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Gloucester Road – The Saturday Street

By Lwblog @londonwalks
Gloucester Road – The Saturday Street
The Saturday Street is our NEW weekly series in which we unlock the stories behind the names of London's famous thoroughfares. It's compiled by London Walks guide Karen – listed by Travel + Leisure magazine as The World's Greatest Tour Guide. You can find Karen on Saturdays guiding her Old Westminster and British Museum walks. If you've got a London street query or suggestion, email Karen at the usual address
Gloucester Road SW7
Location: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Gloucester Road was named in 1826 in honor of Maria, Duchess of Gloucester, who had a grand property, Gloucester Lodge, built nearby in 1805 (opposite the site of what is now the Underground station). It had previously been known as Hogmore Lane. The Lodge was demolished when the area was redeveloped in the 1850s after the Great Exhibition. Famous residents have included Prime Minister George Canning and J.M Barrie.

Monday’s Pub Quiz Walk meets at Gloucester Road Station at 7.00p.m
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