“Chiswick” has an Old English meaning, “Cheese Farm”, and originates from the farms and riverside meadows which are thought to have sustained an annual cheese fair up until the mid 18th century. Dating to very early times Flint axes were […]

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Ealing is a major suburban development, 7.7 miles west from Charing Cross, and is often called the “Queen of Suburbs”. Archaeological evidence has shown that Ealing has been inhabited for about 7000 years, with items such as pots from the […]

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Earls Court

Earls Court is a built-up area in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England, it is situated 5 km (3.1 miles) west south-west of Charing Cross. According to the census taken in 2001 the Earls Court ward […]

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Fulham is located in the SE of England, slightly South-West from London, in close proximity to other towns such as Chelsea, Putney, Charing Cross, etc. Fulham (or Fullanham as it was once called), could mean “The place of mud”, which […]

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Hammersmith is 5 miles west of London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is also west of Charing Cross. It is one of west London’s major commercial, employment and main transport hubs. Also it is home to […]

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The town of Hanwell is located between Southall and Ealing. There are many speculations as to where the name “Hanwell” originated from, some of which include environmental landscapes, boundary lines, cockerel, etc. For example, near Hanwell there was a spring […]

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Kensington is situated to the north of Notting Hill, to the east of Brompton and Knightsbridge, to the south by Chelsea and Earl’s Court and to the west by Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush. In the Doomsday Book of 1086 the […]

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Kew is situated in South West London within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The name Kew is a combination of both old English and old French; kai (old French), meaning landing place and hoh (old English), meaning spur […]

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Knightsbridge is the name given to a road that is situated alongside the southern side of Hyde Park which spans the Royal Borough of Kensington, Chelsea and the City of Westminster. The area consists of various districts including parts of […]

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According to the Domesday Book the area which we now call Mortlake was known at that time as ‘Mortelage’, which is believed to mean ‘a small stream containing salmon’, relating to a nearby fishery. The Archbishops of Canterbury were the […]

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