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Layers of London

Collectively mapping the stories and heritage of London

Histories in Portobello Road and Notting Hill

A guided walk

Date: 22 March 2019

Time:12:00 - 13:45

Meeting point: Outside the Prince Albert, 11 Pembridge Road, W11 3H.  Nearest tube - Notting Hill Gate Underground Station

End point: Golborne Road / Trellick Tower. Nearest tube - Westborne Grove Underground Station

Length of walk: 1.2 - 2 miles

Portobello Road and Notting Hill are two West London neighbourhoods that maintain colourful and diverse histories. Both are contemporarily known for chic affluence, vibrant community cultures and arts related heritage. They are usually associated with the internationally renowned Portobello Market and the annual Notting Hill Carnival. However, this guided walk will explore the intriguing origins of both locales, whilst surveying how the areas have gradually changed over time. The walk will also examine other lesser known historical aspects hidden in these inner city neighbourhoods.

Things to bring: a curious eye and a camera of any kind!

The walk will also run on 24 March 2019. The walks are free but please book a place.

nathaniel.telemaque@london.ac.uk