm

Looking South from Portobello Farm showing Notting Hill in the distance on the right. The buildings shown are from left to right: Portobello Farm, All Saints Church, St Peters

1863 – The Pleasure Ground

“At one in the afternoon of 5th January, 1863”, in the offices of Taylor, Stileman and Underwood, of 15 Furnival’s Inn, EC “the memorial is registered of the “Deed

1861 – The residents

The most obvious difference between now and then is that the houses backing on are, with one exception, occupied by one family, or one person, and his or her

1852 – The acquisition of the plots

The land on which our gardens are laid out and the houses backing on built is acquired in 1852 by one Richard Roy. Richard Roy has already developed other

1833 – The time before

In James Wyld’s 1833 map of the “country in the vicinity of London” the piece of land soon to be our garden appears as wooded pasture.

Garden Keys

Access to this garden is for residents of Odd numbered houses on Arundel Gardens, including Arundel Court and all houses from 1 – 23 on Ladbroke Gardens only  (Not Ladbroke Square Gardens *). To

Ladbroke Square Gardens

Ladbroke Square Gardens is a large garden square bounded by Kensington Park Gardens and Ladbroke Square. Ours is NOT Ladbroke Square Gardens but is often confused with it. If