Ladbroke Grove is the name of a road and also of the area that encompasses Notting Hill and Kensal Green. It is in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The written history of the area has records going back to the 11th century when it was part of the Norman conquest of the “Manor of Chenesitun”, otherwise known as Kensington. It was mostly forest land, but by the 15th century, it was mostly cleared for farming. The lands were seized by King Henry VIII in the 16th century and subsequently passed through the hands of King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I. By the end of the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I granted the land to her Secretary of State.
Eventually, in the mid 18th century, 170 acres of the land came to be in the hands of Richard Ladbroke, who was from a wealthy banking family. At the time it was all farmland and became known as the Ladbroke Estate. The land passed through subsequent descendants. In the early 19th century, a nephew called James Weller changed his name to James Weller Ladbroke as had been required by the will granting him the land, began development of the area. This started with a road right through the middle and it is from this road, Ladbroke Grove. Following the death of James Weller Ladbroke, the freehold was taken over by a distant cousin, who quickly sold it off in bits and pieces, leading to the break up of the entire estate.
Following the industrial revolution the area grew and became known for providing working class housing. During the 1960’s it was a bohemian community, popular with artists and musicians. In the 1970’s a notorious landlord moved many West Indian immigrants into the area, resulting in a vibrant and thriving Caribbean culture, most famous for its annual Notting Hill Carnival. Now, hugely gentrified, the original communities have been forced out and it has become a neighbourhood for the wealthy.
Ladbroke Grove is in west London and encompasses quite a large area including Notting Hill. To its north is West Kilburn and Kensal Town with Holland Park to its south with Holland Park Avenue its southern border. To its east is Westbourne Green and to the west is Shepherds Bush. It sits right next to Wormword Scrubs, with Little Wormword Scrubs Recreation Area within its boundary. It also encompasses Kensington Memorial Park.
Despite losing some of its appeal as a centre for the arts and alternative lifestyles, it still maintains some of that charm with antiques markets, bookshops, The Electric Cinema and Notting Hill Arts Club. Throughout the locale you’ll find galleries, furniture boutiques and even the original Rough Trade Records shop. Ladbroke Grove is an ideal location for anyone interested in high end, but slightly offbeat shops and activities and, as it still retains a somewhat open minded vibe, it’s a wonderful place for a date with one of our beautiful, fascinating and fun escorts.
Perhaps you’re visiting Ladbroke Grove because you’re curious about its street markets and eclectic shops. Or you may be in the area to tour its famous Kensal Green Cemetery and enjoy the beautiful Kensington Memorial Gardens. You may be living in Ladbroke Grove and enjoying the strong sense of community and café culture. Whatever your reason for being in Ladbroke Grove, there is no need to spend your time on your own, when you could have the company of an attentive, intelligent escort, who is eager to make sure you have a fantastic time with her.
Ladbroke Grove is definitely popular with the affluent set. With its pretty squares, grand houses and excellent restaurants and bars, it’s a great place to stay for anyone who is visiting London but doesn’t want to be right in the middle of the busy West End. If you’re staying locally, you might as well stay right on the street from which the whole area gets its name at a hotel that is a historic landmark, Portobello House. Chic, exclusive and discreet, Portobello House has incredibly comfortable beds and is perfectly located to walk to many great restaurants and bars.
If you’re staying in Ladbroke Grove and you’ve arranged a date with one of our gorgeous escorts, we think you are the sort of fellow who enjoys food from around the world. So, we’d suggest you try Fez Mangal, a truly wonderful Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant that attracts clients from all over London. If you want cocktails afterwards to get in the mood, why not try the quite extraordinary Beach Blanket Babylon. It’s a perfect place to get into the mood for some relaxing, indulgent and sexy fun later on.
You may not be interested in a girlfriend type experience or a night on the town. You might just want some private and personal attention on your own with your date. You may find it more affordable, especially if you don’t want to feel rushed, to visit one of our conveniently located, comfortable and easy to find apartments for an incall in the Ladbroke Grove area.
Ladbroke Grove Station opened in 1864 but was originally called Notting Hill Station. Its name eventually changed to Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove and then, to Ladbroke Grove (North Kensington) before finally gaining its final name in 1938. The station is very close to Portobello Road Market and there have been more recent efforts to have it renamed to reflect that.
As Ladbroke Road covers quite a large area, it’s helpful that there are a number of tube stations there. These include Latimer Road, Shepherd’s Bush, Notting Hill and Holland Park, which all serve either the south or central part of Ladbroke Grove. Just a little north of Ladbroke Grove lies Kensal Green Tube Station, which is just a short walk away. As Ladbroke Grove is a place beloved by tourists and visitors from other parts of London and the UK, it’s a perfect destination for someone seeking a fun adventure with an escort, who knows just how to turn a day out into a memorable and very satisfying occasion.