|Borough||Kensington and Chelsea|
|Type||Residential and Commerical|
|Post Code||W10, W11|
Ladbroke Grove is a road in Notting Hill and also the name given to the immediate area surrounding the road. It is in the northern part of Notting Hill, stretching up to Kensal Green, straddling the W10 and W11 postal districts. Ladbroke Grove tube station is located on the road, at the point where it is crossed by the Westway.
In 1999, 31 people died in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash.
Famous Residents[edit | edit source]
The psychedelic rock band Hawkwind formed here in 1969, later working with fantasy author Michael Moorcock who then was a resident. The Deviants and Pink Fairies were musical groups out of the Ladbroke Grove UK Underground Community, from which a number of bands would emerge, influenced by anarchistic singer/writer Mick Farren. Punk group The Clash also formed locally in 1976. The Roughler emerged in the 1980s and 1990s to chronicle the antics of the more Bohemian residents, including the legendary Portobello Pantos.
Celebrities currently living on this road include the socialite James Hudson and David Beckham's former personal assistant Rebecca Loos.
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