Notting HIll

Start: East Acton Underground

Finish: East Acton Underground

Length: 14.655 km / 9.1 miles

Weather: Overcast

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Scrubs Lane bridge going over the Grand Union Canal, showing the route along the towpath.

 

Next stop Goldborne Road.

 

Houses on the 'arra Road, backing onto the canal. A damp specialist could have a field-day here.

 

Trellick Tower, designed by Ernio Goldfinger and completed in 1972. It is a 31 storey, Grade II listed building.

Shortly after taking this picture a lady approached me and asked if I had ever been in the tower. She then offered to let me in as she lived on the 6th floor. I travelled, by lift, to the 30th floor - amazing views!

 

Taken from the walkway that connects the flats with the service lift tower. Looking back along the Goldborne Road. I didn't spend as much time up there as I would have liked.

 

The Blenheim Crescent book shop immortalised by the 1999 Richard Curtis film 'Notting Hill'.

 

A tribute to Joe Strummer on the junction of Portobello Road and Blenheim Crescent, in the heart of The Clash's old Ladbroke Grove stomping ground.

Joe Strummer mural

 

Rough Trade on Talbot Road.

Rough Trade Records was formed in 1978 by Geoff Travis. Past and present artists include: Buzzcocks, The Smiths, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, The Libertines, Scritti Politti, Jonathan Richman, The Go-Betweens....

 

The Tower House, Jimmy Page's London residence.

Previously owned by poet John Betjeman and actor Richard Harris. In 1972 Page out-bid David Bowie and bought the house for £350,000.

 

22 Lansdowne Crescent, formerly a hotel, where Jimi Hendrix spent his last night.

 

One of my favourite views in London. Looking down Ladbroke Grove, towards the tube station and bridge passing over the Grove.