Tuesday 9th June – 19th meeting of 2015
A late start to our morning today because of trains being cancelled or very late.
Once we were all present and correct we took the underground to Ladbroke Grove and the start of the walk which was from our London Walks book. We had a coffee and then made some enquiries for the directions for the start of the walk but to no avail. We were joining the walk part way through as we had shortened it but eventually we found the start of our route.
A very interesting walk along Portobello Road which is famous for antique dealing. There were many different shops, antiques and stalls. It was quite slow going and one of our ladies managed to purchase a Twickenham Rugby wall plaque. I’m sure it was not for her but maybe her husband or son or grandson!
Then we walked through the residential roads of Victorian houses with communal gardens. Then down the western slope of Notting Hill where there used to be a racecourse. We went past pottery kiln where pottery and brickfields used to be. We continued down Addison Avenue which is the most stylish street and then on to Holland Park. This is a very interesting area and a part of London which is pleasure to walk around. We made our way to the Holland Park underground and our trains home. We had not completed all of this walk but we decided to end here leaving the rest of the route to be completed on another occasion.